Holland Baptist Church
God continues to bless at Holland Baptist Church. We see Him at work every day in the life of the church and its individual members. Brother Chad Brandon is leading in spiritual growth. His message Sunday morning was taken from Ephesians 2 and titled “God’s Desegregation Plan.”
There was segregation between Jews and Gentiles relative to salvation talked about in Ephesians chapters 1 and 2. Jews thought they were the only ones to be anything and Ephesian Gentiles fell into the category of heathens. But in Christ all divisions are gone. The Gentiles were alienated. They were alienated socially first from the life God had for them in Christ. They were spiritually alienated as well. The Jews had nothing to do with Gentiles. There was no covenant, no hope, no comfort. Without God they had no chance, nothing, alienated from the life God intended for them through Christ and it is the same for us.
“But,” a three-letter word usually followed by “great stuff.” But Gentiles (we) are accepted because Jesus came to be the Savior of all. He Himself is our peace. He broke down the barrier. As believers we’re able to be in a position we’ve never been in before. We’ve been reconciled to hostile entities. The bond is genuine. We’re accepted through the cross. The benefit is great! We have access to the Father by the Spirit.
We’ve been acclimated, brought in, united in God’s Kingdom. We’re no longer strangers but fellow citizens with the saints. We’re united in God’s family. We aren’t just house guests. We live in God’s house. Like the Ephesians who were pagans and didn’t know how to be the body of Christ and were united in God’s temple, we’re built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. Dwelling equals a permanent place. We went from aliens to a dwelling place of God. That places a huge responsibility on us. We’re responsible to grow to what He wants us to be.
He wants me to be a living sanctuary. He desegregated things. Am I a living sanctuary?
The monthly men’s fellowship breakfast is in the morning at 7:30. Our monthly business meeting is at 6 p.m.
Several events are on the church calendar, including a trip to Mountain View for the seniors.
Our prayer list continues to be lengthy. We praise God for so many answers to prayer. We continue to miss Bobie Hendrickson and pray for her.
We always welcome visitors so if you need a place to worship and fellowship come be a part of the Body at Holland Baptist Church.