Have you ever had someone let you down? They made a promise but didn’t fulfill their promise. The fact is people will let you down sometimes. A vast number of our troubles in this world come from placing our trust in something or someone other than God.
When Joseph was in prison, as we read about in Genesis, people let him down again and again. His brothers let him down (literally in a pit) and then they sold him into slavery. After becoming a leader in Egypt, he is let down by Potiphar’s wife who tries to seduce him! He is then thrown into prison and forgotten! As disappointing as it was to be forgotten in prison, unknown to Joseph, another even better opportunity was coming.
When Pharaoh has two dreams, the chief cupbearer finally remembers Joseph and tells Pharaoh about this young Hebrew. Joseph is summoned and brought before Pharaoh, and Joseph correctly interprets his dreams in Genesis 41. In v. 41 of Genesis 41, Pharaoh tells Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.” Because of Joseph’s faithfulness, even in adversity, he is rewarded. That is why when people let us down (and they will!), we are to use the adversity as an opportunity to make a difference where we are!
We can make a difference even in our challenging times. This was a challenging week for many people in the Waynesboro area after the tornado. Our home was significantly damaged. Some families had trees fall and others had hail damage, among other challenges!! But Christians should not fret because of losses of property, or the loss of a job, a flat tire, an unexpected illness or disease or other trials. God is God, and He desires that we trust him and make a difference even in our trials and adversities!!
Mike Adams will be preaching this Sunday in Pastor Glen’s absence. His sermon title is: “Doubly Yoked,” based upon 2 Corinthians 6:14-18. Please read the text in preparation for worship!
Adult Sunday school
Our Adult Sunday school class will meet this Sunday immediately after worship in the large Sunday school room. Please join Janet Coiner and others for a wonderful time around God’s Word!! We will study Matthew 22: Wedding, Taxes, and Love!! Please bring your Bible!!
Tithes and Offerings
An offering box is available when you enter or exit the sanctuary. Additionally, online giving opportunities are available on the website.
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During April we will be focusing on the evangelistic ministry of Gospel Hill Ministries. A Tent Meeting entitled “The Ingathering” will be held from May 1 – 7 at Constitution Park! Mike Adams will give us an update this Sunday during worship
We received a letter indicating that Comfort Care raised $134,007.25 in their recent Baby Bottle Campaign, and our congregation raised $1,369.38 for the campaign! There were 168 churches and organizations who participated. Thanks to all of you who gave generously to support this important ministry!
You can visit our website and go to the Outreach Page.
Our Weekly Prayer meeting is held at our church facility each Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. We invite you to join with us as we seek the Lord’s face!
March Financial Report
Revenues: Monthly: $14,004.91 YTD: $53,393.53
Expenses: Monthly: $21,023.74 YTD: $47,169.27