Sunday, March 4
We should all be aware by this time of the gloomy “state-of-the Church” which has been expressed in several of Lee’s sermons over the past couple of months, as well as Michael’s message last December. Main line denominations have suffered major declines over the past several decades. Napa First United Methodist has not been immune, with dwindling membership during that same time frame. This is pretty depressing news for a congregation wishing to build a foundation for our children and children’s children.
Today’s Psalm for me is a message of hope. Three thousand years ago, probably during some rough times, he/she had a vision of Gods Kingdom far beyond their own time. So should we!
Our descendants will serve him
Those who are not yet born will be told about him
Each generation will tell their children
About the good things the Lord has done.
Let it be so.
-Submitted by Mark Anderson
This theme resurfaces in Philippians 2:9-11 when Paul envisions that God “…gave him the name that is above every name, so that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Describe how you experience “…seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, …being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another…”