I mentioned last week that the work of the church involves both evangelism and discipleship. One of the surest signs that a church has understood the Great Commission and that it is pressing forward with the true work of the church is baptism. What a joy it was to see the Gospel represented in the symbols of the ordinance of baptism on Sunday. It has been far too long since the waters of the baptistry were stirred. Our goal should be to use the baptistry every Sunday!
I am so grateful for Pastors Kenny and Landon. They have picked up the slack and done a tremendous job getting all our necessary teaching and preaching events covered. We are blessed of God to have these faithful servants of the Lord on our team at TBC. Please let them know of your appreciation for their service to the Lord and our church.
I plan to be back in the pulpit on August 23 and will be back to more a normal work schedule by that time. Your kindness and compassion have been much needed and appreciated. I am learning more than ever to lean on the Lord. His grace is sufficient and I am trying to remember this truth that I have preached for most of my life. When I return, we will be back in our series on the Book of Daniel. Remember, sermon notes are available on line and printed copies are available in the foyer area.
If you were unable to attend the showing of the documentary, “By What Standard,” I hope you will avail yourself of the option to view it online from your home. It is critical information that you need to know. We are planning to have a Q & A session after I return, so please write down your questions and we will try to help you better understand what is going on, why it is important, and what we should do about it in terms of our relation to the Southern Baptist Convention and the larger evangelical community.
As always, I am looking forward to hearing about what God will do at Tabernacle this coming Sunday. Please be present with your Bibles in hand as we worship the Lord together – once again, in-person!
Blessings, YFJS, Bro. Tom