Message for September 21 – Armed and Dangerous!

Isn’t it delightful when the Lord takes over?  That’s what it felt like last Sunday at our homecoming celebration.  I hope we all got the message.  Priscilla told us that it’s time to act with urgency on the things God has told us to do, but as Pastor Jay said, we start with prayer so that we know what it is we are supposed to be doing.  It is a pleasure to see old friends, and as always the barbeque was great!

This week, I want to share with you from James 3:1-12. I don’t want to be overly dramatic.  We’re so used to hearing exaggerated speech these days that I think most of us tune it out.  And in a world full of violence, to equate mere words with flying bullets seems like just more over-the-top hyperbole trying and failing by its very nature to make the point.  Yet if more of us took the same care with our words as we would with a loaded gun, much pain and suffering could be avoided.  We all bear the wounds.  Time can heal them, but they always leave scars.  As you can never put the bullet back into the gun once it has been fired, you can never recall a word once spoken.

I hope you’ll join us next Sunday as we worship and learn together.


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