From the Pastor’s Desk – March 11, 2012

Too many people today live out their Christian faith from event to event:  Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve candlelight service, a revival, a praise concert, or a special church dinner.  But in between they fail to manifest a lifestyle of a Christian.  They live for God for the earthly benefits, not for fellowship with Jesus Christ.  They reject Christ’s instruction:  “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23).

Special church events are not wrong; they are an important part of life.  But they are just the introduction to something much bigger and better!  Events should direct us to a lifestyle of daily prayer, Bible reading, compassion for the lost, and concern for the unfortunate.  They are stepping stones to building a life of faith and relationship with Jesus Christ.

Music Practice – 3/11/12

Reminder POSF Music Team.  There will be practice tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Remember to set your clocks forward one hour tonight.  See ya’ll in the morning.

From the Pastor

     Who can gloat over his own strengths when he reads David’s story of human weakness and failure?  This man led in worship and praise, in economic prosperity, and in battle.  He was a teacher of truth and a writer of Scripture.  Few can compare to such an effective life.   With that in perspective, we must note that even the seemingly greatest or strongest among us can fall prey to their fleshly human nature.  In all our successes we must take heed that we do not fall into the same caverns of carnality.

     By studying this story, we also must recognize we have a God whose forgiveness is powerful.  Just as few have reached the height of David’s success, few have visited the lowness of his failure.  We also learn from David’s life that God can rescue and deliver anyone.  If a man like David can fall so low and still receive God’s work of restoration, then any one of us may find hope, strength, and restoration in Jesus Christ.

Cancellation of outreach 03-03-12

We are cancelling outreach due to some ladies traveling in from LUV Conference. Also Santa Fe is holding the little league parade in the morning and that cuts off HWY 6.

Rev. Thomas Custer