Pastor Burguet preached on 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 and being United in the Gospel.
We are looking to introduce the New City Catechism for one year. For the next 52 weeks we will give you a question and answer that we would like you, or you and your family to work on together. We will have it on the screen before worship, we will have it in the bulletin under the notes section and we will have a link on the website for you to download the web app, or the mobile app. We hope that this will not only benefit you and your family but as a church give us a firm foundation with which to answer the questions that our community has about God, life and the Bible. http://newcitycatechism.com/ is where you can find the resources you may need. Vimeo.com also has all the questions in song format that helps learn the answers for children and well as adults, here is that link https://vimeo.com/215521940.
Psalm 146:5-7, “5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6 who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
who keeps faith forever;
7 who executes justice for the oppressed,
who gives food to the hungry.”
Mission To North America, is the PCA’s arm of disaster relief response. We suggest you give to MNA to help those suffering in Florida and in the flooded areas of Texas and elsewhere. Below is a link to their site.
Also for more information on MNA ministries check out this site, there are also articles on our FB page.
Thanks for giving!
Everybody loves a good song don’t they, there are just some songs that make you feel right at home when you hear them. Today I want to look at being a radical “welcomer”, for you individually and us corporately we must be singing the beautiful song of the Gospel in harmony through the actions and words of our daily lives so that the world around us feels welcome.
Romans 15: v.1-2We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
1)We must love our neighbors.
We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. So, you want to be a Christian, so you say you are a Christian, a Jesus follower, you want to be like Jesus. Then we must love our Neighbors. We who are strong, that is not to mean those of us who have everything together, nor is it to mean those of us who are self-sufficient and can take care of ourselves, not that those are bad things in an of themselves, but we who are strong is to mean those of us who have placed our faith in Christ. Remember Romans 12, we are strong in our zeal for the Lord, in serving our King, not in winning our own petty little battles. God will repay, leave it to the wrath of God. Our duty, our obligation is to LOVE our neighbors, to lift them up.
I truly believe this begins by becoming radical welcomers. What does this mean? A radical welcomer? Not just individually but corporately as the church. We must be radical WELCOMERS
by David R. Kelly •
Let us not forget that God is at work. Often we try to compare our knowledge with God’s knowledge, this is really insane. And then sometimes we think we are trusting in God and we are really just trusting in our reasoning. Remember Matthew 14, the beheading of John the Baptist at King Herod’s command because of a request from his daughter at her birthday party all prompted by her mom, Jesus heard the news, John was dead, he got in a boat and left, he went a performed a miracle, the feeding of the five thousand, where they gave bread, to the one we call the Living Water, who in turn gave them more than they had invested. Here we see a small gesture of faith in God returned in overwhelming fashion; Jesus after this put the disciples in a boat and retreated to the mountains to pray. But as Jesus saw the disciples boat being tossed by the waves in the middle of the night, He went out on the water to them, at first thinking He was a ghost they were afraid but, Jesus said be not afraid,do not worry, trust me, know me, and Peter said Lord if it is really you let me walk out on water, thinking this was an act of faith, Peter was trusting in the miracle not having faith in the one able to do miraculous things. Once Peter realized he was on the water he panicked, he doubted, he was unsure if it was possible and he started to sink, He cried out “Lord Save Me.” [Read more…]
by David R. Kelly •
I can only imagine that it is like a bad disease, or addiction.
Even though I have never been deathly ill physically, not addicted to anything other than coca-cola and sports on cable, I can only imagine that turkey hunting is very similar to being told you have a deathly illness or a deadly addiction.
In Florida it is hard not to tell when Spring has sprung. The scent of orange blossoms blow the promise of golden orange tangy liquid sweetness soon to be a freshly squeezed reality in country kitchens across the state. Oak blossoms gradually turn brown and fall covering the ground and brown leaves in the hammocks as the Oak trees are beaming brightly with a shiny green like the little leprechauns we see in March.
Birds are building nests and singing while they work, flowers are popping out flowers with an array of wonderful colors, and here in the sunshine state the humidity is starting to rise just about as high as the temperatures. Bass fishing is reaching a fevered pitch, deer are dropping their antlers and the honey bees are hard at work.
Meanwhile as the dawn breaks bringing all these things into fruition at the top of a lonesome pine, most likely the tallest in the forest, rings out a clamoring noise that causes grown men to become giddy like middle school boys after their first kiss, a noise that cause tough rugged men to get more goosebumps then seeing their daughter walk down the aisle,(well a close second.)this noise is so riveting, so invigorating, so exhilarating it will send 200lb plus men sprinting through swamps to close ground and get close to it.
This noise is the sound a male turkey makes, mostly in the Spring, a gobble.
by David R. Kelly •
Who do you cheer for in this year’s NCAA Men’s division 1 basketball tournament with only 1 team from Florida playing and they are in a play in game, which if they win earns them a date with Number One seed Duke.
University of North Florida men’s basketball team qualified for the tournament by winning their leagues tournament. The Osprey’s are the 2015 Atlantic Sun Champions. The campus of University North Florida is located in Jacksonville, Florida. The Osprey’s are 23-11 and they (played) will play Robert Morris on Wednesday March 18.
Once UNF is knocked out who should a basketball fan from Florida cheer for during the tournament. The odds on favorite is Kentucky, they haven’t lost a game yet this year and don’t look very beatable. The University of Florida finished with a losing season and didn’t make the big dance, nor the NIT tournament. They lost to Kentucky 3 times. They also lost 7 games by three points or less. So one eliminating playing the number one team three times and making one more shot in 7 different games, the Gators could have finished 26-7 instead of 16-17, but that is not reality.
by David R. Kelly •
If you know anything about the Kelly boys, you know they may be prone to chase an Osceola turkey or two during the Spring.
In fact, my brothers Michael and John and my Dad Jim have already kicked the season off in the South Zone in the state of Florida, which is property below State Road 70. If you are interested in more information on hunting dates and zones and regulations check out www.myfwc.com and click on the hunting tab.
Part of Florida is home to a turkey called the Osceola, many have affectionately nicknamed this bird the thunder chicken, or swamp bird, or some other crafty name. A mature male bird is called a Tom and is prized throughout all the nation as one of the most elusive turkeys to kill.
I have only ever hunted turkeys in Florida so the Osceola turkey is all I know. Each year, I’m reminded each hunting season that I don’t know everything about turkey hunting, although over my 30 years of hunting this bird, I have learned a few tricks to the trade, so to speak.
by David R. Kelly •
The next two weeks we will look at the MISSION OF GOD—The Big Picture- and dissect Colossians 3:1-11. Let’s start by asking, “Who God is and what He is doing and what you will become? The Mission of God, have you set your heart on it, have you set your mind on it?
—What is God’s overarching mission? Is it just to save souls? Is it just to bless us? Look at verse one in Colossians, What is going on, God has put or seated Jesus king of Kings, Our God is reigning, currently, God’s plan is and has been revealed to us and He is currently unfolding it to us, The Gospel is a vital part of God’s mission. God IS, He is the GREAT I AM, He has been, He is, and HE always will be, I AM is I AM, God doesn’t have a past in the sense of the way we think of it. He is God. God is bringing heaven to earth, His will in Heaven will be done, is being done on earth, will be done on earth, His name will be hallowed in all the earth. He is doing that through the idea of being fruitful and multiplying, God created man, to be an image bearer, to go and fill the earth, subdue it, have dominion over the earth, so that all of creation might worship Him. [Read more…]