Happy Monday, June 3, 2024, church!

Sisters and brothers,

Happy Monday to all! Yesterday we worshipped the true and living God and remembered the price that God the Son, Jesus, paid to purchase our salvation. When we come to believe in Jesus and receive the forgiveness and eternal life He offers, we no longer belong to ourselves but to Jesus who purchased our forgiveness and redemption. We were bought with a price-the very blood of Jesus! Then from

1 Corinthians 6, we learned the importance of our physical bodies. We learned every human being is an image bearer of God and every human being deserves dignity and respect because of that. In addition to that, every believer belongs to the Lord. Every believer seeks to live for the glory of God. Our bodies are more than physical and animal. Our bodies reflect the image of God. The believer’s body will endure into eternity. Just as Jesus was raised from the dead, one day our mortal bodies will be raised and become immortal. Right now, God’s Word teaches, we are united with Christ Jesus. The believer’s body is the very sanctuary of the Holy Spirit. The believer’s body belongs to Jesus. The believer’s body must not be the instrument of sin. Our bodies belong to the Lord so He might be glorified through them.

We will have a potluck luncheon after our morning worship service next Sunday, June 9, 2024. Bring enough food for your family and a little bit extra for any guest we will have.

Emmanuel Church and East Madison will host a joint Vacation Bible School with Emmanual church on June 24-28 from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. A team from Missouri will be here to help us conduct this Vacation Bible School. If any of you would be able to help, please let me know.

During the weeks between Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day, we are passing out baby bottles for us to collect offerings for the CareNet Pregnancy Center of Dane County. CareNet does wonderful work of saving lives and helping women and families. Take a bottle and fill it with an offering to be returned on Fathers’ Day.

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