Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday July 29 at Lakeside

Great sermon by Pastor Irwin Jennings (retired Methodist pastor and father-in-law of the President of Lakeside) on difficult material this morning. King David having an affair with Bathsheba and then plotting her husband's death. 2 Samuel 11. Wow. They sure didn't cover up sin in the old Bible stories, did they? There is forgiveness, but there are consequences, but it works out in God's plan. This is the messy family line from which the Messiah came to us for our sin. Wonderful music with guest musicians (a family) from North Carolina.

No matter the topic, it must be tough to compete for attention with blue skies, a gorgeous lake, and the sailboats drifting by. But it is a wonderful spot for church services.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Let's raise up missionaries for Oregon and Maine

Recently my husband attended an afternoon meeting with a lovely couple from Campus Crusade who are raising support to help prostitutes in India get off the streets and into employment, and in the process hopefully bring them to Christ.

Christianity is experiencing quite a drop off in Maine and Oregon according to some recent figures. Perhaps we could shore up the churches here. It's not as dramatic, but it might be a lot less expensive to turn the trend here at home rather than to have to start over in 50 years.

Envy, one of the seven deadly sins

Envy is one of the 7 deadly sins--something all Christians used to know, determined in the 6th century and popularized by Chaucer in the 14th c. The rest are pride, lust, anger, gluttony, greed and sloth. Envy is at the root of President Obama's campaign.