Message From the Pastor

 

Dear Family of Fatih,

    Summer is here in all its glory! The smell of sun tan oil is in the air! Our dear friends from the central and western parts of the state will soon be bumper to bumper on the highways and byways leading to our fair beaches. With lawn chairs, tents, coolers, towels, kayaks, umbrellas, plastic shovels, diaper bags, frisbees, footballs, first aid kits, volleyball nets and all manner of assorted accoutrements the masses will descend on the once quiet beaches. The solitude of our shores will be broken until fall by the cacophony of myriads of sun seekers in search of escape from the cities to the west. This seasonal occurrence helps many to cope with the strain of contemporary urban life. For us at Memorial we open our hearts and the doors of God's sanctuary for those seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan mayhem.

    All of this to say that we are here. We are here with a smile and a warm greeting for those visitng us. Memorial Baptist is a Christ centered unashamedly Bible believing church that loves and welcomes everyone. Our message to all is the good news of Christ as found exclusively in the Bible. We stand firm on the Bible, as an unknown writer said:

"This book is the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding; its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler's map, the pilgrims's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's character. Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. Follow its precepts and it will lead you to Calvary, to the empty tomb, to a resurrected life in Christ; yes, to glory itself, for eternity."

    In a world of fear, stress and strain we humbly, confidently proclaim to all the Living Word which is all about the Son. So, next time you are stuck in traffic on western,or on the bridge to Emerald Isle, ask the Lord to send some of our sun seekers to a real place of refuge, where they can find rest for their souls in the Grace of God.

Love in Chirst,

Pastor Woody