Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! We had a great day yesterday in worship. Lydia Delikat shared with us about God’s calling her and her fiancé Ben to go to an unreached people group. She challenged us to have a greater vision of taking the gospel to the world. The need in so many places is so great and the number of those taking the gospel to those places that desperately need to hear the gospel is relatively small. Thank you, Lydia, for reminding us of God’s call for us to take the gospel to all peoples, nations and languages. We also thought from Matthew 13 of how our spiritual vision and capacity is either improving or declining. We learned the principle that those who respond to truth receive more truth and those who reject truth become more and more deceived. When we believe and receive God’s truth, we are enabled and empowered to receive more truth. When we receive and believe God’s truth, our lives have purpose and count for what is eternal. All of us need to ask God to make us open and ready to receive whatever truth He might say to us whenever He might say it.
We will observe the Lord’s Supper next Sunday, July 14, during worship. We will have a Pot Luck luncheon after the morning worship on July 21.
Congratulations to Grayson and Edie Doss on the birth of their daughter on Saturday, July 6.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church