In this message Pastor Shane Smith, recently relocated to San Diego, introduced himself to us and then spoke to us about being devoted.
I’m afraid that far too many of the things to which we attach value and prioritize, things that have managed to capture our devotion, have little to no value in the life to come. (Shane Smith)
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved
1 Timothy 4:8 –
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
Jesus said in Mark 8:36
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Luke 12:15 –
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
Verses like these, really cause us to pause and think about:
Here is this week’s bulletin.