Sisters and brothers,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday our worship reminded us of the greatness of God and the greatness of the salvation He has provided for all who will believe. We looked at two parables in Matthew 25 and thought about living prepared lives, always ready for Jesus to come back. We learned from the parable of the ten bridesmaids that each person must individually prepare to meet Jesus and can’t borrow from the preparation of others. The time to prepare is today and should never be put off! We learned from the parable of the talents that truly prepared people love Jesus and use whatever they have been entrusted with to serve Him and advance His Kingdom. Prepared people have a right view of God that see His love for them and desire to love Him with all they have, instead of a warped view of God that does not understand His love and justice. Prepared people seek to live their lives serving Jesus and others, instead of living it for their personal agendas and themselves. Loving Jesus and seeking to glorify Him with our life reveals we are truly prepared to meet Him face to face.
We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper this Sunday, February 9 during our morning worship.
We will have a potluck luncheon after worship on Sunday, February 16. Bring enough food on that day for your family and a little extra for our guests.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church