This year has went by really fast. As the winter has set in I have time to reflect on 2017 and plan for 2018. In looking forward into 2018 I am excited about what the Lord has in store for not only Living Stones but also Carlyle. I see a year of revival coming. I see a year of the Lord changing hearts and minds. I see a year of spiritual growth for this community. If you are in a spiritual slump or maybe not spiritual at all I encourage you to start the new year off right and seek the Lord Jesus Christ.
As I think about the weekend that was I am reminded that the body of Christ is ONE body. Whether having fellowship with a fellow pastor’s family, helping a new church get started or supporting a district revival, we are one body with differing parts that make up one great church.
I am greatly encouraged by the comradery of the church in Illinois. It is in this spirit that we will win our communities for Christ. John 13.34&35 tells us, ” A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Let us continue to be ONE body and love one another!