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A Morning Message Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Categories: Morning Messages

Good Morning! I am thankful for such a beautiful morning!  Love it being warmer and finishing a run in daylight.  Carol is feeling a bit punk this morning.  We thought at first it was the Mexican food, but it has lingered a bit too long for that.  I am praying she feels better as the day goes on.  I talked with the vet and Snap seems to be OK for now.  It is weird to have an injured cat for sure.  I am trying to put these last few weeks to the best possible use.  I am asking you to try to be in church the next few weeks.  I have some really important stuff I want to leave with you.  I would also love to see your smiling faces as much as possible before we move.  Today is a beautiful day,  enjoy and be blessed.

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”        Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

I read these words and simply grieve the denominations and churches that beat their people up.  You know, the ones that stress what a terrible sinner you are and how you better shape up or you are bound for hell.  This verse is Old Testament.  Hear the words of a God who saves, who takes great delight in you, a love that will no longer rebukes you, but rejoices over you.  The New Testament is clear, it is GOOD NEWS!  The gift of God in Christ is grace and we should be offering it, talking about it, and make it known that God is for us.  Just and little rant and my thought for today.

Yesterday’s Question: What meeting was at SUMC last night?   Congregation Care   There is no winner today.

Today’s Question: Who was Zephaniah?

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In Christ,

Doug

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