From Your Pastor, November 2009

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We can’t help but PRAISE THE LORD for the bountiful blessings which He has granted to us, both individually and as a church fellowship. He provided every need for our Homecoming and building dedication and I pray that He will continue to be honored in our lives and the life of His church. Praise the Lord! Although we are thankful for the beautiful building, we can’t just sit back now and wait for it to be filled up. We must take an active role in inviting and sharing with the people around us the love of Christ and the warmth and fellowship of His people here on the corner of Concord and North Main. I challenge you to share with your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers what God is doing here in the hearts of so many people. Tell others how God has changed your life! Invite them to experience that for themselves. November will be a great time to celebrate the faithfulness of our Father. He has given to us a great nation! Yes, at times we are challenged and have wandered away from the Judeo-Christian moorings upon which our country was founded, but take heart …God is in control! Give thanks for the foundation of freedom and liberty from which a great nation has risen. Don’t give up, friends! Call on God to bring America back to Himself and seek Him for a national revival. Pray with me that that revival will start in us! Our nation needs God. According to His Word, He may just show His great judgment upon us if we don’t turn in repentance and seek His mercy (2 Peter 3:9). Peter goes on to say, when talking about the judgment of the Lord, But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. (2 Peter 3:13) So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. (2 Peter 3:14) God is calling us to live a life that is in right relationship with Him. We should never be satisfied with anything less! I pray that each of us will glorify and honor our Lord every day with who we are and how we live.

Grace and peace to you,