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This is My Father's World

We'll be taking a close look at the third beatitude this Sunday: "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5). Meekness, or gentleness, is not weakness. It is rather, as Kent Hughes explains, "strength under control". The restraint exercised by those who are in the kingdom of God may lead to losing ground now, but they shall inherit the earth!  The last stanza of the hymn,  This is My Father's World, expresses this truth and hope precisely:
This is my Father’s world:Oh, let me ne’er forget That though the wrong seems oft so strong,God is the ruler yet.This is my Father’s world,The battle is not done: Jesus who died shall be satisfied,And earth and Heav’n be one.
When our week has been long or we're going through a difficult season, we know this truth in our head, but sometimes we don't feel it in our heart.  That's why we gather on Sundays - to worship our God and remind one another that though everything in this world is temporary and fading, still yet we sing and say to one another, "Hallelujah, All I Have is Christ, Hallelujah, Jesus is My Life". 
  Looking forward to worshipping with you. Below is the tentative song list for Sunday. Pray for our gathering and as you are on your mission field this week, share the gospel and invite a friend to come and meet our church family and worship with us on Sunday.
  In Christ,
    Pastor Steve
Let Your Kingdom Come
This is My Father’s World
Blessed Be Your Name
All I Have is Christ
Be Thou My Vision