Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Mind Dump

  • Very good church today. Attendance was a little lower than last week due to the storm front moving through – 458.

  • Today’s message was from Malachi 2:10-17 – “The Covenant of Marriage.” It was a very strong word. But it was also very beneficial and edifying.

  • Yes, we talked about v.16 – the verse most often quoted about divorce, and the one that is most angrily applied. i.e., “I hate divorce says the Lord God of Israel.” Context is so important.

  • Here’s an ENCOURAGING WORD for everyone: We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. God’s plan for your life isn't limited by your past. Your problems are not punishment; they are wake up calls! God is trying to get you to change. See Psalms 119:67

  • I loved v.15…..”he was seeking godly offspring.” One of God’s designs for covenantal marriage is that godly children will be raised who will grow up to serve the Lord themselves. i.e., When a couple models sacrificial love for each other in front of their children they are showing the next generation what it looks like to serve the Lord.

  • Yes, we talked about believers marrying unbelievers and the complications associated with it.

  • Enjoyed the story about meeting Renae. Yes I really did say, “oh-la-la, momma-mia” in church today.

  • I’ve been the lead pastor at PCC for twelve years. A lot of people have come and gone during that time. On the other hand, a lot of people have stayed the course through thick and thin. Through it all I have formed friendships that, I believe, will last me a lifetime. My life has been enriched as a result.

  • I think PCC does a good job at educating our people in the Word of God (through the weekend services, small groups, Bible studies, and children & teens departments). We are a Word-oriented church and have excellent teachers.

  • We have witnessed God do some amazing things over the last twelve years at PCC, but I am convinced there is so much more. See Ephesians 3:20….Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…

  • A card was turned in today by a former church member who came back to PCC after being gone a while. He wrote a note on the card asking me to make contact with him. I didn’t see him in service but got the note; I will be calling him this week.


Anonymous said...

Ha, Ron! You were VERY gracious in not mentioning that you had to be a GREAT visionary in order to take a second look at me. But, for the record, I'm glad you were (a great visionary), and did (take a second look). And if I had to do it all over again, I'd still let you give me that first kiss in the church. Good message today, and very timely.


Sandy said...

Pastor Ron,
The message was great. The part that you said to surrender to God is so true. I though I was married to a Godly man who was going to college to be a pastor. So the opposite. He was not a beleiver and a very unGodly man. Have to pray for the right mate. My boys are not walking with God. I will continue to pray for them forever.

Ron said...

Thanks Renae!

Ron said...

Thanks Sandy for the encouragement. Keep praying for those boys that God will reveal Himself to them.