Posts by Glenn

Posts by Glenn

Good Friday

Good Friday At Home Romans 5:6-8 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. This year, for the Good Friday Service, we are encouraging our church family to connect with…

Your Past Doesn’t Control Your Future

Romans 8:28-31And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who lovehim, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those Godforeknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, thathe might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those hepredestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those hejustified, he also glorified. 31 What, then, shall we say in response to thesethings? If…

Thank God!

Thank God! Why is being thankful so important? As I look online at how people are responding to the world around them, I can’t help but notice that, in a country where our poor are living like the rich in many other countries, there’s a flourishing sense of entitlement and vengeful bitterness that lacks any sense of thankful hearts for what we do have. I believe this is one of the main reasons why depression and suicide are skyrocketing. People…

Bible THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Join us every First and Third Monday Night for Bible Throughout the Year with Elder Glenn Blue. Join our group as we go through the past couple week’s readings of the Word. What makes this study unique is that it is a chronological study of the Bible. We encourage one another in our daily reading and also what we have received from the readings during our study. Join us at any time! Call 206-772-1620 if you need a Chronoligical Bible…

Overcome Evil With Good

Overcome Evil With Good! Proverbs 25:21                                                                                                        If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;    if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. Have you ever regularly prayed for one of your biggest enemies?  Did your heart change toward that person? How? We live in a world that says, you should hate anyone who thinks just a little different than you do. Some universities have safe zone buttons on campus in case someone says something you disagree with,…

A Taste of Heaven

A Taste of Heaven Philippians 2:1-4       Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the…

AMAZING GRACE

AMAZING GRACE By Elder Jim Shedd   INTRODUCTION:  As I began to think about the subject of GRACE, I first looked at what we  normally mean when we use the term, and how we most often  understand it.  (it may seem somewhat old fashioned, as we don’t use it a lot except in Christian circles and contexts where it is a word rich and full of meaning).  It seems that generally the term GRACE means something like “Unmerited Favor” or…

We are One in Christ!

August 2nd Sermon: Spiritual Warfare:  The Unseen Battle (Series) We are One in Christ! Romans 3:21-27 21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. God’s ‘righteousness’ stands at the heart of these verses. How can we be righteous before God? What are three areas you struggle with consistently? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ There is…

The Dicipline of Obedience

This Week Elder Chair Home Haynes shares with us scriptures relating to Obedience to the Lord.   Discipline of Obedience Deuteronomy 13:4 It is the Lord your God you must follow and Him you must revere. Keep His commands and obey Him; serve Him and hold fast to Him. 1 Samuel 15:22 But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice…

Freedom Has A Purpose

Freedom Has A Purpose We are free in Christ. What does that mean? I’ve been going through Galatians for my devotions the last few weeks and I came to Galatians 5 on the 4th of July. There I read, Galatians 5:13 “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” I was trying to understand how my three adopted children who are…

My Father’s Advice: ‘Don’t Hate, Don’t Hide, Don’t Be a Victim’

  My Father’s Advice: ‘Don’t Hate, Don’t Hide, Don’t Be a Victim’ Someone burned a cross in our neighbors’ yard. My sister and I were taught to carry on living. By Jonathan Harmon June 12, 2020 2:43 pm ET   Mr. Harmon’s parents in their backyard in the 1980s. PHOTO: COURTESY OF JONATHAN HARMON When I was 14, someone burned a cross on the lawn of the house across the street. It was September 1979, and we lived in overwhelmingly white Port…

Can Wisdom Bring Healing to our Country?

Can wisdom bring healing to our country?            by Pastor Matthew James 1:5  If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God. Wisdom is a gift from a very generous God, but can anyone get it?   Is wisdom different from knowledge? Colossians 2:2-4  My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of…

Assurance

ASSURANCE OF SALVATION – Elder Jim shedd Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seed; Matthew 13 –The sower (the Holy Spirit) and the seed (God’s Word) are effective and good, but the field  or soil must accept and allow the seed to take root and grow.  The context is about how receptive and open we (people) are to the Gospel message and the prompting of the Holy Spirit. So how can we know that God’s seed has been firmly…

What’s God’s answer to what’s happening?

What’s God’s answer to what’s happening?  Pastor Matthew  6-3-20 We have been experiencing a season of suffering and division and it can feel overwhelming. First the COVID-19 Virus, causing physical separation and fear, and now the killing of George Floyd revealing the depths of relational and racial separation and disunity. It can feel overwhelming at times. When we see someone who’s job is to serve and protect, use their authority to kill and destroy, it can leave us wanting to…