Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! As we celebrated the Lord’s Supper yesterday, we were reminded of the high price paid for us to be saved. It was the very blood and life of the Son of God that purchased our salvation! Thank you, Pete and the worship team, for picking such appropriate songs that helped us to focus on this truth. As we examined Matthew 7:1-12, we thought about seeing others properly. We learned that we are not to look at others with a harshly critical attitude. We learned that we are not to look at others with an irresponsible naivete. We are to seek to treat others the way we would want to be treated. We also looked at the truth that this can only be done as we continually ask and seek God’s help. The promise to ask and we will be given, seek and we will find, knock and the door would be open to us was given to us toward the end of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus is not talking to us about asking for things. Jesus is telling us to continually pray for God’s help and power to live out the Sermon on the Mount, to live as His holy people. Our prayers are not to be focused on things, but on living a life that continually glorifies God!
We will have a Pot Luck luncheon this Sunday, March 3rd, after worship. Bring enough to feed your family and a little extra for our guests.
We will begin a men’s short-termed small group study called, “The Call to Courageous Manhood” on Wednesday, March 6th. It will led by David Juhlin and held at David and Annette Juhlin’s home. You can contact David or me with any questions about the men’s group.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church