Blessings to the family of God. Paul wrote in Ephesians 3:14-16 "For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man." It's wonderful to consider that once a person accepts Christ they join the family of God and it's only one family whether you live in Heaven or earth. We can often divide ourselves by thinking that we belong to the family of God on earth and when we die we join the family of God in Heaven. God only sees one family Hebrews 12:1 "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." This present cloud of witnesses that are around us are the past saints that have gone on before us. We can now run this present race knowing that in the realm of the Spirit there is a great number of past saints cheering us on. Be encouraged today you are never alone.
This Sunday Lord willing and weather permitting I'll be sharing on, 'He's For Me.' There is a fundamental or a basic level of faith that we all need to understand about God...He is For me! If you know that He is for you then you won't credit God with giving you things that are not good for you. Invite a friend to come to church with you this Sunday.
Carl MacDonald who was a long time Board member of our church has joined the eternal great cloud of witnesses this week. Carl was a faithful member and friend. Visitation for Carl will be on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at Curries Funeral Home in Glace Bay. The funeral service will be 2pm on Monday at the Funeral Home.
Chinese New Year will be celebrated at the CBU on Thursday Feb. 4th 6-8 in the evening. Tickets are free but you need one to attend. E-mail ChineseNewYear@cbu.ca and they will help you obtain a ticket.
We are only one Sunday away from Family Sunday and we will have as our guest speaker, Apostle Matt Carpenter from Maine. He is a man that believes in the Super Natural with signs and wonders.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice