Written by cycleguy on December 29th, 2017

And no…this is not a political post.

C.S. Lewis once wrote:

Do not waste your time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor: Act as if you did.”

I love to play euchre. (I don’t apologize to all my card-playing hating fans). I don’t play very often but when I do, I enjoy myself. If you have never played let me explain a very small part of it. At the beginning of each hand, one of the four people have a chance to name what is called “trump.” A trump card has the ability to defeat any other suit, even the smallest card. If trump is Clubs, then even the 9 of Clubs defeats every diamond, heart and spade (except for the Jack of spades). In order: Jack of clubs, Jack of spades, Ace of clubs, King of clubs, etc to the 9.

This past year my theme was “I Am Fifth.” After all is said and done, it all comes down to one simple word: LOVE. Love is the ultimate trump card. “By this all people will know you are my disciples if you have love for one another.” -Jesus in John 13:35

This Sunday I will be wrapping up this year of “I Am Fifth” by preaching on LOVE as the ultimate trump card.  I know many of you reading this cannot join us (except via podcast) but I sure would appreciate your prayers.  Thanks.

My theme for 2018?? UNCHARTED. I’ve already developed the first four months schedule. I’m excited.



8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Lisa notes says:

    What a beautiful theme you had, Bill. I love “I am 5th.” But I’m looking forward to “Uncharted”, especially in light of my own One Word 2018 (unless I change my mind), “Mystery.” 🙂 Happy New Year!

    • cycleguy says:

      Thanks Lisa. I’m looking forward to the Uncharted theme also. Opens up some really good possibilities. I’m interested to see what Mystery bring you (if you stay with that). 🙂

  2. Yes, love trumps all! I’ll be praying for you, Bill.

  3. floyd says:

    Well said, Bill. God is love and so indeed He does trump every other thing or force that all falls under His sovereignty.

    Praying for you, your family, the church, and for a blessed new year.

  4. cycleguy says:

    From Gail: I’m always a little sad when a series is over.