Sam is the pastor of Grace and Peace Presbyterian (PCA). They meet on Sunday night in Fourth's building. It's been a great joy to get to know Sam over the last few months. And it's was a joy to have him bring the message.
The second purpose of our church is to love each other. It sounds simple and easy, but it's not. The best thing we can do in our witness to the world is simply be the community Christ desires us to be. That's something everyone would want to be a part of.
Chapter 2 of Matthew is about humanity's response to Jesus. The right response is represented by the Wise Men. God reveals himself to them first through nature, then through scripture, and finally in the presence of Jesus himself. And when they see him, they worship him. It's a picture of right faith.