April 26 service highlights:
TRADITIONAL & CONTEMPORARY SERVICES:
Primary Scriptures: Luke 22:54-62 and Acts 2:37-41
Message Highlights: Pastor Ed Geleske preached on Peter, often known as the "first among the disciples." After promising to never leave Jesus, Peter denied knowing him three times on the night of his arrest. Dismayed at this lapse of courage, Peter cried uncontrollably when he realized what he'd done. Pastor Ed gave many examples of how we might also experience lapses of courage, break promises, or have to take back something we said. Fortunately for Peter, the story did not end on the night of Jesus' arrest. After the resurrection, Peter was restored and redeemed by Jesus--and on the day of Pentecost Peter preached so boldly to the crowds that more than 3000 people began to follow Jesus. Jesus did not give up on Peter after his lapse of courage and He does not give up on us either. What will you do with your lapses?
Songs to keep the message in mind all week: "O How He Loves" by the David Crowder Band. And a more traditional song: "Just as I Am"