the Pastor's pen - SEPTEMBER 2023

Greetings to Everyone,

    I hope in the Lord that everyone is getting along well. Wow, the heat is certainly on, and I can’t imagine how our forefathers endured other than they had no choice. When there’s no choice that eliminates every variable there is. We are Christians, followers of Christ and lovers of God. There is only one truth in this world, God’s Holy Word, the Bible. The Lord lets us make choices as to whether or not we will listen to Him and walk in obedience of His will. In the book of John 17:20-26—Jesus prayed for all believers that were and for all who would come to Him in the future. That my friend is you and me. While free will is allowed the best way to live is by God’s word. The Lord is one with the Father and we are one with Him as well, through Jesus the son. He longs to make Him known to us in a real way.

    The men’s conference: Hooked on Jesus, is September 15th – 16th. Prayerfully our young men and men of the church will be better equipped in our relationship with Christ. We covet your prayers as we approach this time of worship and study. I hope in the Lord that we become more determined in our walk, “We can follow Christ without no choice,” meaning Christ needs to be our only choice.

    Also, a plea for your prayerful support for our church and school as we continue to move forward at Lanier. Thank you all for your faithful service, generosity, giving spirit and love as we continue to take care of God’s house. Remember to continue to love one another John 17:26- I have made you known to them and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.


In Christ

Bro. Mike