by Pastor Tim White
Regardless if you adopt a mom or have a biological mom, life is a family thing. This Mother’s Day weekend we are studying 1 John 1:8 to 1 John 2:2:4. Pastor Michael will be preaching to our beloved Saturday Night Congregation and Youth Pastor Josh, will be preaching at the 9:30am and 11:00am services. I expect both to pay some tribute to their amazing moms and allow you to honor your moms. Because for Christ Followers, honoring our moms is one of the Ten Commandments. Rhonda and Eliot have some really moving music prepared for us and since our church is a larger family, we want to celebrate Mother’s Day 2019 together.
The message series on Christian Basics will tug at our hearts to become a more forgiving people and more forgiving Christ Followers. Love is learning to say “I’m sorry” regularly and getting rid of the toxic poison that can come out in any family. Love is admitting that none of us are perfect. PBPWMIAAFH. That is the popular Christian code for a phrase: Please Be Patient With Me I Am A Fallible Human Being. When you have your conscience cleansed on a regular basis, then you want to stay that way. So, if you think that you’ve hurt someone, rush to apologize and talk it out so there is nothing preventing you from having an honest and close relationship. If this is not happening regularly in your life, then you need to start. I guarantee that we all make mistakes and have plenty of room for growth.
This weekend will be a blast with Mother of the Year and Big Sister of the Year awards. Free Italian sodas for the ladies. Guys, we get to pay for ours so we can empower the youth group to go on all the adventures they can this summer. They are a powerful witness to the world. 24 out of 25 Christians have become Christians before the age of 21.
I love Pastor Michael’s preaching. He is the Dick Sanders of Washington Cathedral overseeing pastoral care, the building and the grounds. And Josh is such an integral part of our church family as we have loved him since he was a baby. His energy and heart are going to change the world. So please don’t miss their message. And moms, don’t forget how open your children and grandchildren are to your influence and invite them to come to church with you. Your influence is important in their lives.
Your friend for the rest of my life,
Pastor Tim White