Friends Like These

“Friends Like These”
Second Sunday of Easter
Rev. Benjamin Wines
Mark 2:1-12

Happy are those who consider the poor;
The Lord delivers them in the day of trouble.
The Lord protects them and keeps them alive;
They are called happy in the land.
The Lord sustains them on their sickbed;
In their illness you heal all their infirmities.
As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me;”
“Heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
My enemies wonder in malice when I will die,
And my name perish.
All who hate me whisper together about me;
They imagine the worst for me.
But you, O Lord, be gracious to me,
And raise me up, that I may repay them.
By this I know that you are pleased with me;
Because my enemy has not triumphed over me.
But you have upheld me because of my integrity,
And set me in your presence forever. – from Psalm 41

We look forward to joining you in Worship this Sunday, starting at 11:00AM in the Sanctuary. You can also find our services online at the HVBC YouTube Channel. Today’s sermon is titled, “Friends Like These”. We will be reading from Mark 2:1-12, and our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 41.

Questions for Further Reflection:
This passage is a reminder of the power of community.
How can a community love people more deeply?
Who might God be calling you to reach out to in love?