New Year’s Greetings!

Greetings Holy, Healthy and Happy People of God!

As we step into a New Year, I want to wish you a gracious and glorious Happy New Year and thank you for being you!

Thanks for your presence at McKendree this year.  Because of your presence, we are a better and more generous place.

Thanks for believing that Christ Jesus is the source of our salvation and the ground of our hope.  Because we believe, no weapon formed against us will prosper!

Thanks for sharing the love and grace with our neighbors.  We have neighbors close by and across the ocean.  The way you prayed for our neighborhoods, gave to our neighbors and shared with our neighbors in downtown Nashville and Middle Tennessee reflects that we are a grace-filled and grateful community.

And lastly, thanks for your devotion and dedication to Jesus Christ.  It is evident in the way you live, serve and the witness to others.

In the words of John Wesley, “May we earn all we can, give all we can, and save all we can.”

And may you sing as Mary sung, My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.”

Happy New Year beloved people of God!  And may the Christ that saves us from this world inspire us to do greater things in this world so that the kingdom will be evident!

Be God’s Shalom,
Stephen

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