Current Sermon Series

Join us this Sunday, May 22, at 10:30 AM, for guest preacher Chuck Askew’s
sermon Growing in Patience, as we look at James 5:7-11.

Pastor Nate Wilks will resume his spring sermon series, Long Journey Home: Psalms of Ascent, next Sunday, May 29.

Chuck Askew is the campus minister for Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at North Carolina State University and Meredith College. Chuck is from Atlanta, Georgia, became involved with RUF at the University of Florida, and has been involved in campus ministry ever since. Chuck went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree. While there, he met his lovely wife, Lauren, from Syracuse, New York, who was in the Marriage and Family Therapy program of RTS. After graduating in 2005, Chuck and Lauren moved to Conway, South Carolina, to start the RUF at Coastal Carolina University. After four years at Coastal, Chuck was called to serve as the RUF campus minister at North Carolina State University and has been running with the Pack since 2009. Lauren and Chuck have three children, Charlie, Norah, and Sam.

To help you prepare, the scripture for Sunday will be:

James 5:7-11 (ESV)

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

Long Journey Home: Psalms of Ascent – Spring/Summer 2022: “I wish I could push a button and be home.” These were my words, as our family piled into the minivan in late July 2021 at the end of a month-long trip to Colorado. But there would be no button to push, no short-cut to take. We would travel over 1,900 miles, for three days, the only way we could, through a Long Journey Home.

As Christians, we are strangers and travelers in this world. The Psalms of Ascent offer us language for the journey. God’s people would sing these songs on their travels to Jerusalem to be in God’s presence. Like them, our true home is found in God’s presence. There is no short cut and no button to push in the Christian life, but instead, we are called to follow Jesus on the Long Journey Home.

Join us this spring and summer, as we join our fellow travelers on this Long Journey Home, making our way through the Psalms of Ascent (Psalm 120-134).

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