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Sunday
  • Sunday School
    – 9:30 AM
  • Worship
    – 10:45 AM
  • Discipleship Training
    – 6:00 PM
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  • Adult Bible Study & Prayer
    – 6:30 PM
  • Youth Group
    – 6:30 PM
  • Children's Ministry
    – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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    – 7:00 PM
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Thoughts for the week May 22

I find it discouraging when a recent Netflix series that glorifies suicide and downplays the tragic consequences of it can generate so much interest and appeals to a generation that feels as if they can "relate" to the character in the show.  While I do find the show to be in poor taste, the show itself isn't necessarily the problem.  The problem is that there are thousands of young people that see themselves in the characters portrayed in the series.  What does this tell us about the emotional state of a generation of young people who have their whole lives ahead of them.  Somewhere along the way much of society has bought into the lie that if someone isn't seen as valued by the established social hierarchy then they should be cast aside.  Whether you are the social prince/princess or the social pauper, please remember that humanity is created in the image of God bearing His glory.  Secondly, people don't determine the value of others, God does.  He loved you and me enough to send his Son to die so that we could have a relationship with Him.  There was no need for a disclosure contract, He knew that even at our best we could never merit such love.  Amazing grace is more than just a good song.  When Jonah had lost all hope as he sank to the bottom of the sea, he turned his attention back to God and God heard his cry for help.  God loves you and deems you to be of great value.  I saw a story this morning about a lady who bought a bag that had been auctioned off by NASA.  NASA had thought it to be of no great value and decided to get rid of it.  However, the lady who purchased the bag for $995 discovered its real value when she found moon particles from Neil Armstrong's famous walk.  The bag of rocks is reportedly worth an estimated $4 million.  Not bad for something viewed as having little worth  by those who supposedly know the value of such things.  

Robert