Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church
Friday, May 24, 2013
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Christ Is Lord!
Message from the Pastor
An Easter Message from the Pastor...
BROOKS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:4-7 (NRSV)
We say “God Is Good” and respond “All the Time” and when we say, “All the Time”, we respond “God Is Good”. This is an affirmation of the exhortation of Paul in Philippians to “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say Rejoice.” This is our statement of faith that no matter the circumstances, God is at work for our good within them. It does not mean that we as Christians, court bad situations or want bad things to happen; it is though an affirmation that when we see situations of injustice, or inequality we will become involved to bring the light of God’s reign/kingdom to bear even when it is against popular sentiment and/or the power structures because God is with us. Even in personal situations of illness, broken relationships, unemployment, etc., we know that the One who is the Good Shepherd walks with us even “through the valley of the shadow of death”, and our God works for our good in all circumstances.
God Is Good
All the Time