As we approach the beginning of the New Year, I’m praying that our Heavenly Father would pour out his abundant favor and blessing on you, your family, and our church family in 2022.
Specifically, I’m praying the truths of Psalm 84:11, Philippians 1:9-11, James 1:2-4, and 3 John 2.
- Psalm 84:11 says: “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly” (ESV).
- Philippians 1:9-11 says: “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God” (ESV).
- James 1:2-4 says: “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (ESV).
- 3 John 2 says: “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers” (NSASB95).
So, as we walk in faithful and joyful obedience to the Lord, I am asking him to withhold no good thing from us. I am asking him to help us grow to full maturity in Christ. I am asking him to help us face adversity with joy and persevering faith. I am asking him to help us flourish and prosper in every way – for our good and for his glory!
Join me in praying that it may be so. Happy New Year!
One Service Only – January 2
On Sunday, January 2, we will have one worship service only at 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center (Bible study classes will not meet).
Preschool ministry is provided for children 4K and younger, and children 5K and older are welcome to join their parents in the Worship Center.
Our normal Wednesday night schedule will resume on January 5, and our normal Sunday schedule will resume on January 9.
Thank You for Your Love and Prayers
As you may know, our family is grieving the loss of Beverly’s daddy, Dallas Brown. He died on Christmas Day.
Mr. Brown was 85 years old and a devoted Christ-follower. So, even as we grieve, we are comforted by the certainty that he is now home with the Lord.
Thank you for the many expressions of love and sympathy for Beverly and our family. Your prayers and encouragement mean a great deal to us.
It’s a privilege to be your pastor, and Beverly joins me in wishing and praying for you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year – filled with the Father’s favor and ever-increasing devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ!
Your Pastor and Friend,