A Word from Our Pastor
I am blessed to have such a beautiful wife and seven children. My family and I have greatly enjoyed
the Dunnellon area and are excited to be a part of such dynamic church growth. I have been ordained
since 1989 and this is my fourth appointment ministering to a local congregation. I have served the church
on the District level in two areas and the Annual Conference on the Board of Church and Society.
I can't imagine pastoring anywhere else at this time of my life. I have no doubt that God has blessed
me greatly by serving this wonderful congregation."
Pastor's Weekly Devotion
Our devotion this week comes from Luke chapter 8.
There are a number of areas we could look into in this chapter, but I
want to focus on two of the stories. The first one is, "the parable of the
sower and the seed".
It is clear that God's word is to be shared with all but it is very important
for our soil to be at the level that we can receive what God has for us.
May I ask a simple question here, when you look back at your faith
relationship with God as if it was a certain type of soil that the Lord was
trying to share the seed of his with you, what type of soil were you...are you?
Are there times that your soil is too rocky or not tilled up enough and weeds
take over? Do you have areas of protection that would keep the crows from
taking all the seeds of faith away?
I have found the spiritual disciplines like going to church, reading the
Bible, tithing and praying among many others helps me keep that soil fertile.
The second story is titled, "Two miracles of healing". Jesus is on his way
to touch an individual and bring healing and a woman fights through the
crowd and ends up touching the hem of his garment.
Doing this brings healing to her body that she has suffered with for
twelve years. Jesus stops to recognize her, but not to put her on the spot
or to embarrass her, but to make clear that she understands that God loves
her and the he has healed her and blessed her and forgiven her. She is not
In the process, I've always wondered how the other folks must have felt
trying to hurry Jesus along. Then we find out that he is actually too late for
the healing he was going to do. That had to be frustrating for all and sad for
all as well. The good news is that you can't ever get one ahead of Jesus :-).
He was being called on to heal the little girl, but instead he raises her from
the dead and she is healed at the same time.
How would you have felt if you had been her parents and Jesus took time
to minister to somebody else and you felt like you were left out?
Blessings this week.
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