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August 1. 2018
July 31, 2018, 1:28 PM

How would you finish this statement: I love God because.… We could all spend a long time answering that statement. It makes us pause and think of all the ways God blesses us each day. Listen to the words of Psalm 116: 1-2:

“I love the Lord, because He hears my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore, I shall call upon Him as long as I live.”

Pause today to give thanks to God for the many blessings you enjoy. Thank Him most of all for allowing you to have a relationship with Him through His Son, our Savior, Jesus.

Can you believe that another church year is just around the corner? There are so many opportunities to serve God in our church and community. Please consider prayerfully how God desires to use you to accomplish His plan. It was great having Ken Adams and Paul Smith with us Saturday to remind us that God has called us to be and build disciples. We are currently working on specific strategies to make Plant City a disciple-making church. In many ways, we have lost sight of the purpose God has for His children in a dark world. It is easy to become selfish as we enjoy our salvation while others have no relationship with God. Our prayer is that the excitement we experienced Saturday will continue into the new year and beyond. We also pray that we all feel God’s presence among us and sense His calling for our church.

As part of our deacon rotation, we will have deacon election on August 12. Remember, the office of deacon is one of service in our church and beyond. We want all that we do to be showered with prayer and for God to lead us to obey His will. Without prayer, we will never accomplish God’s plan. Please be in prayer for the one who will join our deacons to serve for the next three years.

Homecoming is just around the corner. Please continue to invite friends, neighbors, and former members as we celebrate a fun-filled day of worship. We are looking forward to having Andy Buchanan back to preach for us that day. We will also have Heartline joining us again this year to lead us in worship. It will be a wonderful day as we worship and fellowship with family and friends. Please make your plans to be here. It is so exciting to see what God is doing among us! It is such a blessing to see God at work in the lives of our people and to know that He is using us to carry out the Great Commission in our community.

May you have many opportunities to share the message of Jesus this week and may God’s blessings be yours in abundance as we serve Him together.

                                                                                                                 We love you,

                                                                                                                                                                            Brad and Virginia