This weekend, I will be sharing a very special Father’s Day message on Moses: A Legacy. There will also be a very important update on our Pastoral Succession Search. PLEASE make every effort to be here!
Former FBI Director, James Comey, testified for almost three hours on June 8. He responded to questions from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Private discussions between President Trump and Mr. Comey became front page headlines. These two men, whose potential legacy looked pretty impressive for many years, now appear likely to be defined by this one conversation. A cloud regarding their integrity will probably linger, even after they are dead and gone.
Proverbs 22:1 says, “Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. (NLT)
Proverbs 10:9 states, “People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.” (NLT)
This weekend, I am looking forward to preaching for the first time since Mother's Day. Moses will be our “case study” as we conclude our series, People Restored. When God called Moses to lead His people, he responded, "...I'm not very good with words. I never have been, and I'm not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled." (Exodus 4:10, NLT)
Moses was another unlikely person that God used for His purposes. Kind of like you and me, huh? We will learn, again, that our choices to honor God today will produce integrity tomorrow and after we are gone from this world. It's called: LEGACY. How do you want to be remembered? Yet there is one question that is much more important than the legacy we leave on this planet: What term will the Lord use, in eternity, to summarize our earthly lives? None of us will stand faultless before the Lord, based on our "record." However, if we have surrendered to Him as Lord and tried to leave the best legacy possible, Scripture records, He will say, "Well done, my good and faithful servant ... Let's celebrate together!" (Matthew 25:21, NLT)
So... As you make daily choices, remember the words in James 4:14: “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” (NLT)
I look forward to greeting you and your guests, recognizing our men on this Father's Day weekend and honoring our Eternal Father in heaven!