Church family,

Hurry sickness may be the greatest pandemic in our world today. The symptoms of hurry sickness are anxiety, prayerlessness, and lack of rest. It’s moving from one phone call, text message, and tv show to the next. Hurry sickness means fast food, late nights, and lack of sleep. Hurry sickness causes me to make my own decisions, deal with my own problems, and take the weight of the world on my shoulders (i.e. practical atheism).

Then, there’s Jesus. He never hurried. He walked in step with the will of the Father. He paused to hold children in his arms, touch a bleeding woman, and to give dignity and new life back to the leper. He slept on boats, stopped by wells for water, and got up early to pray. The crowds tried to circumvent his plans; the disciples had ideas for Jesus too. But He set His eyes on Jerusalem. There he died for the anxious, hurry-ridden, soul-stained world. There he took his final breath…still in complete submission to His Father. And on the third day he rose again.

May we walk with the Jesus who teaches us how to walk with the Father. Do not be anxious…seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you as well (Matthew 6:33).

Here are some ministry opportunities for your own discipleship…

The Abidecr Conference – There’s still time to sign up for this local February 11-12 conference at

Sunday School and Small Groups – Join these communities of disciples who want to hear God’s Word and encourage one another.

Pause today…pause to pray…kneel…be still and know that He is God.

Be on the lookout for our Winter Newsletter in your mailboxes.

With you in this fight of faith,

Pastor Matt

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