by: Pastor Brooks
Dear Liberty Baptist Tabernacle Family,
I am excited to announce we will be returning to our two Sunday morning services format this coming Sunday, with services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (still no Sunday school hour yet). At this time, nothing else will change; though we are hoping to get our other ministries up and going again as soon as it is prudent to do so. Please continue to be prayer!
The reason this is so exciting for me is because it is a reflection of your determination to be faithfully assembled when able. I have not had to twist anybody’s arm, or encourage anyone to be here, but it is your love for the assembling of the saints which has led to this need resurfacing.
When it comes to the strength of our church body the question is not “are we growing?”, but the question is, “are we healthy?” I believe your desire to be assembled through these unusual circumstances reflects a healthy church body. The health of our church is not based upon its numerical growth, but the health of our church is based upon its spiritual growth as we walk with God by faith. Our ultimate desire is not to build numbers, but it is to build hearts, and if we will do this then we can trust Christ will build His Church as He promises in His Word.
For those who cannot be with us right now, please do not take this message as an insinuation that somehow I believe you have a lack of desire to be here. I know your heart is to be assembled with us, and with great anticipation I look forward to the day when we will all be together again in one place. Just keep doing as the Lord leads you…
To be clear, everything from my previous post is still in effect with the exception of resuming our 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning service. Nothing has changed so far as the virus goes in our county, so please keep taking the same precautions you have been. Do not take this message to mean the “all clear” has been sounded. I am still trusting you to govern yourselves. If you are uncomfortable returning, then do not feel pressured to do so, and if you are sick, or have any symptoms, then stay home.
I want to encourage those of you who are unable to attend right now to continue to be faithful to tune into our live stream services. I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for remaining faithful in your giving. I have been impressed with our church’s response throughout all of this – let’s stay the course.
I am so honored to be the Pastor of such wonderful people!
Psalm 27:13 “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.”
Believing to see,