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Hebrews 5:9 “Jesus is the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.”

Dear CBC Family,

Imagine, if you will, a ship at sea that needs to be brought safely into harbor. The fog is thick, the seas are rough and the tide is strong. The crew is getting nervous so the captain gets on the intercom and addresses the crew. "If you trust me I will get you all into the harbor safely; cut the starboard power by 20%.” But the crew do not do it. "Adjust the course setting to 130 degrees and steer as I tell you." But they did not do so." The boat ran aground onto a reef. The captain cried out to them: "I thought you said you trusted me." "Yes, said the crew, and you said that if we trusted you that you would get into port safely and we sinking on the rocks." "No, said the captain, I understood if you trusted me then you would do as I commanded you. There is no true trust that is disobedient to my command." If we want Jesus to get us safely to glory, we cannot say we trust Him and not do as He commands. The Bible says that Jesus is “the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” Hebrews 5:9

We have been in Romans 6 learning about practical holy living and I can say it has affected our church in a very deep and powerful way. Many have told me how they are gaining victory over sin and seeing that sanctification is not some optional thing that doesn’t really matter. I rejoice in what God is doing and am especially grateful to all of you who take God’s word as seriously as He does.

This weekend we will continue in chapter 6 looking at how this “obedience from the heart to the standard of doctrine” takes place. What is it? How should it be received? What is its effect? What ought this inspire both in feelings and actions? This is how God molds the life so it is a very important study for us all. Once again, please come prayerfully with a willingness to hear/obey what He shows us.

Our annual business meeting is this Saturday night after church. I would encourage you to attend. It begins right after the evening service. It will not be long but will be very informative. I’m looking forward to sharing with you the next steps for our family. If you have any last minute budget questions, please send them by Friday to ensure they are addressed. You can always stick around after the meeting to ask them as well but remember there will be no open mic during the budget portion of the meeting to ensure we respect the time of families with young children.

Blessings to you all,

Pastor Scott

 

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