April 12, 2017

I hope and pray you are all having a blessed week. I know our lives can get pretty hectic and busy, but don’t forget to praise the Lord for the many blessings in your life. That means you will have to stop for a moment and consider the blessings He has placed before you. If you don’t stop and consider Him you could really miss something special. Here is your scripture reading for the week.


Luke 22: 39 – 46


One can only imagine the agony that Jesus must have been experiencing at the moment He went to the Mount of Olives to pray. Even with His disciples by His side, Jesus’ desire was only for the One He could truly pour His heart out to. Jesus was about to take those final steps to the cross to become as John the Baptist stated in John 1: 29 “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” Jesus was about to take on the sins of a fallen world and who could He come to at such a moment?


“Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours be done.” Words spoken that for even the briefest of moments shows the humanity of Jesus. And in the humanity of Jesus there was only One that He could come to when the weight of a moment became too much to bear. Jesus brought the weight of that moment to God the Father and in His agony Jesus prayed more earnestly. It says then in verse 43 that there was an answer to Jesus’ prayer and that an angel was sent from heaven to strengthen Him in His hour of need.


Take this cup from Me; nevertheless not my will, but Yours be done. That is not a prayer that we would normally make in the face of an agonizing situation. We would normally ask to be delivered from something that we would much rather not have to go through. Make it go away, please. When we pray that God’s will be done in our lives, do we really mean it? Is it alright for God’s will to be done in our lives as long as it doesn’t inconvenience us? Are we more of a people who think our plans must be God’s plans because our plans are what we want to do and God wouldn’t want us to do something that might cause us discomfort? I’m sure our comfort after all is what’s most important to God.


Do we treat God as a blessing dispenser for our lives, or are we truly concerned for His will to be done through us? Do we use Him to help us dodge the trials of life, or do we look to Him to strengthen us through them? Do we expect God to be all about us, or are we all about God? Maybe there are just some things we are supposed to go through. Will your faith be strengthened by them? You do have a choice.


God Bless,

Pastor Dave



– 11:30am Serendipity Seniors Luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. Great food and even greater fun


– 6:30pm Family Night in the Annex. Great fun for everyone so come and worship with us.


– 9:00am Men’s Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Good food with a side of great fellowship.


– Celebrate EASTER at Trinity as we worship our resurrected King!  Traditional service begins at 8:30 AM and Contemporary service begins at 10:30 AM