Words From The Pastor - September 2014
“...let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith...”Hebrews12:1-2
It really seems too early for fall but it is here. This is the traditional time for us to renew our bonds to the church as we restart our Sunday school, our music program, our 10:45 Sunday worship time, and other activities. The apostle Paul often equated the Christian life to a race and the author of Hebrews does the same. Maybe your life is already a race, a “rat race” perhaps. The Christian race is not a race to see how fast you can go. It’s a journey with the goal of growing a closer walk with Christ and living a life that bears the fruits of this journey.
So, as we enter the fall season, I encourage you to restart or step up your Christian journey. Take a step in the direction of a deeper, richer, and more joyful faith experience. Christ Church is here to walk with you on this path. Your participation in Sunday school (for all ages) and Sunday worship every week helps you and all the rest of us to “fix our eyes on Jesus.”
You will discover several ways to move ahead on your spiritual path in this issue of “The Courier.” Please consider what your next step will be. Your pastor and all of us are ready to assist and encourage you.