This Week: Oct. 17th, 2021
The singer Bono, of the musical group U2, said in an interview once that there are two people. Those who run from God and those who run toward God, but God is always in the center. When Jesus healed the blind man, the religious leaders of the day could not fathom this miracle in that it was believed that a man born blind was blinded by the sins of his parents. When they could not rationalize, in their worldly and even religious view, what had healed the man, the excommunicated the man from the temple. The irony here, and Jesus mentions it, is that while the man had gained his sight, it was the Pharisees that had lost theirs. Following Christ is going to put you at odds with so many, sometimes your own family, but being blind to Christ and having your spiritual sight restored, provides new way of looking at the world and a peace about this life and the mysteries of the next is the gift.
This Week's Worship Service
Oct 17th, 2021 - Jesus made it very clear that there are going to be two types of people. Those that accept him and those that reject him. The ones that accept him may losing friends, family, jobs, stature in the community, etc. but will gain everlasting life. It is important to note that in today's scripture, referencing the blind man who Christ healed, while he gained his eyesight, he was cast out of the temple. What we lose in following Christ is nothing compared to what we gain, what we are open to seeing, and what life after this one will bring us. You may feel alone at times but God is always there and his presence in your life offers a kind of peace that nothing on this world will every provide.
This Week's Church Sign Sermon
Inspirational wisdom can come from the simplest of things. So here we offer just a little Jesus as you drive by. We'd love to have you in for a visit.
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Who We Are
Rockvale Cumberland Presbyterian Church has been a landmark in Rockvale Tennessee since 1889 at a simpler time when church was an integral part of the community. Church members were family that leaned on each other in times of struggle and celebrated together in times of joy. This spirit lives on in our diverse congregation bound together by a love for Christ and for one another. Our motto is simple, 'Whosoever will, is welcome - just as you are', in the manner as Christ said 'Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.' We hope to see you this Sunday morning.