Metairie Baptist Missive — July 9, 2014

               I am continuing to rejoice in all that God is doing at Metairie Baptist. Last week was a great time of celebrating as we witnessed the baptism of Steve. He made a decision to follow Christ and wanted to make that statement public by baptism. Please join me in praying for Steve as he begins his walk with Christ – and pray that we as a church will be the support and encouragement he needs.   At the conclusion of the morning service, we also rejoiced as Lily made her decision to follow after Christ and walk with Him throughout her life. Her decision came in part as a result of the investment of men and women into her life during VBS. We are also thankful for her godly family that has nurtured her in Christlikeness for years. I know that you too you will join me in praying for Lily as she begins her walk with Christ.

              

               This Sunday, we are going to be able to witness the baptism of Samantha. Samantha started visiting Metairie Baptist a few months ago and since that time God has been working in her heart. A couple of weeks ago, she came forward and decided to “choose life” as she trusted in what Jesus had done for her. What a great testimony of God’s working.

 

               A few quick reminders for the week ahead:

              

               *. Join us tonight for Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 6:10 p.m. We began our study through the Gospel of Mark last week and will continue tonight. If you were unable to make it last week, you will have no problem picking up where we are at tonight in our study. Bring your Bibles and come prepared to discover more about God’s word and how it applies to your life.

 

               *. Ladies – don’t forget your special event this weekend: Burlap Beauties! Our ladies are always having a great time as they enjoy Christian fellowship with one another – and this time they will be making crafts as well. The even takes place in the Fellowship Hall on this Saturday, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

 

               *. The Deacons will be meeting Sunday night at 5:00 p.m. The ladies will be gathering for prayer during this same time in the parlor.

              

               *Our Youth and Chaperones will be leaving on Monday morning to go to Centrifuge/Xfuge. Please be in prayer now for God’s working in their lives. At the conclusion of the service on Sunday, we will be praying specifically for them as a church.

 

               We have many great ministries taking place at Metairie Baptist. One of the key ways that every person can be involved is through prayer. Would you make prayer a priority in your life? Would you join me in praying for God’s continued working through the church and in the ministries of the church? We have a great group of people who are helping to keep our priorities focused on prayer – our prayer committee. Would you also ask that God would continue to provide wisdom for them as they lead us in this most important ministry – the ministry of prayer? You are going to be hearing soon of some exciting opportunities for the new year.

 

               May God bless you today with a deeper understanding of His grace and His love for you. Regardless of what you face today, remember that He is faithful!

 

On the journey,
Thomas

 

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