When I was a pastor for more than 22 years, I often thought if I were not the pastor I would want to be the pastor's best friend. Now that I am retired and not pastoring, I still have a burning desire to be the pastor's best friend.
It is not my job to critique him or to criticize him in any way. No . . . my role is to encourage and lift up my pastor first of all by praying daily for him and his family, then, serving him and the church according to my spiritual giftings and talents.
The Morgan family is noted for our faithfulness and loyalty. If at all possible we will be in Sunday school and worship come rain or shine. It is rare that we ever miss church.
God has given us another opportunity to get it together. I am confident that Pastor Matt Adams will cast his vision for our church and that will mean he will want to lead us in reaching our community for Christ. We must be obedient to the Great Commission that Jesus gave.
Here it is from the lips of the Head of the Church--Jesus Christ:
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
I like what the Apostle John wrote in his prologue in the Gospel of John:
4 The Word became flesh and blood,
and moved into the neighborhood.
(from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)
We must reach our neighborhood for Christ.
Our Sunday school begins at 10 o'clock. Our morning worship begins at 11 o'clock. Your are invited to come and be with us.
Christian Life Worship Center is located at 125 Kathwood Drive, Athens, Georgia 30607. Here are the directions to our church: US 129, Exit 14 . . . One mile north of the Athens bypass, at the Prince Avenue/Jefferson Exit. Turn right on Kathwood Drive, and our church is on your immediate left.
There is plenty of room for you, your family, and friends. We look forward to seeing you at our church. You will be blessed, and we will be blessed by your presence.