The Father’s Day morning service on June 19 began with a flute prelude of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” and then the choir singing “Faith Medley,” which included portions of “Faith of Our Fathers,” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” and “My Faith Still Holds.” The congregation continued that theme by singing the full song, “Faith of Our Fathers” and a few other hymns.
During the announcements, Pastor Dave Lambert wished a happy Father’s Day to all the dads, and let them know there was a special gift for them in the narthex—a handy multi-purpose tool (pictured above). For the first special, a men’s trio sang “A Few Good Men,” which speaks of the need for honesty and integrity in the world today. Brother Dave then read the Scripture reading from Numbers 13:1-2 and 17-23, which relates the account of the twelve men who spied out the land of Canaan for the Israelites.
The men’s trio sang “Daystar” for the last special, and then Darrel Lee gave the morning message, focusing on the faith of Caleb, one of the twelve spies who brought back a good report of the Promised Land. Brother Darrel emphasized Caleb’s faith in God’s promises and his confidence in taking possession of the mountain that had been promised to him. He paralleled that account with how God has given promises to people today—promises of salvation, sanctification, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Those experiences may seem like a mountain that is impossible to conquer, but like Caleb, we can choose to believe God’s promises and move forward in faith.