It's a great day to rejoice in the wonderful grace of God. God's amazing grace is seen in His ability to look at us and give us mercy because we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. If He looked at everything else we've done all our righteousness is as dirty rags but He who sent His Son agreed that whoever receives His Son He would receive into His family. Our goal now as believers is to faithfully lovingly follow Jesus. How do we do that? Jesus said John 14:21 "He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him." Who did Jesus say loves Him? How can we tell who is following Jesus? It is those that love Him by keeping His word, even when keeping His word is different than following our own desire. In pure love we lay down our will to follow His word. The key then is not our perfection but to be in love with Jesus and those that love Him He reveals Himself in them with love, joy, and peace. Today reveal His love and others will see your good works and glorify the Father in Heaven.
Tomorrow is the BIG Holy Spirit Christian Fellowship Wagon Ride at Two Rivers Wildlife Park. The forecast is -2 or -3 so dress warm, take lots of pictures, and enjoy the day with your family and friends. If you are on wagon rides 1 through 6 you should arrive at the Park around 11:30, if you are on wagon rides 7 though 12 you should be at the Park by 2pm.
On Sunday morning I'll be sharing with you, 'Wholeness Is Possible.' We've all sinned and because of sin we have all been broken. How is sin so powerful that it can hurt us all? Is it possible to ever recover and be well? Sunday evening I'll be sharing with you, 'Contending For the Faith.' There are those that challenge our faith and there are times when we must contend for what we believe. Come to church expecting great things to happen for you and those around you.
Next month is Easter and on Good Friday we are joining with Bethel Pentecostal Church in Glace Bay for a morning service. On Saturday morning we're having our annual Men's Breakfast held at the Salvation Army Church in Sydney with special guest Pastor Cyril Rogers from Corner Brook Newfoundland. Pastor Cyril will be also with us for Easter Sunday morning.
Continue to pray for those in need, looking forward to seeing you, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice.