Pastor’s Corner , 04 September, 2011

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” – Proverbs 3: 5-6

My dearly beloved “Family”

It is because of the tender, loving and caring grace of God that you and I have been spared to cross over into a “brand new month”. Another coveted golden opportunity to be found as a faithful “steward” both within and beyond the walls of this “HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH”. We thank, and we praise God for one more Day, one more “CHANCE”.

The past month was rich and rewarding in everyway. The bottom line, the most important fact is that souls were added to our Church as Candidates for Baptism, Christian Experience and Re-Dedication. Our continuing goal is that each member, each disciple will become a soul winner. We closed the month on a high note with the “Daughters of Ruth Mentoring Ministry” on last Saturday. We salute Women on A Mission for giving birth to this Ministry geared toward mentoring the young women of faith in our Church. On last Sunday, we observed our “Annual Mission Service”. It was a great time of worship and praise, and a most powerful message from our General Mission President, Sister Natalie Fisher.

In taking a look at our Sunday Bible School lesson for this quarter, there is a powerful word about “FAITH in 3D”. Jesus’ followers are invited to pursue a wise course of faith in three aspects, DISCOVER – DEVOTE – DISCIPLE. DISCOVER – Look up to Christ and discover how He leads.
DEVOTE – Devote to Him your total praise and a spirit driven purpose.
DISCIPLE – For being a follower of Christ leads to discipleship and not mere membership. It involves Discipline in our daily walk, Discipline in our words, thoughts and utterances. Discipline in meaningful Service that is well pleasing in God’s sight.

The month of September is now before us and we request your faithful & consistent financial support to keep on target with our budget for this year; and for all of our regular Services, special Services and activities during this month.

Finally, let us continue to be much in prayer for our many, many sick and shut in, infirmed and for suffering humanity everywhere. Our prayers and thoughts go out in a special way to victims of crime in our communities, and the thousands affected by the hurricanes that racked the East Coast. The Lord is surely speaking!!!

In Christ,
Pastor R.M. Leffall, III

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