Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist . . .
- Ephesians 6:13-14a, NIV
Have you ever tried to stand firm in the ocean when the current is strong and the waves are high? As a kid I can remember vacationing at the beach. Every now and then, there would be a storm at sea and the waves would be unusually large. We created a game where we would dig our toes deep into the sand on the ocean floor, so we could try to stand in the same place when the waves tried to knock us over. Sometimes it feels that way now as we are knocked around by the storms of this pandemic.
So, how do we try to stand firm in the storms of life? The words above are from one of Paul's letters to the early church. As we can see, trying to stand firm in life is not a new challenge -- nor is it easy. But Paul's words from scripture may give us some practical wisdom and encouragement to do just that. This Sunday we are starting a new series of messages called "Stand Firm" which are based on these words of Paul. Each week we will look at one pillar of the Christian life that helps us to stand firm. This week we will be looking at truth. What is truth? And what is the best way to speak the truth?So, plan to join us this Sunday online as we go deeper into these questions and discover God's word of grace and love for us all!
P.S. - This past week someone told me they liked everything about the online service except the small picture. While you cannot go full screen from the JCPC website, you can click to the top of the picture where it says "Johns Creek Presbyterian Worship 4/19/20" and it will send you to the YouTube page where you can go full screen by clicking the lower right corner. Also, by connecting an HDMI cable from your TV to your laptop -- you can make it even bigger!