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Pastor’s Corner 04 December, 2011

“The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.” – Psalm 33: 13-14

Dear Members and Friends,

 

Wow?  Here we are in the final days of 2011, and should we be spared looking forward to 2012.  In retrospect this year has been a most eventful one.  We faced the challenges of the economic downturn which has affected our world, nation, Churches, yes even the Tabernacle and too, we have witnessed turbulence around the world, longtime leaders have been dethroned, the ‘occupy movement’ has camped in city after city, in protest against big banks and Wall Street.

 

But, nevertheless, in spite of our dismal present the people of faith must hold as never before to “God’s Unchanging Hand.”  The Word of God is right when it asserts that our hope and safety are found in God. Read for yourselves, the scripture cited in the heading of this letter.

 

The past month was rich and rewarding in every way.  We closed the month on a high note with last Sunday afternoon’s All-Male Musical Service.  It was a great time of Worship, Praise and Celebration.  The esteemed Chairman of the Board of Deacons’ was this years’ honoree. Deacon LeRoy DuBose is one of the Tabernacle’s most loyal, faithful and dedicated members (disciples). He is most worthy of the special recognition.

 

As we enter this final month of 2011, I am encouraging every loyal member to heed the “Great Commission”; yes reach out to the lost, unsaved and invite them to worship and fellowship with us.  Each One, Reach One – To Christ.  Why not be a soul winner for Christ?  This involves engaging in Discipleship, the move from Church centeredness to Christ-centeredness.

 

We continue to lift up in prayer our many, many, sick and shut in, infirmed, care-givers, and suffering humanity everywhere.  We also want to pray daily for President Obama, that God will guide his thoughts, ways, actions and leadership during these trying times.

 

Finally, my dear wife Maye Helen joins me in extending best wishes for a “Blessed Holiday Season.”  Remember, beloved that “CHRIST Is The Reason For The Season.”

 

 

Yours in Christ,

 

 

Pastor R.M. Leffall, III

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