I hope you are staying warm. The weather has certainly been up and down lately and the extremes have gotten me really confused as to what time of the year it really is but I guess it is still winter for a few more weeks. Sunday was a great day in worship and I hope that the word of God spoke to you about the issue of mercy. The main difference between Judas and Peter was that Peter had a view of God’s mercy through Jesus Christ. That understanding of God’s forgiveness allowed Peter to complete the process of repentance and in turn it saved his life where Judas stopped at the point of remorse and it cost him his life. Paul tells us in Romans 12, in view of God’s mercy, I urge you brothers to offer your bodies as living sacrifices which is to be our spiritual act of worship. Find a way to keep the mercy of God in front of you not as an excuse to sin, but as a reason to repent and be changed. I hope this week goes well for you and keep praying for God to heal our land and send His rain upon our land and stop the drought. We are just a couple of weeks away from being back in our remodeled worship center. I pray that we praise God together for the way He has led us in the endeavor. I am glad I am your pastor.
Well, here we are just a couple of weeks from being back in the worship center with the remodel complete. What a joy it is going to be to worship in the same setting with newly updated pews and carpet. It is important that we refresh ourselves and those things around us from time to time but it is also imperative that we remember that God doesn’t change. People today need to know who Jesus is and sadly, more and more are seeking to deny the very existence of God. To their loss, they move in what they consider to be the absence of faith ignoring the very conclusions from what they believe in, science, and the improbabilities that all of this (earth) just happened to come about by chance. In reality, that takes even greater faith than believing in the God of the Bible who loves you and gave Himself for you through the Cross of Jesus Christ. In fact today, no credible historian would deny the existence of the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is real and He is coming again. Will you and I be ready for that return and are we doing our dead level best to make sure that others have an opportunity to hear the truth of saving faith in Christ? That is the call of the day.
I hp[r yjsy yjod gomfd upi er;;/ I know that the first sentence here made no sense. It is amazing what happens when you get off just one finger space on a keyboard. Nothing comes out right no matter what spell check you have on your programs. What I intended to write was, “I hope that this finds you well.” The same thing is true in our lives. If we get off in the area of doctrine just the slightest degree, then we can end up not making sense out of anything. The word of God challenges us not to add or to take away from the words of the Book, the Bible. It is complete and total and it is accurate and appropriate for every single decision in our lives. Allow the word of God to speak to you this week and then make sure that you hold yourself completely true to what it says to you. I am looking forward to what lies ahead for our fellowship. May God continue to lead us as we seek to serve Him in His power here together. I am glad to be serving here with you.
|Children’s Ministry desires to see children come to know Christ and then train them to follow Him for a lifetime.||Student Ministry seeks to disciple students, grades 7-12, and reach the lost of Eastland County.|
|Men’s Ministry seeks to Honor God in all we do, realizing that our number one ministry is first to our God.||Music Ministry supports the worship of the FBC family as we gather weekly to praise and exalt the Lord, our God.|
|Missions at FBC Eastland is about spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ both locally and internationally.||Prayer requests can be submitted online. Members will intercede for you in prayer in our prayer room.|
|Women's Ministry seeks to unite women of all ages as we grow closer to our Lord.|