This Sunday is Confirmation Sunday and it also is the final message in the WayPoints Series until we return to the New Testament portion in the fall. We have spent the past eight months in the Old Testament encountering God and His people. It has been quite a journey with all kinds of ups and downs along the way. Some things never change.
Another thing that never changes is that we find God in it all. He is there when we are at our best and He is there when we are in a pit. He confronted Adam and Eve with their sinfulness and today He will not let us be comfortable with our sin either. He called Abraham, Moses and Jeremiah to serve in His kingdom and He is calling us to serve in that same kingdom-building project today. God Almighty patiently persevered and continued to love Israel through it all; He does the same for the Church of Jesus Christ today.
God has given us these ancient and relevant WayPoints in His Word to be eternally present. Our lives reach back to the same truths for us today and the stories of Scripture travel across the years to the moments that make up our lives in 2016. This Sunday Cole, Rachel, Sophia and Karin will declare that they are connected to the WayPoints of Scripture in general and all that is ours through Jesus in particular.
The WayPoint on Sunday at Oak Hill will be a spot where God’s people gather together and celebrate our faith that has been passed down from generation to generation. It truly is a moment to rejoice when the young generation declares to the old that “your God is my God and your hope is my hope”. What could be better than that? Please remember to pray for our four confirmands this Sunday and expect to be blessed as they confess their faith to you this Sunday.
Also, May 1st we will begin a new series that I am excited about. It is “Jesus Has Some Questions…” and it is literally looking at a number of the questions Jesus asks us in Scripture. Why is He asking these particular questions and what does He hope is delivered to us as we answer them? It should be a great summer hanging with Jesus!
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Nick Mundis