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Is This Not a Great Garden?


By Pastor Bill
“Is this not the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?”   Words spoken by King Nebuchadnezzar just before he lost his sanity.   He had been warned. God had sent him a “merciful message” a year earlier, but the king refused to heed the warning.
For the past 25 years of my life I’ve had a garden. I’ve grown beans and potatoes and peas…all the standard stuff. And over the years I have driven by other people’s gardens where – from a distance – the soil looked so rich and fine it appears to have been sifted. My garden has never looked like that.   Until this year. I have tilled and cultivated and raked, and just about every night at dusk I go out and stand by the garden and am tempted to say, “Look at this magnificent garden which I have worked by my mighty power.”
But not this year. Not after preparing this week’s message. Because through Daniel chapter 4 God has sent me a merciful message – make life less about me and more about Him – and I don’t want to miss it. You won’t want to miss whatever message He has for you either.
Join us in the Auditorium this Sunday as we look at “The battle of the I Am’s.”
Pastor Adam brings the message in Chapel service at 11:00.   He’s speaking from Daniel chapter 3 and we’ll be looking at “The Image of God.” Chapter 3 contains the story of the image of gold as well as the story of the fiery furnace. By the and of Adam’s sermon, we’ll see that the main image in this chapter is not the tower of gold but the image of God.


8:00 Service in the Auditorium

Worship & Praise: I Will Sing of My Redeemer…To God Be the Glory…Wonderful Grace of Jesus…Such Love

Message:   I AM

9:30 and 11:00 Services in the Auditorium

Worship & Praise: Center My Life…God With Us…Come Thou Fount…Mercy…Great I AM

Message: I AM

11:00 Service in the Chapel

Worship & Praise: To God Be the Glory…And Can It Be That I Should Gain…Wonderful Grace of Jesus…How Great Thou Art

Message: The Image of God