Greetings in the grace and mercy of our risen Lord.  The Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  This month we celebrate and remember an event that makes the Christian faith different than all the other religions of the world.  All other religions speak of followers dying to inherit favor of their king, however the Christian faith is distinct in that our King, Jesus, died for His followers.  It is no wonder that the Apostle Paul, reflecting upon this powerful reality, was driven to praise and thanksgiving for God giving us His own Son, as the ransom for our sins.  Then the Father puts His stamp of approval on the work of Christ, by raising Him from the dead.  We serve a risen Savior. Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!

             This month we will have several opportunities to reflect upon our resurrected Lord through our Children’s ministry as well as our Adult Choir ministry.  During our morning and evening services these groups will be sharing this glorious truth through song.  Please make plans to be here on April 9th for these events. 

             Also, at the conclusion of our morning service on April 9th, we will receive our Annie Armstrong Easter offering.  Please be praying as to how the Lord would have you participate in this special offering which will go to advance the kingdom of God around the states.  Your gift of whatever size will be used by our Lord to do great things in the life of those ministering and receiving the gospel message. 

             Continue to pray for the future of our church. God is doing some amazing things and leading many precious people to our church. I believe the reason for this is because of the faithfulness of His saints at New Temple.  In the words of the Apostle Paul, let us keep pressing toward the mark of God’s high calling in Christ.  It is a joy and privilege for my family and I to serve alongside you all, and to call you friends.  May the Lord bless and keep you. 

 

For Gods Glory,
Bro. J.J.