Sister and brothers,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday as we worshiped and took the Lord’s Supper, we thanked God for His best gift to us, the precious blood of Jesus that washes away our sins.
Before the cross I kneel and see the measure of my sin
How You became a curse for me though You were innocent
The magnitude of Your great love was shown in full degree
When righteous blood, the crimson spill rained down from Calvary
Oh, the precious blood that flowed from Mercy’s side
Washed away my sin when Christ my Savior died
Oh, the precious blood of Christ the crucified
It speaks for me before Your throne where I stand justified
And who am I that I should know this treasure of such worth
My Savior’s pure atoning blood shed for the wrath I’d earned
For sin has stained my every deed my every word and thought
What wondrous love that makes me one Your priceless blood has bought
(The Precious Blood by Peter Gagnon)
We then looked at Romans 16 and saw life is about relationships. Life is about loving God supremely because He first loved us and sent Jesus for us. Because of God’s love for us and our loving Him in return, life is then about loving fellow believers as Jesus has loved us, and loving the world that Jesus died to save. Life is found in loving God supremely and loving others as Jesus has loved us.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church