Following a tragic week when our State witnessed the loss of 17 innocent lives, our church family will remember in prayer this Sunday the grieving families, students, faculty and administrators of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.
When I began my new series, “Reflections on Compassion and Grace”, I had no idea how appropriate that theme would become for our church, State, and nation. This Sunday morning, my focus is on John 6 and my title is, “Feeding the 5,000: What Would You Do?”
I plan to address several questions in the morning service:
1) Why did Jesus retreat to the wilderness on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee?
2) Why is the Sea of Galilee referred to as the “Sea of Tiberias” in John 6:1?
3) Why did the multitude follow Jesus?
4) Why did Jesus ask Philip, “Whence shall we buy bread?” (John 6:6), if he knew what He was going to do? (John 6:7)
We will consider three responses to Jesus’ suggestion to feed the multitude (John 6:7; Matthew 14:15; John 6:8-9) and the spiritual principles we should take from this wonderful miracle.
“There She Is, Mrs. Persia”
We continue our verse-by-verse study of Esther 2 in Hillsdale’s 6:00 PM service this Sunday. Remembering the overriding truth in the Book of Esther is the providence of God, I look forward to drawing your attention to God’s unseen hand as He providentially orchestrates the affairs of man to accomplish His eternal purpose and the good of His people.
Have a blessed Saturday, prepare your heart, and join us as we worship the LORD this Sunday!
With the heart of a shepherd,
Pastor Travis D. Smith
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