Just after I was saved my Christian friends introduced me to a new song. The song was entitled, He’s Able. It was just a short chorus of a few words. As a baby Christian virtually everything I learned was new and fresh… including the song, He’s Able. When I look back on my new birth the words of this little chorus come flooding back into my mind and heart! They remind me that regardless of what happens in my life the LORD is able to bring me through. What a Great God we serve. Brothers and sisters, we all go through tough trying times. Yes, we all get beat up in various ways. Yes, we all face times of defeat and depression. Yet, our Great God is always faithful. He’s a God of all comfort as Paul says. Here’s what I want you to remember. Always know this… HE’S ABLE… OUR GOD IS ABLE TO BRING US THROUGH! HE HEALS THE BROKEN HEARTED, AND HE SETS THE CAPTIVE FREE! Here’s the bottom line… Our God is able to see us through!

2017 (75 days left) has been a great year for us at Grace Church. As the year moves forward the Lord continues to send us new people. This past Sunday I met a new family (Drove 30 miles to visit us) they located us on the internet. One guy told me that, “Grace Church is Greenville’s best kept secret.” I was quick to tell him that we don’t want our church to be “Greenville’s best kept secret.” I want people all over Greenville and Pitt County to know that Jesus came to provide us a way of deliverance from our sins! JESUS came to die so that we might live! Let me say it this way. Think with me about the great opportunity that we have to touch our community for Jesus’ sake! You know it and I know it, people all around us are hurting, they are without hope, they need Jesus. Let’s make Him known. Let’s do our part to share the “Good News of Christ” until He comes again. Somebody told you about Jesus; now you go and tell someone else about HIM!

Church family and friends, mark your calendars, ENGAGE 2017 is coming soon! Our annual Missions Conference begins on Friday night, November 3 at 5:45 pm with an evening dinner. Signups will be available Sunday for the dinner. Our first service of ENGAGE 2017 will begin at 6:45 pm with a Gospel message related to missions. Pastor Terry Coats will challenge us from God’s Word accompanied by one of his awesome chalk drawings. Last year our kids loved Terry and LuAnn Coats. This year we get to hear him preach and see him draw out his thoughts! We will no doubt be challenged by God to be a missionary. See you there!!!

Jesus Christ is our Risen Lord and Coming King!

Mike and Cheryl <><