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FROM THE PASTOR’S  HEART…  August 17, 2017 

Last Sunday I finished our series on the Olivet Baptist Declaration of Dependence on God. Many of you signed the declaration that acknowledges our total dependence on God for our existence, our salvation, our sanctification, and our call to grow His kingdom. Our theme verse is John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches, he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.” In other words, Jesus is our life source and our power source for every aspect of our church body’s ability to function in His behalf. That being true, our stated motto is, “If God does not do it, it will not get done. If God is not doing it, it should not be done. May God do through us what only He can do.” Only God can give life. Only God can save souls. Only God can change us into the image of His Son. Only God can increase His kingdom through us. By having expressed this dependence on God, I am excited to see what God will do through us as we work to be faithful to His leadership amongst us as His church.

    Last Sunday I also announced that Sally and I will be supporting Dan Fisher in the coming vote for our next governor. Here are the reasons why we support him. As a man with a solid biblical worldview, he stands for the same things we stand for. He has demonstrated his commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ in the public arena with courage and resolve. He knows the principles of good government, believes in them, and will allow them to guide him in his decision making. Finally, we believe our state needs leadership that gets back to the basics of good government and is not controlled by elitist special interest groups that are not committed to the values that lead to God-ordained prosperity. The hope of our state and nation is the gospel of Jesus Christ, not government. But I believe it is important for us as Christian conservatives to elect leaders who recognize that fact.
    Next Sunday at Cole’s Gardens Dan will be hosting the kickoff for his campaign at 4 pm. I would like for as many of you who can to attend that rally. It will help you get to know Dan Fisher better as a candidate and hear what issues he will be campaigning on. The meeting will last no more than a little over an hour. Please make plans to attend.

 

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