The Messenger

Our Weekly Bulletin

September 21, 2022
Volume XXXXII –Number 35

Jeremiah 24:7 “I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.” We all know that people have many beliefs about God, some good, some not so good. But whatever you believe about Him, I hope you understand that He desires a personal, intimate relationship with you. He seeks it. If you need proof, start at the very beginning at creation. Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, the Bible tells us that they knew God and talked with Him. And even after their fall, God came looking for them. Of course, we know they hid from the God among the trees in the garden of Eden. We see in Genesis 3:8-9 that God called out to them, “Where are you?” This is a reminder to us that even in our sin God still wants us and comes looking for us. The rest of the Bible is the story of God calling us back to Him.

A right relationship with God is why we were created. He created us for fellowship with Him, and in doing so, He established the goal of our existence, that is, to know Him, to love Him, and to live our lives in an intimate relationship with Him. Knowing what it would take, He told Jeremiah, “I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.” This is all made possible because of the sacrifice of His Son. How is your relationship with God Almighty? But we can only have that intimate relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6). And the only way, the one true way to do that is to faithfully obey and be buried with Christ in baptism, to have our sins washed away by the blood of Jesus. Seek Him today. He loves you! God Bless -Todd

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