PASTOR'S PEN       

Turkey day was here and gone.  I hope that you have all had your fill of turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing.  It amazes me that deer season is here again already.  It only seems like yesterday that Luke and I had hunted over home, but the years certainly do pass by us very quickly. Hopefully everyone is well under way with their Christmas shopping because Christmas will be here before we know it.

We will have one Bible study in December in our Genesis series, and we will then stop because of the mission trip and the holiday.  All of that will resume again the second week of January.  I am still trying to find a good Bible study that includes making foods from the Bible.  I think it will be fun to try something a little new, and we will get to use the new kitchen when we do it.  I have some possible studies that seem to be appropriate.

I hope everyone enjoyed studying the names of God over the past 15 weeks.  I thought the series was well received because there were a lot of good comments in relation to the subject material.  Turn in your quizzes to Karen.  She does have a small gift for those that turn it in. Don’t worry if you are not 100% sure of the answers.   If you have a chance to thank Karen, do so.  We both thought it would be a fun way to challenge everyone’s memory.

When we are thankful, we are worshiping God.  In Psalm 50:23 we read, “But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me.  If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”  If you demonstrate thankfulness for what God has blessed us with, we are honoring and worshipping Him.  As you gather with family and friends this month, consider discussing what you are thankful for at those events.  Remember that all of your blessings were provided for your enjoyment by our Father in heaven.  He should not be left out of your thanksgiving celebration.  He sacrificed His Son so that we could have an eternal relationship with Him so we definitely owe Him our thanks.


Until the Whole World Hears,

Pastor Leon Davis