Signs, Signs, everywhere a sign.

Signs” was a pop music hit released in 1971 by the group, The Five Man Electrical Band. The song questioned the right of anyone to put up signs and make rules that interfere with nature.  Over 50 years later, It seems we still have signs everywhere to prohibit people from going places or doing things. Signs and rules are good when they keep us from being hurt or hurting someone else. But sometimes rules get in the way.

Recently we have experienced rules that have kept us from being with each other. Many have felt lonely and discouraged. While many of these rules have been much needed to keep us healthy, many have questioned the extent of those rules. Rather than rules that prohibit bad or unadvised behavior, why not institute rules to encourage us to be kind to others. Those are rules we should all follow.

This Sunday, June 28, I will begin our summer sermon series called Straight Talk from Luke 6. Jesus gives simple, honest and direct communication about vital topics. This week I will share “Straight Talk about Rules.”

In Luke 6:1-11 Jesus confronts some man-made rules that conflict with God’s rules. The Jews set up 39 rules of activities you couldn’t do on the Sabbath. But Jesus obeyed God’s rules anyway as He met the physical needs of His followers and healed the physical hurts of a paralyzed man – all on the Sabbath. This Sunday you will discover when and how to follow God’s rules to make a positive influence with the people in your life, in spite of the man-made rules that bog you down.

Join me as we discover the straight talk about rules. We will continue to have church services in our building at 9:00 am or 10:30 am. For more information about our reconnecting guidelines, visit RECONNECT. You can also watch our pre-recorded service with the same message on Facebook Live or YouTube Live on Sunday at 9:00 am or 10:30 am.

Join me this Sunday.

Pastor Greg Burdine – Faith Baptist Church