Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! Ever since we sang “Who Can Compare,” Sunday morning, written by our own Ron Roberts, I have not been able to get the song out of my mind.
He Walked on the earth one day, To show us a better Way – Who can compare?
And, dying upon the Cross, He saved us at such a cost – Who can compare, oh Lord, to You?
God the Father and God the Son, God the Spirit, the Three in One:
Before time ‘til the victory’s won – Who can compare?
Of His Kingdom, there is no end,; On His mercy, we can depend.
He’s our Maker, Redeemer, Friend – Who can compare?
Stars will fall down, We’ll cast our crown Before the Great I AM;
And at His name, All will proclaim: “Worthy the Risen lamb!”
What a great God we serve! Also, as we began to look at the wonderful Romans 8, we learned of the rescue of believers. Believers have been rescued from condemnation and danger and now can live for the glory of God. Faith in Christ has freed us to live life in the power of the Holy Spirit because God the Holy Spirit lives within each of us. Believers have been forever adopted as the children of God who are privileged to cry out, “Father!” to Almighty God. We have the honor of inviting others to be rescued from condemnation. Because we have been rescued and freed, our love and gratitude for God should move us to want to share the freedom, love, and life we have with others. Christ Jesus perfect life, atoning death, and resurrection frees those who believe in Jesus from condemnation and empowers them to live for Christ.
We will observe the Lord’s Supper next Sunday, September 11, during our morning worship.
Put October 29 on your calendar for “Trunk or Treat.” We will need a lot of candy and plenty of help to reach out to our community on that day. We will be picking up the block party trailer, overseeing bounce houses and other fun activities, publicizing “Trunk or Treat” on Facebook and throughout our neighborhood. “Trunk or Treat” will be an “all hands-on-deck event.” Pray for God’s blessing on this outreach and for your specific part in helping.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church