dimanche, mai 17, 2009

This morning we went to worship at Bethel. The Lord has blessed Bethel with a wonderful pastor, Steve Wright. He is not a man with a very out going personality. He is, by nature a bit shy, but he is a talented preacher and a caring and loving pastor who is truly concerned about the flock that God has placed him over.

His sermon today was a continuation of a series that he has been going through about worship. Two Sundays ago he
 preached on the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper (i.e. Eucharist), which we celebrate weekly. We are an Evangelical, Protestant congregation that drinks wine during the Supper (just like all Protestants and other Christians before 1864). 

In the South, Baptist are the great majority of Christians and many of our members have Baptist backgrounds. American Baptists are well know for their strong stance against all consumption of alcohol, and since we serve wine (i.e. an alcoholic beverage) at Communion, it is good that the pastor is speaking about wine the way wine is treated in the Bible. Last week he spoke on wine in the Old Testament and this Sunday he spoke on wine in the New Testament. Both sermons have been GREAT.

You can find them here.

Coram Deo,

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