From the Pastor: January 2016

Happy New Year!! Reflecting on 2015 it was an exciting year but it’s behind us.  Certainly we don’t want to forget the many wonderful things the Lord has done this past year but it’s time to look ahead!  We know 2016 will have its own rewarding events but it will have its challenges as well so I invite you to apply Proverbs 3:5-6 to your life this year.  Here’s Solomon’s advice to us: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.

Your Church Council met to plan events for the first quarter and we are excited about seeing how our Lord is going to work in and through us as His church.   Our Children’s Church has been revamped and is off and running; THANK YOU to all who worked in the planning and restructuring of this program.  THANK YOU to all who have volunteered to serve in this exciting and much needed ministry.

I close with this; do you realize Jesus loves you?  I don’t care who you are, what you’ve done, where you come from, what color your skin is or anything else; JESUS LOVES YOU!

Mr. Karl Barth, a famed theologian was once asked, “What is the greatest thought you have ever had?  He responded to the question with words from a children’s song many of us learned in church: “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”   Keeping that thought in mind we must love God, worship and praise Him in all we do.   I also hope that this year we will share the love of Christ with all we meet.  The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.”

I love you all and I look forward to seeing you Sunday…be sure to invite someone too!

Pastor Tommy

 

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