From Your Pastor, January 2013

27th December 2012 by Administrator

What a wonderful Christmas season we have had.  God has blessed us with many humble servants in His Kingdom.  I appreciate all of the hard work each of you has given to the spread of the Gospel and the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

2013 brings an exciting study of the Old Testament. As we begin 2013, North Anderson Baptist Church will focus on the Old Testament in our worship and personal study.  You will receive a reading plan as a guide to read through the Old Testament in one year.  I am asking that all of us read the Old Testament together in the year 2013.  You might want to read alone or with your spouse or with your family, but whatever your plan, I challenge you to read the Old Testament throughout the year with the entire church fellowship.

Each week I will be preaching on a portion of the Bible that you will have read during the previous week.  I will begin the series on January 6, teaching on the first 18 chapters of Genesis.  Since the New Year starts on Tuesday you will need to read the first three chapters before that time so we can begin and stay on schedule.  The “Reading Plan” is printed here in this newsletter and it has been handed out in card form so you might keep it in your Bible to remind you of our reading schedule.

Our Small Groups for the winter semester are going to coincide with our reading of the Bible together.  We will be studying the book “40 Days in the Word” written by Rick Warren.  We will begin each Sunday night’s study at 6:00  pm in the sanctuary to watch a video together and then break up into four smaller groups where we will continue with discussion and workbook follow-up.  The subtitle of the workbook is “Love the Word, Learn the Word, and Live the Word.”  The theme of that subtitle will be our goal for the six weeks that we meet together.  It is our prayer that the Lord Jesus, by His Spirit, will bless you, guide you, and encourage you to put your whole heart into this significant six weeks.  Our fellowship will surely benefit from this study of God’s Word if we commit ourselves to this special event.  Even if you have not regularly come to the Small Groups please make a new commitment to be a part of this life changing event.

Lynda and I love you and appreciate all you have done for us and especially the love you have shown us.

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