Greetings my friends ! This is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us continue to believe, to follow, and to trust our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.
It is Sunday January 10TH 2021. Exactly 13 years ago – right here on this blog – I presented this Scripture from the Gospel of Matthew (5:13-16 NLT):
You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor ? Can you make it salty again ? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead – a lamp is placed on a stand – where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way – let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Back then my Lead Pastor was kicking-off a new 5-week message series for 2008 entitled “State Of The Church”. It was all about what Jesus says about the church, and how we fit within it. The theme for the first message – “A City On A Hill”. Hope is alive and well within the church ! We are to be beacons of hope.
As His modern-day disciples we are to go out into the world, but not be of the world. We are commanded to love our neighbor – that’s everyone in the world – and show them the light of God. Always be ready to share God’s Good News, and walk the talk so that they can not just hear it from us, but also see it from us. Glorify God in everything we do, and in everywhere we go.
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