“Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ.” Romans 10:17 (NSV)
Salvation is granted to us through the person of Jesus Christ. Because Jesus lived a perfect life, died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead, He proved that He and He alone has the power to forgive sins. (John 14:6) This is the message that is communicated throughout the Bible. The Bible is the record of God working with and through man. It shows and tells us how to conduct ourselves and is the foundation upon which we must build our lives. It draws us closer to Jesus as we seek to become more like Him. I am so glad that our church family is participating in the spiritual emphasis, 40 Days in the Word. I believe it will change our church forever.
I am back from the Ukraine and all I can say is, “WOW!”. It was a tremendous experience. I was humbled daily by the strong faith and kindness shown by the Ukrainian people. There is such a hunger for the Word of God and a boldness to share His Word. I got to preach three times during the trip and got to meet our church planter. His name is Floydamilla Rondon, and he is located just south of the Carpathian Mountains in southwest Ukraine. His wife is Ira and they have two sons: David who is four years old and Flavic who is two years old. We will be paying for part of Floydmilla’s seminary expenses for the next three years. It is my hope and desire that we will also be taking a team to visit and help him in his work.
My trip to the Ukraine was a wonderful experience and it humbled me on a daily basis. These people live under the daily threat of a Russian invasion and know that time to openly share the Gospel of Jesus Christ may be limited . Pray for them as they seek to reach their nation for Christ.
If you have not signed up for 40 Days in the Word, I encourage you to do so now. We begin on October 5 and it will be life-changing. We already have 29 small groups with hundreds of members committed to this six-week study. Join us now and see what God will do in your life.
As we near the end of the church year, let me encourage you to remain faithful in your giving. It is also very important to finish out your building fund giving on a strong note. The first of the year marks the end of our Building Fund Pledge commitments. It appears we will have a little left to pay at year’s end. Finish strong and let’s see what God will do. He always amazes me as does the faithfulness of our Fee Fee Family.