Confidence in Christ
Many of us are studying 1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus in our LifeGroups this quarter. This past Sunday we learned that our confidence as Christians comes from Christ Jesus. Paul encouraged the young pastor, Timothy that because of this confidence he could stand firm and strong in the midst of opposition and even persecution. Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, penned these words “…I am not ashamed (of the gospel of Jesus Christ), for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.” (2 Timothy 1:12 NKJV)
Hopefully, we will never suffer the persecution that Paul and many in the early church faced, but even if we do we can remain confident that Christ is with us, regardless of what the world may say about us or what Satan may do to us!
Gene Kim has done an excellent job of bringing two powerful messages from the book of Jude which underscore this confidence that can only come from knowing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. I look forward to the remaining two messages that he will bring from Jude in a few weeks. Cleve Mallory will bring our next two Sunday messages and I know you will support Cleve as you have Gene and myself.
Brother Mike’s Reception
I want to thank Rhonda Seay and Marti Richardson and all who helped them make Bro. Mike and Connie’s reception a great success. The two-hour reception turned out to be three hours and I thank everyone for turning out for this special occasion. A maple tree was planted last week on the property between the worship center and the basketball court in honor of Bro. Mike and a dedication plaque placed next to the tree.
We still need volunteers for unfilled weeks for our 10:30 Preschool Worship hour. Thank you to all those who signed up this past week! If you’d like to volunteer contact Heather Hill, Donna Clements, or Jeremy Lynch.
We have an August 18 starting date for Financial Peace University (FPU). If you have never taken this course I highly recommend it. More information about FPU is upcoming.
Thank you for allowing me to serve our Lord with you!