I’m glad you are here this morning! If you are a guest, I would like to meet you after this service! I’ll be in the foyer by the front doors. Thanks for being here!

There are two events I want to call to your attention:

  1. We will have a Family Fellowship Meal after church on March 27 in the fellowship hall. COVID separated us in many ways. So we would like EVERY one of you to stay and eat lunch in the fellowship hall after church that Sunday. It would be even better if you sat with someone you did not know. We have many new faces. Fellowship is an important part of building our faith, hope, and love. And it is a foretaste of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb! So please join us, and that includes guests!
  2. We will hold a Community Spring Festival on our grounds on April 16. We are still firming up plans but we will have an Easter egg hunt with a substantial amount of eggs! We will also have some bounce houses, a car care clinic, refreshments, and we’ll give away eight $50 gas gift cards (hat tip to Kirk Baggett for that idea!) Please invite neighbors and friends, especially those with children! This will the day before Easter, which is a good time to invite people to church. We would love for you to be here to help, or just to hang around!

Today we open God’s Word to Genesis 39 to learn how to resist sexual temptation. Pornography is ravaging lives. Adultery has lasting consequences. Falling to this sin dissolves marriages. On top of all that, it’s a sin against our gracious God. So we want to learn from God’s Word on how to avoid this sin.

And if you are staring failure in the face in this area, there is great hope for you. Jesus came to redeem, not condemn. This sermon will contain a path out of this sin, and provide you with hope. And please know you can always talk to Pastor Nathan or me if you want help.

I LOVE BEING YOUR PASTOR! Let’s keep loving our community. Let’s keep inviting people to church. Let’s keep talking to people about Jesus. The best apologetic is a united and generous church. The world may look at us and say “I don’t think I agree with their beliefs. But they certainly have what this world lacks – kindness, generosity, hope, and love.”