Sunday, November 1, 2009

the blessing

Many people have asked me to reprint the "Blessing" that I use each Sunday at the close of our worship services at Pantego Bible Church. For 4 years, this pastoral charge has been my heart's desire for the people God has called me to lead. It is a combination of Scripture and personal mission:

"And now brothers and sisters, go and grow in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Consider your very lives worth nothing if only you may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given to you--the task of testifying to the Gospel of God's grace. And, as you go, become disciples so changed by God that God may use you to change your world. And, all of this that God--the living God--will make Himself famous through you."

Here's the source of each phrase:
And now brothers and sisters, go and grow in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [2 Peter 3:18]. Consider your very lives worth nothing if only you may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given to you--the task of testifying to the Gospel of God's grace [Acts 20:24]. And, as you go, become disciples so changed by God that God may use you to change your world. [my personal Mission Statement]. And, all of this that God--the living God--will make Himself famous through you [the chief end of man: the Westminster Catechism].

3 comments:

BRANDY said...

Thank you for the weekly blessing. I pray God continues to bless you and your family in your walk with Him.

LewP said...

Thanks for your writings on your blog Pastor Dave...I very much appreaciate what you have to say. Thanks.

Just Me,Pilgrim said...

I really love hearing your blessing at the end of the service each week. It feels like it makes me stronger, somehow. Sort of... even more built up at the end of church, even stronger to go out into the world.