A Word from Pastor Scott:
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him
who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
1 Peter 2:9
I want to welcome our special guests from Iglesia Bautista Alfa y Omega (Alpha and Omega Baptist Church) from the Rio Grande Valley Region of South Texas. If you were in Sunday School this morning, then you’ve already heard that they are with us this week to engage in various works of ministry along with members of our church and Psalm 67 Missions Network. Psalm 67 has been partnering with Alfa y Omega for some time to do missions and evangelism in south Texas and northern Mexico, and so when the members of their church expressed a desire to come visit us, we were (and are) overjoyed to have them. Portions of our service this morning will be translated into Spanish for the sake of our guests, and we’ll be singing songs in both English and Spanish as well. (Isn’t the body of Christ beautiful in its rich cultural diversity?). Immediately following today’s worship, we’ll have a fellowship meal with our new friends and any of our congregation who’d like to stay and get to know them. Please pray for the team as they travel to Bourbon, MO tonight to share at First Missionary Baptist (John Parker’s Church). And keep them in your prayers as they travel and minister this week and then return home to Texas. Bienvenidos hermanos y hermanas, Que Dios te bendiga!
This morning, we continue our study of Ezra in 2:1-3:6. Though it’s a long passage with lots of names thrown in, there’s really good stuff for us here! Two things in particular I hope you will see: (1) I hope you’ll see the care God has for every one of those He calls to be His people and walk with Him, and, (2) to see how His worship must be our priority if we are to walk faithfully with him in an increasingly hostile culture.
Rejoicing to be counted among His People!
Pastor Scott Lee