I trust that as we (this Sunday) end this series on “The Other Side of the Tracks” that you have been challenged anew to consider looking beyond ourselves to those who may be different from us in one of a variety of ways. Be they people who know the Lord, or be they others who are yet to meet Christ, the expression of the heart of God would be to reach out in warm compassion and welcome.
The series also leads well into the next theme: studies and applications from the book of James for our second annual “For Our City” series. The first sermon will be on October 22nd.
You may have already seen an article in today’s Herald Mail about the approaching series and about some service events happening this weekend. You can link to it HERE. Many of our partner churches are involved in this effort, though we chose to focus our energies on assisting with the Kingdom United Faith Conference last weekend. Regarding that, let me thank so many of you who participated with food provisions. It was a great weekend for them that culminated in the joint worship gathering of nine churches on Sunday; and the leaders of those churches were so thankful for our partnership and blessing upon them.
So our devotionals associated with the coming series will begin on Monday, October 23rd. Along with themes and passages from the book of James, I’m going to mix in five days of topics that memorialize the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. So check back in just over a week.