Word From The Pastor

"Come follow me,' Jesus said, 'and I will make you fishers of men: At once they left there nets and followed him. (Matthew 4:19-20)"

"Follow me" is Jesus call to each of us followers. Two words with so much meaning. In submitting to this call we begin the journey of becoming a disciple and making disciples. It is a journey that takes discernment and a willingness to follow and be obedient as the Master (Jesus Christ) calls.

If we do this, then we are truly able to let our light shine and share the good news of Jesus Christ and his love for us. Will you commit anew to live, work and serve in Christ's name as his follower in 2017?

We need to do more than "come to faith" or to "grow in our faith." We need to ask God to open our eyes to the needs all around us and how we are to respond in faith with God's leading and our willing submission to "follow his calling", then nothing is impossible.

The Lenten Season is almost here. It is the season of preparation. As we take this journey to the cross and beyond to the empty tomb, we have much good news to share as followers/disciples of Jesus Christ. We are called to give "hope" through Jesus to a hurting and struggling world.

Remember you are not alone! We are called to be in community and to work and grow together. Who are you seeking to bring into the community of faith so they can experience the transforming love of Jesus?

You are called to become a part of the body of Christ. You are called to serve, minister, evangelize (share you faith story), study the Scriptures, share God's love, worship God, and make disciples. By obeying God's call on your life and submitting to His will, you become a blessing to the world around.

Each follower of Jesus Christ is special and needed! Please join me in the journey to seek God's face and will for us as His church known as Kensington Baptist Church. Each person is special, loved by God, and needed as His disciple. He has a plan!

Please join me in daily seeking to seek God's will! Start the journey by daily praying "Father, Help me to want only your will." Then ask God to move you to truly being able to pray "Father, you know my heart and mind and it is your will that I want."

I believe that is what Jesus means when He says "Follow me." Are you ready to truly "follow Jesus"?

As we journey together,

Pastor Bill