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Pastor’s Corner 07 July, 2013

Pastor’s Corner

07 July, 2013

” And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. “ – Mark 4: 35

Beloved,

We thank and praise our Almighty God, the Giver, the Sustainer, the rewarder of all who diligently seek Him, but because of His loving kindness and mercy, we have been spared to cross over to this the 7th month of the year 2013. He is our refuge and ever present source of power and strength. A power available to us 24/7 in the midst of the stress and turmoil we face during these the times that “Try Men’s Souls.”. In grateful reflection, the past month was rich and rewarding in every way. We had great Services, and more importantly new souls were added to our Church family.

The scripture cited above, provides an awesome stimulus from our Lord to his followers, his disciples during his earthly Ministry both then and now. A “call” to see life In a different perspective. Yes “move to the other side” toward mental and spiritual fitness. For by doing so, one is able to discover that Christ is able to replenish, renew, give new life to what is lacking in our lives individually, and as a body of believers In Him.

If it is life, it is a deeper and fuller life that leads us from mere membership to discipleship. Why not cross over to the other side? So I encourage each of us from the PULPIT to the PEW from the Backdoor to the Front-door, to dare cross over to the other side in Service, dedication with renewed determination, to LOVE HIM MORE and SERVE HIM BETTER. In His Name what more could we ask for to lead the TABERNACLE to higher heights. He has given to us the blueprint in the Great COMMISSION, all that is needed is true followers, in Word, Action, DEED and GODLY PURPOSE. The Great Commission has not changed; but the impact we elect to address our surrounding community to come to Jesus has changed. We must reach them with a new yet, biblically sound approach to embrace and attract this now generation!

The month of July is now before us. It will be a most busy month and we encourage your unstinted support for all of our Special Services, events and activities this month as reflected below:

2nd Sunday, Children’s/Youth Emphasis @ 11:00 a.m. – Graduate Recognition
@ 3:00 pm. Booster Annual Musical Extravaganza Service

July 15-19 Vacation Bible School, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Each Night

July 20 Annual Church Picnic

4th Sunday July 28th @ 11:00 a.m.
Annual Men’s Day Service

July 29 through August 1st
National Evangelism Movement Inc., Crowne Plaza Hotel, LAX

Finally, let us continue to be much in prayer for our many, many sick and shut-in, bereaved and suffering humanity everywhere.

Be Blessed,
R.M. Leffall, III , Senior Pastor

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