Would you say you are a good person?

Pastor's Notes

     Greetings and grace to you in the wonderful name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  God is good, all the time!  Thank you to all our ministry team leaders; your Ministry Fair displays were outstanding.  As of 2/20 there were 67 different individuals signed up to serve the Lord through various ministry teams.  The Ministry Fair will continue through March 4, so you still have an opportunity to sign up as the Lord leads.  I praise the Lord for each of you letting your light shine through your good works.

     Don’t miss the Winter Bible Conference beginning this Sunday, Feb. 25, with services @ 10:30am and 5:30pm.  Monday – Wednesday services will start at 6:30pm.  Dr. Joe Youngblood is our guest preacher.  Bro. Joe will be preaching on the power of God as manifested in the life of Elijah.  Tuesday night will be Youth Night, beginning @ 5:30pm with pizza.  Invite everyone and be sure to bring your friends and neighbors.

     March begins with AWANA Family night on March 4 @ 5:30pm.  This is an ERBC family fellowship.  Please bring your favorite Mexican dish, a drink and desert.  AWANA parents will have opportunity to help their children with Grand Prix cars.  March 4-11 is the Week of Prayer for North American Missions.  The Men’s Campout is scheduled for March 30-31.  Be alert for an announcement for a missions day at Piney Chapel Elementary to finish up our playground project.

      “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.  And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:  That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” (Hebrews 6:10-12)  These verses tell us about the Lord, but instruct us as well.  All of us at times have wondered if anyone notices the work and ministry we do.  Be assured if no human takes notice, God does!  And, who are we doing it for anyway?  God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love,” and ministry is a labor of love.  We are to minister because we love God and our neighbor.  God observes and does not forget the love with which you minister unto others with.  The Word of God assures us that God knows, and then instructs every Christian to “shew the same diligence” as the ones we know are laboring in ministry.  No Christian is to be guilty of being “slothful!  Each of us are to live by an enduring faith until we possess are promised inheritance from the Lord.  This is another reason why, “Every Member Is Needed; Every Member Has Needs; Every Member Needs to Function!”  May each of us be more like Jesus regarding, “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)  No, we cannot give our lives as payment for the sins of others, but we can give our lives to minister unto others, instead of wanting others to always be ministering unto us.  This is the truth of “For to me to live is Christ.” (Philippians 1:21a)



By His grace,


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