Celebrating 81 Years Of Ministry
To God Be The Glory
Our Mission Statement: "We exist to glorify God
by bringing people to Christ and helping one another
become more like Christ".
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
Our new Pastor, Justin Ratliff, has begun his ministry.
Please join us for this new chapter in our life.
Our Music Minister, Leland Parks, leads us in uplifting praise and worship each Sunday at 10:45 AM.
Third Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM - The Food Pantry
and Clothes Closet are open to all who are in need. The next
opportunity is September 21st.
Recently our sister in Christ, Loretta Eaton went home to be with the Lord. She loved God and she loved people and more recently I found out she loved butterflies. The butterfly has an interesting life cycle. Depending on the butterfly their life cycle can take one month to a whole year. No matter how long they each go through four stages. They start out as an egg and by the time it’s all said and done those eggs are beautiful butterflies. Before I looked up info about butterflies, I never realized how much good they do for our environment as a whole. The things they do benefit every living creature including humans. Looking at the life cycle of the butterfly and the purpose it serves makes me think of the transformation we can have through Jesus Christ. When I think of the change in me that has taken place because of my relationship with the Lord it blows my mind. If you would have told me 15 years ago I was going to be a pastor and have a family I would have told you, you were crazy. Praise God that no one stays the same through Christ! There is this beautiful transformation that occurs as we walk in the Lord and grow more in Him, and through all this we also live out the plan God has always had for us. His plan for us goes into His master plan of reconciliation for His creation through Jesus Christ. The apostle Paul describes it in a letter he wrote to the church in Corinth. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God”. Amen! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to know sister Loretta as much as I would have liked. I do know though that she believed this with everything she had and she lived her life on this earth accordingly. Some of her family shared with me how much she did for her family and other people in general. Her daughter shared with me that she took care of everyone she could without ever thinking of herself. A mentor of mine use to say this about love. “Love is the giving of one’s self for the good of someone else”. God loved us first even though we do not in any shape or form deserve it. When you truly realize that it is a game changer for sure. You develop this desire to love Him back. Part of that involves striving to love others the way God has loved you. Not an easy task for sure but possible through Him as you grow more in Him. I love what Paul says about loving others in Romans. Romans 13:8-10 “ Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments: you shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law”. As our sister Loretta Eaton did, let us continue to seek the Lord to grow more in Him. Let His unconditional love continue to transform us like beautiful butterflies. Let us love Him back with everything we have by striving to be obedient and loving our neighbor as our selves. God Bless!