Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday was a great day to worship our God, the One from whom all blessings flow, as is every day! We looked at the human tendency to look with nostalgia on the good old days. The problem is that the good old days were often not that good at all. We tend to remember the good things and forget the struggles of the past. The writer to the Hebrews in Hebrews 9 was confronting some who wanted to go back to the ritual and religion of the of the old covenant. Hebrews 9 revealed that the old covenant was completely fulfilled in Jesus! The way of Jesus is superior to the old, and every other belief system. The way of Jesus replaces the old covenant. Jesus now has brought complete and total forgiveness for those who believe. Those who believe have unlimited access to Holy God through Jesus Christ right now. And one day, Jesus will appear. Jesus will come back physically and bodily to bring the fullness of salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for Him. Complete forgiveness for sin and free access to Almighty God comes in and through Jesus Christ alone. Believe in Him. Trust your life to Him and live every day in His presence and for His glory.
If you are interested in either a short-term small group Bible study at the church building with appropriate social distancing and masking, or a short-term virtual Bible study, send me an email this week with your interest and preference.
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