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We were blessed this morning to have our Pastor back from Men’s Encounter. He had a good report for us as four men from our church had rededicated their lives to Christ. We rejoiced in that. Our early service worship team was gone this morning and we missed them, but as our Pastor said our worship should come from our heart. Sister Buffy Strong sang a special song for us this morning and we always enjoy her singing. Pastor Buddy brought us a very good message on why missions this morning from Luke 19-1-6. He preached on what changes happens when Jesus comes to town. When Jesus came by Zacchaeus became a child with the curosity of a child, he wanted to see the One everyone was talking about no matter what people thought about him. He was going to see Jesus. He was motivated by curiosity. Curisoity will bring men to Christ when people see Christ in us they will want to know more about Him. A small man became a big man. Zacchaeus didn’t let pride stop him from seeing Jesus, whatever it took he was determined to see Christ. A poor man became rich though Zacchaeus had all this world’s goods he was still bankrupt if he didn’t have Christ in his life. The same as we are if we don’t have Christ in our life. The host became the guest, Jesus came to seek and save the lost and that should be the mission of the church also to reach out to the ones who don’t know Christ. We should be telling the ones who are just coping with life that they can have hope instead of cope. It was another very good message this morning.
Next Sunday will be another day of celebrating missions with our services at 8:30 and 11:00 Sunday morning, but Sunday night our services will be out at the barn starting at 5:00 with a shrimp boil and services starting at 6:00 Wednesday night. Brad Keller will be with us at 7:00. Come be with us anytime, we would enjoy having you worship with us.
Thought for the week; Christian service is not optional—it’s a command.