Sisters and brothers,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday as the people of the risen King, we learned from Romans 2 about God as perfect and righteous Judge. We learned that God judges the self-righteous hypocrisy of the supposed moral person. We also saw God renders perfect judgment to those who seek His glory and to those who are self-seeking. And we learned that God judges based on the light to which each individual has been exposed. God in Christ Jesus renders perfect and impartial judgment upon every human being. However, we learned that none of us by our own merit could pass the righteous judgment of Holy God without being condemned. That is why Christ Jesus took our condemnation in His own body and suffered the punishment for our sin. Those who believe in Jesus know Jesus is the Righteous Judge. Jesus, the One who gave His life for us is the One whom we will stand before in judgment. We remembered that “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us,” (Romans 8:32-34, ESV). Those believing in Jesus have nothing to fear because we will stand before the One who died in our place and took our judgment upon Himself.
Next Sunday, May 29, we will have our 10:45 AM worship service in parking lot, weather permitting. We will also observe the Lord’s Supper during next Sunday’s worship.
Pray for Connie Boss’ sister-in-law, Alice, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She has received three doses of chemo. Pray for God’s healing touch and for her to experience His comforting presence.
We are giving out baby bottles for each of us to collect offerings between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day for the CareNet Pregnancy Center of Dane County. Your change, checks and cash make a difference. (If you do write checks, please make them out to CareNet Pregnancy Center.) When you fill a baby bottle you are helping to provide life-affirming resources to those facing unintended pregnancies through the ministry of CareNet Pregnancy Center.
We will have a called business meeting on June 5 to vote on the bids for seal coating and repair of the parking lot.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church