Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday we sang about our great God and Savior who is worthy of worship and who holds fast to Himself those who believe and belong to Him. From Mark 6, we looked at how Jesus handled the rejection of friends and family closest to Him and how Jesus taught His disciples to process and handle rejection. No one likes rejection. It is hard to be rejected when you share that Jesus saves, the best news ever known about in the history of the world. It especially hurts when you love others, and they seem to keep on rejecting the forgiveness, life, love, and hope found only in Jesus. But do not become so hurt that you stop sharing. Do not become so hurt that you give up on people believing in Jesus. Down the line, some will remember your sharing the gospel with them and will later believe. Some will respond now to the message of life and salvation in Jesus. Keep on sharing Christ no matter what. Jesus is the treasure worth sharing! Believers keep sharing the good news that Jesus saves with those around us even as some reject the good news of Christ.
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