Recently I’ve thought about some important questions I feel we need to ask ourselves as Christians. These questions are:
Do I let God be the authority in my life?
Do I follow and do the things God tells me to do?
Do I stand for what is right and rebuke what is wrong?
Do I love and accept those who do not agree with me?
I believe we live in a day and time where it takes a lot of courage to take a stand for Jesus and courage to do what is right. For me there have been times when I have not answered these questions as I should because I lack courage. Therefore another way to ask these questions is the following:
Do I have the courage to let God be the authority in my life?
Do I have the courage to follow and do the things God tells me to do?
Do I have the courage to stand for what is right and rebuke what is wrong?
Do I have the courage to love and accept those who do not agree with me?
In May and June, Bill and I are doing a series of sermons on “Courageous Living” as a follow up to the movie “Courageous” which we showed at the church and which several of our members have seen. It is a series in which we encourage and challenge you to step out more in faith and live courageously! It is a series in which we encourage and challenge you to stand up for Jesus and stand up for your family and their future.
It is my prayer for every member of our church family that you will be courageous men, that you will be courageous women, and that you will be courageous young people. It is my prayer that your answers to this list of courageous questions will be “yes” and that your answers will be seen in your life. It is my prayer that you will step out in faith, trust God with your life, and do the things God wants you to do in even greater ways! And it is my prayer that you will experience the great difference it makes in your life, in your family, in our church, and in the world!
In Christ’s love and service,
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you whereever you go." Joshua 1:9
Olivet offers a traditional Moravian style service on Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM. Using hymns and liturgies from the Moravian Book of Worship the worshiper is led to a point when the children have a special time with the pastor and then a Gospel Sermon is preached by the Pastor or the Pastoral Assistant.
Communion is offered some eight times during the year, and all professing Christians are welcome to participate.
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