Celebrating God’s Messengers
Sunday October 29, 2017
Scripture: Isaiah 52:7-12
Text: Isaiah 52:7
Theme: Celebrating God’s Messengers
This is the last Sunday of Clergy Appreciation Month, the Lord led me to bring a message celebration for the work of Associate Clergy persons (ministers).
Associate Ministers are often overlooked, but in many cases they are the lifeblood of the church. They work tirelessly teaching, visiting the sick, praying, doing workshops and seminars, preaching and filling in for the pastor, just to name a few things. But they do not receive the recognition from the church or the community.
Our text reminds us that they are God’s Messengers, they also bring the message of peace, good news and salvation to the people. They give hope, to those who believe things are hopeless. They teach the people not to look at their circumstances, but look to the God, who can change their circumstances for the better.
I urge you to celebrate your Associate Ministers and acknowledge them for the work they do and the blessing that they are to the church and the community.
Hope to see you on Sunday. May God continue to bless you and your family.