Spring Ahead

 

If you have been outside or washed your car in the last few days there is little doubt it is spring time. We have had days where we saw temperatures over 70 degrees in the past week, and nights overall were much warmer. Spring officially arrived on Wednesday at 6:01am. Spring is a time of year that many of us look at for two reasons: We “spring ahead” and enjoy daylight longer in the evenings, and we also spend time in “spring cleaning”. While cleaning may not be fun, there are many things about spring time that make us all feel fresh and new.

 

The extra daylight hours of spring are often packed with activities. For young people it’s sporting events and practice, for those of us who may be a little older its time spent outside with yard work. Time is of the essence and God expects us to be good stewards of our time. With that thought in mind, consider two main thoughts concerning our time this spring:

 

Let’s purpose this spring to make time for daily Bible study: Most people are the same in regards to time. Although we have modern convenience items everywhere, time is just not on the side of many of us. As a matter of fact, the average American today reports having far less “recreational” time than in years past. With our crunch for time it is easy to neglect our study of the word of God. The Psalmist wrote, “Your word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:111). The word of God is the tool that we have which teaches us God’s plan for our eternal salvation. I am reminded over and over that those things which are important to us come first in our lives, and it should be no different with the word of God. Spend time this spring studying from the word of God.

 

Let’s purpose this spring to make time for involvement in the works of the church: The list of works this congregation is involved in is very large. This congregation involves itself in numerous mission works, and several local works as well. These works need members who are involved. There are opportunities to teach Bible class or be involved with our VBS. Opportunities exist to serve in the block party, bear stuffing, door knocking, devotional hosting, and many, many more. There is an opportunity for every talent level, and every individual who desires to become involved in the work here.

 

We often wonder why we should be concerned with our involvement in the works of the church and there are answers for that. From the word of God we are to “seek first the kingdom of God (Matt 6:33), meaning that above all other activities the church should be among our top priorities. Secondly, the church depends on you and your talents for the growth of the body, both spiritually and physically. The bottom line is that the church here needs your time and your talents.

 

What a wonderful time of year to be associated with so many faithful Christian individuals!

                                                            AndeZ

Activities:

March 31st – VBS planning meeting after PM services, bring a “snack” food

April 9th – all-age devo at Ande Z’s
April 20th – Area Wide Devo at Logan Martin – John Rice to speak

May 4th – Workday at BCC

 

 

 

 

 

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