LW Baptist church enters into heaven’s joys at sinners’ turning from death to life, from darkness to light on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m.
Religious leaders of Jesus’ day criticized him for welcoming sinners and eating with them. Jesus replied they should rejoice in God’s saving grace, and fulfilling Ezekiel chapter 34’s prophecy, he faults Israel’s false shepherds for not seeking the lost and, pictures himself searching and finding the sheep for himself.
Jesus also said, “It is not the healthy who need a physician, but the sick. The son of man came to seek and save the lost.” When he finds lost people, he does not leave them there, for that would be as if he never found them. Rather he rescues and saves. Seeing the person’s helplessness, he carries them in his arms. Confessing sinners rejoice in forsaking their sin, knowing with joy that heaven has changed their hearts. That is the Gospel’s wonder, full of things angels long to look into.
The midweek service meets in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and in the same place on Sunday. Masks are required at both meetings.
For more information, call (562) 430-2920.