Happy Monday, August 7, 2023, church!

Sisters and brothers, 

Happy Monday to all! It was wonderful to worship our Savior together yesterday and realize Jesus is the one reason with gather regularly. From Mark 7 we learned that it is not enough to believe in just anything, but we must believe in what is actually true. Believing in the wrong person or the wrong things can be the most dangerous thing in the world. Believing the wrong things can lead to destruction. It is not enough just to believe in anything. Truth is not a subjective and relative. Truth is objective and unchangeable. If you believe tradition, ritual, and religious words are more important than loving God, others, and obeying God’s Word, you believe the wrongs things and will miss out on what life is all about. If you believe defilement comes from outside of yourself rather than from within yourself, you will never see the need for a Savior who died and rose again to save you from your sin and yourself. Belief that stands forever must be based on the truth of Jesus and His Word.

I know many of us were praying for Mike and Lori as Mike had emergency surgery on Saturday evening. I wanted to report that Mike has been discharged from the hospital and is home. Please continue to pray for Mike and Lori as Mike continues to recover.

Yesterday the livestream for the service for some reason stopped right before the beginning of the sermon. We apologize for the inconvenience. Here is a link to listen to yesterday’s message: https://youtu.be/dteFluCQD18

Remember to keep praying continually for each other. None of us know fully the burdens our brothers and sisters in Christ might be carrying.

Love being your pastor!

Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church