From the Pastor's DeskMike Winfree, Pastor
Christmas 2020by Pastor Mike on December 1, 2020
We are entering into the season of giving. Some give out of duty. To them it is something they have to do. Others give out of a heart of love. To them it is complete joy to give to those they love and care about. It is a time where we celebrate the birth of our Savior. The greatest gift ever given to anyone. He was given out of a heart of love. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.” John 3:16. Put Him first this season. Take time out of the hustle and bustle. Spend time with the One who is the reason for the season.
We can certainly say this year has been eventful, full of adjustments, wonder, caution, but once again the Lord has seen us through it. I’m looking forward to 2021. Do we know what will happen? No, but we do know God will be with us just as He has been this year. I’m believing Him for greater things than I ever have. On January 10, I will share my annual state of the church message. It will be the most challenging message I have given to date. Make plans to be here. It’s not a time to retreat, but a time to advance, to move forward, to see where God is working and to join Him in it.
I want to say thank you to each and everyone who gives of your time and energy to serve the Lord at Oakland Baptist Church. You are truly a blessing to this fellowship. I thank the Lord for each and every one of you.
Jane and I would like to wish each one a Merry Christmas.
Serving the Savior,