Have you ever thought about your conversations being construction sites? If they are, then the words we use in those conversations become the building materials. What is it that you are building with the materials that you are using? Is it building a structure that will stand the test of time? Will it survive the earthquakes, floods and fires fo life? This is such a crucial part of our life. the ability to communicate but not just to communicate randomly. We have to be able to communicate in ways that build.
The second in a series of messages about the power of our tongue and the words that we use. Each word is a gift and should be given as such. Especially when it comes to forgiveness. Forgiveness is giving someone from the past something they don’t deserve so you can give to those around you what they do deserve.
This morning we spent the time Celebrating Life! With song and word we looked at the ways that God is honored in our lives. We acknowledged the miracle of Chramy Sangslands Life, we heard form a representative of Stanton Health care, heard from Vice President Mike Pence and so much more. It was an inspiring morning of celebration of Life at any level and stage. You will be encouraged and inspired this morning.
Have you ever wondered what the most important thing about you is? What is interesting is that it is the exact same thing for everyone who has ever lived. Pastor Ted Unpacks the power of this most important thing about us and challenges us to go into 2019 with this powerful message of truth at the heart of all we do.
This annual service is a tradition that is so special for so many. This morning we celebrated the hope that we have in Christ as we heard from students that attend our school, CityHope Schools, sang Christmas carols, prayed with one another as we look to a new year, and finished the service by sharing Communion with one another as a church family.
With Pastor Ted still without his voice, he and Linda give a powerful message this morning on the power of gift giving by reminding us of the the gifts we have been given. This service was a party. At the end of the service every person in attendance received a wrapped gift for themselves to take home and a gift to give to someone else this next week as a gift from the church.
This morning in a follow up message that continues the challenge of living in miracleland he challenges us with the idea that we need to demystify miracles and understand that they are natural and the way that God moves and interacts with people on a regular basis. The amazing part of the whole thing is that he actually asks us to be participants with him. Not weird people but normal people who are living daily in miracleland. Blessing and sharing hope with the people that God brings our way.
Nothing is too big for God. Pastor Ted and Linda share this morning the powerful testimony of Charmy, their daughter who is in Salt Lake City at University of Utah hospital currently. She is recovering from a cardiac arrest and emergency leg amputation in which many did not give her any chance of survival.
When life’s storms come our way, as Christians, the only option before us to to trust God. He is in control and no matter the circumstances he is a good God who loves us.
Pastor Ted inspires us this morning to begin living in Miracleland again. He walked us through all the times that God has done the miraculous in his own life and the lives of his family. Recounting events like the time he came around a bend in thr road with his family and there were cows five deep covering the whole road. They didn’t have time to do anything but call out on the name of Jesus and they were on the other side of them with the cows in the rearview mirror.
Christ is coming again for his bride, the church. We have to re-dig and re-discover this fact and make sure that we are prepared for that day. God said that he came that no one should perish. He loves you and and he is doing everything he can to connect you to the saving truth of the gospel. That is what the gospel means; it is good news.
When we are under the grace and covering of Jesus that covering is as sweet as anything the world could ever offer. In redigging the wells Pastor Ted takes us to a section from his fathers book where the angels gave him a picture of this covering and the implications of it on our lives and the lives of those we love.