Spring has sprung!We have had such a wonderful start to Spring this year.During our Spring Revival we were challenged to go deeper in our relationship with God.We were challenged to follow God faithfully and plow our fields so we can sow the seeds of the Gospel.We were challenged to be the church outside the walls of the building and we had the opportunity to practice during our Spring Picnic at the park.
We will have another opportunity as we move closer to Easter.We should be seeking out opportunities to share the Gospel message as we prepare for this special day.One major retailer has used the slogan, “More Easter for your money!”Easter is not something to be bought and sold.It has nothing to do with eggs and bunnies.Easter, as we know, is only about the selfless ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and His resurrection from the dead signifying victory over sin and death.We will be hosting our annual Easter Egg Hunt on the 19th, not to participate in the commercialization of Easter, but to use it as a connection point with our community.This time is a great opportunity make contact with our neighbors outside the walls of the church.We must make the most of this time by directing conversations to the true meaning of Easter and inviting people to worship with us the following day for our Easter Celebration.
We are to be salt and light.Remember salt is only effective outside its container.Light is only useful in the darkness.Our Easter Egg Hunt gives us a perfect opportunity to practice our saltiness and to shine the Gospel light into our community.Pray for how God wants to use you during this exciting time of year.Be willing to follow Him as He calls each of us into His service daily.
I am excited about what God has in store for us here at Pawhuska First Baptist in 2014 and beyond.God has brought us all here together at this time for a mighty work.Be in constant prayer for discernment for understanding of what this work is.“Greater things are yet to be done in this city…”Be constant in prayer.Be actively seeking the welfare of Pawhuska (Jeremiah 29:4-9).In our mission and ministry at Pawhuska FBC, we must truly put Pawhuska First! It is in our name.It isour mission.