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From the Pastor’s desk…

June 25, 2018

“The church without power is a factory for hypocrites,”………..Samuel M. Shoemaker

Wow!  What a powerful presence of God we experienced yesterday during the 10:35 service at Maple Spring.   The consecration service for all the VBS teachers and helpers this week, the receiving & welcoming of eight new members, the water baptism service of three young adults, the special music, “The Potter’s Hand,” and certainly the Holy Spirit spoke to each of us during the preached word, “Membership Matters.”

It’s very exciting to be a part of the church of Jesus Christ.

The Word of God reads,  “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Christ from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”

(Romans 8:11).

Many find it easier to go to church than to be the church.  What about you?  Do you know and experience the resurrection of Christ in your life?  Do you know what gifts and talents God has given to you?  If you do know, are you actively involved and using them in the life and ministry of your local church?

Be a part of what God is doing in the earth today.  Help fulfill the Great Commission.  You will be glad that you did!