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I got home yesterday from preaching a 3-night rally in Colorado. I like the emphasis on kicking off the school year right—with Bible preaching! Today, I’ll be re-preaching all three sermons (not all in Sunday school!) as we think about starting the year strong. Each day is a new beginning […]

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Stay On The True Course

July 16th, 2013

-bulletin note from Sunday, July 14, 2013

The America’s Cup Yacht races are underway in San Francisco Bay. The winged catamarans being sailed don’t look much like yachts but they do seem to fly through the waters. The course takes them up and down the bay, rounding Alcatraz. A good crew of sailors is able to move the craft in any direction regardless of the direction of the wind, which is providing the power for movement. This is accomplished by the set of the sails and the work of the helmsman.

One ship sails East and another West,

By the self-same winds that blow,

‘tis the set of the sails and not the gales,

That tells the way we go.

(Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1916)

A Christian needs to be like those good sailors. Regardless of which way the winds of culture are blowing, our direction needs to be steered true, and our sails rightly set. Our mind set; Col. 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Our heart set; Ps. 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. Our will set; Luke 22:42 not my will, but thine, be done. Are you being driven whatever way the world’s gales are blowing, or are you staying on a true course, guided by the compass of God’s Word?

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