Message From the Pastor

 

Dear Family of Faith,

Wow, Fall is here, for us that means chilly nights and warm and sunny days. What a joy to look around and marvel at the beautiful world that God has created and as followers of Christ to think about how amazing heaven will be. The Word of God says

1st Corinthians 2:9-10 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

Revelation 21:4-8  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Heaven is the destination and eternal home of those who love God and have expressed that love by putting their faith in Jesus Christ. As followers of Christ we should be committed to the Gospel since without Christ all who reject him will be separated from him forever. Not very long ago most people in America were familiar with the Christian faith but that now seems to be in the distant past, even those who say they are “ Christians” have very little zeal to live a Christian life, much less communicate the Gospel to others even loved ones.  The answer to this challenge is to be revived in our faith, to have our love for Christ and others rekindled. To encourage us all we have invited the Reverend Mike Shivar to come and preach revival to us ( see announcement in this newsletter). Please make plans to faithfully attend and invite people to come out and hear the Word of God.

Love in Christ

Pastor Woody