Sunday September 24, 2011 "Is God Fair?"

What a great Sunday we had last week.  We were sorry that Linda could not make it, but she did send a video in from the widow of Todd Beamer, one of the men killed in the plane crash that was headed for the White house on 9-11-2001.  Her testimony was very inspirational, with all she has gone through she knew she could still trust God.  Larry brought a message on Job.  The message was the same. No matter what you are going through God is on our side and we don’t know what God knows so we should not act like we do.  It was a great message.

This week I want to talk to you about something I heard last week. This person was talking about how God does not treat some people fairly.  This was in regards to a person who had been struggling all their life with trying to be a good person, doing the right thing and here this person who has never cared about anybody gets very ill and cries out to God and is saved before they pass away. Now this person is accepted into Heaven just like someone who has been good for many years. That doesn’t seem fair.  Thank God, God is not about being fair but being merciful.  The scripture verses this week illustrate how we as humans seem to feel cheated by God sometimes. The Scripture vs this week are in Matthew 20 1-16.  Read these scripture verses this week and see if you don’t feel even a little like the workers who began at the beginning of the day and worked all day were treated unfairly.  Remember God loves us so much he will receive us just as we are any time we will call on him even if we are at death’s door (example: the thief on the cross).  I want us to look at why we should not care when someone accepts Christ just as long as they do.  Surely we don’t want to see anyone spend eternity in Hell.  I hope you will join us this week as we try to see other people through the eyes of God

Remember to pray for those mention in our prayer request last week.  Invite someone to come with you on Sunday as we say goodbye to September and welcome in October and hopefully fall weather. Do good things for the people you meet and remember when somebody does something good for you, pass it on to someone else.  We will see you Sunday!!

We love you so much,

Pastor David & Pris


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