Welcome to First Assembly, a relevant, exciting church striving to be living proof of an empty tomb. Our mission is to serve, serve the Lord Jesus Christ, His church and those searching for the meaning and purpose of life. You are cordially invited to celebrate with us the victory made possible through the cross as we defend the truth together and provoke this world to jealously.
A Picture is worth…
I dare say, of those who have occupied the planet for any length of time, the partial title above could easily be finished. Now, I’m not so sure that a picture is literally worth a thousand words. A visual image may be worth more or less, but the heart of the quip is certainly true. To see something is to connect to something. Physiologically speaking, a visual image requires a coordinated effort between the parts of the eye, conductors, and the occipital lobe in the brain. In others words, there is more to seeing than meets the eye. Ok, maybe that wasn’t as funny to you as it was to me but you get the drift. So much of our life, our coming, our going and our in between relies on our ability to see. Maybe you have tried walking through the house at night without turning on the light, only to learn a painful lesson that our toes are there to help us find furniture in the dark. It’s important to see where we are going. Jesus in His famous Sermon on the Mount said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness.”I extract three lessons from this part of the Lord’s sermon. First, be careful what you set before your eyes. Two, sin has a blinding affect, and three, living life in the dark will bring more pain than just to our toes. Let us live in the light!
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