“The fear of human opinion disables you; trusting in God protects you from that.” Proverbs 29:25 (Message)
Let me ask you a question. Who are you trying to impress with your life? Your spouse, kids, or parents? Maybe your employer, friends, or neighbor?
If you are living your life trying to impress anyone other than God, you are wasting your life. The world teaches us to seek the approval of those around us by our actions or our thoughts. The Bible teaches us that there is only One whose approval we need… Jesus. Trust in God and seek His approval and you will hear the wonderful words when you stand face to face with your creator: “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
Easter is almost here and it looks like spring has finally arrived. It has been a long, cold, and snowy winter but hope is on the horizon. Easter reminds us that there is always hope, even when the times look the darkest. Put your faith in the resurrection of the Christ; you will not be disappointed. Remember our different schedule on Easter morning and bring a friend with you to celebrate the day.
Be in prayer for our youth as they experience Disciple Now on April 11-13. This is a special time of concentrated study and challenge to follow Jesus. Pray for Bro. Andrew as he prepares and leads this group. Pray for our guest speaker and band as they minister to the youth. Pray for the parents who will open up their homes to house the kids and leaders. Also pray for the many people and classes that are supplying the meals for each house.
It is always a wonderful time of challenge and commitment for our kids. Pray that God moves in a mighty way and encourages our youth to seek His ways.
We have ordered the two new 15-passenger busses. The delivery date for the busses should be late June. They are making our busses just the way we want them which will enhance their use in our ministries. Pray for the hands that will assemble our busses that it will be done in the best way possible. If you would like to help pay for our busses you can make a contribution to the bus fund.
A big thank you to all who have been so faithful in their attendance and giving this winter. It has been long and tough but we knew it would finally end. Your faithfulness and dedication has been an inspiration to all.
Our church is buzzing with activity this spring. Find a place to plant yourself and join the fun. Do it to impress God. He is watching.
See you in church,