A Message From Our Pastor
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
There are many choices we have to make every day. There are choices that take us a long time to make and there are choices that take no time at all. As Christians, we face these choices knowing that God’s providence and countenance is with us. 2 Timothy 4:7-8: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
The Apostle Paul tells us from his letter to Timothy, who is an encouragement and exhortation, to follow the course of being an Apostle of the Good News. Paul knows that his time in ministry will come to a close in the near future and has faith in Timothy to carry on the legacy of Apostleship. And as a mentor to Timothy Paul prayed for him and taught him the way of Jesus Christ.
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I want us to reflect on the relationship of these two men. The encouragement and the dedication to each other was an important factor in keeping the faith when they faced the tough reality of being a Christian during those times.
Where are we in the race that Apostle Paul talks about in the above quoted scripture? I’m not much of a runner but there is this thing called the “second wind.” It is a phenomenon when a tired and out of breath long distance runner finds the energy and breath to carry on with the running. I believe our church may be in a state where we need that “second wind.” In order to carry on the message of Jesus Christ to worship and faithfulness in mission, our church need one another to mentor and carry each other to the finish line. The glory of God who gives us the crown of righteousness wants all of us to be there.
Please pray for our church as we collectively lift up the people, ministries, and worship experiences. We will get there together. Listen to how God is calling you during your prayers. God bless you and I’m praying for you.
Your Brother in Christ,