Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! It was wonderful to be able to worship outdoors yesterday so more of us could gather physically. We were able to take the Lord’s Supper together. We sang about the hope we always have in Jesus. We sang about the darkness being great and our sins many, but the light and mercy of God is greater and more. We heard a wonderful answer to our prayers as Donald shared with us the good reports of his improvement. From Hebrews 10, we thought about living in community with each other. We considered how to draw near to God together, how to hold fast to our hope in Jesus, and how to stir one another up to love and good deeds. We saw from Hebrews 10 the utter hopelessness of those who, after having been enlightened to the gospel, willfully and finally reject the love of Jesus. We considered how during extremely hard times we can help each other be victorious. We must live together in community to truly live victoriously as believers in Jesus. To live in isolation is danger and disaster. Not living in community reveals something seriously wrong with our spiritual life. It will reveal either continual defeat in following Jesus or it reveals you have never truly embraced Jesus. Satan will do everything he can to keep you isolated and separated from God’s family, so do not let him to that! Believers in community together victoriously face the struggles of life and carry the gospel to the world.
If you miss our Sunday services and would like to watch them or perhaps share them with someone you know, you can find video of the services at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3rJ-oFvSS-9W-iWf6Wcvnw.
We provide multiple ways for you to give to support the Lord’s work through East Madison. Every Sunday morning, an offering box is provided for you to be able to deposit your offerings. If you would like, you can mail offering checks to the church address at the Milwaukee Street address below. Also, you can give your offerings online at the embclife.org website by clicking the “Give Online” tab on the homepage or you can click this link directly: https://give.idonate.com/east-madison-baptist-church/give
Please join me in praying for our city, state, and nation during these difficult days. God’s people need to intensely seek His help, His justice, His mercy, and His peace in these times.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church