Sisters and brothers,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday as we celebrated communion together, we focused on Jesus, who He is and all He has done to rescue us from our condemnation and to make us part of His eternal community. We considered the price paid so we could be saved. We considered who Jesus is and claimed to be from John 5. Jesus is one with God the Father. Jesus is the unique and only eternal Son of God. Jesus is the judge of the whole world. Jesus is the One who will one day call out of the grave the dead bodies of all who have died physically and raise them to eternal life or eternal condemnation. You cannot be neutral about Jesus. You cannot just think He was some great moral teacher because moral teachers do not make the kind of claims about themselves that Jesus made. You have to decide who you believe Jesus to be. Jesus was either a lunatic, a liar or Savior and Lord who has the right to rule our lives. What have you decided about Jesus?
We will be baptizing on Easter Sunday, April 4. If you are interested in being baptized, contact me, and let us talk about what baptism is and who should be baptized.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church