Pastor’s Corner, December 02, 2013

Pastor’s Corner

02 December, 2012

 

 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” – James 5:16

 

 

My dearly beloved “FAMILY”

 

Well, well here we are in the final minutes, hours, days and weeks of the year 2012.  We thank God for the multitude of His loving kindness and tender mercy to be sparred to this present moment.

 

This past months have been most eventful in more ways than one.  We have witnessed achievements as well as turmoil in the international homeland, and with in our city and state, coupled with this turmoil in the economic downturn which has affected our own Church and Churches around our Nation.  Also, over the past 3 years, we have suffered the loss of several members who were staunch supporters of our dear Church.  This situation is most notable in attendance and giving.  Yet I  firmly believe that God will see us through.  He did not bring us this far to leave us.  Hopefully and prayerfully as we look to the year 2013, that the people of the “SHEEPFOLD” will be inspired, yes led to renew your commitment to Christ, renew your commitment to our Church and with God’s power, His help, His strength the coming year will lead us to higher heights in His name. Yes, Yes, we can do all things through Christ.

 

In the scripture cited above, James lets us know that prayer is powerful.  We are taught to have faith.  As for me I’m thankful that in my own prayer times, that the harder I pray that oftentimes God does not answer with a Yes, many times it’s a No.  Even when He says No, He gives to me a double dose of GRACE.  I’m thankful that no matter what the answer might be, He is still good, and all the time, God is good.

 

In these closing days of 2012 I appeal to every loyal member to make an end of the year Sacrificial gift, in support of our downfall in projected giving for the current year.  I am asking for our leadership to lead the way in the special request, for end of the year-giving.  First, pray about it, and be led by the Lord.  I believe that He is in the blessing business right now, here in the Tabernacle, if we but follow His leadership.

 

Let us be much in prayer one for another; for our many, many sick and shut-in, infirmed, those in convalescent homes, the bereaved, and the suffering humanity everywhere.

 

Finally, we are approaching the upcoming “Christmas Season”, Mrs. Leffall joins in with me, along with our Associate Ministers to wish for both you and yours, best wishes for a “Spirit Filled Christmas” and for a Prosperous New Year!

 

 

Be Blessed,

 

R.M. Leffall, III
Senior Pastor

 

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