Our 2022 Theme:
“Keeping The Main Thing The Main Thing”
Submitted by Rev. Dr. George O. Stewart
God has a Plan as I have said so many times to get us back to Him. A Plan. Not Plans, Just One Plan. After considering all of what He has done for mankind and believing His Word, “It is appointed once for man to die, but after this the judgement.” We realize that we will live forever in one of two places that God has prepared. He has alerted us to the fact that “God is not willing that any should perish, but that all shall come to repentance.” II Peter 3:9b. He loves us so much that He wants us to return to Him.
It should be the easiest journey that one can take because it is only one way. JESUS. God has organized the Church to carry out the Mission of telling and showing the world His Plan and then telling His Plan for our return.
Jesus taught His disciples to pray “Thy kingdom come thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven.” Matthew 6:10.
For this to be a reality, we must “Seek First The Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto us.”
God has a “One Item Agenda” and of course you know it is SOULS.
We have mastered, practiced, and accomplished all of our extracurricular activities of the congregation, but have not “Seeked First His Kingdom”. Our Mission is to get the world to see how much God loves us.
The things of this world has been promised to us through the Blessings of God, for He is the giver of every Good and Perfect Gift, if we would Seek First His Kingdom. God holds back nothing. God has done for us what we cannot do for ourselves “Now and Later”.
God has planned an incredible eternal experience for every believer. We were created for eternity and redeemed for eternity. But life has a way of focusing our attention on our immediate cares and not our ultimate goal. We are easily caught up in our immediate cares and not our ultimate goal. We are easily caught up in our daily task that take most of our time and attention away from our ultimate purpose for which we were created.
So as we give our attention to the Greatest Commandment that God has left for us, let us learn to put emphasis on getting our strategy workable and enjoyable so we can do what we love and love what we do.
To God Be The Glory!
I Remain Your Encourager, Teacher, and Friend
Pastor George O. Stewart