Pray For 'Murica! (2 Chronicles 7:12-18)
May 7, 2017 Speaker: Dr. David Silvernail Series: The Most Misused & Misunderstood Verses of the Bible
Topic: Sermons Passage: 2 Chronicles 7:12–18
Well, I have good news! Tom Gardner, Kirk Maatman, Jon Thompson, and Mike VanDerLinden have all passed their officer exams in front of the Session and will be coming before you this Sunday for election as an officer in the church (Tom, Jon, & Mike for Ruling Elder; Kirk for Deacon). These guys endured a three-month crash course on the Bible, The Westminster Confession of Faith, The Book of Church Order, Call to ministry, and the role of the Officer. This week during Sunday School we will be having an official Congregation Meeting where they will be sharing the testimonies and we will be having a Q & A time before we proceed to the election. I hope you will make every effort to be there. This is an important time in the life of our church.
Additionally, since the Kamienski’s are moving to Charlottesville this month, we will be electing someone to replace Deb Kamienski as a Trustee of the church. The Trustees are the official signatories of the church, meaning that they’re on the bank account, can sign checks and other legal documents, etc. The Session is pleased to nominate Claire Gardner for this key role. Claire is a legislative assistant for one of our state senators and has a lot of administrative experience. We think she will serve well as a Trustee of Potomac Hills and hope you will give her your full support.
Oh yeah, there will be communion this week followed by a Fellowship Lunch. I hope you’ve RSVP’s on The City for the lunch. It’s a great time to just hang out and get to know people. Let me encourage you to sit with someone you don’t know very well and make some new friends!
And we’re coming to the last few weeks in our series on the Most Misused & Misunderstood Verses of the Bible. Thursday is the National Day of Prayer and so you may see a lot of references to 2 Chronicles 7:14 … almost all of which will be misused, taken out of context, and misapplied. So guess what I’m preaching on? 2 Chronicles 7:14, or as I like to call it, the verse Americans love to claim even though it has absolutely nothing to do with America. Lest you fear, I do love my country (will wearing a flag pin on my lapel prove my patriotism?), however, I don’t love people misusing God’s Word in the name of patriotism. So, what does this verse mean? And is it okay to pray for our country? We’ll be looking at those questions this Sunday. Should be interesting! See you then, Dr. Dave