North Augusta, South Carolina
From the Pastor’s Desk .....
As we come together in the month of March, which is a time of thinking and welcoming the spring time, we find ourselves in the midst of being challenged by the powers of God under a theme entitled, “When Life Gives You a Lemon” and a sub-topic entitled, “Rise above it all and press on.”
Now! The applicable level of study for this theme and sub-topic is found in Philippians the 3rd chapter, verses 13-14. The background scriptures are also found in Philippians, the 3rd chapter, verses 13-16.
Now! Before we can get into dealing with this theme, we must first know and understand the true meaning of this phrase. First of all, this phrase is an adage most of us, if not all of us, have heard most of our lives that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Now! Let us bear in mind, that this is a metaphor about taking life’s obstacles and transforming them into life's opportunities.
Yes! It is a metaphor that encourages us to acknowledge our faults, accept the bitterness of our failures to overcome the fears and obstacles that stand before us and use them as ingredients to create a brighter future.
In so doing, we must keep in mind that God does not focus on our path or where we are today. God’s focus, through the blood of Jesus, is on who we can become tomorrow and henceforth.So! When life gives us a lemon, we must rise above it all and press on.
First Providence Baptist Church
315 Barton Road
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: (803) 279-8836
Fax: (803) 441-8666