You’re invited! In most cases, this is a comforting phrase. Being invited means we are a part of something and someone is thinking of us. We are invited to celebrate with family and friends at birthdays, weddings, and seasonal events. We are invited to participate in ways to serve our neighbor, such as Family Promise. We are invited to study the Bible and pray together as a church family. Invitations are special.

In Genesis, Noah and his family were invited into the ark. They were invited to be safely and securely protected from the storm and flood that God used to judge sin in that generation. The invitation was purely of grace - Noah was shown God’s favor (Gen. 6:8). This invitation saved him from judgment and gave him new life in God’s post-flood earth. God’s invitation provided comfort, security, grace, love, and life.

We are invited by God to enter His kingdom today. In fact, all humanity is invited to come to God by faith in Jesus. Like Noah’s invitation, ours is purely of grace - it is a gift. This invitation is not exclusive - in fact, it is all inclusive. Everyone is welcome! Just as in Noah’s time, God will judge all of humanity. And just as in Noah’s time, God invites us to Himself and is ready, willing ,and wanting to rescue us. Come to Jesus. This is the invitation. This is our hope. This is God’s love to us!

This Sunday we will examine God’s invitation, judgment, and rescue in our Genesis sermon series. Come and grow in Jesus. Come and worship in community. You are invited!

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28

- Pastor Curt

Theological Word of the Week:

Intelligent Design

The view that God directly created the world and its many life forms, which stands against the view that new species came about through an evolutionary process of random mutation.

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Upcoming Events

Children's Ministry

This week Rock Kids will be digging into the story of God surrounding Elisha with an army, found in 2 Kings 6:8-23. The kids will learn the Bible point "God is everywhere, so we look for Him all around us." Younger kids have an easier time believing in what they can't see. If you tell them it's true, then it's true. Older kids are more skeptical, seeking tangible evidence that hat you say is factual. Either way, kids need to know that although we may not be able to physically see that God is with us, His fingerprints are everywhere! If we're intentional about opening our eyes, we'll see Him everywhere.


Sermon Topic - October 27

Genesis: Beginnings

Genesis 7:1-24

“Faith & Flood”

Lectionary Readings

Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Matthew 22:34-46

September 2019 YTD