Pastor’s Pen 01/08/2023

Pastor’s Pen 01/08/2023


And He humbled you and let you be hungry and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh” (Deuteronomy 8:3).

Here we are at the beginning of a New Year, and many new promises have been made about what to add or  remove from our lives. Many of us realize how important it is to eat healthy food and exercise regularly. Americans struggle with obesity and health issues resulting from poor eating habits. Two of the major risk factors for heart disease are smoking and obesity. Both of these are in our control. As important as our physical health is, we must not neglect our spiritual “diet.”

What consists of our spiritual diet? There are many things but let me mention a few.

First, make sure you are worshiping with God’s people every Sunday morning. Be engaged with worship, take notes during the preaching, and meditate on what was preached on throughout the week.

Second, attend Sunday school. Be prepared for the      lesson the teacher will be teaching.

Third, commit to being involved with one of our Family Groups. They are a great place to get to know other     believers and discuss the week’s sermon.

Fourth, seek to be discipled by a brother or sister in our body to help you grow in Christ.

Fifth, attend the Men’s study on Monday nights or    Women of Grace on the first and third Saturdays. Also, starting on January 12 at 0900 hours, there will be a women’s study on the book of James at the church.

Sixth, read the Book. Make it a priority to read God’s word every day. You might be a person who can benefit from a yearly Bible plan. There are many available, and our easy to use. You can download them on your phone or tablet, and they will remind you to read. Bible plans will not work for some because you have tried them before; you get behind and then give up. May I suggest you just open up the Book and read the Bible? Maybe it’s just one paragraph or one chapter. The key is just to read God’s Word. An excellent place to start if you don’t know where is reading a Psalm    and a Proverb daily. Go to the New Testament and read   John, Acts, and Romans.

The above is not an inclusive list of spiritual nourishment.  We must pray, serve, and live lives representing Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians Christian. May the Lord bless you, and    may you grow in your love for Him as you seek spiritual   nourishment.

Your shepherd,

Pastor Mark





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