April 2017

Dear Members and Friends; 

As we approach Easter, it is important for us to understand our responsibility as we serve the Risen Christ.  Each of us that know Him as our Lord and Savior, understands what His death and resurrection means.  In 2 Timothy, Paul is talking about our responsibility and the cost that comes with it.  He is also anticipating his being with Jesus in the near future.  This Easter, each of us needs to be prepared to stand up and be counted; just as Paul did in this passage. 

Stand steady and don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord.  Bring others to Christ.  Leave nothing undone that you should do.

“I say this because I won’t be around to help you much longer.  My time has almost run out.  Very soon now I will be on my way to Heaven.  I have fought long and hard for my Lord and through it all I have kept true to Him.  And now the time has come for me to stop fighting and rest.  In Heaven a crown is waiting for me which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that great day of His return.  And not just to me, but to all those whose lives show that they are eagerly looking forward to his coming back again.”  (2 Timothy 4:5-8 TLB)

This Easter, are we eagerly anticipating the return of Christ and if so are we telling everyone we know how important it is that they are ready as well. 

Looking forward to Easter, Merrill

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