Faith without works
Is like a song you can’t sing (sing)
It’s about as useless as
A screen door on a submarine …
These words are from one of my favorite songs (Screen Door by Rich Mullins), because they paint a picture of how crazy it is for us to have faith and not be moved into action. If you have faith without action, it is dead (James 2:17).
This Sunday we will celebrate our 2017-2018 confirmation class. They are an amazing group of young people. They have been exploring their faith intentionally so that they might make their own decision to confirm their parents’ faith, the faith into which they were baptized. Confirmation is not an end, but a beginning. It’s a new start of public proclamation of their faith in Jesus and their commitment to living their lives (actions) in the ways of Jesus, loving God and loving neighbor.
Sunday is also a very important day of the year, Mother’s Day. (If you forgot, you still have time to go pick something up!) Come to worship and celebrate mothers. We will give thanks for biological, adopted, and spiritual mothers who put love in action, nurtured our faith, teaching us how to live out our faith.
And we will continue our Lessons Learned sermon series. We’ll look closely at how words are important, but our actions speak louder than our words. Chris Bodie has been a ministry intern here at Faith, and part of our staff for the last nine months. He has put his faith into action in new and exciting ways, has and learned some important life lessons in the process.
I hope to see you in worship, as we learn more about how we all can put our faith in action. We will rejoice and vow to support our confirmands/newest members through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness. See you in worship at 10:30 a.m.