Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all and happy Independence Day! It was good to be worshipping with God’s family at East Madison yesterday. From Romans 5 we learned God has provided us peace with Himself through Jesus death and resurrection and we can live in and experience that peace. We do not have to live as paupers. “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.” We can live in the peace God has provided for us through the Lord Jesus Christ. It is ours, so live in it. We do not have to live as if we might not make it to heaven. God will complete His work in each of us. Live in full assurance that God’s Work of salvation begun in us will be fully completed. We should never forget this truth that Christ Jesus death and resurrected life provide everything we need for our complete salvation.
We will have a potluck lunch after worship next Sunday, July 10. Bring enough food for your family and a little extra for any guest we might have.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church