Sermon for Sunday, May 17, 2020. It was evening (v.35) and a fierce storm has hit while Jesus and the disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee. The Sea of Galilee is 682 ft. below sea level, surrounded on the east & west by hills that rise as high as 2000 ft. above sea level. Intersected by plains and gorges that function as funnels for the velocity of wind. And when the perfect conditions converge––it creates the perfect storm!
We all face storms in life and some of them are terrifying. But we are not alone in the storm, Jesus has the power to calm the storm and bring peace (Mark 4:35-41).
Sermon for Sunday May 10. Lesson 10 in a series on the miracles of Jesus.
It has been said that tears are words that cannot be spoken. “What happens to our tears? We wipe them away… We assume they evaporate somewhere into the great universe.” (Lowell F Johnson) But the Bible tells us what happens to the tears of God’s children: “You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book? (Psalm 56:8) The Lord cares –– He Knows every tear that is shed, and the reason for every tear. In our text today (Luke 7:11-17) the Lord sees the tears of a mother, and tells her “weep not.” Then He gives her a gift to take her tears away––her son alive from the dead!
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”
3 John 2
Dear brothers and sisters, It is week 7 of the Covid-19 coronavirus quarantine. Isolation is never easy, and this has been difficult for all of us. You are in my heart and my prayers, and I hope you are healthy in mind and spirit. I pray that we can assemble with one another soon to worship God together. During this time be sure to remember there is a river that flows from the throne of God, that makes glad the city of God (Psalm 46). Nothing that happens to us on earth will ever change that fact––that God is on His throne and He is in control. Your fellow servant, Bill Turner
‘When Jesus Saw Their Faith…’Four men are determined to bring their hurting friend to Jesus, even if means tearing a hole through the roof!
4/26/2020 Dear brethren, we are in week 5 of the COVID-19 Coronavius quarantine. Thankfully as I write this, no one in our congregation has been sick from the coronavirus, and although everyone’s work has been affected, no one has lost employment due to the state wide lockdown. News reports indicate that restrictions may be scaled back in phases soon, which I pray will allow us to assemble together again for worship and Bible study. May God bless you during this difficult time as we walk with Him through the valleys and mountain peaks of life.
Brothers and Sisters, It is now week four of the COVID-19 Coronavirus quarantine. I pray that you are healthy and growing spiritually (3 John 2) during this rare time when the world seems to be taking a much needed rest. It is also a good time for reflection and prayer (Psalm 46). I hope you receive this lesson in the love in which it is given. The Lord knows all we go through, He knows all we need and He will not allow us to be tempted more than we can bear (1 Corinthians 10:13). He will supply all our needs.
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Click here for the latest bulletin article: Strength for the Loyal Heart. Please pray for the congregation, for those who are struggling with physical ailments, and also that no one will lose employment due to this present distress. Please pray that we may assemble again soon, worshiping together with a renewed spirit of thankfulness. May God bless you this week!
–Your fellow servant, Bill Turner.
Healing the Centurion’s Servant
The Man Whose Faith Impressed Jesus (Matthew 8:5-13).
“Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!
Although this Roman soldier makes only a brief appearance in the gospels, he’s had a lasting impact over the centuries of what true faith looks like.
Dear brothers and sisters, Grace and peace to you all. I hope you are all healthy and safe as we are separated from one another due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus quarantine. Although we are separated physically we are together in spirit. This is an opportunity to “be still and know” (Psalm 46) the promises of God, and look to Him for strength. I send the following study materials for growing in faith, love and good works. The following links provide a sermon for Sunday, a new Bible lesson and a bulletin article.
Sermon: THE MIRACLES OF JESUS: A Leper Cleansed (See above).
Please remember to call, text, email or send cards to one another and learn the needs of one another. Let me know if you have any technical problems accessing these materials on the website. May God bless you and keep you and give you peace!