Firstly Thank you for Giving:
From Ministers, our Stewards as well as in our Bulletin we have requested our members of the Church to prayerfully consider giving more to the Church as we are faced with financial challenges which includes paying Circuit Assessments, payments of Church staff and general property maintenance. May I humbly extend our gratitude on behalf of the Church to everyone that has responded to the call. Without your gracious response we would not have met our expenses as we did this month. Thank you very much indeed!
Secondly in this Lent week, we are prayerfully thinking about “Lifting Jesus up” as He come closer to dying for our sins. “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”
The purpose and duty of every Christian in every church of our Lord Jesus Christ can be summed up in just three words “Lifting up Jesus” John 12:32 & 33 states, “And if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This He said, signifying what death He should die.”
In the providence and purpose of God, Jesus was lifted up on the Cross of Calvary by the hands of the wicked men. They did not know they were fulfilling the divine plan. Christians therefore have to realise that the calling today is on us to lift Jesus up by our thoughts, words and deeds. This is the time to pray and embrace Jesus, the time to worship and adore Him, the time to give Him honour and glory. Let us lift Him up until He comes back.
Let us lift Him “in season and out of season”, when we feel Him and when emptiness visits us. When we have and when we don’t have; in sickness and in health remembering that all things work for the good of those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose.