Moment with Pastor Luke
This week I read a paragraph from Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing by Ellen White that is now an all time favorite passage for me and I know it’ll be powerful for you. If you haven’t ever read this book I would highly encourage it as Sister White will take you on an exploration through the sermon on the mount of Matthew 5-7 and it will be transformative! The paragraph says this,
Whatever may have been your past experience, however discouraging your present circumstances, if you will come to Jesus just as you are, weak, helpless, and despairing, our compassionate Savior will meet you a great way off, and will throw about you His arms of love and His robe of righteousness. He presents us to the Father clothed in the white raiment of His own character. He pleads before God in our behalf, saying: I have taken the sinner’s place. Look not upon this wayward child, but look on Me. Does Satan plead loudly against our souls, accusing of sin, and claiming us as his prey, the blood of Christ pleads with greater power.
surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength….In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory - Isaiah 45:24, 25
Just, wow! the blood of Christ pleads with greater power! So whatever your experience has been this past week, come to Jesus this sabbath, just as you are and let His merit and glory encompass you. What a glorious savior we have in Jesus!
See you all tomorrow!
We had originally planned to publish the names of the nominated committee, however, through changing to 100% digital in submitting names we have had difficulty with the number of submissions. Wanting this to be a whole church effort we will be having forms in print to be submitted tomorrow at church. If you still haven’t submitted your nominations then tomorrow while at church you will be able to fill out a card and we will tally all of the submissions, both print and online this upcoming week and publish them in the next newsletter. Then October 16 we will vote as a church. If you are attending online you can still submit your nominations from the link below.
Thank you so much for making Alpharetta such a great church family!