Dear Church Family,
The Book of Jeremiah is filled with impending judgment upon Judah, but it is also filled with hope of a coming Messiah. As I was reading this morning in Jeremiah 23 about the failure of the spiritual shepherds, the passage turns towards that hope. I found these words very encouraging:
Jeremiah 23:5-6 (ESV)
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’”
We know that the righteous Branch in David’s line is Jesus Christ. Though we are still waiting for the day when He will reign as king, we have already experienced the reason He will be called, “The Lord is our righteousness.” When Jesus died on the cross, not only did He take our sin upon Himself, but He also gave us His righteousness.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (ESV)
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
We know that “all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment” (Isaiah 64:6b) and that, “as it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one’” (Romans 3:10). Our standing before God doesn’t have anything to do with how good we are. It has everything to do with how righteous Jesus is. The next time you are tempted to believe Satan’s lies that Jesus isn’t enough, or are tempted to believe that you need to become righteous to earn God’s favor, remember that, “The Lord is our righteousness.”
What’s Happening at Gospel Life:
Youth Group: Join us this Sunday, August 6th from 6-8 pm at the Bronleewes’ house. We’ll have dinner, a group game, worship and continue our Bible Study through Luke 15.
Elder Training: The next elder training is scheduled for August 8th at 7 pm at the Bronleewes’ house. We’ll be studying through 1 Timothy 2. If you need a copy of the homework from last month, contact Pastor Dave.
Church Potluck: Our next potluck lunch will be after the morning worship service on Sunday, August 13th. Please bring one of your favorite dishes to share with the group.
We have the opportunity to provide a breakfast for the faculty and staff at Columbia High School on August 14th
. If you would like to contribute towards the breakfast, look for a sign-up that we will send out over email once we find out final numbers. Please have the food ready Sunday morning, August 13th, to drop off at church.Prayer Night:
Our next prayer night will be August 22nd at 7 pm
at the Kropfs’ house. We have the privilege of bringing our needs before the Lord and praising Him for Who He is and what he has done for us. Their address is: 6461 E Path Dr. Nampa, ID 83687.
Request Prayer: It’s important for us to be praying for each other as a church! If you ever need prayer, we would love to come alongside you. You can always turn in a prayer request on Sundays using the Connection Card, but you can also submit a prayer request online at any time:
Life Groups: Life Groups are an important way to connect and grow at Gospel Life. We have several exciting groups for men, women, or both. If you’re looking for a group to join, you can sign up below or stop by the Welcome Table on Sunday.
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