Message for January 6, 2013 from Pastor Jerry

“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.”   I John 5:4 (English Standard Version)
We are beginning a new year today.  Fifty-two weeks to experience the blessing and hope we have received from God.  I, personally, am expecting a much better year than I had in 2012.  I must admit that I had several life changing events.  I probably will not be sharing a lot about what happened except as sermon Illustrations or points to ponder.
I am grateful for your prayers and faith to believe with me and maintained an active part in the ministry and day to day business affairs.   I may have been out of sight, but I have not been out of touch.  It has blessed me hearing what all of you have done to help the church.
As 2013 begins, I have a question for you.  How is your faith?  Has it been tested?  Has it been used?  Is it ready for this year?  As we ponder this, I will use my personal experience as an example.  With all that I experienced in 2012 some might say, “Where was his faith?” or “His faith failed.”  On the other side I believe that without my faith and yours I probably would not have lived through the year.  Why?  I have answers to many of the why’s and will someday have answers to all of them.  Now I thank God for His Word in me.  My faith was challenged but God’s Word rose to the occasion within me.  I am rediscovering the power of faith.  I encourage you to do the same in this coming year. It could be a wonderful experience.

THEME FOR NEW LIFE IN 2013 “Rediscovering the power of Faith.”
Seeing the unseen in 2013”  I Corinthians 4:17-18

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