June 12th is the anniversary date of the charter of the Nor’kirk. Forty years ago, a group of people took a leap of faith and established in God’s honor a church in the far north reaches of Carrollton. This week, let’s think about what that anniversary means.
Almost everything we as believers hold dear has to do with the invisible. In fact, the great truths of our faith involve things we can’t see – God, Jesus, eternity. Yet, by faith, we know that God exists, Jesus was raised from the dead, and heaven is real. That’s why this church exists.
Believing God exists is not enough. Faith is also seeking God. In fact, throughout Scripture, having faith and seeking God is synonymous. We entrust our whole selves to God, seeking Him daily to fulfill His promises in and through our lives and circumstances. Thus, from our Charter members on, this house has been one of seeking.
Faith that actively believes and diligently seeks is the kind of faith that pleases God. So ask yourself during this anniversary of the chartering of this congregation, are you diligent in your seeking?
Read: Hebrews 11:6
Scripture Readings for 2nd Sunday after Pentecost – June 18, 2017
Epistle Reading: Romans 5:1-8
Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:35-10:8