Dear family and friends of First Pres,
Last week we spent some time in Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount looking at what it means for us as a church to be salt and light to the world. This week, we are going back to the Old Testament and looking at Deuteronomy 30:15-20.
If you remember, we are still in the liturgical season of Epiphany; it is the season on the church calendar when the Church is asked to pay attention to the appearances of God in our individual and corporate lives. There are two Sunday’s left in the Season of Epiphany culminating next Sunday with Jesus’ Transfiguration in the presence of Moses and Elijah. Yet, before we get to the Transfiguration whereupon we see Jesus revealed in all of God’s glory, we have this weekend’s text which asks us to ponder the choices we must make before we come to see God face to face. Do we choose evil or the good? Do we choose life or do we choose death? These are abrupt but very important questions to answer before we see the full glory of Jesus revealed on Transfiguration Sunday.
With Epiphany drawing to a close, it means we are on the threshold of Lent which is inaugurated at our Ash Wednesday service on February 26th, just a few weeks away. Please mark your calendars to bring a friend to this moving service as we begin our Lenten journey together!
Beloved, share the winsome Good News and be an inspiring Christ-focused presence transforming Fort Lauderdale and beyond! I am.
Your pastor and friend,