The month of May always reminds me that following Jesus is an option.
We "may" choose to follow him. We "may" choose to ignore him.
The choice is up to us.
There is a very small word that is very significant in our life of faith. It is the word "if". Jesus used it a lot, especially as it applies to following him and being his disciple. He said,
"If anyone would be my disciple, they must deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow me."
"If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation- the old has gone, the new has come."
I can promise you that the choice of following him, of being his disciple, of being made new is a costly and not easy one. It is a choice that Jesus himself said we should weigh well before making.
I can also promise that the decision to follow him will never disappoint. It will bless in ways we can't even imagine. It will lead to the full, abundant life that we all long for, that we were made for.
We don't have to choose that life... but we may.
What are you choosing?
Thursdays - 5/2 - Church Board Meeting - 7 PM - Fellowship Room
5/2 - National Day of Prayer - Pray for our country today!
5/23 - Community Dinner - 5:30 PM - Poplar Grove Church - Come to eat and/or serve.
Sundays - Every Sunday - Worship Service - 10:30 am.
5/5 - Communion Sunday
Wednesdays - Every Wednesday - Bible Study - 7 PM - Fellowship Room - various topics.
Thanks - Thank you to all those who helped clean the church in April. Also thanks to everyone who brought food for the Maundy Thursday dinner.
Refreshments - Just a reminder that everyone is invited to participate in our new format for treats. No signup sheet, just bring something when you would like. It can be whatever you would like. Even a bottle of juice is appreciated. Also feel free to put something in the bottom shelf of the kitchen freezer to be used for a future Sunday.
Coin Collection - Thanks to all who contributed to our recent coin collection. The next coin collection is June 30.