by Meg@bluffparkbaptist.org | Thursday, September 15, 2016
Angie and I want to thank everyone for the tremendous celebration of our 10th anniversary here at Bluff Park. Your love, generosity, and cooking skills were quite evident! As I've told you many times, we are blessed to be serving you. We look forward to what the Lord has in store here.
Speaking of which, what does he have in store for his church here? I can’t say specifically, but the general things, themselves, are exciting. I know that success lies before us. Why? Because God blesses obedience. We have to be careful, though, because Satan can even use our success against us; he can even get obedient churches discouraged. Let me explain.
We have to be careful with our definition of “success”. Every church is different and unique. While all successful churches will grow, they will not grow at the same rate or in the same way; or even to the same size. Their ministries can be very different. If we define success as 500 in Sunday Morning Bible Study and God determines that 100 is our target, we can be successful in God’s eyes and still be discouraged. How terrible for God to be pleased with us and we still feel discouragement. See how Satan can work?
Yes…we WILL grow. So let’s find ways to minister to the community and when we reach them let’s continue preaching and teaching the true Word of God. Let’s continue to show God’s love as we exhort the people to righteous living: Teaching the lost how to be saved and teaching the saved how to live.
Say something good about your Savior and about His church here in Bluff Park.