First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Script #51



1. Wednesday's Midweek Boost (11:30 - 11:45ish a.m. in chapel) will include a look at John 11 in the context of last Friday's tragedy.

2. You will see one of the most powerful movements of the Holy Spirit in our family of faith at First this Sunday during the second service (10:00 a.m.).  Invite!!!

3. Speaking of His movements in our midst, you may want to revisit (go to the right column and click on the two editions related to "controversy" and, yeah, take a look at "Truth About Schism" while you're at it) before continuing.

Seriously, don't continue until you've read...

O.K., a fellah came to the church sometime around noon on Monday and asked for help.

I was in a hurry for a scheduled ministerial appointment concomitant to Ephesians 6; so I got right to the point: "What do you need, friend?  Do you need some $?"

"No man," he said, "I just need someone to talk to.  I tried to kill myself yesterday."

After close to an hour, I called a deacon and asked him to follow up with the man.

Later in the day, the deacon called and said, "We talked for nearly two hours.  I will meet him this Wednesday before Bible study."

Then our deacon said this; and listen carefully: "I asked why he picked our church?  He said, 'I was looking for God and your door was open.'"

Ask Dennis or Harlan for more on how He is...

Blessings and Love!

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