Believing is Seeing
“I’ll believe it when I see it!” Have you ever heard anyone say that? Perhaps you have said it yourself. It’s a popular sentiment in our “scientific” culture. We tend to reserve belief in something until we can see it with our eyes, touch it with our hands, test it in a laboratory, or experience it personally. That’s not all bad. It’s just that God calls us to believe first and see later. Hebrews 11:1 says: “Faith is being sure of what hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
This Sunday, we begin in earnest a new study on core biblical truths as they are expressed in the words of the historic Apostles’ Creed. In a world of falsehoods, chaos, and confusion, we return to the very foundations of our faith. Yet, these expressions call us to believe in things we cannot see. This Sunday’s message, “God the Father,” will help us to unpack and understand beliefs about an invisible God. Who is God? What is God like? Do you believe?
Traditional worship begins at 9:00 AM at which we’ll sing some of the favorite hymns of our heritage. Contemporary worship begins at 10:45 AM and will feature worship led by our acoustic worship combo, including a couple of our youth. Both services will uplift all who attend with an inspiring message, great worship, warm friendships, and the presence and power of God’s Spirit moving in our midst to renew and refresh hearts and lives in Jesus Christ.
Please make it a point to join us this Sunday, and feel free to invite your loved ones. Maybe this is a Sunday when you will want to reach out to your “Each One Reach One” friend, and invite him or her to join us as well. If you’re stuck at home or quarantining because of the virus, please watch the posted video by mid Sunday afternoon either on Facebook or YouTube. We look forward to welcoming you either way. May God be honored by our heartfelt worship!
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Dave Van Netten