Happy Monday, November 13, 2023, church!

Sisters and brothers,

Happy Monday to all! Yesterday was a wonderful day of worship, fellowship, and thanksgiving. We had a great time last night feasting together, enjoying one another, and speaking to one another of God’s blessings and goodness to each of us. Yesterday morning as we worshipped, we praised God for His wonderful grace that believers have received and live in every day. From Mark 13, we looked at Jesus’ teaching to His apostles and us about near future events that would happen in their generation and events that will precede Jesus’ coming back. We learned that Jesus did not share these things with us so we would be preoccupied with trying to figure out the exact timetable of His return. Jesus shared these things with us so we would be faithful as we serve Him looking for His return. We are to always be diligent about the tasks the Lord has entrusted to each of us. Are we ready for Jesus to return? Live everyday walking with and serving Jesus and look forward to His sure return. May we, with the church of every age, say, “Even so. Come Lord Jesus.”

On Friday, December 8, we will meet at the church building at 6:30 PM and then go out to do some caroling in our neighborhood. Then, we will come back to the building and enjoy some treats together. Plan on bringing a Christmas treat we can share as we celebrate the season together.

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