Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all and again a Happy New Year! It was great to worship yesterday our generous King Jesus, who give us grace and holds us fast. As we looked at Luke 18, we learned that whatever it cost of to follow Jesus, it is worth it. Jesus asks of us all we are and all we have. There are times when following Him is challenging. However, because of the surpassing value of Jesus, no sacrifice is too great in order to know, love and walk with Him. Do not hold on to the worthless things of this world when Christ would give you the riches of eternal life, when Jesus would adopt you as his child, and when you could know intimately the true and living God. Do not miss true fellowship with God by loving money and holding on to things, attitudes, relationships, grudges, unforgiveness, or any other thing. Whatever it might be, it is not worth it. No sacrifice is too great to make in order to follow Jesus.
We will be observing the Lord’s Supper during morning worship gathering next Sunday, January 9.
I want to give a special thanks to Jim Willgrubs and David Juhlin for their study and work on the bids to replace the boilers. We will sign a contract this week and see them replaced soon.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church