From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor


Putting 2016 behind us..

by Pastor Mike Winfree on January 3, 2017
Dear Church Family,
        Wow!  Can you believe how fast 2016 seemed to go by?!  It seemed like it just got started when it was coming to an end.  This year had its ups and downs for many families and for our church family.  We saw people saved and baptized, people who joined, but others who left us.  One thing I know, there are no guarantees in life.  Just when you think you have things figured out, you are thrown a curve ball.  I’m glad God is faithful and I can look unto Him for guidance, strength and truth.  It’s His truth that sets us free.  I am also glad the Lord told us to put the past behind us.  I can look forward as the Lord tarries His coming.
What will 2017 hold for each of us or Oakland Baptist Church?  No one on earth knows the answer to these questions, but I know who does.  God already knows every detail to 2017.  Our job is to seek Him, and listen for His instructions.  Then we are to obey Him.  Will you do that with me this coming year?  I plan on digging into His Word more than I ever have.  Join me, won’t you?
On January 8, in the morning service, I will give my “State of the Church” message.  Please make plans to be here.
Remember, each month we include a Bible reading plan with the Newsletters that will help you read the Bible through in a year.  Join those that do it every year.  You won’t be sorry you did.

Serving the Savior,
Pastor Mike