Family Matters: Trust What God Provides

So, first things first.  I realized the first sermon in our series Family Matters was incomplete.  That is, the recording was incomplete; the last part of the sermon was left off the recording.  Likewise, the sermon from this past Sunday is incomplete, only the first part of this sermon is missing.  I promise I did preach!  That happens from time to time with technology. Still, if you were to listen to the recording available from Sunday you should get the gist of it.  So, is 9 minutes worth the gist?  That is the question.

This was the second sermon in our series entitled Family Matters.  We are reading from Genesis and looking at Abraham's family.  The passage for this week was Rebekah uniting with Isaac in marriage.  We found out Sunday morning one of the men who attends our church is leaving for two weeks to be married.  Also, we had a couple visit us for the first time who were newlyweds.  That was a little added bonus--just like I planned it!

We also welcomed a new member to our church.  Those are exciting moments.  We have made it part of our tradition to respond to the vows members make (faithful...prayer..presence...gifts...service...witness) by singing Hallelujah! Hallelujah!  That song represents most of what we celebrate when someone makes a decision to honor God with their lives.  So, before we greet the person or hug their neck we give God praise.

Alleluia, Alleluia
Give thanks to the risen Lord
Alleluia, alleluia, give praise to His name

Jesus is Lord of all the earth
He is the King of creation

Spread the good news o'er all the earth
Jesus has died and has risen

We have been crucified with Christ
Now we shall live forever

Come let us praise the living God
Joyfully sing to our Saviour
Indeed, it was a celebration. And there was a sermon.

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Monday holidays always throw my week off. So, I must be gone now to catch up for the week that just started. Thanks for reading.

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