Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! It was great to study and worship with the people of God at East Madison yesterday. We learned about spiritual leadership and the fantastic privilege and responsibility it is. All of us are spiritual leaders to someone. Be a spiritual leader who seeks to love God supremely. Be a spiritual leader who seeks the spiritual vitality of God’s people. Be a spiritual leader who seeks the salvation of those who do not know Jesus. Be a spiritual leader who desires above all for the glory of God. Pray also for those spiritual leaders God has place over you. Pray for me as your pastor to be a man completely surrendered to God that will help you follow Jesus more closely. Pray for other spiritual leaders of East Madison that lead people in any way to be men and women who love God and seek for His glory. Pray for the spiritual leaders of other congregations and the spiritual leaders of our city, state and nation. Pray that they will be men and women who love God and people and show forth the character of Christ to those around them. Pray for spiritual leaders who fear only God and will speak God’s truth to every person from pauper to president.
Sunday, February 4 after worship, we will have a pot luck and an all-church baby shower for Edie and Grayson. Celebrate the child God is giving to them by showering them with gifts they will need for their baby. Edie and Grayson are expecting a girl and are registered at Babies R Us and Amazon.
Keep praying and seeking God together, especially during our “40 Days of Prayer” emphasis. If you forget and miss a day, don’t get discouraged! Just pick up from where you stopped and keep praying! God is moving among us!
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church