Pastor's Blog: The Word of God
God willing, we complete our study of the book of Daniel over the next two Sundays, finishing up on April 25. This Sunday we will complete chapter 12, “Daniel’s Promise for the End Times, Part 2.” The blessed hope of our faith is that Jesus is coming again!
The Word of God should be more important to us than ever in these evil days in which we are living. God’s grace and mercy are new every morning and the reading, study, preaching, teaching and memorization of the Word is essential to sustain our Christian life. This why we preach expository messages, meaning we preach the Bible book by book, line by line, word by word. It is my plan to begin preaching through the book of First John on Sunday mornings in May. The tentative start date for that will be May 9, Mother’s Day.
We are considering some changes to our Wednesday evening schedule. Frankly, attendance on Wednesday has been dismal. I want to encourage you to consider the importance of our midweek meeting. We are planning to move to a worship service format soon. We will begin preaching from the book of Hebrews when we make the change, which will start likely sometime in May. Hebrews is an important New Testament letter from which we can learn much about the character of our Lord Jesus Christ, the plan of redemption, and the call for faithful discipleship in the lives of believers.
Your prayers for our preaching and worship plans for the upcoming months will be greatly appreciated. Personally, I am grateful for your prayers and words of encouragement through the difficult times I have had to face. I am headed back to Dallas this week to preach the funeral of a dear friend and great saint of the Lord, Mrs. Wanda Harvey. Wanda has been one of my most faithful prayer warriors for nearly 30 years. During that time, she valiantly fought the battle against cancer. She is now with the Lord, and I will have the honor of preaching her funeral on Friday, April 16.
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