I attend The Brook Church located in Columbia, SC. Today's message was awesome and a learning experience for me.
Pastor Simeon Moultrie continued the series "POWER".
Scripture- Romans 8:26-28.
Pastor Sim incorporate teaching/learning opportunities in the Sunday messages.
There were many key highlights for me. But, there were two separate parts that are defining for me.
Walking in your purpose
A. Understanding- Ephesians 1:8 "He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding."
B. Clarity- Know where God is taking you. Sometimes God will give you clarity for the/that moment.
C. Time- Do not mismanage your time. Your purpose has an appointed time.
D. Power- The Holy Spirit will help you with walking in your purpose.
Missing man / Fallen comrade table setting and its meaning.
The tribute to our SOILDERS,
past and present.
A small table set for one, symbolising the isolation of the absent service member.
The table is round to represent the everlasting concern the survivors have for the missing.
A white tablecloth to symbolise the pure intentions of the service members who responded to the country's call to arms.
A single rose in the vase symbolising the blood that service members have shed in sacrifice to ensure the freedom of the United States of America. This rose also represents the family and friends who keep the faith while awaiting the return of the missing service members.
The red ribbon represents a love of country that inspired the service members to serve the country.
A slice of lemon on the bread plate that represents the bitter fate of the missing.
Salt sprinkled on the bread plate that symbolises the tears shed by waiting families.
An inverted glass to represent the fact that the missing and fallen cannot partake.
A Bible represents the spiritual strength and faith to sustain the lost. This may be omitted in official displays.
A lit candle symbolises a light of hope that lives in hearts to illuminate the missing's way home.
An empty chair to represent the absence of the missing and fallen.