Sisters and brothers,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday as we worshipped virtually together, we sang about how wonderful our Savior is and all He has done for us. We then considered from 1 Corinthians 6 about the glorious change Jesus Christ makes in the life of anyone who will trust their life to Him. We learned from this passage that God’s grace will not leave us where we are. Jesus saves us from sin, not in sin and Jesus saves us to know and follow Him as Lord. More and more I am convinced that Jesus did not come to save us from hell, but He came to save us from sin. Sin leads to death, and death and hell and are sin’s end results. The thing we need to be saved from is sin. We learned also that God’s grace will cleanse you, free you, forgive you and make you forever a child of God. God moves powerfully in the lives of those who believe and trust in Jesus. Those who trust Jesus have been enslaved and found that Jesus could free them. Those who trust Jesus have been wracked with guilt and found that Jesus could forgive them. Those who trust Jesus have been broken by pain and discovered that Jesus could comfort them. Those who trust Jesus have been filled with hatred and found that Jesus could fill them with His love. Jesus Christ makes a glorious change in the lives of anyone who will trust their lives to Him. I pray you have entrusted your life to Jesus or that you will entrust your life to Jesus today.
I encourage you to take advantage of virtual meetings with other believers during this time. We need each other! I continue to be grateful for the virtual meetings taking place with the ladies on Saturday morning and the prayer meeting on Sunday evening.
You can mail offering checks to the church at the Milwaukee Street address below. Also, you can give your offerings online at the embclife.org website by clicking the “Give Online” tab on the homepage. Or you can click this link directly: https://give.idonate.com/east-madison-baptist-church/give. I want to thank you for your faithfulness in giving during this time of social distancing.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other. We all need to pray and be prayed for, especially during these difficult days.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church