Especially in light of the recent tragic shootings, it seemed worthwhile to tell you all about the PCA’s recent statement on racial reconciliation.
I want just to share a few sentences of encouragement with you as we look forward to our church-wide prayer meeting on Sunday evening, July 10. Mark Moser and I have agreed that it is very important for us as a church to refresh our commitment to dependent, corporate prayer, and toward that end have planned to schedule these prayer gatherings four times a year. At this time that is a fairly unambitious goal–but the greater, more ambitious goal is that we are seeking to rebuild into our church culture a deep understanding that our mission depends on the Lord’s blessing, and he is pleased to give that blessing as we ask for it.
I wanted to take this opportunity to express heartfelt thanks for the call to be pastor of this wonderful church! Lise and I are very excited. We have been a part of the New Life family since 2002, and so I hope you can imagine how great it is to be surrounded by people we already know and love. Often pastors receive a call from a group of strangers! We truly feel blessed.
Do you identify with Pilate at all? I wonder if some of you do.
Greetings from sunny Florida. Sandy and I are enjoying a time away from the nasty weather that is so typical of February. But as much as we enjoy getting out of winter weather, I think what we most appreciate is time to read and reflect in a way that we don’t do when we are home. Writing that is a rebuke to me, because there needs to be quiet times in my day wherever I happen to be living. So my challenge to you as well as me is to make time during your week to hear from God in his Word and speak to him in prayer. We can’t “find” time, we “make” time for what is important. And this is very important.