Pastor’s Corner 03 March, 2013

“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.” – Jeremiah 31:3

 

My dearly beloved “FAMILY”

 

The days weeks, months, even the  hours and minutes move so swiftly; already we are in the third month of the year 2013.  We thank and praise God for having been spared to cross over to another golden privilege and coveted opportunity to be about the Lord’s Work in WORD, ACTION, DEED, and GODLY PURPOSE.

 

The past month was rich and rewarding in every way, because during the month we celebrated and observed “African American Heritage Month.”  We closed the month  of Last Sunday with the culminating Service following by our traditional “Fellowship Feast”.  And too in my message for the Morning Service, we were reminded to not take for granted the
blessings that have come our way as people of color, yes if it had not been for the Lord on our side, where would we be? NEVER COULD HAVE MADE IT WITHOUT HIM.

 

In the passage cited above, we have one of the most powerful expressions of God’s  yearning and faithful love for His children.  Although the Prophet is speaking of Israel, yet this Word is applicable to both you and I.  Although mankind has been resistant , yet God
continues his “Love Affair”, it is not luck, it is not chance.  His everlasting love outlasts our blunders, missteps, mistakes and willful defiance.  O hear Him speak to us today, “I have loved thee with an everlasting love.”

 

The month of March is now before us and on next Saturday, we shall convene our “Annual Church Conference”; a record of our stewardship during the past year.  As we
embark upon this year let each of us dedicate ourselves to be STEWARDS that God can be pleased with, giving of our TIME, TALENTS, & MEANS (tithes and offering) to support His cause, right here in the “TAB”.  Because in the end, each of us must stand before our God, and give an account of our Stewardship, our Discipleship from the Pulpit to the Pew.  For only what we do for Christ will last, and will be counted in the end.

 

Finally, let us continue to be much in prayer for our students in the public schools, colleges or university.  Our sick and shut-in, bereaved, caregivers, and for suffering humanity everywhere.  Also, let us lift up in prayer, President Obama as he gives leadership during these trying and most difficult times.

 

 

 

Joy, Peace & Blessings

R.M. Leffall, III , Senior Pastor

 

 

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