Assembly of God
The Haunted Shack at Knott’s Berry Farm’s had rooms of optical illusions that made it seem like gravity was suspended. Visitors could walk through rooms where balls rolled uphill, a person seated in a chair couldn’t rise without a struggle, and when standing in what one thought was an upright position, people were actually standing at an almost 45-degree angle to the floor. Everything felt odd and off-balance. One felt confused and disoriented. At the end of the tour, as the ground leveled off and things became more familiar, people felt a sense of relief and comfort that the law of gravity still applied to the outside world. The attraction was removed in 2000.
Twenty-one years later, feelings of confusion and uncertainty are not assuaged by pressing through the exit gate of an amusement park attraction. Feelings of security and rightness with the world are desperately lacking.
How can people face the onslaught of discomforting and discouraging news? By remembering that he is still God. Yesterday, today and forever, he’s still God.
Pastor Chuck Franco will preach from Daniel 3:17-18 on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. God is not surprised by world events. He sees his people in distress. He is faithful. He proved himself to be the God of deliverance from the fire then, and he is still the deliverer today.
Assembly of God’s Bible study continues to meet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Pastor Chuck will launch a study in Colossians. People will be challenged as students take a deeper dive into this book about the supremacy of Christ and reconciliation to God through him. Masks must be worn and distancing observed during church meetings.
Those who have a need, would like prayer or want more information about Assembly of God should call the church office at (562) 357-4360 or email Pastor Chuck at [email protected] com. Prayer requests can also be directed to Carolyn van Aalst at (562) 343-8424.