When I was young, my grandmother used to sing the old showtune from Guys and Dolls, “A Bushel and a Peck”: I love you a bushel and a peck; A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck; A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap; A barrel and a heap and I’m talkin’ in my sleep.”
When I thought of that old song, I wondered, how much do I love Jesus Christ? How much do you love Jesus? I would suggest that a disciple of Jesus Christ loves Jesus more than anything or anyone else!!
Jesus declares in Matthew 10:37-38, “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.”
Sometimes when a person becomes a Christian, his family turns against him. Therefore, a choice must be made between Jesus Christ and family. Family ties cannot be allowed to pull a disciple from complete allegiance to his Lord.
A college student once walked into a photo studio with a framed picture of his girlfriend. He wanted the picture duplicated which, of course, involved removing it from the frame. In doing this, the studio owner noticed the inscription on the back of the picture which said, “Dear Tom, I love you with all my heart. I love you more and more each day. I will love you forever and ever. I am yours for all eternity.” It was signed “Mary,” and it contained a P.S.: “If we ever break up, I want this picture back.”
Friends, there can be no P.S. in a life given to Christ. We can never break up with Him. His indescribable love for us demands that we love Him more than all others.
Pastor Glen is continuing a series of messages on the Great Commission, specifically Matthew 28:16-20. This Sunday’s sermon is entitled, “What’s Next?” based upon Matthew 28:19-20. Please read Matthew 28 in preparation for worship!
An offering plate is available when you enter the sanctuary. Additionally, online giving opportunities are available on the website.
We are pleased to offer a nursery for children through pre-school. The nursery is in the Sunday school area, and there is a check-in area at the door of the nursery. We are very grateful for the ministry of Ailene Wright, our nursery attendant!!
The Session has launched a capital campaign to provide for both additional costs of renting our facility and saving to purchase our facility. We covet your prayers as we continue to provide needed ministry to our members, those in the Waynesboro community, and beyond.
Join us in praying that God will guide us as we take next steps into the future with anticipation of the many ways He will use us to be an ongoing blessing in our community and beyond. A Session member will contact you in the near future to participate in this campaign. May God pour out His blessings as we respond to His grace and goodness!
We are excited to offer the wonderful eleven-week class, Training2Send. The purpose of this class as described on the website: “To provide reproducible training that teaches the foundational, biblical doctrines necessary to make disciples. The goal of Training2Send is to produce trainers, individuals, who will go and disciple others while continuing to work to multiply the Kingdom.
Please keep all those participating in this class and those who are training in your prayers!
After returning home from a hospital visit and rehabilitation, Teresa Marshall would be blessed by some meals. Here is the link to provide a meal. Thanks so much!
Since our last workday was rained out, we will have another outside workday this Saturday (July 24th), beginning at 9:00 a.m. Please mark your calendars now for that time of cleaning up the outside of our building and applying mulch.
Marty Porter and Nina Gross (7/27); Bill Watkins and Ted Brown (7/31)