Greetings and many blessings!
What an eventful month it has been here at Zion. As I became your new pastor, the amazing church family here at Zion has been truly amazing and welcoming to my family and myself and for that I am very thankful. You all have been a true blessing to us all. As we go into this New Year I am very excited for some wonderful things we are working on implementing. On January 15th we will begin The Daniel Plan Bible Study. We will be going through 5 essentials that not only will help us grow together in Christ but will help us become healthier so we can truly be the arms and feet of Jesus. We will be looking at Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends. We are very excited about starting this journey with all that would be willing to join us. But as we begin this New Year I ask one thing and one thing only….Let us begin this New Year by following the Christ and as we journey together we can truly start to become transformed into true followers of Christ. By going where He wants us to go and by doing the things He would want us to do. We need to rethink some things and really focus on loving the ones whom Jesus loves. Let us come together as a congregation and remember the words in Mark 12: 28-31…28 One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the [a]foremost of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; 30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” IF we start here with the words of Christ we can truly start to get to know what Jesus is all about and begin to go out and shine His light out to this dark and broken world. I look forward to what this New Year is going to bring and I look forward to loving and serving the Lord with you as a church family.
Pastor Jim Duncan