From: Rich Carlson
Date: August 27, 2019
Subject: It's August 27; Good Morning Union

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”     John 3:16


I start with the basics as I begin this year. John 3:16 is probably the most famous verse in the Bible, and John 3:17 has for me one of the greatest promises in the Bible. God loves me so much that He gave His life for me, which gives me eternal life--- IF--- I choose to believe and accept that.

And with today’s text I always follow my dad’s advice, “never read John 3:16 without John 3:17!” “For God did NOT send His Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved.” He also reminded me this morning that He is far more interested in saving me than condemning me!! He’s in the business of saving not condemning. That’s good news. That’s the truth about God that provides me with a reason again this morning to love and serve Him.


Have a great day being reminded of the basics,

Pastor Rich


Quote for the day:        “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.”


PS           Christ on Demand- 7:30 in the Rees Hall Chapel. Join Amber and friends for 30 minutes of singing and a devotional thought. This week Susan Byers, professor of education, will be sharing her story. All are welcome.