From the Pastor’s Desk

What are you going to do with Jesus, the Son of the Most High today? Not tomorrow, not a year from now or even ten years from now – No! what will you be doing with Jesus today? What a great question. Is that a question that comes to mind? Do you ask yourself that question as you begin your day and as you go about your day? What place does Jesus have within you?

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There was a saying that came out a few years back with the words that seemed to catch on like wildfire – “What Would Jesus Do?” Indeed, what would Jesus do if He were walking the streets of High Point or any other town or city across the world today? What would He say about what is going on in America? Whoa… another great question. Culturally we are witnessing respect issues for those in authority. Politically – there seems such a divide taking place. Matters not the side one chooses – all others are wrong. There is no common ground it seems. There seems to be such civil unrest. People are more concerned with what they think are their rights and their opinion then what it means to serve – ultimately whether or not to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Better yet if Jesus were to walk into our church what would He say about us and our worship? Would He say that we are worshipping Him in spirit and truth? Would He say that we gather together corporately as a means to worship or just because we do so out of some duty, we believe that we are obliged to? Would He say that we are about His Father’s business? Would He say that we are a place of prayer? Would He say that we are reaching out beyond the doors of the church building to the community that surrounds the church, the places we live, our neighborhoods, the places we work and the places we frequent and helping people see that Jesus is real? Would He be able to “find faith upon the earth?”

Would we even recognize Him and again better yet, would He acknowledge us as His own?

I don’t know, but what I do know is that Jesus came that we might be restored into a right relationship with Almighty God and to be in a right relationship with our neighbors and with our brothers and sisters in Christ. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” We have an incredible opportunity to know Jesus and fellowship with Him and with those who know Him and more so, to share Him with those around us who do not know Him as we claim to.

Everyone needs Jesus… The sick, the less fortunate, the poor, your family, your neighbor, co-worker… anybody and everybody!

In Him, Your Pastor,

Jeffrey Turcotte