Another beautiful Sunday morning! I don’t remember the weather too well, but it was beautiful inside. It is always a beautiful day when new friends decide to become part of our fellowship! We welcome Traci Rabago and younger daughter, Alyssa. Staci, the older daughter joined us the previous Sunday, and very soon we will rejoice as we witness the baptism of Staci and Alyssa.
I want to take this opportunity to implore you to consider making attendance at ALIVE!, our Wednesday evening prayer time, part of your weekly routine. We will never do anything more important than pray, and no activity of the church will ever pay greater dividends than gathering for corporate prayer.
In the early days of struggle at Brooklyn Tabernacle, pastor Jim Cymbala once told his congregation, “From this day on, the prayer meeting will be the barometer of our church. What happens on Tuesday night will be the gauge by which we will judge success or failure because that will be the measure by which God blesses us.” Afterward a visiting minister commented, “I heard what your pastor said. Here’s something to think about: You can tell how popular a church is by who comes on Sunday morning. But you can tell how popular Jesus is by who comes to the prayer meeting.”
As always, I genuinely look forward to praying with you, Wednesday at 6:30, and worshipping with you Sunday morning!