Immanuel United Methodist Church
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Pastor's Page by Pastor Albert Rush


 

The Continued Expansion of God's Territory

Immanuel, in 2019 we embarked on a spiritual journey asking God to expand our territory and keep us from harm just as Jabez did and God granted Jabez’s request. We are grateful because God also granted our requests. (1 Chronicles 4:10)
 
Immanuel, thank you so much for the faithful giving of your time, talents, gifts, witness, presence, and prayers that have allowed us to see our ministry grow in many powerful ways. In 2019, five (5) new members chose to join our church, we expanded our social media presence with Facebook Live sermons each Sunday, we started a Men’s Book Club, and we developed Youth Praise Band. In addition, we were able to decrease our overall budget deficit by over twenty thousand dollars while we continued to serve as God’s hands and feet in our community with our current ministries.
 
As we look to 2020, we will continue to find ways to expand God’s reach in our families, work place, community and our church. I am sure that we will face many obstacles to doing the work of Jesus Christ, yet as we have in previous years, we will find a way to meet the needs of our church family and community.
 
I will leave you with these words from Act 4:32-35:
32 The community of believers was one in heart and mind. None of them would say, “This is mine!” about any of their possessions, but held everything in common.
33 The apostles continued to bear powerful witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and an abundance of grace was at work among them all.
34 There were no needy persons among them. Those who owned properties or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds from the sales,
35 and place them in the care and under the authority of the apostles. Then it was distributed to anyone who was in need.
  
Amen!

For I can do everything through Christ,
who gives me strength.

 

Pastor Albert L. Rush

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