Pastor's Corner

A Father’s love, that is what on display on the pages of Scriptures. God the Father had a plan to deliver us, from our sins, which meant that He would give His own Son as our substitute.  Because the cross of Christ is the clearest expression of the Father’s love we have ever seen.  He held nothing back, He gave us His own Son’s life, to reconcile with us to Himself.  He knows our weaknesses, and our failures, and yet in Christ He loves us any ways. 

11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; 14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. (Psalm 103:11-14)

         Compassion for his children, that is another verse that illustrates God loves for us, it is quite miraculous how far He has separated us from our transgressions.  His example of love should motivate us, as fathers and mothers to have that kind of selfless sacrificial love for our own children. 

          This coming summer we are sending 14 members of our congregation to the National Youth Gathering that is being held in Minneapolis, MN.  It is a gathering that happens every three years, at various locations. This year’s theme is Real. Present. God. With a theme verse, is (Psalm 46:1) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. It will be a great experience for our youth, to celebrate these truths and worship together in the mass gatherings of 20,000 plus high schoolers from all of the country.  It is a powerful week in July, and I look forward to sharing our experiences with the congregation when we return. 

In His Grip,

Pastor Ryan Honeycutt