Welcome To The Family

As the church grows, we grow together by saying, "Welcome to the Family."

What does this mean? The love of God is what keeps us together. The more we love, the healthier the church becomes. To love means to serve one another. To make it even more extensive, it means: disinterested, unselfishness. Therefore, the greatest example of this is the ultimate servant, who was Christ alone. Through the vicarious sacrifice of the Lord, He acquired our redemption and our Heavenly Father who (so loved the world), the die is cast.  
"But I want you to understand that Christ is the head (authority over) every man".
1 Corinthians 11:3.

It is my desire to give you some "HOT NOTES" to make it easier for you to see how important the head is to the body, not that you don't have your own personal understanding of this:

Colossians 1:12-20
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.
16 For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:
17 And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.
18 AND HE IS THE HEAD OF THE BODY, THE CHURCH: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

My friend Paul Mercy told me the story of a miner in the Welsh valleys. They were so poor they only ate meat once a year, so on Christmas day he took a chicken out into the back yard and with his miner's axe, he cut the chickens head off on the chopping block. The head was in his hand and the chicken jumped up and went running out of the fence into the bushes. After a long period of time, they gave up the search and ended up with only chicken head soup. Paul said, "Cleddie, what do you think happened to that chicken?" I waited for the punch line. He said, "Cleddie, there are two things you know for sure. Number 1, it did not know where it was going and Number 2, it was not going very far." We had a good laugh, but he was not through with his story. He said, "that miner did not have enough brains to get a headache, but he had enough sense to get saved."

When God's Word speaks up concerning His Church He uses the body as the best example. Paul writes as found in Roman's 12:4-5:

"For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another."

To be a member of His Body means He is the head of said body and as the head, He directs the body. He uses all our mind, will, and emotion. This is His prerogative with those who have fully surrendered to him.

If my body does not respond to the will of my head, then I become spastic or even worse than this; immobile or vegetated. It is amazing how direct the Word is when you recognize God has created us to be moving parts of a living organism. With this in mind, we live to love and share life with others of like-minded faith.

We believe in you. We love you. We want you. We need you; like a foot needs a leg, like a hand needs an arm, like a face needs a nose, like a head needs ears, like our eyes need a brain, like our lungs need oxygen, like a chicken needs a head, or like faith needs works of love.

The church is His Body, His Bride, and we are members of one another.

You make us look better,
Pastors Cleddie and Gaynell