Sisters and brothers,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday we worshipped together and sang about the love of God that comes upon us like a flood. From Romans 13, we thought about our responsibilities as believers to the government. God’s Word teaches us that believers submit to government authorities because they are God’s servant for our good. Only when they seek to have us disobey God can we obey God rather than human authority. As Tim Talent said, “We will obey the rulers on earth when it doesn’t conflict with the Ruler of heaven.” Then we learned that believers seek to let no debt remain unpaid except the debt of loving others. The debt to love others and seek for their good is a debt we will never completely repay. And we do these thing as we seek to live in the light of Jesus as we await His soon return. Believers continually seek to submit to God-ordained authorities as they live awaiting Christ’s return.
This Saturday, October 29, is the big “Trunk or Treat” event from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Dress in consume if you are inclined and bring your trunks with some candy to hand out. Try to be here a little after 2:00 PM so we can arrange the cars and set up the bouncy houses and other things from the block party trailer. Be praying that God will use this event as a light for the gospel in our community.
Next Sunday afternoon, October 30, we can bless Kathy McElmurry by helping her load a moving truck.
Connie Boss’ sister-in-law Alice Lamont passed away. The funeral will be at Cress Funeral Home, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie. Pray keep Connie and her family in your prayers.
The East Madison Baptist/Emmanuel Church Thanksgiving celebration will be on Sunday, November 13 at 5:30 PM. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer for the food we will need for the celebration.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church