May 22, 2022 ~~ Announcements
Joshua's Army (Young Families) Dinner - Friday June 3rd 6:00 PM
Men’s Ministry – Tuesday June 7th, 6:30 PM. Starting a monthly Bible study here at the church.
Boxing Hall of Fame Parade – Sunday June 12th after service, All are welcome to join us, walkers and limited seating to ride. Sign up on the table.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.” (Ephesians 1:3–4, ESV)
We all have choices, tons of choices in life. If you want to truly see the number of choices, you have look to Amazon. Their logo has the smile that points from the “A” to the “Z” for a purpose. They want to sell everything you need from A to Z. Amazon also put a corner on the shipping side of things you can have your item in 2 days and sometimes the next day. As you look for an item, any item, there might be 500 of your item with all sorts of options and differences. It can get over whelming. We tell ourselves go ahead and purchase the item, there is a 30 day return window. When it arrives, if it is not what I really wanted I can send it back for a refund.
When Paul wrote in Ephesians 1:3-4 that before the foundation of the world that God chose you, He knew what He was getting. He knew the failures; He knew the pitfalls; He knew the project you would be to make you like Jesus and yet He still chose you. But that is not all. Unlike the delivery speeds of Amazon, God has had to wait from before creation until now to get to know you. When He paid the price for you in the death of Jesus, He was not thinking of the return policy. He was thinking of the love and relationship to you out of all the people.