"For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ.  It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes - the Jew first and also the Gentile."  Romans 1:16

I would like to pass along my thoughts on what matters most, not just to me, or to our church, or to our community, or even to our country, but to every living person on this planet.  The most important thing that everyone can know is that God has created each one of us in His own image.  He has gifted each one of us for a specific calling and purpose that only we can accomplish.  God gave an ancient people instruction to shine on those around them, and to share that their God is the one true Lord, and that all are to love Him and Him alone with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength.  To know Him is to know how much He loves us and wants us.  Even though we are a fallen people living in a broken world, He still calls us to reflect His image as we trust in Him and allow the indwelling Holy Spirit to counsel and guide us.  He went to the extreme of sending His Son, our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, into our brokenness to redeem us and to repair our relationship with Him so that nothing could ever separate us from His love.  That true love is shown to us in the person, fully man and fully God, Jesus Christ.  We did not earn grace and we don’t deserve grace, but it was, and is, freely given.  It is not dependent on you to create this relationship, but only to receive it as your true compass for your purpose here.  We were created to worship and adore God, and unless we do this we will never be content.  So I pray that as we approach life each day, we will know what matters most - God loves us unconditionally and He has raised us to a new and everlasting life.

"You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.  Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.  Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.  When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.  Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."  Philippians 2:5-11

If we want to see our world changed for the best, this is the only way it will ever happen - every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  God is good all the time, and all the time God is good!

In Christ’s Love,

Rob, Romans 12