Pastor Notes – April 30, 2017

Pastor Mike is preaching a four-part series on Atonement in the Blood. This past Sunday was part I.

The dictionary defines “atonement” as an act of asking forgiveness for wrong doing, sin, to have harmony with our Creator Father God.

The Blood of Christ Jesus is our absolution when we confess our sins and ask for forgiveness. We are sinners and Christ walked on this earth as a man who felt the temptations and emotions we experience in this life. He loved, He wept, He was angered, disappointed and weary.  He shed His blood for the forgiveness of our sins so we can be in harmony with God.  This ended the Old Testament Law of Sacrifices.  Pastor Mike often says ‘man is the only creation not in harmony with God’.   But we can be in harmony through Atonement in His Blood.

Remember the hymns such as “Nothing But the Blood of Jesus“?  How about “Power in the Blood“?  The greatest gift we will ever receive is the Atonement through Jesus’ Blood; ours for the asking and confession… Lord forgive me (the asking) for I have sinned (the confession).

PS: Women’s Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. , Thursdays in the lounge. Kay Belkowski greets each person and gently welcomes them to share what’s on their heart. Then about 10:30 it is communication with God.  Speaking and Listening – just in case anyone thinks speaking alone is communication, listening is the other important half. It goes like this: Message – expression of that message – awareness and understanding of the receiver – interpretation of that message – feedback = communication.

The last half hour is spent on our studies, currently The Names of God..  please come and join us for fellowship with women at 10:00 a.m. Thursdays in the church lounge.