FROM YOUR PASTOR’S HEART January 23, 2023
A few weeks ago, we looked at Jesus’ compassionate concern for the multitudes, “because they were weary and scattered like sheep having no shepherd” (Mt. 9:36). Jesus was deeply concerned because of the lack of leadership among the Jewish people. He told His disciples to “pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into the harvest.” Even though there were priests, scribes and Pharisees among them, they were not doing the work assigned to them by God, of teaching and helping hurting people.
The lack of workers in the Lord’s fields is a problem that the Church has faced throughout the history of Christianity. In every placed that I have served, we have seen the members serving in multiple capacities to accomplish the Lord’s work. Many are overburdened, carrying a heavy load of responsibility. They have jobs and families that place demands on their time, so they are limited in what they can do at the church. Yet, they make sacrifices in order to serve the Lord and to meet the needs of their church family. We are grateful for the faithful service of all who share their gifts!
We have a need within our fellowship at this time for some help in the area of our children’s ministry. We need teachers for Sunday School and workers in the Nursery. We are blessed to have these children and want to provide for their care and spiritual growth. If you would be willing to help with our children, please contact our Sunday School Director, Rusty Edwards, or our Nursery Coordinator, Debbie Yates.
As I reflect on my years at CBC, I am reminded of some of the precious saints who made lasting impressions on the hearts and souls of the young children they served. We have a rich heritage of changing lives by teaching the truths of God’s Word at an early age. I am convinced that God is not done with His Church in this ministry area. There are still young, impressionable hearts that need to be blessed by the CBC touch. I am confident that God will meet this need!
Serving in love, Bro. Jim