From the Pastor on Sunday, August 13, 2017

Welcome this morning to Estes Park Baptist Church. What a difference a week makes in our lives. Last week we were finishing up with Impact. This week the ladies were getting ready for the Beth Moore conference. I went to help my son in Topeka. Now we are back looking at what our next step in the life EPBC will be.

One thing for sure God is still in control and our job is simply to keep our eyes focused on His leadership. Luke 11: 9-10 (NKJV) says 9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; eek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” The next few months are going to be different for me as I prepare for retirement, however the church will continue stay on track with our mission efforts. Rest assured God will not forsake us as he did not bring us this far to fail. As Christians, God has called us to take the talents and gifts that he has granted each of us. Scripture is clear that we all have a role to play in the body of Christ and that using our gifts for the kingdom is a fundamental part of that responsibility (1 Corinthians 12). The problem many of us face is that we limit what God can do with those gifts by drawing boundaries that were never meant to exist.

Please continue to pray for God’s leadership as the church makes plans for the interim. There are still many projects I need help to accomplish. Working together we can see what our Lord will do among us.

Update on Doyle Pennington: Friday Doyle was moved from the Piedmont Hospital in Fayetteville to Vitas in Stockbridge, GA to be under hospice care. A week or so ago Doyle discovered he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. They have done several surgeries that have left him very weak. Celeste made this comment “He’s entertaining us with his stories and spirit of the Lord. But his body has taken a beating.” Life seems to be taken for granite until it throws a curve then it’s not. Pray for Celeste and his girls in this unexpected turn in Doyle’s life.

Again welcome to EPBC.


Pastor Paul