Brook Hills family, we've seen horrific acts of violence this week. And last night, Dallas snipers showed us exactly how not to respond to the shootings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge. We ended up with more dead bodies and grieving families. If ever we are going to display the power of gospel hope and gospel unity, it has to be now.
This Sunday, we need to be together as a Body. Perhaps it's providence that we had already cancelled the evening service so that we could eat and share life together Sunday afternoon. As for the morning gatherings, we've felt led to set aside the original plan. The working title of the message at this point is Hope Amid Chaos. We'll sing ourselves more deeply into this hope. And we'll pray - I hope we will pray with a fervency that suits the urgency of the moment. I hope we'll see and hear beautiful expressions of unity in the gospel.
The only death and the only blood that can end this hostility was shed 2,000 years ago.
"For he himself is our peace, who had made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility ... and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility." (Ephesians 2:14,16)
In that sense, this Sunday is like every other Sunday. Our message is the same. But I hope we feel the power and relevance of it in a new way.
I love you, church family. Hope to see you Sunday. - Pastor Matt
We will have two Worship Gatherings on Sunday, July 10, at 9:00am & 11:00am. Our church-wide tailgate will take place during our normal 6:00pm service.