This Sunday morning we remembered the Tuesday 10 years ago

This Sunday morning we remembered the Tuesday 10 years ago, September 11, 2011. A day of great evil and terror.

We remembered the pain and loss moms and dads, husband and wives,brothers and sisters, friends and coworkers still feel.

We also remembered those in our world who suffer great terror today. Dark, ugly slavery, hunger, thirst, rape, abuse, exploitation oppression.At times of great distress, uncertainty and fear, we recall what Jesus declares to us in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

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God takes away the fear and uncertainty from our life as we put our faith in Him. We find our hope in Jesus Christ, who secures a future, even an eternity, that is certain for all those who trust in Him:“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” (Hebrews 6:19)

We shared together this morning in an insightful memorial video, 9/11: Ten Years Ago.

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13.12-13)

Here you can listen to a fine sermon preached this morning in downtown New York City, by Pastor Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. It is called Tears, Anger and Grace, and is from Isaiah 6.

 

 

 

 

 

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