Happy Monday, July 1, 2024, church!

Brothers and sisters,

Happy Monday to all! Yesterday we worshipped our gracious God and learned a little bit more from Ezekial 16 of how horrible and disgusting sin is before His eyes. We see sin as nothing, but God sees it as it is and as we should see it-disgusting, dangerous, destroying, and eternally deadly. We worshipped our great and gracious God who saved us from sin and gave us hope in and through Jesus. Then from 1 Corinthians 7, we looked at being content whatever the circumstances of our lives might be. We are not to think happiness will come to us if we just find the one right key. We are not to assume if we just had a change in our lives, we would automatically be happier. Do not assume if you had a better job, a better house or car, you would be content. Do not assume if you found a husband or wife, you would be content. Do not assume if you thought you found a better husband or wife, that you would live happily ever after. Find contentment in the only place it can be found, in knowing Jesus and Him knowing us in whatever circumstances we find ourselves in at the present time. Remember, believers always belong to Christ no matter our social status of economic condition. Remember, believers belong to Christ whether choosing marriage or singleness. Remember, believers belong to Christ however culture interprets our social status. Contentment comes to believers who realize they always belong to Jesus Christ.

We had a wonderful week of Vacation Bible School with Emmanuel Church last week. We had fourteen children all together attending throughout the week. A mission team from the Franklin Baptist Association helped us put together this wonderful week for children. They also did some helpful work projects for a women’s shelter in Sun Prairie and for families.

We will observe the Lord’s Supper next Sunday, July 7, 2024, during our morning worship.

Remember to keep praying continually for each other. None of us know fully the burdens our brothers and sisters in Christ might be carrying.

Love being your pastor!

Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church