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
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)