PASTOR TONY ANTONELLI’S JULY NEWSLETTER
Happy 4th of July! Independence Day is Here. I want to thank all of our Veterans who have served this mighty Country called The United States of America! What an honor to have served myself in the United States Air Force for four years. Thank God we are blessed to experience liberty and justice for all in America.
I want to start with 2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now the LORD is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is LIBERTY!” Also, I would like to share Romans 8:21 “Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious LIBERTY of the children of GOD.” And finally, Galatians 5:1 ”Stand fast therefore in the LIBERTY wherewith CHRIST hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. ..13 “For, brethren, ye have been called unto LIBERTY; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” (NKJV)
Each of us understand the penalty of sin to our lives. However, each of us need to understand the liberty of freedom from the bondages of sin or ancestral bondage. You and I can be freed from the things that so easily ensnare us. It could be temper, gossiping, lying, cheating the government, stealing, telling (white) lies, whatever it is the LORD wants you to come clean and live with PEACE in your hearts. This will direct our paths toward LIBERTY in the Spirit. God wants us all to enjoy telling our story of how JESUS forgave us of our sins yet, HE desires us to tell our stories of how JESUS helped us gain victory in our trials / struggles etc.…
Please remember this that Jesus has done these things for you so you in turn will share them with others. Possibly helping them to get set free from some of the same things you have experienced in your life. Remember it only happened for you because someone showed you the way to live in the SPIRIT of GOD.
Therefore, I would like to remind you of our goal this year to be praying for one person you know who is not attending church now. The first three months, pray for GOD to give you the words and opportunity to minister to this person. The second three months, write them a card telling them you have been praying for them and asking them if there is anything special they need prayer for in their lives? Then the third three months, please invite them to a non church service, a social of some kind, gospel sing, covered dish luncheon, Cantata etc.…. This will allow them to see and meet your family of GOD. Then the last three months, please invite them to a church service to hear the pastor proclaim the TRUTH. Also invite them to lunch afterwards to discuss the service and to see if they have any questions you might be able to answer for them. By doing this each of you has focused on one person and if we are ten percent successful we will have gained about seven people. That would be significant growth for our church.
Please remember the scriptures above. Especially Romans 5:13 “For, brethren, ye have been called unto LIBERTY; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” (NKJV). We are here to serve one another for the betterment of the KINGDOM OF GOD! I am praying for you to do your very best to give your best effort.
My family and I will be gone to Indian Springs Holiness Camp meeting from July 13th through the 24th. So please come out to support on July 16th Wynne Echols and on July 23rd Dan Gunter who will be leading our services and bring the WORD of GOD.
Thank you again for being a faithful congregation to the LORD. As you exercise your freedoms and liberties please be mindful of those around you who are not as blessed as you and consider how you can help your neighbor in their time of need. Enjoy July and continue to honor the LORD in what you say and do!
In Christ Jesus, Bro. Tony Antonelli