by SBC Pastor John Chowning
The beginning of a new year brings numerous challenges and opportunities for Saloma Baptist Church and the entire Body of Christ. None of us know what lies ahead in 2017 as far as the day to day course of events. Many will face unforeseen challenges and difficulties while others receive blessings and positive life experiences.
Regardless of what lies ahead, we should choose to consider the opportunities that will come our way in 2017 and beyond. We are people of the Risen Lord and have the indwelling presence of God's Holy Spirit.
Accordingly we should move forward in 2017 with hope and assurance in Jesus Christ. We must not despair no matter what comes our way because we are believers in Jesus Christ - the Messiah whose birth we just celebrated and whose death and resurrection we will remember in mid - April.
May we choose to move forward in 2017 with the faith, hope, love, joy, and grace that are ours in Christ Jesus our Savior and Lord!