John 6 begins with multitudes following Jesus. The crowds were huge! These curious followers of Christ are soon treated to an outdoor feast from the hands of Jesus. Can you imagine what that was like? Thousands of people ate that day… it must have been a joyous occasion. Later in the same chapter these same folks are challenged with the truth about Jesus and who He was. Jesus challenged them to become committed followers. What happens next is quite telling! John 6:66 exposes their heart condition. It says, “From that time many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him.” The truth is they enjoyed the fish and bread but they were not willing to commit themselves to Jesus! Jesus asked the Twelve, “Will you also go away?” Peter’s response was classic! He said, John 6:68-69 “Then Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. 69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.” Today Jesus is calling us all to be committed followers… not just curious onlookers. BE COMMITTED TO JESUS… CHRIST ABOVE ALL! 

TONIGHT (6:30PM) in our Grace Church Family Business Meeting we will be presenting our 4th Quarter Financial Statement from 2016 for your approval. Our deacons will also be presenting a recommendation regarding the “interim status” of Pastor Jamin. As you know, he has served as our Worship Leader with youth and children oversight responsibilities for the past few months. These are important matters for your consideration. I will also give a “Ministry Update” for January 2017. SEE YOU THERE! 

Our Marriage and Family Conference will begin with a FAMILY DINNER on Saturday, February 11 at 5:30PM. EVERYONE is invited! You can sign up tonight. You can also signup Sunday in Sunday School and at the Welcome Center. Our pastor friend Jon Bowman and his wife Rebekah will be sharing with us. This conference is part of our VISION 2017. Your homes and families are very important to us. We love you, and we are committed to building homes and families that honor Christ! God bless you!

A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian… and most of all, his family ought to know. ~ D.L. Moody, Evangelist    

See you tonight for dinner at 5:30PM! Enjoy your day!

Mike and Cheryl <><