Words from Pastor Kestler
As we move forward into 2021 I am looking forward to continuing our Sunday morning series of message from the book of Revelation. I was so refreshed by what God taught me during our first series of messages in this book on the 7 churches and pray that God will do the same as we begin by diving into Revelation 4 on Sunday, January 10. As we move forward in this study together, please remember that while we unpack the truths of the future, our focus in this book must remain Christ-focused. The very first words in the book of Revelation tells us what it is about --- Revelation 1:1 says “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”. There is so much from this book that can shed light on our times in the way we should think, talk and act as followers of Jesus. We will conclude this second series of message through Revelation on March 14 as we begin to prepare our hearts for Easter in the following weeks.
In addition to our study through Revelation, we will also resume our study through the book of James on Wednesday nights beginning December 30 @ 7:00 p.m. I have found such a great partnership between the book of Revelation and James. As I think about how Revelation tells us about the future, I am reminded of 2 Peter 3:10-11 that says “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness? As we think about the future, I believe the book of James is a great place to be taught in a practical way what it means to demonstrate holy conduct and godliness.
I hope, if you are able, that you will make the effort to join us in-person for each service. We also continually ask each person that is physically able is asked to wear as mask to each service. In the coming weeks I cannot commit to you that our services will remain the same as we attempt to gather indoors. In the event that we have a member who attends a service and then tests positive of Covid-19 within the week following the service, we will temporarily gather by drive-in services. Whether we gather indoors or by drive-in, Facebook Live will be provided at each service.
Finally, be kind to one another. We can’t control when we agree with each other, but we can control when we are kind to each other. Hannah and I look forward to ministering to you in another year. We do it with fear and trembling as we seek to please Jesus Christ our Lord. God bless you all.
Pastor Kestler Ruth