Eagerly Waiting for Him

Dear CBC Family,

I realize that we have many people on our email list that are not a local part of the church family. Some people listen online and sign up to receive our weekly blog but I have never met them. I often pray for those who listen and so today I am thinking about you. As a pastor, my deepest desire for all the people I speak to would be that they have a saving relationship with Christ. To that end I offer the following thoughts.  

Hebrews 9:27-28 “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.”

Yes, everyone has to die sometime. But notice, if you will, what comes next: they are judged. Now I don’t know where you’re at in terms of your faith, but this is going to be true of every single human being. We will all be judged. That should be a sobering thought because the outcome of that judgement will make all the difference in how we spend our eternity. It will be, quite literally the difference between heaven and hell, forever.

But Jesus came as a sacrifice, to pay the price of our sin and to take away the burden of our sins. And He’s coming again one day, to bring salvation to you, if indeed you are waiting for Him.

Are you waiting for Him? Are you living your life as though He’s coming back for you? Because one day you will die and then you will be judged. Live your life for Jesus today. Because that “one day” could come sooner than you think.

This weekend we will be discussing the gift of prophesy as mentioned in Romans 12. I think you might be surprised at what the Bible says about this subject. This gift we are specifically told we are to “desire” so it certainly is important that we get a complete understanding of what this is, and is not. I can assure you of a very enlightening time in the word of God. I pray you will join us.

On Sunday morning we will be ordaining two elders during the morning service. This will be a very special time for the church body as moments like these do not come around too often. For this reason, we will be moving our usual communion service to next weekend.

We have a lot of projects going on this month so if any of you want to lend a hand just let us know.

Blessings,
Scott