From the Pastor’s Desk 1/11/2018

I was truly blessed by the man heartfelt birthday wishes expressed to me last Sunday. Many thanks to all who helped make my B-Day special – congregation, staff, and support staff – and especially I thank Johnnie Kay and Grant for the red-carpet treatment! I said to several people, “I guess my senior citizen status is now official at 65!” I remember a time very early in my ministry when I calculated that I would be 65 in 2018; back in the mid-70’s, that seemed like a Star Trek date! I am grateful for the fact that I don’t feel 65!

 

After “coming down to earth” on Monday, I read an article today by Samuel Brengle that was timely for me; and possibly may be for you:

 

People in their senior years should not spend too much time considering the joys of long ago and comparing them with present emotions. They should live in anticipation of joys yet to come rather than dwell upon joys that are past. God’s storehouse is not exhausted. For those who love and follow Jesus, ‘the best is yet to be.’ Paul said that he forgot the things behind and, looking forward, he pressed like a diligent runner competing for the prize. Those who keep looking backward instead of forward are likely to stumble and miss the joys that spring up around them. It is not good to be comparing the present with the past, but we should seek each moment to exercise full and glad faith in our Lord for the present and the future. He has a portion of joy for us now. We must keep our eyes on Jesus, looking unto Him, the Author and the Finisher of our faith.

 

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LIFE STUDY CLASS SCHEDULE – SPRING 2018

January 7, 14, 21, and 28

 

Music Reading 101

Bro. Reece Watson

Music Suite

6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

 

The Gospel and Church Membership

Dr. Mike Tignor

Fellowship Hall

6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

 

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You are loved!