My recent study and reading has brought me face to face with two huge reminders! First, last week in Romans 15:14-33 the Apostle Paul made it very clear that every church has a mission from God. Paul backed it up from the Old Testament in Isaiah 52:15 “So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.” Paul’s focus was on the last part of Isaiah’s Scripture. Paul was absolutely persuaded that our witness extends to those that have never heard the Gospel. Wow, what a mission! This mission is ours as well! Then again, secondly, Paul stresses in Romans 16:1-27 how crucial it is for us to be unified in our service for Christ. In this week’s message from Romans 16, Paul mentions almost 30 of his fellow servants. He mentions men and women, the married and unmarried, Jews and Gentiles and others!!! What a diverse team of friends Paul served with. It was clear that he loved them all and valued their service for Christ! I love you and appreciate your faithfulness to the Lord and His church. Our work together honors Jesus! Thank you!   


Next Sunday, April 29th Michael and Julie Adams will be visiting in Greenville. I have asked Pastor Michael to preach for us. He graciously accepted and is looking forward to sharing the Word of God at his home church. Please make your plans now to be in your place and to bring a friend to hear God’s Word! It always brings a smile to my face when I think about preaching God’s Word. Aren’t you glad God has spoken? I am! With all of the talking heads we have today; GOD HAS SPOKEN AND WE CAN TRUST HIM! Isaiah 40:7-8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the Spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people are as grass. 8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the Word of our God shall stand forever. 

Enjoy your weekend and be safe! Cheryl and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!


Mike and Cheryl <><