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October 2, 2019


Leadership Notes


I love October. My youngest granddaughter was born in October. That there is more than good enough reason. The days grow shorter. It's time to start stocking up on firewood. But we can have wonderfully warm days, trailing reminders of summer past. Harvest festivals, farmers gathering their crops, deer hunting season…I love October.


I love these beautiful fall Sunday mornings. There's something about the crispness in the air and the position of the morning sun that calls us to worship. In a culture that screams for us to pursue our own self-interest, to obsess over what we think we want or need, to be entertained, and to fulfill our deepest desires, worshiping with brothers and sisters in Christ returns us to what matters most.


What does our Director of Worship Arts, Ben Nichols, sometimes remind us of? Especially in worship, we want less of us and more of God. Worship focuses us upward and outward, not inward. Worship is not about me. We turn our hearts toward God. We tell of His grace and mercy {remember - mercy is not getting what we deserve and grace is getting what we don't deserve}. It fills me with joy when we spend time in the presence of Jesus Christ, singing and laughing and smiling and praying. There is a deep sense of satisfaction when we worship together. There is a pleasantness that washes over me as my spirit is fed in the presence of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.


How I love the people of Covenant Church!


Richard


P.S. - Quote of the day:


Satan hates Humility, Sonship, Scripture, and Worship. He will do all he can to eat away at them, like an acid.


- Andrew Wilson, "Christianity Today" {October 2019}

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