Beloved, We are in the middle of Holy Week, the time between Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday, Easter Sunday. While some may be looking forward to a long weekend if you have Good Friday off, I hope and pray that you are also thinking about why you have that day off, your Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ, dying on the cross for your sins and salvation. What Jesus did for you and me was the most incredible act of love that anyone has ever done on behalf of anyone else. You
Beloved, I am so thankful for the opportunity to pastor this wonderful church family. Over my nearly four years of leading Zion Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, I count it all joy as the victories and blessings have far outweighed the defeats and challenges that we have collectively faced. Through it all, we have grown stronger, better, and wiser in the journey that we have had together. And, it is a journey. On Sunday, I had a conversation with a man who had to tow our
I am still glowing from the presence of so many of you who chose to join us on Sunday. It was truly a blessed time in the Lord. I am prayerful that more of you, especially as you get vaccinated, will yearn to gather with the church family so that we may praise and worship the Lord together. Over time, other parts of our coming together like Sunday School, altar call and praise in song will be added. We will do so as God guides us.
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Beloved, As I got up this morning and starting thinking about all of the things I have on my schedule, things I want to accomplish, things I need to do, I also stepped back to think about one thing in particular. What am I doing that God has asked me to do? Am I doing what I want to do or am I doing what God wants me to do? And, if God asks me to do something, will I do it? Now, you may say, "WHAT, the Pastor has those kinds of questions going on in his mind?" Yes, I do.
Beloved, On this first Wednesday of March, we are blessed to be able to share in all that God has done for us. For us, God has been a cover, a keeper, a provider and a protector. You can tell your testimony of this better than anyone else. In thinking of all of the blessings of God, Jesus laid out a plan, a game plan so to speak, of how we are supposed to get blessed by God. The game plan was laid out for us in Matthew 5:1-12 entitled "The Beatitudes", the initiation of th