Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! We worshipped God together as the East Madison family and sang of His continual greatness yesterday. We looked at Matthew 9 and 10 and realized every believer is called to be on mission with Jesus. We are called to spread the good news with a needy world of the forgiveness and salvation God has provided through Jesus. We thought about how urgent this call is to us as we considered how many people around us are in great despair. We looked at how the Lord equips us with His power and authority to be on mission with Him. We also thought about how we need to seek to be strategic as we carry out the call of God to take the gospel to Madison and the world. Finally, we realized the Lord informed us that many will reject the forgiveness and salvation offered to them. Though this may temporarily discourages us, we must not stay there. The rejection of some should push us on the share with others who will receive the good news of Jesus. Then, without any kind of prearrangement between Pete and I, God’s Spirit led the worship team to close us with a couple of songs that called us to continually offer our lives to God to use for His mission and His purposes. May each of our lives truly be a continual offering to God!
Our next Pot Luck luncheon will be after worship on Sunday, June 2.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church