Happy May Monday church!

Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! I pray you are starting your week well.

As we worshipped yesterday and shared the Lord’s Supper, we remembered the great price paid for our salvation. Our salvation was bought at a high price, a price sufficient to save all who will believe. No other sacrifice is needed for anyone to find forgiveness, salvation and life. Nor will any other sacrifice be offered. Anyone who will turn from themselves and turn to Jesus as Lord and Leader of their life will be forgiven and given eternal life. There is no sin any of us have committed that cannot be forgiven because Jesus’ sacrifice is greater than our sin! Jesus has paid the penalty for your sins, my sins and the sins of the whole world. In Him there is complete forgiveness. However, if you will not believe in Jesus, where will you go to be forgiven? You cannot undo your sin. You might wish you could go back and change what you did, but that is impossible. Outside of him there is no place true forgiveness can be found. As the old hymn says:

“What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
(Robert Lowry)

We have in Jesus been given such a great forgiveness and salvation! Let us live in the assurance of that salvation this week.

We have a wonderful opportunity to meet our neighbors this summer. Beginning Tuesday, June 14, the “Let’s Eat Out” food carts will be setting up on our property and selling food and providing events for our neighborhood. They will be on our property every Tuesday evening for eight weeks. They will be here from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. I hope you might plan on being here as many Tuesdays as you can this summer to meet those who come to eat. It will be tempting to get your food and eat only with people you know. I want to encourage you to seek to meet someone new every time you come and build new friendships. We want our community to know East Madison is here for them and cares about them. Maybe God will use these Tuesdays to introduce us to a person or persons whom He will touch. I am very excited about this opportunity!

Love being your pastor,
Pastor Bob