Philippians 4:14–23

Jesus Christ, the King of the age to come

 

Bulletin for: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016
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I will tell what God has done (Psalm 66:16).

In today’s Communion Sunday series, two members of our church staff write about spiritual turning points in their lives:

Christina Keddie: I spent most of my life on what seemed an inexorable path towards success, always striving for the next brass ring. I made it all the way to practicing law in a large corporate firm before I realized that the path was a miserable one, and I had to leave it.  I felt like a failure. I was overwhelmed with not knowing what to do next; I had no clear step.  But God reminded me of this beautiful verse: He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8).  While God may call me to specific things in specific seasons, his ultimate calling is for me to obey and trust.  I can testify that God in his mercy has continued to provide useful and meaningful work.  But more importantly, God has taught me what it looks like to seek him first and to rest in his good calling in my life.

Jin Lee: In the late 1990s, my church back home in Korea was in crisis, nearing a split. My father, who had pastored the church faithfully for years, was trying hard to salvage the situation. My mother cried daily, and I was filled with bitterness. That summer, our youth leaders took us to a Christian camp. I couldn't focus on anything; my mind was filled with the church situation and its impact on my parents. I was desperate. As the keynote speaker began a session, I went up, fell on my knees, and grabbed him, pleading for him to pray for my church and family. He stopped the whole session, and the 5,000 students present prayed aloud for me. The Lord rescued the church, and he began to change my life. He undressed my bitterness and clothed me with His peace. My pain was deep, but His grace went deeper.