Sisters and brothers,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday was a wonderful day of praising and thanking the Lord. From James 5, we saw the people of God, the church, should be known as a people of prayer. Because of this, let us pray when we or others suffer. Because of this, let us always pray and praise God for His goodness. Because we are a people of prayer, let us ask God in faith for His healing of all kinds and believe that He will answer those prayers. Also, let us as God’s people in humility confess our sins to one another and share our struggles as we seek to become more and more and more like Jesus. Let us seek the wanderers who have been among us but now are going astray to bring them back to Jesus and His people and save them from death. If we are a true people of prayer, we will see God’s power flow among us and through us! God’s people, the church, need to continually be people of prayer, praise, and power.
Plan on inviting someone to our special Easter services on Good Friday, April 7, at 7:00 PM and/or our Easter service at 10:45 AM on Resurrection Sunday, April 9. The Easter season is a time when many people are more open to invitations to come to church. Also, most studies reveal people are more likely to come to worship when a friend invites them. Who could you pray for and invite to church this Easter season?
Emmanuel Church will be holding a block party on the East Madison lot on Sunday evening, April 2.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church