I Pledge Allegiance... to Whom?
We love our country and often feel offended by others that run us down. We say we should be allegiant to our country and flag but how does God fit into this equation?We can love God and confess our belief that Jesus is Lord but expect total allegiance to our country as a matter of patriotism. The rub comes when we compromise our beliefs in exchange for a comfortable lifestyle in our own country. On Sunday, Tim will explore Romans chapter 13, verses 1-7 which lays the foundation for Paul's command regarding all believers' relationship with their governing authorities. When is it appropriate to rebel against our government or even engage in civil disobedience? These are hard questions but are raised by Paul's calling for all of us to be subject to our governing authorities. There are many biblical stories of rebellion against the governmental authorities and how God blessed those who followed Him and not the laws established by pagan authorities. Let us approach this subject with humble submission to our Lord and his commands within the Word of God.
"Subject to the Governing Authorities"
Sunday Morning Class
Food Drive for the Food Bank Last Sunday
Five grocery carts filled- $121 donated
We had a great crew of workers last Sunday following our worship gathering at the Sedgwick Rd. Albertsons requesting donated food for the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank. Some people gave cash which totaled at the end of the drive to $121 dollars. We always look forward to our bi-monthly food drive which continually reminds us of the giving spirit of so many Port Orchard residents. We also had a great crew of guys at another location that cut and loaded a truck load of firewood for the food bank. Thank you to everyone who served in our community!
Ekklesia food drive volunteers on Sunday, January 28th
Super Bowl Party- Sunday 3pm
Next Sunday, February 4th, Ekklesia will hold it's annual Super Bowl party at the Bell home. We really don't care who is playing since our team didn't make it. We just enjoy getting together to have fun, eat good food and scream a little. The game begins at 3:30pm, so all Ekklesia friends and invited guests are welcome at the Bells after 3pm. Everyone is encouraged to bring snacks, munchies, finger foods and whatever else will make the afternoon great.
Ekklesia Super Bowl party of the past