Some weeks sermons come easier than others. What I have learned over the years, is the difficulty I have in preparation of the message for the week has little to do with the quality of the message. It is merely a reality of preparation, and I am guessing that in your job or responsibilities sometimes they are easier to complete than others. Last week, the message came hard for me. This week the message has come together rather smoothly for which I am very grateful. Actually, I had fun reliving some stories from the history of Meridian that I’m using to illustrate and bring application of Paul’s writing in Colossians 2:6-15 to our 2019 lives.
If you are in the 9:00 or 10:30 AM services on Sunday, I’m, again, making the request that you shift to one of our other three services on Sunday. Ignore this request if it upsets the spot in which you serve or creates significant personal problems. Attendance continues to climb so those worship hours are maxing out in occupancy, again. I realize that if you worship those earlier hours, it is probably because it works best for you. So, my request is a temporary one. We are trusting God that the pending building addition will be finished by Christmas, but that means at least ten more months of near capacity in those two services. When the addition is completed, we anticipate more room for all our worship times. Therefore, you will not need to view this change as permanent, but temporary in 2019 to make space for more newcomers to TMC worship.
Here is an idea to add to what we will hear Paul, the apostle, write in the Scripture section for Sunday. Friedrich Rest wrote: “In baptism, the direction is indicated, rather than the arrival.” The sermon title for Sunday is: “The Meridian Water Tower and Baptism.” Let’s have some fun.
His and yours,
Steve Moore (Senior Pastor)