Hear the Good News

My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Mmm.  Newsletter article?  What shall we talk about?  Life and death, heaven or hell?  Mmm.  How about our blessings and how blessed we really are and how we so often take those blessings for granted?  Maybe we can talk about the healing power of God and how healing is quite often a journey while sometimes it is instantaneous?  Ooh, how about ministry opportunities?  You know, when someone is in need.  Maybe someone needs money, a ride, friendship, prayers, and the list goes on and it is an opportunity for us to do ministry.  The Bible is the Word of God.  God is, well, God is everything and the Creator of everything, and all knowing, all seeing, ever present, and Love.  Let’s talk about the Bible.  It is a love letter from God.  It is a map for navigating from this life to the next.  It is a history (His story) book, and record of events.  Bible stands for Basic Information Before Leaving Earth.  The Bible is NOT a good suggestion, a fantasy, or a legend.  It is the Word of the One and Only Living God Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, the Author and Sustainer of Life.  Without it we are clueless and dependent on what WE want to be the truth, aka, fashion trends/social mores/greed.  Yes, let’s talk about the Bible.  Science supports its existence and scholars have verified the writing styles and times in which it was written. 

But the best evidence for the veracity of the Bible is how it has changed lives.  The Bible introduces us to Jesus and Jesus’ love transforms us.  It really does and you will love it.  Jesus’ love is so much better than what the world has to offer.  It is stress free!  Imagine no more stress!!  The Bible introduces you to the Triune God; Father, Son, Holy Spirit.  I know, I know.  It was written by human beings and therefore fallible, open to interpretation, and so on.  I say to you, “Please give it a chance.  Read it consistently and faithfully.  Talk to someone about what you have read.  Talk to God like you would talk to your best friend and see what happens.”  Well, that about does it for this newsletter article.  I didn’t quote the Bible because you have to first believe that it is the Word of God.  Believe in the Bible because of the lives that have been changed through it.  Put a copy in the bathroom.  Everything gets read in there. 

Have a great summer.  Enjoy the family, enjoy the friends, enjoy the weather, and enjoy the Word of God.

God loves you and so do I

Pastor Bruce