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First Baptist Sutherland Springs

As I write this morning, I feel so helpless as a pastor in the light of another senseless act of violence at FBC Sutherland Springs. But that in itself is a worldly mindset. The truth is that I can do something. I can stand in the gap prayerfully and make sure that I keep my faith in tact. My strong faith can help those who truly feel helpless that were actually the ones going through this harmful tragedy. I will pray and ask my Heavenly Father to give peace, comfort, understanding, wisdom, faith, love, hope, truth, and guidance to the families left behind.

Pastor Frank Pomeroy needs us to be the arms that will hold him up in the upcoming days, weeks, months, and years. He is not immune to the loss of life, since his young 14 year old daughter was one of those loses. Paul teaches us in 1 Corinthians 12:26 –  26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. We suffer with FBC Sutherland Springs and Pastor Frank Pomeroy.

I don’t know about you, but me as a pastor must take action and begin implementing a plan to make our churches safer. Some families are thinking right now that they aren’t going back to church in light of this tragedy. No where is safe. So, what can we do? We can gather volunteers to head a security team. We can encourage those that are law enforcement in our midst to be our eyes and ears. We, of course can pray for God mighty hand of protection over our places of worship. To sit by in neutral isn’t a viable plan.

Please unite with me and so that we can work together to create a plan to strengthen our church families. Even when we are in the right place at the right time, evil can still enter our midst. God has overcome the evil one, and He will have His way in the final battle of good and evil. You see 2,000 years ago, God allowed His Son Jesus to endure the most horrific death at the hands of the enemy so that you and I could live in an eternal Kingdom with Him. Jesus is watching and He has empathy for FBC Sutherland Springs. He loves His church and He gave His life for the church.

Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7,

Pastor Larry

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Climb that Mountain

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Psalm 24:3-4:

3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place?

4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.

The mountain of God, at first glance, seems unclimbable. I read that the only one that can stand or climb to God is a person who is clean and pure. Again, at first glance, I throw my hands up and say, “Well, I guess I will be staying right here at the base of the mountain, since, me a sinner, can’t be clean enough or pure enough to go to that place.

That is exactly what our adversary (Satan) would love us to believe. He wants us to believe that we will never be clean enough or pure enough to get close to God. It just ain’t going to happen.

But thanks be to God who has created a way for me and for you to climb that mountain and stand before  a holy God! The Way is Jesus, who says in John 14:6: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

So today when you just don’t know how to start climbing, remember the Way, and the Truth, and the Life.

Climb that Mountain!

Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7,

Pastor Larry

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