I for one am a person who really looks forward to the Fall. Clearly, it is my favorite time of the year both personally and “professionally”. Personally, I love the cooler weather, I love the changing of the leaves, and of course I love to pursue the most important unimportant thing in my life, deer hunting. As your pastor, the Fall brings us all back from many of our summer’s wanderings to and fro, trips, vacations, and all. It allows us to focus on the year ahead. It gets us back on track, moving forward together in His service, for His glory. I’m really looking forward to it!
One exciting challenge for me, for us this fall is a series of Sunday morning messages on “What is truth?” (exciting, but a bit intimidating for me). Having finished our study of Hebrews and having committed a great deal of thought and prayer to the issue, I believe God would have me do a series of messages that focuses our attention on what the Bible actually says about the several current issues confronting our church and our society. Here a few topics we may address…
- Eternal destinies: Is there really a literal hell? What is heaven really like?
- When does life begin…and end?
- What does the Bible say about same sex marriage?
- How “green” is God?
- Why is there so much suffering the in the world?
- What does God think about the “N” word?
- What should we be doing about poverty?
- What does the bible say about wealth?
So, if you have any suggestions as to questions we should address, let me know and I will certainly take them into consideration. You can drop me an email, a note, a comment in church, or through the church’s facebook or twitter. Well, see you in church, Lord willing.