Dear Church Family,
Last Sunday we heard from John 14:1-31 about the promises of Christ. We learned that belief in Christ is the heavenly antidote to our troubled souls. It is easy to feel troubled. Broken relationships, chronic illness, and financial hardship are a constant reality for many of us. Yet Jesus says, “Do not be troubled.” Instead, he invites us to believe – to believe in God and to believe in himself. We learned that we should believe in Jesus because he promised to go and prepare a place for us. He also promised to send a Helper, the Holy Spirit, in his absence, which would actually be better for us than if Jesus had never left. Jesus has promised a better home and a better Helper than we are able of fully comprehending. The infinite greatness of these promises far surpasses the finite trouble of this world. One of the most important things we can do as a church is to encourage one another daily: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me” (John 14:1).
Interested in learning more about Church on Mill? Join us this Saturday for a one day Membership Class! The class will be 9:00am – 4:00pm on February 24 and will cover all membership material.
Every Sunday, one of our pastors leads the congregation in a Pastoral Prayer. This week’s prayer was a great example of how we should praise God, confess sin, intercede for the work of the gospel, and ask God for help. I encourage you to read through it and pray it again with your family or in your private devotions. May the grace and goodness of God encourage you this week.
Your brother in Christ,