“Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, how many times should I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Should I forgive as many as seven times?” Jesus said, “Not just seven times, but rather as many as seventy-seven times.” Matthew 18:21-22
Forgiveness- we all want it for ourselves, but it sure can be difficult to forgive others sometimes. And then Jesus goes and does what He does time and time again- He takes a difficult lesson and makes it nearly impossible. We’re supposed to forgive every person we know 77 times? Jesus can’t be serious can He?
Perhaps you’ll remember that back in November I asked for suggestions of sermons and series ideas that you would invite a friend to? This series on conflict, peace, and forgiveness came out as one of the major suggestions from our congregation- you all helped design this series! So, you have told me that there may absolutely be friends of yours who would benefit from this next sermon. I hope that you will invite someone you know who might be struggling with forgiveness to come to church with you on Sunday as we talk about faith and forgiveness, and what it truly means to live with a heart that is at peace.
Ways to Get Connected
Holy Land Trip
Next week, several Faithbridge members along with Pastor Andy will be headed to the Holy Land. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for this hopefully transformational trip.
Hope House Volunteers
The next Hope House volunteer days are January 30th (Wed.) and February 1st (Fri.), 2nd (Sat.) and 27th (Wed.) from 9:00-2:00.
Church Office Hours
During the Holy Land trip, the church office will be closed. We apologize for any inconvenience. The office will be open again during our regular hours on Thursday, January 24th.
Mark Your Calendars
February 17th – 2019 Annual Soup & Chili Cook-Off
We will again be hosting a soup and chili contest to help raise funds for our Mission Ministries. Save the date to either bring your best soup or chili, or join us to enjoy the best.
If you are unable to join us for service on Sundays- NO SWEAT!!! We are now live streaming our worship services so you can join in from anywhere. Just go to our church’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/forthelake on Sunday mornings at 9:45am.