In these perilous times of 2 Timothy 3, by the mercy of our God, the Lord raises up menlike our pastor to be a voice in a wicked and perverse generation. This voice, from the pulpit with our Elders, declares sin to be sin, the need to repent and believe the gospel, and to flee from the wrath to come. To hold the office of a Deacon is the honor of placing myself at the expense of the will of God by bearing the armor of these ordained. The faith filled and, at times, outlandish vision of our pastor and this church brings to my remembrance Jonathan speaking to his armor bearer about attacking the Philistines alone with him, and his armor bearer's response would be mine: Favorite Verse: (1 Samuel 14:6-7)
Jesus Christ is our example in all things and He first came as a servant. (Matthew 20:28) He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords and yet He humbled himself for our sake. Talk about setting the bar high. I've known for some time that God has blessed me with an ability and desire to serve. As a Deacon at the Church of Philadelphia, I am able to serve in a more formal way. I am so blessed to serve the Lord and His Church.
I ask for His wisdom and grace to be able to do it in a way that lives up to (1 Peter 4:11).
Favorite Verse: (Romans 8:14-17)
2 Corinthians 2:14-17