Wow, what a beautiful day! Our Creator knows how to bless us in so many different ways. The Lord is good, isn’t He? He is merciful, kind and patient with us all. Yes, He is!!! Just yesterday a depraved soul shot his way into a newspaper office and murdered five of its employees! My heart, like yours, is broken for the families of those who died. We all know how wicked and sinful a person must be to do something like this. It is sad that innocent people die so senselessly. Not a one of those that died thought to prepare for death when they left their homes yesterday morning. This thought came to my mind as I reflected on these shootings. Life is truly short and we never know when it might be taken from us. My friends, it is a good thing to be prepared to meet the Lord. I know my time is in His hands and so is yours. The Bible warns us that life is short and we never when know when it might end. In light of what we know to be true; make sure that you know Christ. Make sure that you are a believer. Make sure that you have trusted the finished work of Jesus on the cross for the forgiveness of sins. Remember, that we are not made to live here forever. Prepare to meet thy God, as the prophet says. Jesus paid your sin debt in full, come to Him right now and be saved!
2 Corinthians 6:2 Behold, now is the accepted time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.
This Sunday is going to be a great day at Grace Church. First, we will have Communion together. Then I will bring a message on the attributes of God concerning the Immutability of God. Come to find out more about the attributes of God! I have enjoyed preparing this message. Join us for this powerful message on the character and nature of our God! Lastly, on Sunday at 5:30 pm I will share a Christ centered message on THE TWELVE! Don’t miss this Sunday evening series on our Lord’s first disciples! Jesus’ ministry lasted around three years and it was half way over before He called The Twelve. This is going to be a very interesting series on THE TWELVE! Pastor Jamin and others are ministering to our children at this time as well! God bless you… see you Sunday!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS… This coming Wednesday, July 4th is Independence Day! There will be no activities at the church on Wednesday evening. Enjoy your 4th with your family! Be thankful for the Lord’s blessings upon our nation. Truly we are a blessed nation! We are a blessed congregation as well! Pray with your family and give glory to our Lord! He is worthy!!!
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Have you been beaten up or persecuted for Christ lately? Have you been falsely accused? The early church faced these situations on a daily basis! They were hauled before the Sanhedrin for sharing the “Good News” about Jesus. I imagine they thought they were going to die. But, they didn’t! When faced with these situations they said, “We cannot but speak of the things that we have heard and seen!” You know we should feel the same way about Jesus. We should be like the early church in this sense. They felt compelled to speak for Christ and the Gospel. Silence was not an option. And silence is not an option for us as well! Let’s all look for opportunities to speak a good, clear word for Christ! Let’s look for open doors to share our faith! We all have these opportunities. So join me and let’s tell someone about Jesus today!
Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
ENGAGE 2017 is just ahead! The full schedule for ENGAGE 2017 will be available on Sunday. It will also be online at gracechurchnc.com. The conference begins on Friday, November 3 with a “free dinner” for everyone attending. Take advantage of this “free dinner” and invite your family and friends. You can sign-up online at gracechurchnc.com. We have to know how much food to prepare, so do this as soon as possible. This year’s conference is going to be “family friendly” as well as “kid friendly.” Make time to pray for ENGAGE 2017 with your family! Ask the Lord to speak to your heart and to theirs as well. As we submit to the Lord He will work in our lives! Let’s do this together! God bless you!
Thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord. Your faithfulness to Christ makes an eternal difference! You may not realize it, but people are watching you and me. Let’s show them Jesus! Let them see Jesus in you! As we make much of Him, He will draw folks to Himself!
John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.
Commitment: Christ Above All!