Pastor's Message

Walker Fellowship

Newsletter of Walker United Methodist Church

2730 Walker Church Road

Greensboro, GA 30642

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JULY 2018

 

In the book of Deuteronomy we read these instructions.

 

You shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and fix them as an emblem on your forehead. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the Lord swore to your ancestors to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth.

 

As Independence Day approaches I am thankful to have been born an American citizen.  I am also aware of the many debates across the land ranging from the economy to the environment to basic morality.

 

The media is filled with various interest groups attempting to have their legislation passed.  Somewhere along the way a large number of Americans came to believe that government can cure our personal struggles and that morality for society could be governed.  Neither is the case and I am thankful to God for it.  THE STRENGTH OF AMERICA IS NOT THE GOVERNMENT REGARDLESS OF WHO HOLDS THE LEGISLATIVE POWER AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT.  The strength of this great nation is its people.

 

I truly believe that the family and the Church is stronger than government.  I truly believe that the strength of the family and the Church can gain the upper hand on the moral struggles that plague society.  I truly believe that if in our families and through the Church we teach our children to live by the Christian Ethic, America will be strong and God will bless us.

 

Let us give thanks to God for the freedom that is ours; and may we use that freedom to openly and proudly proclaim the Christian way.

 

God bless,

 

John

 

John Pike, Pastor