PILOT KNOB LUTHERAN COMMUNIQUÉ

(Official communication to the public)

4/18/18

Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O Lord; and I will walk in your truth.

Are you on the right course? Are you going in the right direction? How can you know?

One foggy night, a captain of a large ship saw what appeared to be another ship’s lights approaching in the distance. This other ship was on a course that would mean a head-on collision. Quickly, the captain signaled to the approaching ship: “Please change your course 10 degrees west.”  The reply came blinking back through the thick fog: “You change your course 10 degrees east.”

Indignantly, the captain pulled rank and shot a message back to the other ship: “I am a sea captain with 35 years of experience. Change your course 10 degrees west!”

Without hesitation, the signal flashed back: “I am a seaman, fourth class. You change your course 10 degrees east!”

Enraged, the captain realized they were approaching each other quickly and would crash within minutes. So he blazed his final warning: “I am a 50,000-ton freighter.  Change your course 10 degrees west!”

A simple message winked back: “I am a lighthouse. You change your course!”

Like the captain of the large ship, we may need to alter our course when confronted by the truth. How can we discover truth that will set life in a safe direction? Spend time in God’s word and allow God’s word to spend time in you. The bible is not man’s word or ideas, but God’s love better to each of us. His word is not only truth but it is eternal and Jesus says his truth will set you free. Free from death, sin’s control and Satan. John 8:32. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

The sad reality is that most people spend their live avoiding the truth of God’s word because they don’t want to walk in it. C.S. Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity: nearly all that we call human history. . . is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”

What is the bible to you? A collection of cute stories, a book of half-truths and myth or is it the actual word of God?

Pr. Bob

By The Way:

Wednesday 18 No bible study – snow AGAIN!

Sunday 22, 9:00 AM Morning Worship.  Sermon: Forgive Us As We Forgive

10:30 Sunday School.

4-5:00 Discussion group: The Paradigm.  All are invited to attend.