Sisters and brothers,
Happy beautiful Monday to all! I hope you will have some time today to enjoy this beautiful weather we are having.
Yesterday, we focused on the greatness of God as we worshiped from Psalm 145. We looked at how we should speak of His greatness to the next generation and proclaim His mighty deeds. Then we looked in John 18 and 19 on how God’s purposes will be accomplished and His plans will prevail. History is not moving in cycles. History had a beginning when God created the heavens and the earth. History will have an end when Jesus returns to destroy evil and reign forever. We saw through looking at Pilate’s role in Jesus’ crucifixion how we can either partner with God in bringing about His purposes and agenda or we can be pawns of God in bringing about His purposes and agenda. Pilate did not believe in the true God or cooperate with Almighty God. However, God will even work through pawns like Pilate to accomplish His redemptive purposes for the world. No human ruler or government and no individual will thwart the purposes of God! God will ultimately bring about the complete destruction of evil and the redemption of God’s people and God’s creation! And I say “Hallelujah” to that truth!
We will have a Business Meeting following morning worship next Sunday, April 14.
We will be having a Good Friday service on April 19th at the East Madison building at 7:00 PM in conjunction with Sovereign Joy Church. Also remember that we will have our annual Easter Breakfast on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 9:30 AM. There is a sign-up sheet for the needed food items for the Easter Breakfast in the foyer.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church