This week we begin moving toward Easter. But we dare not go too fast. These days called “Lent” are times to remember the sacrificial love which led Jesus to the cross. On Palm Sunday we will take a look at an event which took place not on Palm Sunday, but on Maundy Thursday. We will look at the abject failure of Simon Peter as a friend and disciple. I think we will learn that even “saints” make mistakes. It is what we do after we make mistakes that often defines our future.
Since late last fall we have had an off-duty Kingsport Police Department officer patrolling our campus on Wednesday evenings. Beginning early in April we will add Sunday morning to the rotation. One of our KPD officers will be walking our campus throughout Sunday morning simply to provide a security presence to our facilities. Our neighbors at First Broad Street United Methodist have been utilizing such a practice for some years. I hope you will greet our officers as guests to our campus and help feel “at home.” Our ultimate goal is to provide a safe and secure worship experience for everyone who joins us each Sunday and Wednesday.
Thanks to our Belize and Panama mission teams for excellent reports on Sunday. Have you ever prayed about joining one of our mission teams, whether here or far from Kingsport? We have opportunities for everyone. Let me know if I can help you as you seek God’s will in your life.
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!