"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ Jesus they are a new
creation. The old has passed away, behold
all has become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17
We covenant one with another to seek and respond to the Word and the will of God. We purpose to walk together in the ways of the Lord, made known and to be made known to us. We hold it to be the mission of the Church to witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in all the world, while worshipping God, and striving for truth, justice, and peace. As did our fathers, we depend on the Holy Spirit to lead and empower us. We pray for the coming of the kingdom of God, and we look with faith toward the triumph of righteousness and eternal life.
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Message from the Pastor
GET BACK ON TRACK!
Summer is drawing to a close. The kids are heading back in school, the beach chairs are being put in storage and soon the fall decorations will be displayed in our houses. Summers are usually extremely busy. We all try to squeeze a whole lot into a short amount of time. We have summer vacations, picnics, cook outs, plus mowing the yard (and with all this rain it seems like the yard needs mowed all the time). With fall approaching, we mentally have to shift gears because the days will soon get shorter and the temperature will change. We will soon have to start a new routine.
Part of that new routine should include coming back to church. But it is so easy to get distracted. We miss a Sunday, then another and then another, until eventually sleeping in becomes more important than worship. We drift from reading the Word, maybe don’t pray as much and our relationship with God gets put on the “back burner”.
I had someone ask me one time, “Why is it important to come to Church, when I can stay at home and watch a Church service on television?” Well, it is important because there is only so much you can get from the service on television. Jesus tells us, “Where two or more are gathered in my name I am there with them”. It is good for believers to come together and worship, because you cannot get the social interaction from a television. Plus, your life experiences may be able to help a fellow Christian through a difficult time in their life. The Church should be a place where you feel closer to God than anywhere else. It should be a sanctuary or a safe place for you to go to when trials come within your life. Some people have experienced heartache and frustration in a Church. Unfortunately, we won’t always agree with each other. That is what makes each of us unique and human, and sometimes we need to let the past in the past and forgive. For that one hour on Sunday mornings, own it; it is yours. That is your time with God and He wants you to be with Him and worship Him. It is time that we look at Church differently. It was once said, “A Church is not an organization that you join, it’s a family that you become a part of.” Let us all come together to serve God and worship Him. He gave His all for us, let us give our all for Him.
May God Bless You,