"Noah did everything just as God commanded him.” Genesis 6:22
Noah was a hero in the Old Testament. We know that he built the ark and that he and his family were saved by the ark when the great flood came over the earth. All of mankind were destroyed by the flood except Noah and his family. Why did God choose Noah? Was it because he was so perfect? The answer is, no. Noah was a man who loved the Lord and made himself available to God. He did whatever God asked him to do. He was faithful but not perfect. Many times we want to be like Old Testament heroes and often wonder why God does not use us. Could it be that when God speaks to us we do not do everything that He says? Sometimes we pick and choose what we want to do when God speaks to us. Noah did everything that God asked him to do. What about you?
I am excited about the spiritual emphasis approaching this October. It is called 50 Days of Transformation. It is going to be a seven-week study on how God wants to transform us into being what He created us to be. I encourage you to join a small group. There are sheets on the board in the Parlor where you can sign up or create your own. You will want to be a part of this exciting adventure.
Thank you to the many mission teams who reported last Sunday night. We had over 67 people go on mission since January. This does not even count the mission activities that we do on a regular basis with our youth, WMU, nursing home ministries, and Operation Christmas Child. Thank you, Fee Fee, for being such a wonderful, wonderful, mission-loving, -going, -sending church.
Be sure to put the evening of September 20 on your calendar. The Deacon body will be ordaining three men in the evening service. Tom Compas, Justin Flack, and Dale Portell. Come and celebrate with them and their families at this wonderful occasion.
I want to remind you that the debt owed on our Family Life Center is getting smaller and smaller. If you have not been giving to help retire this debt then I would encourage you to do so. Everyone working together could make this happen before the end of the year. Pray and ask what God would have you give so that we once more can be debt-free.
God continues to bless our church in so many ways, but we could not do the ministry that He has called us to do without servants like you. Come and join us as we seek new ways to reach our community and the world for Jesus Christ.
See you in church,