Well, first of all let me say “Happy New Year”! Our theme for 2016 is “Beholding the glory of God” and the scripture verse comes from 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 which states, “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” Paul indicates to us that as we behold (watch, see, look intently at) the glory of the Lord, it’s as if we are looking in a mirror. As we do this, the glory of the Lord is reflected back upon us and we are transformed (or changed) into the same image of God from glory to glory. Praise God! Therefore, the more I focus upon the Lord, the more I become like Him! This is what we desire as Christians…to become more Christ-like in our words, actions, and thoughts! I believe that we are going to experience the glory of God in a more tangible way as we continue to seek His presence!
Please take a look around at the various ministries that are provided and I believe that you will find many opportunities for you and your family. Jill and I look forward to personally meeting you at one of our services.
I pray that you will be blessed in 2016 as you encounter the Glory of God!
In Christ’s Love,
Pastor Robbie Mathis