Sunday August 26,2012 "Are you a quitter? "

Last week we had a small number of people but we had a great time in worshiping our God.  I was glad to be back after missing last week and my week has been better because of it.  When we miss a week of fellowshipping with one another we are at a disadvantage the following week.  We need that fellowship to build our faith and cope with all the stuff the world throws at us.  I hope you will be in church somewhere this week because you need it!

This week I am going to talk about something that means a great deal to me, Commitment!  I told you a couple of weeks ago that our church and all churches are needing people who are committed.  We are talking about followers, not fans.  Jesus is looking for people who are willing to step up and be counted as a follower.  He has always wanted people to know that being a part of his family requires a person to give his whole heart to spreading the Gospel of Christ.  This week scripture is found in John 6: 60- 69. This is a verse my daughter, Lindsey shared with me this last week.  It can be a very confusing scripture if you don’t understand what Jesus is talking about here.  Read these verses this week and see what God has for you in these verses.  The message I want us to see is, are we Quitters? Do we understand what God expects from us or do we simply just go on to other things that are simpler.  I love Simon Peter answer to Jesus question of “do you want to leave also”?  Would that be your answer to Jesus?
I hope you see yourself as a committed Christian.  I hope Jesus sees us as committed.

I am so excited about our homecoming next month but I don’t want to overlook the next few weeks.  God is preparing us to make a difference in this city and we all have a part to play.  We start with ourselves, what do we need to change, what do we need to start doing to be the man or woman God created us for.  I am looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. Between now and then call someone and tell them you love them, pray for a sick person or fill a need that someone needs.  Our new motto at BBT is to “Have an attitude of gratitude.” I hope you will be part of this life-changing attitude.  We will see you on Sunday!!!

Pastor David & Pris


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