Thanks so much for your participation at the Community Carnival yesterday. I’m grateful for all of you who served beforehand, during, and afterward. I trust our Lord was honored and good things will result in the days to come.

This morning we continue in James as we arrive at one of the most enigmatic passages in all of the New Testament. James 5:15 says “the prayer of faith will save the sick person.” We’ll talk about how to understand that passage and apply it to our lives today. I’m glad you are here.

After James, we’ll turn our attention to one or two different passages of Scripture, and then we’ll go to Genesis 37-50. There we will look at the life of Joseph in a sermon series entitled “Divine Providence.” That phrase means God has not abandoned the world and the people He has created. Instead, He works within creation to manage all things according to the immutable counsel of His own will. The flow of all history is leading toward the “summing up of all things in Christ” (Eph 1:10). And that same flow is for our good also for “we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.” (Rom 8:28)

We’ve had some questions about when we’ll put a door at the front of the children’s wing. We’ve run into supply issues and are waiting on a door. We’ve also tried to get quotes for some other work that is needed. We are having trouble getting those. In fact, we are working on several things. They all seem to be taking longer than we desire.

Be sure to be part of our prayer meeting next Sunday night. There has never been a time in my life when we needed to pray more than now.

God bless you for being here today!