It was tremendous to have such a great crowd this last Sunday. Our attendance was 155. It is exciting to see how this congregation is growing both spiritually and numerically. I hope and pray that God will help us to become what He wants us to be as individuals and as a congregation
Last Sunday, we were blessed with the opportunity to meet with Brad’s Care Group at the Golden Age Assisted Living facility. We had 17 in attendance. It was a good time of Bible Study and we had some visitors from the Nursing Home and many of our own members as well. If you are not involved in a Care Group, this would be a good one to be a part of. This is a good example of reaching out into our community to share the good news. My dad would be so pleased to know that this Bible Study got started. He was asked to teach one there, but because of health reason could not do so. Also, I am grateful to Charlie Morris, Jerry Cardwell, and Pam Peyton and others for helping to get a Bible study going on Friday afternoon.
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 2 Peter 1:3-11. If the sermon sounds familiar to you, it should. After preaching this sermon during the month of July, the Elders requested that I preach it again in August and September. Perhaps, this is a good time to preach this sermon, during September, especially after the anniversary of 9/11, when we were reminded of how fleeting our life can be. Christians need to know that we have a hope that goes far beyond what this life offers. We have a hope of spending eternity with God. Even in the most difficult of times, I can hang on to that hope. It is my anchor! With God’s help, let’s work together to make our calling and election sure. I hope you will study this important passage with us, today.
Our Care Groups will be meeting today. Their times and locations will be in the bulletin or announced on Sunday morning. I hope you will make every effort to attend a Care Group. I know you will gain much from a discussion of God’s word.
I love you with the love of the Lord. Bob