From the Pastor’s Desk 4/27/2018

We know about the salvation Christ provided at Calvary when He died for our sins. But are you aware of His continuing ministry of intercession for you and me? Just as Jesus prayed for Peter in a time of great temptation (Luke 22:31-32), He also intercedes (prays) for us. His ministry of intercession will go on as long as we need His help, comfort, and blessing. Robert Murray McCheyne, a Scottish minister during the 19th century, wrote, “If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet the distance makes no difference. He is praying for me!” During a deep personal crisis, many of us have experienced the urgency to call out to the Lord.  These are times in which we are likely to be more aware of the Savior’s high-priestly ministry. If you are going through trials and tribulations, share it with Jesus. He will present your needs to the Father. Through His intercessory work, you’ll experience the remarkable results that only His intercession can accomplish.

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Beginning this Sunday night and ending the following Sunday night, I will facilitate a 2-session life study class that will focus on sermons delivered by two of my favorite preachers. You will not know their names until the beginning of each class, however, I will say that the first preacher was my preaching professor in seminary and both preachers pastored the same church at different times. The class will be in the Fellowship Hall and will begin at 6:00 p.m. I know you will be glad you came!

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Thank you to Alan Swarts and John Cauffiel for preaching last Sunday and leading prayer meeting, respectively while I was away last week. It truly was the experience of a lifetime to go to Augusta, GA and watch The Masters Golf Tournament with my son, Brent. Rest assured that I prayed for the men who were preaching and leading, and for the ones who gathered for worship and prayer. It is good to be home.

 

You are loved!