Pastor’s Corner 07 April, 2013

” Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.” – Ecclesiastes 11: 1

 

 

My dearly beloved “FAMILY”
“Grace, Mercy and Peace Be Unto You From God our Father”

 

We greet you once more in the name of the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords, who because of His loving kindness and tender mercy has crossed us over both individually and as the bride (Church) of Christ.  We ended the  month on a high note with our Resurrection Service on this past Sunday.  What a great time it was of worship, praise,  and celebration with simply awesome and inspiring music; and of course the proclamation of God’s Word.  Yes “HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN, INDEED.”  His resurrection, power and strength is ever present, both to you and me, today and forever until He returns to claim his church.

 

In the verse cited above we have one of the most important principles undergirding and related to “Church Growth”.  I have stated before that Inward growth will lead to Outward growth.  When the people within the Church are filled with power from on high, we’ll see the results.  The early disciples, the early followers of Christ applied this principle in the proclamation of the gospel.  INCREASE BY SCATTERING.  The Apostle Paul applied their principle after he met Christ and became a great missionary. He won many souls to Christ.

 

Dare we as a Church, the “TAB”, as a household of faith apply the words of this passage from the pulpit to the pew, that each Ministry In our church will be purpose driven, yes nourish others that Christ is revealed in us to others.  Did not God himself apply the words of this passage, when He gave to us the Loving Bread to be our Savior;  the redeemed of mankind; For certain, when we cast this bread His word upon the waters, lives will be transformed after many days and in due season.  This is our CHALLENGE if we are really serious about GROWTH.  Yes, EACH ONE WIN ONE TO CHRIST.  Keep in mind our theme for this year.  “Reaching The Lost – TEACHING THE SAVED TO SERVE.”  This involves personal stewardship, dedication and commitment.  Why Not link up, hook up, with our Evangelism team which goes out in our community on the 1st and 4th Saturdays, each month?

 

The month of April is now before us.  It is ‘pregnant’ with opportunities and
possibilities.  We do solicit your time, talents and means (tithes and offerings) to advance the cause of Christ.  The bottom line is that it is all about Him.

 

 

Finally, let us be much in prayer for one another,  for our many, many  sick and shut-in, infirmed, those in convalescent centers, the bereaved,  and for suffering humanity everywhere.  Also, let’s continue to lift up in daily prayer our President, that God will direct him in his words, actions and policies during these trying and most difficult days.  His every step is attacked by a most vocal opposition.

 

 

Prayerfully Yours,

R.M. Leffall, III , Senior Pastor

 

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