A Note from the Pastor’s Wife—
1John 5:11-13-And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.
While many of us know that God holds us in the palm of His hand and that our eternal destination is secure being in the world and not of it, we must deal with the here and now daily. If we say that none of what has been taking place in the world has affected our lives, we lie. A reverberating consequence comes with every word one speaks or action one takes, regardless of who you are and what your stand is. (Read John 17:16-21)
Sometimes it is hard to recognize Christian’s among people who have high standards in life and live morally correct. There should be an evident difference, however, we have fallen short in unity with Christ; one mind, one heart, and one spirit for the glory of God. Therefore, we are deceived. Many have fallen short in the assembling of ourselves together giving Satan a foothold to work discouragement and depression. Very few people have a good reason for not assembling. Some have forgotten that there are still needs to be met and that doers could use some help doing! Unfortunately, Satan has entered this area as well, everyone looking out for himself. Looking inward causes nearsightedness, unless of course we are looking inward for the examination of where our heart is in relation to our God. Then and only then will we be able to see clearly.
We are pressing on; VBS will be the week of July 27th from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. “The Great I Am.” In addition, we will have a “Whos
oever Conference” in September. Time and date to be announced.
We must continue through this time and see what our part is. What does God want us to do right now in such a time as this? We must get in line with the standard God has set before us, not with anything or anyone else.
2 Timothy 2:15-Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth
The burden of suffering seems to be a tombstone hung around our necks. Yet in reality, it is simply the weight necessary to hold the diver down while he is searching for pearls. ----Julius Rich
In Christ Love