October 18, 2020
Dear Grace Family and Friends,
1 Peter 2:17 says, “Honor all, love the brotherhood, fear God and honor the king.” We don’t have a king, though the media tries to convince us President Trump wants to be “king.” Yet it’s clearly God’s intent that we honor those who have authority over us. I remember a time that was the case. There have always been differences between the Republicans and the Democrats. But there hasn’t always been such “hatred” for those who view life differently. That shouldn’t be the case now in a nation where 70+% of our citizens profess faith in Jesus Christ. Hopefully things will cool off after the election, though I have my doubts. But I want to take this opportunity to “honor” some other very special people; our Church Staff. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. Uncertainty abounds. It’s been the most taxing year of my life, and that’s saying something. We’ve been through some tough years. Yet through it all, our Staff has remained steadfast in their determination to “know Jesus and make Him known.” We dare not take that for granted. It is a rare thing indeed. Most Churches that have “Staff ” suffer from “Staff infection.” It can be terribly disruptive. Praise God, that is not the case at Grace Baptist in Evans. So I’m asking you to join me in honoring the fine men and women God has raised up to help lead this great Church. They work diligently to enable Grace Baptist to continue to grow and prosper. Without them, most of what happens every Sunday and Wednesday wouldn’t happen. So I appreciate them more than words can say. If you do, please let them know. And not just today, but every time we gather. A little encouragement goes a long way. I also appreciate your faithfulness through this very unusual year. You bless me every day. May God richly bless you!