Brothers and sisters,
Happy Tuesday to all! Today is a special day for me in that it is my Dad’s birthday. I thank God for a father who sought to teach me to love Jesus and live for him. My dad was a flawed man, but He knew a perfect Savior and trusted in Him. I miss him still even after 15 years.
Sunday we had a wonderful day of worship as we sang to our great God and Savior and thought about His love and mercy. We want it to be said of us that the Lord is our passion! We thought about our willingness to follow Jesus and be on mission with him. We considered from 1 Corinthians 9 what it meant to be all things to all men and women that we might save some. We asked ourselves if we are willing to make sacrifices, forgo rights, give up preferences, and discipline ourselves for the cause of the gospel? What will we do so others might know our Savior who loves us and them enough to sacrifice His life on the cross for their salvation and forgiveness? How far are you and I willing to go in sharing our lives so others might come to know Christ? Will we be part of His church on mission with Jesus so that the “Lamb that was slain will receive the reward of His suffering?” These are questions with which we must continually evaluate ourselves so we remain on mission with Jesus.
Remember we have a Pot Luck luncheon after worship this Sunday, June 2. Bring enough food for your family and a little extra for any guests who are with us.
We will be recognizing our graduating high school seniors on Sunday, June 9. We will also have the Lord’s Supper on that morning.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church