Brothers and sisters,
This beautiful weather today makes it a wonderful way to start a week! I hope everyone will be able to enjoy it.
We had a great day worshipping as God’s children together yesterday. I pray the message from Luke 2 was an encouragement to you. I want all of you to know that God cares about families and he cares specifically about you and your family. I realize sometimes when we hear about how families are supposed to work, we can get fixated on how we have blown it as a husband, wife, parent or child. When you are feeling accused because of past failure, remember that there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus! We can’t undo the sins and mistakes we have made. However, we can move on and know the Lord forgives. He removes our sins from us as far as the east is from the west. As Corrie Ten Boom said, “He casts our sins in the deepest part of the sea and puts a sign out that says, “No fishing!” Also remember God can work in spite of our failures. He can restore and rebuild! Our focus should never be on the past but the future. God will help us to do better as we turn to Him now and in the future. God restores, rebuilds and makes new. God answers our prayers and he can move in the lives of those we pray for even if they seems far away from Him.
Have a great week.
Brothers and sisters,
Hope your week has started well. Yesterday was a wonderful day of worship and friendship. Being together to honor Jesus, the One who loves us and saves us from ourselves and our sin, truly helps us to live as we should live. There is truly something special about gathering together to worship Jesus. We remember that we together serve the God of the universe who is always at work around us if we have eyes to see it. We remember that there is nothing that God is not able to accomplish! There is no promise He is unable to keep!
As many of you know we cooperate with the Southern Wisconsin Baptist Association. Southern Wisconsin Baptist Association, led by Mark Millman, seeks to help churches reach those who needs Jesus and seeks to help churches start churches that will reach others with the gospel. If you want to know what other believers in our area are doing to reach their communities, you can take a look the their website. Their website address is https://www.wisconsinbaptist.org/. Also, there is a place on the website to sign up for the monthly newsletter that will keep you informed of opportunities to serve and to pray.
I am so grateful that we serve One who is greater than us. In my weakness, He is strong. He is greater than my times of doubt and depression. He is able to do “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine!” Remember, He loves you and is able to help you this day!
Love being your pastor! Have a great week!