Dear Church Family,

Last Sunday

Our God is a God of reversals. We saw this last week as Pastor Chuck preached from 1 Samuel 1:21 – 2:11. Hannah, once a barren and despised woman, finds herself exulting in the Lord with a child in her arms. She was once empty, but now she is full, and so she acknowledges that God “raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes…” (1 Sam. 2:8). Hanna’s “exaltation” serves not only as a picture of David’s movement from shepherd to king, but also of Jesus’s movement from crucifixion to glory. Our God is a God of reversals. The only way up is down. How do you approach God? Do you come to him accomplished, proud, and self-sufficient? Or do you come broken, contrite, and humble, casting yourself on Jesus Christ? Consider, our God is a God of reversals!

Disciple Makers Intensive

Where did the Bible come from? Isn’t it just a human work, and if so, how can we trust it? If you’ve been asked these questions or have asked them yourself, you’ll want to join us for our Disciple Makers Intensive on April 6 from 8:30 – 12:00 in the church auditorium. This is a unique opportunity to hear from two experts on the history of the Bible, Dr. John Meade and Dr. Peter Gurry of Phoenix Seminary. Come be equipped and encouraged!

Your brother in Christ,

Phil Hoshiwara