Memorial Presbyterian Church
Memorial Presbyterian Church
Welcome to the Memorial Presbyterian Church website. I am glad you have chosen to spend some time looking around, discovering our church family. As I describe Memorial Presbyterian church to people, I use words like ‘Reform Minded’ and a ‘close family.’
We are a group of people committed to following Jesus. That means we worship Him with love and joy. That means we encourage living out our faith in the church and throughout our life. That means we love people outside the church through generosity, invitation, and compassion.
We envision that all people will feel loved and welcomed at Memorial Presbyterian Church. And once here, we pray that people will meet God and as a result of meeting God, give their lives to Jesus Christ. We want that for you. Come as you are. Check us out, but more importantly, seek the truth of God that can only be known when one knows Jesus.
While you are browsing our website, you will learn about our programs and you will get a small portion of who we are, but only a portion. To fully understand us, come to a worship service, get involved in our Wednesday night Logos program, and feel the up-close, in-person fellowship that comes when people share time together with the Holy Spirit present. Enjoy the website, then come.
We’d love to meet you and know you!
Pastor Eric Wright
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Dear Friends, Take some time to look over this devotional, for I think you will find it interesting. Timothy Keller, in his book, “The Prodigal God” looks at the “lostness” of the older, elder brother in the memorable parable of Luke. Keller insightfully worded the elder brothers condition as “elder-brother lostness.” As Keller describes the elder brothers condition, he uses words such as “misery” and “strife.” Keller writes with such wisdom when he says, “We see the elder brother ‘became angry.’ All of his words are dripping with resentment. The first sign you have an elder-brother spirit is that when your life doesn’t go as you want, you aren’t just sorrowful but deeply angry and bitter.” Keller points out the jealousy and resentment that the elder brother has toward the younger, rebellious brother. Keller sees the elder brother as lost in this parable because elder brothers believe they are morally superior to their younger brothers, based on their good behavior. Older brothers don’t base their fathers love on unmerited grace, however, they rigidly hold to good works and high moral standards as earning them a place in their father’s hearts. This for Keller qualifies elder brothers as “lost.” So when you are reading the parable of the Prodigal Father, don’t forget to see the “lostness” of the Elder brother, for we frequently tend to overly focus on the son who squandered the inheritance as the only one in the parable as being lost.