Words from the Pastor
We Live by faith, not by sight
2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus who is the Christ.
The Christian life is a life of faithfulness. It is the demonstration of God’s love for the world. For 103 years, Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church has been blessed to share the love of God in service. You have given time and time again to the needs of others from hosting community conversations, feeding programs, visiting the sick and shut-in, engaging in works of justice, and giving of your time and resources to ensure that the work of the church goes forth to make disciples for Jesus Christ. You find new ways to demonstrate the love of God to a world that is looking for hope wherever it can find it.
As we look back over our years of service and give God the glory for helping us to this point in our history we cannot help but to be filled with gratitude. It has only been by God’s grace and mercy that we have made it this far. God has provided for our every need. God has picked us up when we have stumbled, and it is God that will see us through other dangers, toils, and snares. Though we must put our hands to the plow and work as if we are working for the Lord we must never forget that one may plant, another may water, but it is God who gives the increases. This fact should encourage us to think big and attempt to do miraculous things in the name of Jesus knowing that all the glory belongs to God, and God never fails.
Let us remember our Christian legacy and use it to propel us into a glorious future of new beginnings. Our former accomplishments shall be the constant reminder of God’s presence that shall give us the courage to live more fully the radical faith of Agape Love for all God’s people. Therefore, it is because of this radical faith that our future looks bright, filled with unspeakable possibilities.
As we celebrate what God has done let us also look ahead to what God may do. Let us be open to the working of the Spirit in our lives and join that work wherever we find it. To God be the glory for the things he has done.
In the name that is above every name,
Rev. D. L. Snardon