We welcome you to a fresh New Year of 2021 at Forest Grove Baptist Church. It’s time for new beginnings! It’s time for a fresh start! It’s time to make some resolutions!
These are often statements that are made by most people at the beginning of a new year, and we as Christians are not really all that different! Who wants to remain the same as before? I know I don’t, because I want to continue to grow in the Lord, as well as put off some of those things that have held me down for being all He wants me to be. Yet, we all struggle just a bit in our endeavor to move forward as failings and difficulties from the past create a “drag” on the vision for the future!
Whether you are joining with us in person or watching online, we pray that you will take the time to put aside the distractions of this past week, and even past year and get your focus on Jesus! Most likely you are like everyone else we meet that are absolutely thrilled to say “good-bye” to a year that presented challenges we’ve never seen before! I have no doubt there are many things you would like to forget, but hopefully there are many more things you want to remember.
Psalm 122:1 says; “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord”. Isn’t it great to be able to have such freedom and a beautiful worship center, and to be able to come and worship in the house of the Lord?
In the past weeks, our Pastor has been preaching from the Gospel of John and as we move into the New Year we find our study continuing about mid way through the 9th chapter of John. John makes his purpose statement clear: he is writing his gospel so that people will know who Jesus is, that they will believe in him, and receive eternal life. That is our prayer and hope as we worship and study together this powerful gospel of John in the coming year of 2021. Here is a short introduction video for the gospel of John:
The gospel of John brings a perspective on the life and ministry of Jesus that not only aligns with the other gospels, but enhances and enriches it.
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. — John 20:30-31
Again, welcome to the New Year of 2021. We look forward to seeing you in our worship services either in person or on Facebook streaming live or on Youtube. God Bless you and yours this day.