We had a great week of VBE. I want to offer a special thank you to ALL those who helped makes this years’ program such a great success. Our attendance was 96 on Monday, 90 on Tuesday, and 110 on Wednesday. The children had a very good time. Many parents offered their gratitude for this exciting program. The children learned that God created the heavens and the earth and what a beautiful creation it is. The children learned that we are created special in God’s image. The children learned the importance of taking care of the earth that God created for us. They were reminded that God is wild about us. We had several visiting families express interest in visiting with us. That is a success! We hope they will come and be with us.
We want to offer a special welcome to all of our visitors. You will always find a warm welcome here. We hope and pray that our Bible study and worship time together will draw you closer to God. If we can be of assistance to you please let us know and we will do the best that we can to help you. When you can we hope that you will come back and worship with us.
Today, our lesson is entitled: Your Calling and Election. We will be considering a very important scripture for our daily walk with the Lord. We will be examining 2 Peter 1:3-11. In this passage, the apostle tells his readers and us how “to make your calling and election sure.” For Christians, there is no topic more important. We want to be sure of the salvation that God has given to us. There can be no doubt that Peter regards the divine election to salvation as a conditional one; the Christian’s salvation is “sure” only if he responds in true faith to God’s will. When we do so, however, the assurance is that “you will never fall.” I hope you will study this important passage with us, today.
Our Care Groups will meet this afternoon and evening. Times and places are listed in the bulletin elsewhere. I know you will enjoy attending a Care Group.
Please note there will be no potluck today, we will have our next one on the first Sunday of August. Due to all the activities with VBE, and July 4th weekend, the Elders felt it would be better to wait.
Special Note: We are planning our first annual church picnic for our potluck next month. After the morning service, we will all meet at Leisure Camp in Fentress. Keep August 3rd open on your calendar so you can be a part of this fun event. More details will be coming.
I love you with the love of the Lord. Bob