At Harding Street are continuing in our plan to establish a solid foundation for the church in the appointment of elders.
This Sunday, December 9 – I will be in Louisville, Kentucky at the Watterson Trail congregation preaching on Sunday morning and afternoon, then officiating a wedding. Brother Bane will announce the names of those who have been recommended by the church to be the next eldership at Harding Street at the morning worship hour.
(The church will have 2 weeks for prayer, consideration, and discussion as to the qualification or disqualification of those recommended. REMEMBER – God has given us the qualities we should look for in the elders who will lead us and serve us. There are no perfect men. We are looking for men who love God, His church, His word, the saved and the lost.)
Sunday, December 23, Lord willing – The Official Appointment of Elders of the Harding Street Church of Christ. During the sermon time on Sunday morning we will officially appoint those you have recommended and approved to the eldership at Harding Street.
Plans are to begin the process of recommending and appointing deacons as soon as we get the eldership appointed. “There is much to do. There is work on every hand. Hark! The cry for help comes ringing through the land. Jesus calls for reapers, I must active be. What wilt Thou, O Master? Here am I, send me. Here am I, Lord, send me. Here am I. Ready at thy bidding, Lord send me.” You probably recognize this hymn # 693 in our books. Like me, you have probably sung this hymn many times. We must not only sing this hymn, but believe it and apply it to our lives. Will you, will I “be active” and answer Jesus’ call for help with a resounding, “Here am I, send me?” I will.
Come by the teen class room when you have a chance and note the new decorations on the wall in the corner. Katie Chapman started something new and exciting. She was the first to place here handprint on the wall along with her name and the date of her baptism, December 2, 2018. The other class members followed suit. To those who have not made your decision yet to confess Jesus as Lord and Savior and put Him on in baptism: Just keep listening, reading, thinking, and moving forward. When the time is right for you to believe and obey Christ, just do it. I am ready to help you.