Pastor's Corner – January 10th, 2024
Last Sunday, we kicked off our new teaching series, How to Become a Superhero. If you were tuned in, you know this series is all about the “fruit of the spirit”. Of course, there’s only one fruit with many favors and last weekend, we introduced the flavors of “kindness and goodness”. In the coming weekend, we’ll get a taste of “longsuffering”.
Some teach that longsuffering means “suffering long.” That’s a good answer, but a better definition is needed
The word longsuffering in the Bible is made up of two Greek words meaning “long” and “temper”; literally, “long-tempered.” To be longsuffering, then, is to have self-restraint when you’re stirred to anger. A longsuffering person does not immediately retaliate or punish; rather, he has a “long fuse” and patiently forbears.
Only spiritual superheroes can be longsuffering, so if you still want to be a superhero, join us this Sunday for the second installment on “How to Become a Superhero”.
Some of you are already superheroes as demonstrated by your commitment to participate in our church-wide cleanup this Saturday from 9 a.m. – noon. Beverly and I are painting the front doors, and others have signed up to clean carpet. If you haven’t already signed up, it’s not too late; just call or text Beverly and you’ll be placed on the list and assigned a task.
The Faith Church Men’s Prayer Breakfast is also slated for this Saturday from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Door prizes are in place, breakfast is planned and all we need is your presence and your prayers. Steven Myers will offer devotion and serve as our conversation starter, so you don’t want to miss this power-filled hour of fellowship and prayer.