For What He's Done

We are brothers and sisters because of what He has done.
by Ray Jones on September 08, 2022

One family worship

Todd Catteau offers the following… “Imagine this scenario:

You have been diagnosed with a rare blood disease and need a blood transfusion. But this transfusion must come from a sibling. To your knowledge you have no siblings, that is until your parents tell you a story, they have kept secret for years. You do have a brother. Years before you were born your parents had a child that disappeared mysteriously. Apparently kidnapped. They know he is alive because yearly they get correspondence verifying his safety.

So, in your desperate condition, you set out on an all-out search for this brother. You hire private detectives, you take-out full-page ads in the newspaper, the national media gets wind of the story and runs a segment about your situation on a national news program.

Then one day your doorbell rings. Across the threshold stands a man who claims to be the long-lost brother. Yet immediately you have your suspicions. You’re only 5 ft 5 inches tall – he’s 6 ft 2 inches at least. You have brown hair – he’s a red head. You’re a little overweight – he’s rail thin. You invite him in anyway and discover even more differences. He loves camping, the outdoors – you prefer a motel room. You love a juicy steak – he’s a vegetarian. He loves classic rock and roll – you prefer country. You’re a red sox fan – he loves the Yankees. After a while you say out loud what you’ve been thinking – ‘Certainly there are far too many differences for us to be brothers.’ He agrees. But then you say, ‘Well, let’s do the blood test anyway.’

You go the clinic. The technician draws blood from your arm and then from the arm of your suspected brother. He takes it back into the lab and the two of you anxiously await the results. After a while he returns and says, ‘The blood confirms it. You are brothers.’”

At 5:00 PM Sunday we will regather for our One Family Worship. Our focus will be on what Christ did for us on the cross. We will partake of the Lord’s Supper and be reminded that despite our differences we are saved by the same blood -- we have His blood flowing through our spiritual veins. The blood confirms it. We are brothers and sisters because of what He has done.

I urge you to be back with us for this combined worship service of our two morning gatherings. It will feature our choir, orchestra, contemporary praise band and team. I promise you the music will stir you heart and the Lord’s Supper will warm your heart. Then stay around for a special time of church-wide fellowship in the Fitness Center. There will be tables, a free meal, and lots of fellowship with one another! It’s been a while since we’ve had an evening like this. I can’t wait!

Pray Dothan

Also, I am asking our entire church family to join other churches from all over the city on September 21st at the Civic Center for “Pray Dothan”. This will replace our normal Wednesday evening activities. We will have a couple of shuttle buses from RBC to the Civic Center for those who wish to park here and ride. The scripture says, “If my people, who are called by my name (that’s us) humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) Has there ever been a greater need to pray for our city, state, nation, and world? I think not. Let’s join hundreds of other believers for this significant prayer gathering.

And remember, God is always trying to take us someplace new. I love being your Pastor!!!

For God’s Glory Alone,

Pastor Ray

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