Our Sunday morning adult Sunday School (08-08-10) had Pastor Giardino expressing his heartfelt feelings toward his pastoral responsibilities. He feels “a personal responsibility to get out the gospel” to try and lead us toward being more “God conscious” in our daily lives. Our pastor is a shepherd who cares deeply for his sheep.
The lesson dealt with the history of the bible. Pastor had different men in attendance read the various bible passages. Acts 20:24 speaks of Paul’s burden and the gospel of grace. Rom 1:16 was used to introduce the gospel of power. And 2 Cor 4:4-5 spoke of the gospel of glory. Christopher Columbus was used as an example of a Christian man doing something with the power of the gospel, having read the scriptures and then “taking steps of faith”.
Pastor Giardino read from the book “The Christian in Complete Armour” by William Gurnall, who lived in the 1600’s. The book deals with spiritual warfare. The passage that was read teaches that one must reflect your pastor’s sermons in your life and pass the messages on to your neighbors. Pastor asked, “What are you doing to make know the gospel in your world?”
Pastor Giardino also introduced us to “The Plymouth Settlement” by William Bradford. The book is an account of early American history. The pilgrim’s reasons for coming to America were discussed, with one reason being that our country was a “missionary endeavor”.