Happy New Year to each one visiting the Mount Lebanon website. I pray that 2010 has been a good year for you and that you have enjoyed the holiday season. But 2010 with all its opportunities and accomplishments is now gone. So now my prayer is that we are looking forward with anticipation toward a healthy and prosperous 2011. My prayer is not just for physical health and material prosperity, but for our spiritual health and to be prosperous in spiritual service and blessings. May each of us that has been saved seek the Lord’s will for our individual life and service to Him. And, may each one that has not been saved diligently seek for that sweet peace that passes understanding. I encourage everyone to begin 2011 by serving God and attending His house of worship on a regular basis.
Are you saved? Do you know that peace (of God) that “passeth all understanding”. If not do you want to find that sweet peace, do you want to be saved? I pray that you do. I encourage you that if you are going to a church that preaches and teaches the truth, that you keep going and listening to the gospel and keep seeking the Lord for His saving grace. If you are not in church, seek out one that teaches that you are saved by a personal experience with God. Isaiah 55:6 teaches, “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.” And Hebrews 11:6 instructs, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. “ This experience occurs after the Lord convicts you of your sins, you feel that terrible condemnation and conviction, He deals with and draws you by His Holy Spirit and you seek Him with all your heart putting your faith and trust in Jesus until He saves you by replacing that terrible feeling with sweet spiritual peace.
Are you saved? Do you know that peace (of God) that “passeth all understanding”. If so are you serving him in a true gospel church. Such a church teaches that salvation is a personal experience with God through His saving grace made possible by the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. It also teaches and observes the commandments and ordinances that the Lord Jesus taught His church to observe as He organized it as described in the four gospels; and, as its spiritual growth and development is described in the Acts of the Apostles and the epistles of the New Testament. Paul wrote in Hebrews 10:23-25, “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he (the Lord) is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” We learn and grow spiritually by prayer, meditation, personal study, and seeking God’s will for our lives. The assembling together as the Lord’s church enhances this opportunity for spiritual learning, experience and growth. If you are saved I encourage you to serve the Lord in and through His church.
If you live in the Bowling Green area and do not have a church home we invite you to attend services at Mount Lebanon. If you are visiting in the area and looking for a place to attend we invite you to visit Mount Lebanon. Directions to the church and service times are posted on this website.
Again, I encourage everyone to begin 2011 by serving God and attending His house of worship on a regular basis.
In His Love,
Brother Mitchell Glasscock