Pastor's Note
A Message from Reverend, Dawn Freese, Senior Pastor


Greetings CHURCH,

I am writing this on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Forty- two years ago today I married my high school sweetheart. Looking back over our 40 years together, I have one regret, and that is that we didn't have a personal relationship with Jesus earlier in our married life.

Matthew 20:25-28 New Living Translation (NLT) 25

But Jesus called them together and said, "You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 26 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. 28 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Do you seek to serve or be served?

Is your driving motivation for life self-promotion, self-protection, and self-centered? How do you use your influence with others to fulfill your own needs?

Or are your actions driven by service and dedication to a cause or a relationship where your motivation is to encourage others to be the best they can be?

Do you seek to serve or be served?

Jesus sent His disciples out to lead others back to Him. This call by Jesus to servant leadership is clear. He placed no restrictions or limitations of time, place, or situation that would allow us to exempt ourselves from His command. For followers of Jesus, servant leadership isn't an option, it's a mandate. Servant leadership is to be a living statement of who we are in Christ, how we treat one another, and how we demonstrate the love of Christ to the whole world.
If this sounds like serious business with profound implications---it is!

The exciting part of leading like Jesus is that He never sends us into any situation alone or with a flawed plan or a plan to fail.

For forty years Larry and I were committed to one another, in good times and in bad. What made the difference in our marriage was when we did accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior AND then claimed Christ's attitude "to serve rather that to be served."

Do you seek to serve or be served?

Onward Christian Soldiers!

Pastor Dawn

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