Sisters and brothers,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday we celebrated the wonderful grace of God who provided for us salvation and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. From Romans 1 we saw that God gives right standing and true hope to us if we will believe in the Lord Jesus. Right standing and hope does not come through behavior. It does not come through keeping religious rituals. Right standing with God and hope centers in the person of Jesus Christ. Right standing and hope extends to great and small of every nation. Right standing and hope comes through faith in Jesus alone. Quit trying to be good enough to be accepted by God. Quit thinking you must earn his love and favor. God loves you and provides you with salvation if you will believe. Trust Jesus to save you. God provides salvation through Jesus Christ to anyone who believes in Jesus.
The ladies are planning a get together on Thursday, May 12, at 6:00 PM at Monty’s Blue Plate Diner, 2089 Atwood Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53704. This is the first time for a long time for the ladies to have a fellowship time together. Ladies, we hope you can attend this time of fellowship.
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.
Thank you to all who were able to come Saturday for the workday. We were able to accomplish many needed tasks.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church