Sisters and brothers,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday from Mark 2 we thought about the conflicts Jesus had with His critics and how he handled them. We learned that we should not be people who stir up conflict wherever we go. We learned that we should seek to live in peace with others as much as depends on us. However, we are not to be discouraged when you cannot be at peace with someone who does not want peace with us. Never sacrifice foundational truth, justice, righteousness, or seeking the salvation of the lost for the sake of peace at any price. You cannot be at peace with everyone and follow Jesus. Not everyone will like you. Be true to Jesus no matter what. Follow Jesus by bearing witness to all around you no matter their status in society. Follow Jesus by hanging out with people who need Him instead of always hanging with believers. Follow Jesus by being willing to accept other believers who do things differently from you as they follow Jesus. Always be true to doing God’s will no matter how people react around you.
We will observe the Lord’s Supper next Sunday, May 14, 2023, during our morning worship service.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church