Next week is Feast Day: The Third Birthday of FPCLA! Please come and bring your appetites to worship and eat eat eat. We will be worshiping and eating and having communion in the courtyard at 1:15 pm October 3, 2021. Please RSVP with Pastor Sam. We look forward to seeing everyone together.
Sermon: In the Name of...
Scripture: Mark 9:38-50 The Message Bible
38 John spoke up, “Teacher, we saw a man using your name to expel demons and we stopped him because he wasn’t in our group.”
39-41 Jesus wasn’t pleased. “Don’t stop him. No one can use my name to do something good and powerful, and in the next breath slam me. If he’s not an enemy, he’s an ally. Why, anyone by just giving you a cup of water in my name is on our side. Count on it that God will notice.
42 “On the other hand, if you give one of these simple, childlike believers a hard time, bullying or taking advantage of their simple trust, you’ll soon wish you hadn’t. You’d be better off dropped in the middle of the lake with a millstone around your neck.
43-48 “If your hand or your foot gets in God’s way, chop it off and throw it away. You’re better off maimed or lame and alive than the proud owner of two hands and two feet, godless in a furnace of eternal fire. And if your eye distracts you from God, pull it out and throw it away. You’re better off one-eyed and alive than exercising your twenty-twenty vision from inside the fire of hell.
49-50 “Everyone’s going through a refining fire sooner or later, but you’ll be well-preserved, protected from the eternal flames. Be preservatives yourselves. Preserve the peace.”
- We are continuing to do remote worship at 1:15pm. Please join us.
- Feast Day on October 3 at 1:15pm will be an in-person worship in the courtyard where we will eat and worship and have communion. All the food and drinks will be provided.
- If you or someone you know needs any immediate necessities like groceries, medications, books, or etc., then please fill-out our Mission Fund 2021 Form and send it to Pastor Sam.