Sisters and brothers,
Happy Monday to all! From Genesis 11 yesterday, we learned of the efforts of mankind as people sought unity based on human authority, human achievement, and human pride. We saw efforts at a unity without God and without submission to Jesus Christ as Ruler and Lord. Human beings were created to live in relationship and dependence on God. We were created to bring glory to God and live for Him and His glory and not ourselves. Our desire to make a name for ourselves and be independent of God is the root of all sin. It was the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden and the sin of the people building this city and tower. This is the sin of pride and the sin of the devil himself. Genesis 11 and the incident of the confusion of languages teaches us this timeless truth: Mankind united-apart from submission to Jesus Christ as Lord-results in confusion and destruction. Because of this, we earnestly pray this prayer written by Rob Smith:
Reign, King Jesus. Reign in mercy. Hear us now, we pray.
Reign in power for your glory, reign in us today
We are planning a workday at the church building Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 AM.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church