The Church Body…
Posted on January 4, 2015 by coachin4christ
This morning our message was over Hebrews 13:16-21. It reads “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for such sacrifices God is pleased. Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority,because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be no benefit to you. Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way. I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon.
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen”
One of our Church leaders brought the message as our Pastor was sick and running a high fever. He encouraged our family, as we begin this New Year, to lift up our Pastor in prayer. It was wonderful to start out the New Year with the pews full and this encouraging Word.
After worship Momma Gigi asked if I was going to visit the Pastor with them. I must have missed that announcement;) I told her, of course. Usually when we visit it is 6-8 of us. When we reached the Pastors house I felt like I’d just stepped into Gods Word when the disciples or Paul would be in the home and people were packed to the seems listening. It was a bit surreal. Many of our church family were in the home as I entered. To see such incredible support brought tears to my eyes as I flashed back over the struggles we have encountered the past 4.5 years. To witness the church body praying over, singing over and encouraging this family was a great way to begin the New Year!
I ask you too, to pray for our Pastor and his family. That he would persevere and be courageous as he speaks truth in love, gentleness and humility.
Pray for our Church family that we would continue to grow in faith and would be a bold witness to the community. That His Light would shine in the darkness!