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Hello Grace Church!

I hope you’ve enjoyed your week. I can tell the traffic is picking up around Greenville. I was at the church a good part of the day and noticed the traffic on Firetower Road was heavier than usual. Hopefully, within a few more weeks we will be together again in our regular services. I want to encourage you to stay in your Bible. Read it regularly… daily! The Word sanctifies our hearts to the Lord. It keeps our minds focused on Jesus and His work among us. Stay in the Book! The Word sanctifies us as God’s children. It unites our hearts together around the truth of God. Jesus said in John 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth. Yes, God’s Word cleanses our lives and keeps us focused on the important issues of life! God’s Word is a lamp to our feet and a light upon our path! Brothers and sisters, stay in the WORD!

Tomorrow I will be at the church from 9:00AM-12:00 Noon. Stop by, I will be there. I would love to see you. Thank you for praying for our GRACE CHURCH FACEBOOK LIVE Services. Many are watching! It truly has been a blessing to see so many of you online. I thank the Lord for what He is doing even though we are not meeting together. I have to use my “sanctified imagination” in a greater way to see you! But, it works. I’m glad I can remember where each of you sit. Really, I thank the Lord for FACEBOOK LIVE and the opportunities it provides me as your pastor.

Jeremiah 33:3 is just as true today as it was in Jeremiah’s day. Our God remains omnipotent! Amen! We claimed this prayer promise back in mid-March. It works… the Lord is good! Keep praying for our families, church, city, state and nation! No doubt, we have issues, but there is no issue bigger than our God. Stay in the Word, and keep praying! God bless you!

Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV) Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Christ Above All!

Mike and Cheryl <><

 

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Dear Grace Church Family and Friends,

The Lord is good! He is patient and longsuffering with us for sure. I said that to remind you to be patient as we wait upon the Lord to show us His plans for us. This is not easy! Waiting, watching and patiently pursuing the Lord’s will is never easy. We can trust the Lord though. He will, in His time bring us together as His church. I can’t wait to see you and to worship the Lord with you. Psalm 27:14 says, Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. In the end, the wait will be worth it!

Tomorrow morning I will be available to meet with you, pray with you and just chat if that’s what you would like to do. I will be at the church until 12:00 noon. Stop by if you want to. Of course, I would love to see you. You should also know that Pastor Jamin, Pastor Chuck and I have been praying for you. If we have missed any needs you have, please contact us. We will do what needs to be done to help you. Our deacons feel the same way. We love you and yours… we can’t wait to see you again!

Sunday’s message will be taken from Psalm 93. It is entitled, “The LORD Reigns.” It is a much needed word from the Lord. Psalm 93 only has five verses, but it a powerful word we need at this time in our lives. Psalm 93 emphasizes the sovereign work of the LORD over heaven and earth, from everlasting to everlasting. Don’t miss it! I encourage you to invite your family and friends to our GRACE CHURCH FACEBOOK PAGE. If they “Like” the page they can join us for our FACEBOOK LIVE 11:00 AM WORSHIP SERVICE! Admittedly, this is all new to me, but I am adapting and the Lord is using our FBLive Service to reach our family members and friends.

I plan to call you tomorrow using our Grace Church Call Tree. If we do not have your number, we can add it. Call 252-355-3500 and leave Vicki a message and she will add it to our Call Tree. Know this, you are loved and appreciated. I hope to see you soon!

Jesus is Lord!

Mike and Cheryl <><

 

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Hello Grace Church Family and Friends!

Today was awesome… it was a beautiful day! It was a day crafted by the hands of our Heavenly Father. Let us be glad and rejoice in it! Being inside for hours has prompted me to look through the pictures on my computer, my IPad and IPhone. As a result, I began to thank the Lord for all the different people God has brought into my life. Take a minute and just thank the Lord for the various people He has placed in your pathway! As your pastor, I thank the Lord for you and your families! My pictures include all ages from our church family. What a blessing to go through tons of pictures and memories and rejoice in the goodness of our Lord! I miss worshiping with you! I hope you know that.

Hopefully, we will be worshiping together in a few weeks. We have been encouraged by the numbers of people viewing our GRACE CHURCH FACEBOOK LIVE SERVICES. I may have mentioned this before, but preaching to an IPad is different. Pastor Jamin preached his first message “to the IPad” this past Wednesday. It’s a unique experience. My point is this. THANK YOU for joining the services. Also, THANK YOU for your generosity through these times of inconvenience! You are amazing!!! I love you and deeply appreciate you staying connected during this Coronavirus quarantine. The Lord is going to bring us back together for sure. We can trust Him! 

Sunday’s message is entitled, “MY SHEPHERD” from, you guessed it, the 23rd Psalm. I’ll see you Sunday morning at 11:00AM. Your prayers are always desired and needed. Serve where you can. Be safe! REMEMBER THIS… Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

I’ll be at Grace Church from 9:00-12:00 NOON tomorrow. Stop by if possible! Cheryl and I love you! We hope to see you soon!

Jesus is Lord!

Mike and Cheryl <><