PASTOR’S NOTES – Rev. Dwight A. Sykes
Romans 8: 28
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Hope that all is well and that you are staying safe. There are many things that we are facing today. We must remember that we are to obey the laws of the land if they are not in opposition to the laws and commandments of our God.
This has been a challenging year for all of us. Churches have been forced to close physical doors. We are living through the worst Pandemic in over 100 years. The economy is not where it should be. People have lost jobs and families are standing in food lines. But we can be assured and confident that what Paul said is correct. “All things work together for the good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” The verse tells us all things… No matter what the challenge might be, if you love God and are called according to His purpose, it will work out for our good. This calls for us is to exercise our faith in God even more. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” [Hebrews 11: 1] And later in the same chapter, the Hebrew writer leaves us with the words – “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” We serve a God that wants us to put our faith in Him. We are to trust Him with our health. Trust Him with our finances. Trust Him on our Jobs. Trust Him in our family relationships. And trust Him with our soul and spirit. He is a trustworthy God who will never leave us nor forsake us. So, are you ready to see what God has in store for you in the remaining month of 2020? He has allowed these challenges and tests for a reason. It is for our Good! In closing…
We have been in services each week on ZOOM - Sundays, Wednesdays, and in meetings when needed. God has kept us busy spreading His word. We have listeners listening, participating, praying, and supporting us from the West coast to the East coast. God has certainly been good to us. Be blessed and stay safe. Activate social distancing, wash hands regularly, and wear a mask!!! GOD will see us through!
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Ephesians 4: 1
AIM: “MAKING DISCIPLES FOR JESUS”
Matthew 28: 19 - 20