Greetings in the grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I trust that you are doing well as you read this note. As we approach this season I wanted to remind you of the Apostle Paul’s words to the Colossian church:
6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,
7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
We, as God’s children, have a lot to be thankful for. As I reflect over all that God has blessed us with, my heart truly does “abound with thanksgiving.” While I know God desires to hear the requests of His children’s heart, I wanted encourage you to take some time out each day and thank the Lord for His goodness and faithfulness. Perhaps you already do this, and if so, praise the Lord. However, sometimes with the busyness of life I know this very important “prayer of praise” gets left out of our daily lives.
This month at NTBC I wanted to highlight a couple of special things we have planned:
- On November 13th we will be honoring our Veterans who attend NTBC. These men and women have served our country well, and we want to give honor where honor is due. (Romans 13:7)
- Also this month, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a church wide dinner. November 20th, on Sunday evening, we will join together and enjoy a time of fellowship. I hope you make plans to join us.
- Lastly for November, the last Sunday of the month begins our Advent season. This is a special time of year that helps to focus our hearts on the true meaning of the Christmas season. During our evening service on November 27th our children’s ministry will be sharing their Christmas program with us. I know it will bless your heart.
These are special days at New Temple Baptist church, and I am thrilled to be part of what God is doing in our community to, “reach another generation for the glory of Jesus Christ.” God bless.
For His Glory,