This Week at JMPC 11.4.18

I was reminded this week of a Peanuts cartoon from long ago. Lucy and Linus are looking out a window. It is raining hard. It has been raining for a while. Lucy turns to Linus and says: “Boy, look at it rain … what if it floods the whole world”. Linus responds as only Linus can: “It will never do that. In the ninth chapter of Genesis, God promised Noah that would never happen again, and the sign of that promise is the rainbow.” Lucy is relieved. “You’ve taken a great load off my mind,” she says. Linus replies, “Sound theology has a way of doing that.”
 
This week we celebrate All Saints Sunday. It is the Sunday that we celebrate and remember the lives of our loved ones who have died. We will sing and light candles, hear scripture and words of comfort. And we will also ask a question. What has happened to our departed loved ones? And in turn, what will happen to us when we die? We want the kind of relief Lucy got from Linus. We want sound theology. We want an answer to that question. Does sound theology give us an answer? Does it take a great load off our collective minds?
 
Well … come and hear about it when Pastor Jeff preaches “About Those Who Have Died” based on 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18 at 8:30 and 11. The 11 o’clock service will be a service of lessons and songs commemorating the faith in the promise of God that we will spend eternity with God, and that our death is not the end. Come and Join us at John McMillan Presbyterian Church. We will look forward to seeing you.

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