May 25, 2022
Questions – If God is love, then why is there suffering? Jesus was very clear when He spoke that in this world, we WILL have suffering. Unfortunately, it’s part of our free will that often clouds our decisions and then we are left with paying the consequences for not only our own actions, but we are often affected by the consequences others must endure from their decisions, as well. Pastor Dennis reminded us that it is often at times our own irresponsibility that creates circumstances of suffering. The good news is that it doesn’t mean that God is not love or that He does not forgive. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. God can ALWAYS take what we think is broken and bring restoration and He can take the brokenness and the mess of our lives and transform it into something beautiful because that is what He does.
Last week, Pastor Brandi’s series “…WITH JESUS,” focused on the question, “How do I deal with mental health WITH JESUS?” A mental health nurse shared her story and her spiritual and professional insight with us, reminding us that, yes, as Christians, WE DO DEAL with mental health issues. We are not exempt; however, she also reminded us that Jesus is a resource and that He often uses medical professionals and medications to cure what we cannot on our own. Our God is a good God, always looking out for our wellbeing – spiritually, physically and mentally.
THIS SUNDAY, we hope you’ll join us at our 8:30 & 11am traditional services or our 9:30am contemporary service as we focus this Memorial Day weekend on the cost of freedom and at our 11am contemporary service, “Making Sacrifices … with Jesus?”
GET INVOLVED! We have SO many opportunities to plug in at The Purple Door Church. Our
activities are ramping up and we are fully open and have all of our activities
available to our congregation and community! There are plenty of places for you
to serve – WE NEED YOU and want to encourage you to check out list of
opportunities – go to our website:OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE .
PRAYER REQUESTS - We want to remind you that we are here for you! If you need prayer during this time, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
We also want to
encourage you to check out our NEXT STEPS tab here on website where you can find in-depth information
about our different ministries and events, including Bible studies
and small groups.