Words from our Pastor

Dear Co-Laborers,
 
Last month, I encouraged you not to get weary in well doing, not to quit or faint. I want to keep reminding you that the Harvest is plentiful. I’ve been presenting us to the Lord as the church who is standing up to take the responsibility of laborers in the field by winning souls for the Kingdom. So, I’m encouraging you just as Paul did in Philippians 3:12-15 to keep pressing, “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.”
 
The number one complaint of people struggling in their marriage is the lack of focus and fervency. The very same thing can happen in our relationship with the Lord. If you’ve known the Lord for a while, you may have set the cruise control. You may have stopped seeking Him, and stopped witnessing. Maybe you ‘ve lost the passion you once had to see lives changed. This shouldn’t be! The further you go in Christ, the more you want to see how much more there is – more of Him, more of His Spirit and more of His power. There is so much more to be experienced and enjoyed. The fervency and determination to press forward should not decrease, but increase with time and maturity.
 
When Paul wrote Philippians, he’d been walking with the Lord for decades. Still, he said,  “Not that I . . . am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own” (Phil. 3:12.) “I haven’t arrived,” he said. “So I’m going after more! I’ve got a lot of growth ahead of me in my relationship with Jesus. I’m going after it!”
 
So where does that leave us? I know that I haven’t arrived . . . but I’m pressing on! I want all of what God has planned for me in Christ Jesus. I want to win as many souls as I can; don’t you want that too? Let’s not forget time is drawing closer to Christ’s return. Let’s make this month, a time when we really show the fruit of love, grace, compassion and mercy to win as many as we can for the Lord!

Committed to the Harvest,

Pastor Kevin D. Ross