Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! Wasn’t it great yesterday having five sermons? You might say, “Pastor, I love you, but there is no way I am going to sit through five of your sermons in a row!” Well, I only preached once yesterday. The other four sermons were seeing the gospel preached through the baptisms of Becky, Kathleen, Jessica and Nathan. Every baptism is a proclamation, a sermon, that Christ Jesus has died for our sins, was buried and rose again conquering death forever! Every baptism is a proclamation that the person baptized has died to life without Christ, is burying that old life, and now has a new life in Jesus Christ! Then, the message from Matthew 22 that I preached reminded us that God has invited us into His Kingdom and to His great banquet and provided us with the clothing of the righteousness of Jesus so we could go to His grand party! Baptism symbolizes all who receive Jesus have accepted God’s grand invitation and the covering of Jesus’ righteousness and have joined the party! I can only say, “Hallelujah” for all God has done for us!
We will observe the Lord’s Supper this coming Sunday, December 1st during our morning worship service.
We will have a called business meeting on Sunday, December 8, following our morning worship time. The sign team will present a recommendation to you on a proposal to update our sign.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am thankful for you!
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church