This week at Parkway Church we will be having a special restoration and healing service at both the 8:45 and 11:00 service. If you would like prayer for emotional healing, spiritual healing, healing for relationships, or physical healing or know someone who needs it, we pray that you will consider joining us this Sunday.
Preview of the message this Sunday as we will be in Matthew 18:12-22 and Luke 5:17-26:
C.S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity wrote this, “For a long time I used to think this a silly, straw-splitting distinction: how could you hate what a man did and not hate the man? But years later it occurred to me that there was one man to whom I had been doing this all my life--namely myself. . . In fact, the very reason why I hated the things was that I loved the man. Just because I loved myself, I was sorry to find that I was the sort of man who did those things. Consequently Christianity does not want us to reduce by one atom the hatred we feel for cruelty and treachery. . . But it does want us to hate them in the same way in which we hate things in ourselves: being sorry that the man should have done such things, and hoping, if it is in anyway possible, that somehow, sometime, somewhere, he can be cured and made human again.”
At the heart of true restoration, real healing, being cured and made human again is the knowledge of a compassionate and caring God who pursues the lost sheep, pursues those who sin and need forgiveness. And who pursued those who have sinned with their eyes and with their hands and who truly know they need forgiveness and restoration.