Baptism and NC’s HB2

Things are heating up out there and I love it! I trust you are having a great day! I hope to see you tonight for our “POTLUCK DINNER” and for Bible study and prayer. Obedience is a beautiful thing. When Michael and Adam were obedient, our household was so pleasant. Obedient children make things a lot easier for their parents… And all the parents said, “Amen!” The same is true for us as Christians. Recent reflections on the last words of Jesus to His disciples have touched my heart. Jesus told His disciples to “make disciples of all nations and to baptize them….” Our place in this world is to be identified with these last words of Jesus! Grace Church, we are to be known for “making disciples of all nations and baptizing them….” Being a follower of Jesus is no easy task and yet it is a wonderful privilege! Being a follower of Jesus sets you apart from those around you. Baptism identifies you as part of the body of Christ. Jesus told us as His church to “baptize” His followers. Think about this… Have you recently received Christ into your life? Have you recently become a child of God? Have you recently experienced new life in Christ? Have you been a Christian for some time and need to be baptized? If so, then your next step is to follow Jesus in baptism! Your next step is to identify yourself with Jesus and His church! Call or contact us so we help you take this next step in your spiritual walk with Jesus! Obey the Lord… if you have never been baptized, now is the time!

SUMMER PRAYER MEETINGS: On Wednesday evenings this summer we are going to center our attention on prayer. We will meet for Wednesday Evening Prayer Services each Wednesday at 6:30 pm in our church sanctuary. Make plans now to attend. It is common knowledge among us that we all need to pray! What a great way to grow together; let’s pray together. This is going to be an awesome experience for all of us. These prayer times will begin in June. Prayer is crucial to your life as a believer. Prayer is also crucial to the life of every church, Grace Church included! I can’t wait!!!

HB2 ~ Pray for our state and our nation! On the state level, our leadership in North Carolina has taken a stand for morality and decency. It appears that some can no longer identify with common sense. Some in North Carolina would have us plunge deeper into our human depravity! I support Governor Pat McCrory and other state leaders on HB2. They can count on my prayers and support! The lengths to which people force themselves on others is definitely getting out of hand. It is Biblical to live righteously and to stand for righteousness. We are past the time for silence on many issues that face our nation, state and our families! Politicians and talking heads would have us believe that to say anything makes you a hypocrite or even a bigot! Silence is a worse option. The Scriptures are clear on the sins of our days. Live Biblically and righteously; these will identify you with Jesus and His spirit of compassion! Jesus loved people but He never condoned or encouraged them to pursue a sinful lifestyle. I covet your prayers as I lead Grace Church in a world that is passing away! Again, pray for our state and our nation! Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

Even so come Lord Jesus!

 

 

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