President’s Letter - Fall 2020
A lot has happened since my last letter in June. The Pandemic is still with us. We’ve had some peaceful and some not so peaceful protests throughout the world. Some have asked, where does Firefighters For Christ stand on these issues? I would like to time to share my perspective after reading one of my morning devotions.
All human beings are created in God’s own likeness and therefore have inherent value and equality before God. Human sin and guilt since the fall has rendered us subject to God’s wrath and condemnation and has resulted in our alienation from God’s life, suppression of God’s truth and hostility to God’s law. God’s love desires all to come to repentance and to be reconciled rather than condemned.
Salvation from the guilt, penalty and all other consequences of sin has been achieved solely through the work of Jesus Christ – His perfect obedience, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection and exaltation as Lord. Jesus alone is truly God and truly human, the only mediator between God and humanity. There is salvation through no other person, creed, process or power. Each sinner is justified before God and reconciled to God only by divine grace and appropriated by faith alone.
Don’t only befriend those who are likeminded, but also find ways you can reach those desperately need Jesus. Quite wasting time on political discussions and start sharing what you know to be true. Start preparing for the eternal future instead of focusing on the dismal present. It has been said, the remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else.
Thank you for allowing me to serve.
In Jesus name, Joe.
Psalm 128:1 NIV
Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.
Philippians 3:12-14 NIV
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,  I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
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