The heavens and the earth really do declare the glory of our great Creator God who through Christ has created all things—even the eclipse that occurred is a testimony to the greatness of the Lord!
What is your favorite season of the year? It’s a toss up between spring and fall for me. I love to see all of the new growth on trees and the dormant grass turn green during the spring after a long cold winter. Yet, the fall is also equally my favorite season of the year! Why? I don’t like it getting dark early in the evening, but I do love the cooler temps, the turning of the fall leaves, and I love the pigskin season! From high school, to college, to Pro football, my favorite sport is back for the fall!
There is something else that I always love about fall, and that is the start of a new school year. Even though I am no longer in school, I loved starting each school year, as I would meet new friends, learn from new teachers, and move closer to graduation. Sometimes I find myself missing the start of a new semester in seminary, as I loved soaking in the rich teaching of a new professor in a new class. Now, I don’t miss the homework, the papers, and the deadlines! I am not that glutton for punishment.
With the start of the fall here at First Baptist Gallatin, one way for us to kick off a new season of ministry is to find a Life Group if we are not already in one. Furthermore, another great way for all of us to grow deeper in discipleship is to jump into one of our new GROW Groups, which will begin the week of September 4th. These groups will be a great way to develop some great relationships with friends through diving deeper into God’s Word.
We recently looked at the story of Jesus’ encounter with Martha and Mary in Luke chapter 10 in my message on “Spiritual Margin.” Jesus told Martha that Mary chose the “greater portion” in that she chose to listen to Jesus’ Word by sitting at his feet as she soaked in everything He said to her. I am convinced that the more we soak in the Word of God the more we will hear from Him, and we will find the “spiritual margin” that we so desperately need.
Thank you for allowing me to serve you all at First Gallatin! It is a great privilege and honor to do Kingdom work at your side.
Grace and peace,