Sunday, January 23, 2011

Eaton Congressional Church

Sunday we went to church at Eaton Congressional Church. The sermon was “A walk on the West side: Understanding God’s elusive will” This was part 3 of a 3 part series. 1 and 2 were Perspective and Price and today’s sermon was Revelation. It was really centered around service, serving those less fortunate. The basis of his sermon was Ephesians 5:5-17
For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
   "Awake, O sleeper,
   and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you."
  Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
He also quoted 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 which I really enjoyed: 
 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you
After church we stayed and talked with some that we only see at church. Michelle’s Aunt Lela was there. I said hello to her and she stopped to see who it was saying hello. Daryl, the guy carrying her oxygen tank, didn't stop, so when her face was jerked in his direction, I couldn't help but to chuckle. Luckily she too found it amusing. Michelle’s Aunt Tina and her husband Harlow were there. The saw the same accident we did the night before. They went to Denver for an annual Cowboy Poetry presentation. After Church we went to see Michelle’s cousin’s Barb and Barry‘s new house. It was still under construction so the yard was not landscaped yet and there was plastic all over the house. Their daughter Amy was mentally handicapped about 20 years ago after she stopped to help someone who had hit an electric pole. She was electrocuted and now needs 24/7 care. Barb and Barry are very patient and have been blessed to be able to build this more accommodating house. After a tour, we headed back to the house. As I was backing out of the driveway, I backed right over some large landscaping rocks. It will be years before I live that one down. 

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