August 28, 2020 – The Church

Lynn Daily Devotion

Dear Trinity Families,

Here is your Daily Devotion

Only twice in the Gospels does Jesus calls someone’s faith great. Neither one was an Israelite, but both were members of God’s family. Neither one had a high opinion of themselves, but both had an incredibly high opinion of Jesus. Both trusted Jesus to take care of them and tenaciously hung onto his promises.

That’s what the church is like. It’s not a group of strong, righteous people doing good. It’s a group of powerless sinners clinging to Jesus and his promises. It’s also a group of people that Jesus loves deeply. It’s a group of people who have been washed clean of their sins, brought into God’s family, and who are walking with Jesus every day. It’s people who are growing in faith and getting better at obedience. It’s people like the Canaanite woman—people who are suffering and who desperately need Jesus. People who don’t deserve his attention—much less his love. It’s people who hang on by faith. And it’s people who receive his attention and his love and his forgiveness. People who live by God’s grace.

It’s church—God’s people, forgiven by the incredible sacrifice of our Savior.

 

Matthew 15:25–28 (EHV)

25But she came and knelt in front of him, saying, “Lord, help me.”

26He answered her, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to their little dogs.”

27“Yes, Lord,” she said, “yet their little dogs also eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”

28Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, your faith is great! It will be done for you, just as you desire.” And her daughter was healed at that very hour.

 

 

 

Have a blessed day

Lynn Smith

 

 

Worship at Trinity

Come and worship with us! You can sign up here: https://trinitymarinette.com/events/worship-service-3/ or call Pastor or call the church office to let us know which service you prefer.

Change of Venue/Ladies Night Out: Join Ladies Aid for “Ladies Night Out” We will be meeting, Thurs. Sept. 3rd at 5:00 pm at Perkins in Menominee, MI. NOT The Watermark Restaurant in Menominee (formally known as Schloegel’s)

 

Change of Venue/It’s a Girl!  Save the date for a Baby Shower in honor of Kelly Danell, on Saturday, Sept. 19th at 11:00 am in the Church Basement. More details to follow.

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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

1501 Thomas St.

Marinette, WI 54143