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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!! I know that God has blessed so many of us, and as the Bible tells us, EVERY GOOD and PERFECT gift comes from above. God has been so good to us with our families, our country, our health and our salvation. Please take a moment and thank the LORD for his bountiful blessing. The LIST of what God had provided for us is UNENDING.

One thing I want to mention are all the BAPTISMS we had this past weekend. We have been preaching on prophecy as it relates to Jesus, specifically Matthew 24 and 25, which speak of the reality of Jesus returning soon. We are living in the "last" of the "last days," and the sermons that we have recently preached have pointed us in the direction of being PREPARED for the imminent return of Christ.

My heart is encouraged that close to 50 people stepped forward last weekend. To me, that announces that people are heeding the sermons and are honestly preparing their hearts for the second coming.

As the Bible reminds us, the Lord is going to return like a "thief in the night," at a time when no one expects. So let's continue to work, serve, and live as though THIS COULD BE THE DAY.

And all God's people said????? AMEN!!!


carrielynnwirsching said...

I'm so happy for those people who were baptized last weekend! My prayer goes out to them for Jesus's light to guide them!
Keep up the good fight Pastor Dudley!
One way with Jesus!

LaTonja said...

Pastor Rutherford,
Recently I was at a friends home and My husband and I were discussing a design that my husband had drawn of a chocolate bar with a bite taken out of it and on the side of the chocolate bar he had written J E S U S ....A small child who was over visiting looked up at me and said " Who is Jesus???" I thought, Oh my goodness, here's the question, this is it,..."Well." I said, "Do you know who GOD is?" and she said, "Yes" and I said,"Well, JESUS is GOD'S son" and this little one, kept looking at me for more of an answer to that question, except I was at a loss of words because I didn't know her parents or what they have taught her and I didn't know if it was my place to GO THERE, if you know what I mean. So, my question is this. How do we tell small children about GOD and JESUS so that their small minds can comprehend?

Pat Foster (using friends account)