Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! It was wonderful to worship together yesterday and praise God for His wonderful grace. From Romans 11 we saw that a remnant always remains of those who believe and trust in Jesus. We also saw that even though many who are advantaged and know some truth about Gods’ ways stumble over Jesus, their stumbling need not be final. God can even use their stumbling over Jesus for good and His glory. We learned that it is through Israel and the Jews that salvation has come to us and so we should never have antisemitic attitudes. We saw that God’s kindness and grace comes because of who God is and not because of any merit on our part. We came to understand that God works out His good purposes even when those who should believe do not. We saw this eternal truth that the unbelief and evil of people will never thwart the redemptive plan of eternal God.
We will have a short training on October 9 after morning worship for the “Trunk or Treat” event on October 29. We need a lot of candy and plenty of help to reach out to our community on that day.
Please continue to keep Connie Boss’ sister-in-law Alice in your prayers as she is in hospice. Also, pray for Connie and the family in this situation.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church