Pentecost Sunday! The commemoration and celebration of the initial outpouring of the Holy Spirit, as described in the 2nd chapter of the book of Acts. What a blessing this promise is in the lives of believers! The Word of God is clear, that this gift from Heaven was not just a one-time event- in the 39th verse of Acts 2, Peter said "this promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." If you've been called to repentance and have been born again, then YOU are included in this promise! Peter preached the heartbeat of the Gospel message in this verse and the previous one - "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."
Pastor Cheek took his text from Matthew 14:15 When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.” The title of his message: "Miracles in the Desert". A desert place- the world we live in today... Tired, worn, hungry masses- and we, like the disciples, feel overwhelmed when we look at the need surrounding us versus the physical resources WE have to meet that need. But, Pastor pointed out that Jesus told them a few verses down "...bring them to me." When we learn that we are not their answer, but we can bring them to the one who IS, we will have learned the key to evangelizing the hungry masses suffering in the desert- JESUS is the miracle!
We hope you and your family have had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Let us always regard with a grateful heart, the ultimate sacrifice that so many brave Americans have made that bought the freedom we enjoy today. God bless you, and God bless America