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            April turned out to be a busy month.  Every time I believe that we might be in store for a quiet month, I make the mistake of actually looking at the calendar.  When I look at the calendar, I see how my perception and actual reality do not really coincide with each other.  I will not make the same mistake with the month of May.

          We are going to move from discussing the resurrection to discussing honor.  I am hoping to be able to make this a 4 or 5 week study on the idea of honor, and we will pick up this theme the Sunday after Rally day.  What better way to discuss honor than to begin that conversation on Mother’s Day.  After Mother’s Day, we have three baptisms to do on May 19th, and we will do that in the worship service that morning.  After the 19th, we will return to our discussion on honor.

          We just started our study in Genesis, and the focus will be on chapters 12-33.  Everyone is invited to attend our study.  We will stop our Bible study on June 12, and we will resume it again in August. 

          Our mission’s trip will be June 16-June 22.  We still have a couple of spots available.  We would love anyone that could go along to go along.  These trips are not trips only for the individuals skilled at specific construction tasks.  The skilled and unskilled are both utilized.  It is a wonderful opportunity to serve those that experienced such tragedy.  Please ask me if there are any spots left.

          I was reading Joshua 24 the other evening for my devotional time.  One of my favorite passages is Joshua 24:15.  Joshua is wrapping up his conquest of the land of Canaan, and he tells the Israelites, “But if it doesn’t please you to worship Yahweh, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship Yahweh.”  All of us have a decision as to who you will worship.  Will we worship and serve God, or will we settle for some sort of idolatry?  Consider whom you choose to serve.

In Christ, 

Pastor Leon Davis