Greetings to all!
For those of you in our Sunday, October 14th, 2012 morning service, I believe you could probably sense that I am very passionate about this country and the direction we are going. I have asked every member and visitor of South Middleburg Baptist Church to take just one minute each night at 9 p.m. and pray for the upcoming election and that God’s will be done. If you are perusing this blog, I pray that you too will consider praying not only for the election but for all of our leaders. The first seven verses of Romans chapter 13 give us a template to follow in our Christian lives in dealing with those we have put into office. It is our duty to pray for our leaders and our government. It is also our duty to select leaders who will most closely resemble “Christlikeness” in a leadership capacity.
I would like to encourage everyone to get out and vote on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. Every election is important. However, I believe this is one of the most important elections this nation will ever face. It is time for Christians to let their voices be heard through the ballot box. Samuel Adams on April 16, 1781 declared, “Let each citizen remember….that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”
Sybil and I have recently returned from brief hiatus to the mountains of Tennessee. God’s handiwork was everywhere on display. We had a time of refreshing and relaxation, but as the old saying goes, “There’s no place like home,” and it is so good to be back to our home church. I owe a debt a gratitude to Brother Calvin Childers for filling in for me in my absence (and for many more things too numerous to mention here!)
I am asking for special prayers for all of our folks who are fighting disease and sickness. The list seems to grow daily, and our needs are great. Having said that, let me remind you that we have a great God that can meet great needs!
In early November (stay tuned for exact date and time), we will be having a men’s chili cook-off. It will definitely be on a Saturday, and I don’t want any of you ladies to blame our cooking to miss Sunday services!!!
That’s all for now, and I’ll keep everyone posted about our church ministries and activities. (Also, please check the “Upcoming Events” tab.)
May God bless you and keep you close to Him.