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Welcome to New Hope Presbyterian Church

 Week of August 21 to August 27, 2016
Wednesday Choir Practice 5 pm
Wednesday

Dinner

6 pm

Wednesday

Movie:  "Do You Believe?"

6:30 pm

Saturday

SatChat

4 pm 
Saturday

Worship

5 pm

 

*At New Hope Presbyterian, we are adapting the way we do Worship!  Beginning Saturday, August 20, 2016 and continuing through to the end of the year, we will be worshipping on Saturday evenings!  All are welcome to join us for SatChat, our new form of "Sunday School" at 4pm followed by Worship at 5pm.  Please, join us! 

 

Our Mission:  We are a supportive welcoming community accepting of all people.
We strive to serve our neighbors as we follow Christ and His example for living. 


Matthew 6:25 - "Therefore, I say to you, don't worry about your life, what you'll eat or what you'll drink, or about your body, what you'll wear.  Isn't life more than food and the body more than clothes?"

 

Theologian and author Frederick Buechner wrote:  "...if you don't have any doubts, you are either kidding yourself or asleep.  Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith.  They keep it awake and moving."

 

In the scripture from Matthew's Gospel, Jesus tells his followers not to worry about their life.  Does Jesus mean if you doubt that you are unable to love God with all of your heart?  Or is there another kind of worry that Jesus is referring to in his teaching?

 

Often, when you doubt, you do so with your head or your thoughts.  You might question as you move forward, still trusting that God is bigger than any doubt you can imagine.  These doubts are the "ants in the pants of faith" which Buechner references.

 

Worry is deeper, a doubt that comes from the heart, a doubt that doesn't trust God enough to provide or to sustain you even with your day-to-day needs.

 

To love God with all of your heart means you will not worry about your life, despite the doubts in our head.

 

- Josh Speight

 

Prayer:  "God, help me to trust you today, despite my doubts.  Help me not to worry about my life and to love you with all my heart.  Amen."

 

This week's Scripture reading, devotional, and prayer from d365.org a daily devotional site produced and published by Passport, Inc.  For additional text, archived devotions, information on the writer, music, and much more - CLICK HERE!


 


 

New Hope Presbyterian Church

208 West Central Avenue

La Feria, Texas  78559

(956) 277.0208

 
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