Several days after Sunday night, we are still getting e-mails and phone calls regarding what God began and is continuing to do within our fellowship at Trinity. The foundation that is being laid by conducting our life biblically is utterly amazing! If you recall, in the book of Joshua after God’s people crossed over the Jordan, they stacked stones up as a memorial of what God had done. We have been approached with several ideas of ways to do this with our church. Some of you have even discussed some things you have done as a family or as individuals to make this a “spiritual marker” in your life. The Jews did this quite often - they had many celebrations to teach their children great spiritual truths and, in truth it is something we do not do often enough as His people. In hopes of remedying that somewhat, we are going to have two specific “monuments” to recognize our repentance as His people.
First, we are going to take the three letters that were written by our deacons on behalf of our congregation, and make copies of them and the signatures, and frame them. We will probably put them up on the wall with the pictures of our previous pastors. I wish I could say I thought of this creative idea, but I didn’t. However, it serves as an opportunity for us to be reminded of our repentance as a body, and our commitment to being peacemakers for the glory of God. We have made a commitment and have drawn a line that we will Endeavor/Battle/War, as Paul said, to have peace. There will always be some who will not want that - but as for the majority at Trinity, we will serve and honor our Lord. Secondly, we will be providing personal mementos of this event by making copies of every passage of Scripture read, and the lyrics to the songs that took place in our service. We are doing this to allow us to keep them in our Bibles or notebooks, so we have reminders in front of us of what God has called us to do. In the next post I will have the letters our Deacons wrote to Bro. Jim, Bro. David and to the Church, posted as requested by our Deacons. To God be the glory - great deeds He has done! But also, to God be the glory great things He will do! I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!