From the Pastor's DeskMike Winfree, Pastor
P.R.A.Yby Pastor Mike on January 1, 2020
Another year has come and gone. God certainly has been good to us. Some have read their Bible through for the very first time. Congratulations to all who did that for the first time or more. God blesses those who have a hunger and thirst for truth. We all have another opportunity in 2020 to read the Bible through. Take the challenge and you will not regret it. God speaks through His word.
I am so grateful to the Lord for all of you who serve at Oakland. You are incredible people. It is truly a pleasure serving along side you. Let’s not grow weary in well doing. God still has so much more for us to do and accomplish for Him.
As I look into the future, I see new faces, families with children and youth, others being served and growing in the Lord.
God has assembled a great team that works together. Let’s be a church that encourages one another to love and good works. Let’s increase our prayer life, Praise God often, Repent of sin, Ask God to bless others, and put others before Yourself. PRAY.
Every year I give a state of the church message. I plan to do that on Jan 12. Plan to attend church that morning. I am excited about our future. Our focus must be on people. The lost are all around us. People need to hear the Gospel. People are waiting for someone they know to ask them to come to church. We must get back to inviting people to church. As the old song goes, “people need the Lord.”
Serving the Savior,
Pastor Mike Winfree