Hello Brothers and Sisters!

As far as I know Jesus never needed an eye exam! At 64 years of age my eyes are losing some of their sharpness. Jesus, on the other hand, never had a problem with His vision. Many times the Bible mentions things that Jesus saw. In Matthew 9:36 for example, it says that “He saw the multitudes.” Jesus saw the multitudes as His Father saw them. What Jesus saw affected how He lived His life. It is clear from Matthew 9 that Jesus wanted His followers to see what He saw! Let’s stop here for a moment and think about this. When Jesus saw people in their true condition before God in heaven “He was moved with compassion.” Daily we see people! But what do we see? Do we see what Jesus saw? Jesus saw people in need… in need of forgiveness before a holy God! Let’s all determine to look a little deeper than we normally look. Let’s see what Jesus saw and go and do something about it! Jesus went and gave His life. What about you and me? What do we see, and what are we going to do about it?

Looking ahead into October, our Third Annual ENGAGE Missions Conference is set for Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23. The conference schedule is the same as it was last year. It will begin on Friday evening with a huge dinner and time of fellowship. Saturday will be packed with special time for preaching and teaching regarding our role in spreading the Gospel. There will also be a “Kid’s Track” with a missions emphasis presented to our children. A number of nations will be represented… don’t miss it!!! Mark your calendars, and begin praying with your families about this special time in the life of our church! Mark 16:15 says, And HE said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.

If these last days of August and the early days of September are any indication, we are in for a fruitful fall! The Lord continues to direct people our way. Last Sunday we graduated 12 new people from our Discovery Class. This is the first time we have had such a large group attend during the summer. Last Sunday we also had a tremendous number of guests. I love meeting new people, don’t you? Let’s thank the Lord for His gracious and merciful work in our church. Keep your eyes open for our new friends, especially students! Let the Lord use you. He wants to use us to bless those around us! Show people the kindness of Christ… they will know you care! Jude 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference.

Enjoy your day! Live every moment of it for Jesus… He is LORD!

Mike and Cheryl <><