The whole idea of being loyal has fallen on hard times. Generally, people today are distrustful and fickle. We fall in and out of favour with others, in and out of love. Commitments are never binding, but temporal and conditional. In fact, I might even go so far as to say that not only is loyalty not valued, it is despised and mocked as being foolish, naïve and old-fashioned.
Somehow that doesn’t sit right with me. It flies in the face of what God has to say about it, and how the follower of Jesus Christ ought to live his or her life. Loyalty, according to Proverbs, is actually a desirable and noble virtue for those who are wise.
As we open that book on Sunday and continue in our current series, “It’s a Family Thing”, we’ll see just how loyalty ought to be playing out in our marriages and families. Set this as a priority for your home: It’s a family thing to pledge your loyalty to one another.
As you prepare for Sunday…
- Read these verses: Proverbs 3:3-4; 16:6a; 20:6; 21:21 and consider what they say about loyalty;
- Pray through the Weekend Warriors update;
- Read the Sunday bulletin;
- Give your offering online;
- Listen to the powerful worship songs we have lined up to sing.
And a word about that worship time. DON’T MISS IT! Jordan has lined up a worship team and some songs that are going to lift the roof off of the place! It is “Gospel Sunday” so you had better have your “gospel pants” on (as Jordan would say).
One more thing: readership of these blog posts has been puny, pathetic, and paltry. And so, we have been revisiting and re-evaluating all of our communication strategies trying to find the best ways to get information to our church family. Among the new strategies that will be implemented will be a new enhanced e-bulletin that will have a blog-like opening paragraph. It will replace a number of current communication tools including this blog. Thank you to the small number of you who were actually reading and benefiting from this blog. We have to be a good steward of the resources God gives us and sadly, your number is too small (very, very small) to warrant the time and energy that has been going into it. So we’ll be finding a new way to do all of this better. Changes will be rolled out before the end of May.
See you Sunday!