I am excited that we are having another baptism tomorrow at church. This will be the second baptism we have had this summer. And we will have another one soon as another young man came forward last week to give his life to Christ. I am so excited to see the way God is working in his life and in our church!
We have really been blessed as a congregation and I have been blessed as a pastor by having the Lord send us people who want to serve others, lead music, teach Sunday school and help in various other ways. It is really a blessing seeing everyone pitch in and minister together to others in our church and in our community. It reminds me of what Peter said about spiritual gifts in 1 Peter 4:10
1 Peter 4:10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
God has supplied each of us with special gifts and abilities. As His followers, we should be good stewards of His gifts, His blessings and His grace. Our Lord wants to work in us and through us, all of us, for His purpose and His glory. And it is such a sweet blessing when we allow Him to do so.
I hope that you know that the Lord loves you and that He wants to work in you and through you! I hope that you know that the Lord can help you make a positive impact on the lives of others – now and for eternity!
Until next time, stay strong in the faith,
Pastor Phillip Stephens