Pastor’s Pen – January 31, 2016

The Lord has blessed us with a stirring start to the new year! We’ve seen five baptized and a number of new families added to the church roll already. There is a fresh evangelistic fervour among our people with a January average of about fifteen of our people going out to various malls weekly with the good news of God’s grace.

This last weekend of January was a busy one as we held our annual marriage enrichment fellowship on Saturday. Twenty six couples from our church attended this event at our church. The games, food, fellowship, and spiritual feeding all helped to endear us to one another, to our mates, and to our Lord. Besides viewing specially selected marital DVD’s, I spoke on the subject: “My Beloved And My Friend,” from Song Of Solomon 5:16, “This is my beloved, and this is my friend…” I addressed husbands and wives as friends and lovers.

Then yesterday, we held our annual church business meeting following the morning service. It was a membership meeting aimed at reviewing the past year (good and bad) and restarting our engines for 2016 with a renewed focus on God’s glory.

Each Sunday evening at 6pm in February we will be blessed to have some of the men in our church fill the pulpit. The preaching schedule is as follows: February 7th, Brother David Kapauan; February 14th, Brother Samuel Asis; on February 21st, Pastor James Hird; on February 28th, Brother Ron Guinto.

May you have a spiritually prosperous start to 2016. If you have fallen down already, don’t stay down, get up and get going again by the grace and forgiveness of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Paul wrote Timothy, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier” (2 Timothy 2:3-4). Let’s be good soldiers on the front lines of the spiritual battles, not on the sidelines. As soldiers, let’s hear the certain sound! “For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?” (1 Corinthians 14:8).

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