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Pastor's Blog: Freedom

I trust that you have enjoyed a relaxing and blessed Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is an important date on our calendar of holidays. Most folks just take it as another three-day weekend but the privilege to that is based on the sacrifice of the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom. Someone has said, “Freedom isn’t free.” Memorial Day reminds us of that fact. I like the phrase, “Home of the free because of the brave.” That rings true as well. I hope you will join me in prayerful praise for those who gave their all. The price of freedom is the blood of patriots.

We often speak of our salvation as free. That is a bit of a misnomer. Our salvation was not free, it cost the precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Dr. Sam Cathey was fond of saying, “God bankrupted heaven to provide for our salvation.” That is so very true. We should be grateful that as individual believers we are able to receive the salvation offered freely in Christ Jesus. We should never forget the great cost that was paid at the Cross that we might receive it. “Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow!” Amen.

We will have our last drive-in service this Sunday May 31. The service will also broadcast in the area of the church on AM 1610, and live streamed on Facebook. We apologize for the technical difficulties last Sunday. Apparently, the heat got to the Mevo camera. We are making adjustments to cover for that problem this week.

This coming Sunday, Lord willing, I will be preaching from John 7. The message is titled “Rivers of Living Water.” Please pray and prepare your heart to hear from the Lord. The statement of Jesus regarding “rivers of living water” was made during the Feast of Tabernacles. It was a significant day which gives a precise meaning to Jesus’ words.

We will be back in the building for worship on June 7!!! We have developed a “Welcome Home” page on the website that will give the details. Please be patient and realize that the page represents current planning that is subject to change. For the latest updates please check this page:

We are having a great time with our Wednesday night prayer service live on Facebook at 7 pm. The Q & A on the Bible with Pastor Tom has been interesting, and I believe we are learning a lot.

Send your questions directly to my email account please, Please put in the subject line–TBC Q & A. Or go to our website: - there is a form you can fill out with your question and it will come to me.

As always, I am looking forward to what God will do at Tabernacle this coming Sunday. Please be present with your Bibles in hand as we worship the Lord together – from our cars, trucks, living rooms, dens, and other locations! Pray!

Blessings, YFJS, Bro. Tom

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