Thanks to generous donations, our project to replace our two aging furnaces is proceeding. The furnace at the north end of the church building has been replaced, just in time for the cooler temperatures of fall.
Speaking of being strangely warmed, in 1738, John Wesley was attending a church service. While listening to the preacher who was “describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation; and an assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.” Wesley went on to be a powerful preacher throughout England. His Methodist movement continues today.
“Trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation.” That message sounds from the earliest writing of St. Paul and gives us hope today. We can’t save ourselves, but Christ can save us. If you are asked, “What do they do at that church,” the answer is, “They are learning to trust Christ, Christ alone for salvation!”