Remarks From The Pastor - February 25, 2018

Good Morning Church Members & Guests

We, the Body of Christ, called the church, have been commissioned by God Himself to go and preach the Gospel.  That command is to every believer.  We, who have heard the good news and experienced freedom through Christ are responsible to proclaim it to others still enslaved by sin.  

Pastor Tom Porter

Pastor Tom Porter

Are we doing all we can to make sure that people get the message?  Nineteen out of every twenty who become Christians do so before they reach the age of 24.  After 25, only one in 10,000; after 35, only one in 40,000; after 45, only one in 200,000; after 55, only one in 300,000; after 65, only one in 500,000; after 74, only one in 700,000.

Of all the “gifts" in scripture, all of the talking about God’s power in our lives, of all the references to the power of the Holy Spirit, one passage tells us why we are filled by the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8 says the "power" is for witnessing.  “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Pastor D.L. Moody once spoke with a person who didn’t like his method of evangelism.  "I don’t really like mine all that much either.  What’s yours?"  The person replied that they didn’t have one.  Moody said, "Then I like mine better than yours."  When you leave church today you are walking out into your mission field.  What kind of witness are you going to be?  Be sure and pick up a couple of witnessing cards today at the Welcome Center and pass them out this week.