Monday, July 8, 2013
There are no Lutheran churches in Brigham, it does have one Methodist church which we considered attending Sunday morning. John, however, pointed out that there is a scenic canyon and waterfalls in Ogden which he wanted to see. Coincidentally, Ascension Lutheran church is located in Ogden and we were quite blessed to have attended church services there. Pastor Muter had some very interesting thoughts on Galatians 6:7-16, both in his sermon and Bible study afterwards. In the epistle Paul talks about the fact that with Christ's death we have a new spin on the law, it becomes the seed of the gospel. Now there should no longer be rigid laws and regulations within in the church, for Christ has made all things new. The law of God brings the love of God to us and should build up the spirit of gentleness within us as we live in relationship with each other. The kingdom of God is within us as we live out our lives- if we do not get it right there is always God's grace and love. They were good words to hear once again, and I was thankful we made the effort to get to Ogden for church. After Bible class the pastor spoke with John and I about his ministry at Ascension- what was interesting to us was that the church has a drive- through prayer window!