Yesterday, we held our last service in Nederland. It was a solemn day knowing that we were leaving friends. I had intended on preaching “Living In Uncertain Times” but at the last minute decided to share a farewell message. A message from my heart. I used Paul’s writing to the Corinthian church, II Corinthians 13:11. I shared how we sometimes have to say farewell to follow God’s will and it is not easy but it is necessary. From Paul’s writing, he shared a simple farewell outline.
1. Become complete – continue to grow in faith. It depends on you as much as it depends on the minister.
2. Be of good comfort – be comforted by thinking on happier things. The things that have been accomplished, as well as thinking on eternity. Our friendships that are formed here will continue in Heaven.
3. Be of one mind – stick together and focus on the Kingdom of God.
4. Live in peace – cultivate peace. Do everything you can to keep the atmosphere of unity alive in the church.
These were Paul’s words to the Corinthians and they seemed to fit our service Sunday.
Last night, the church gave us a farewell party and blessed us. It was a great time of fellowship and saying good-byes. I am so thankful for the friendships that have been formed and the love that we have for one another. Click here for some pictures taken by Kenneth Miguez.
We know that God has something in store for Nederland First Assembly as well as our new church, Rogers First Assembly. We are excited about our new assignment and we are looking forward to the future in Rogers.