Jul 9, 2023 – 8:00am – Does God really work for good in bad moments?


Today’s Meditation;

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. ~Ephesians 3:20‐21 The Message

Welcoming Guests and Announcements – Pastor Dave

Hymn Sing

Welcoming, Pastor Stuart Salvatierra

Pastoral Prayer – Silent Prayer, Lord’s Prayer – Pastor Stuart

Scripture Reading – Romans 8:28‐39 – Ernie Gutierrez

Message – Does God really work for good in bad moments? ‐ Pastor Dave

Communion – Pastors Linda, Dave & Stuart

Benediction & Response

Thank you for worshiping with us!
Have a Wonderful and Blessed Week!

Romans 8:28-39 – New Revised Standard Version

28 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family.

30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

32 He who did not withhold his own Son but gave him up for all of us, how will he not with him also give us everything else?

33 Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

34 Who is to condemn? It is Christ who died, or rather, who was raised, who is also at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword?

36 As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than victorious through him who loved us.

38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

In all elements of life God is laboring, doing good our behalf. God is enormously creative.  God is not limited by the ways we think. God does not see the ways we see. God thinks differently so what is good can emerge. God can work in circumstances to keep us calm, help us know what to say, what to do.

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