Divine Dependence Day

This week we celebrate our independence from external governments. Yet this Sunday, like any other day we proclaim our dependence on Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

The sixth chapter of Mark’s Gospel describes two scenes related understanding Jesus as Lord. In the first scene Jesus returns to his hometown and attempts to teach and heal. Their lack of faith in his kingship deters is abilities. They looked at him and saw a carpenter born out of wedlock; hardly the stock of kings. In the second scene Jesus demonstrates his kingship by extending his spiritual authority upon his disciples so they too might go out into the world and proclaim and heal.

I will have more to say about Mark 6:1-13 at 10:00 AM on Sunday, July 8th, at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church.

Music Notes

Recently our Worship Committee decided to purchase a new hymnal. And you responded far beyond our expectations! Many of you purchased hymnals in honor or memory of a loved one. The hymnals have arrived and our Worship Committee has added dedication plates in the front of as many hymnals as have received dedications.

This Sunday, during worship, we will dedicate all of these hymnals to the glory to God.

A Tip for Parents

Does God answer prayer?

Children may understand how God answers prayer by how you answer their requests. Sometimes you might answer with a smile and say yes, as for a request for a second helping of vegetables. Other times you might answer no, as for a sweet snack a few minutes before dinner. And other times you might answer “not now,” or “we will see.” God answers prayer the same way: yes, no, and perhaps.