Immanuel United Methodist Church
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
To Know Jesus and Make Jesus Known to All

Pastor's Page by Pastor Albert Rush


Focus

We are in the season of Lent, which is the forty weekdays that started on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and ends on the eve of Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. During the Lenten season, we will have weekly time to focus on the biblical teachings of Christ.

Immanuel as we spend these forty days of reflection and reconciliation to with our Lord Jesus Christ. We should try to remove any distractions in our lives and focus on the freedom we have, through Jesus Christ. On Good Friday, April 14, 2017, we will commemorate the day the Jesus gave his life for all our sins.

What does his sacrifice truly mean us? How can we live our lives in a way that trusts in our Lord, knowing that he gave his only son for us to have an opportunity for salvation?

Normally in the season of Lent we sacrifice something that we feel is a distraction from our relationship with Jesus. However, this year I challenged us to add something that will help us keep our focus on Jesus. We could add more study of his word, volunteer more time to help others, more prayer or anything that allows us to live out the call that Jesus has for our lives.

will leave you with Psalm 25:1-7


I offer my life to you, LORD.
My God, I trust you. Please don’t let me be put to shame! Don’t let my enemies rejoice over me!
For that matter,don’t let anyone who hopes in you be put to shame; instead, let those who are treacherous without excuse be put to shame.
Make your ways known to me, LORD; teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth—teach it to me — because you are the God who saves me. I put my hope in you all day long.
LORD, remember your compassion and faithful love — they are forever!
But don’t remember the sins of my youth or my wrongdoing. Remember me only according to your faithful love for the sake of your goodness, LORD.

 Amen!

For I can do everything through Christ,
who gives me strength.

 

Pastor Albert L. Rush

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