Pastor's Blog: Memorial Day
The freedoms we enjoy in our nation are largely due the fact that good and godly men throughout our history have been willing to lay their lives on the line for it. There is, for no good reason that I can think of, a number of pastors in the evangelical world that seem to have a problem with those of us who have determined that we can be pastors AND patriots. We sometimes get accused of wrapping the Bible in the American flag. But I believe the Bible calls on us to support our nation, to love it and that should not be hard. I love my country. I love Christ more, but I still love my country.
I am a Pastor and a Patriot. You can be Christian and a good Citizen. These are not mutually exclusive terms. This Memorial Day let us remember the many who made the supreme sacrifice that we might continue to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
We are off to a great start with our study of First John. We will press on this week looking at chapter 1, verse 5, and consider that “God is Light.”
FAMILY WOW (Worship on Wednesday)- continues this week! Wednesday evenings are going to be very special and we want to encourage you to make this a regular part of your weekly activities. This is a great opportunity to invite friends and family to join us. We will have our second message in the book of Hebrews this Wednesday, May 26, “Hearing and Heeding the Word.”
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!
Blessings, YFJS, Bro. Tom