Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday we thought about the greatness of God and seeing Him through the eyes of faith. Our worship team led us in singing about His glory and greatness. The chorus to “Behold, Our God,” invited us to:
Behold our God seated on His throne
Come, let us adore Him
Behold our King—nothing can compare
Come, let us adore Him.
The message from Matthew 17 helped us to see that from time to time glimpses of Jesus’ glory reveal what we will experience eternally as we live forever with Jesus. Too often we simply focus on serving God in this life for what we may seemingly get out of that now instead of serving Him because we love Him and want to live for His glory. What happens if a child or spouse die or if a horrific crime is committed against us or someone we love. There are tragedies and events that happen in this life that will never make sense on this side of eternity. These kind of tragedies will not fit into a shallow understanding of God’s goodness. Only in the light of God’s ultimate triumph and destruction of evil when Jesus returns will some things be working to the good of those who love the Lord. Because of this, we do need to continually remember to love God supremely and live with eternity in mind when evil is destroyed and where Christ reigns forever.
The Church Council will meet Wednesday, September 18, at 6:30 PM.
We will be observing the Lord’s Supper in our morning worship next Sunday, September 22.
The ladies will begin the second half of their study of Philippians on Wednesday evening, September 25. If you have any questions, contact Carla.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church