Minister's Message






A Message from Rick Mosher

July brings us the celebration of our nation’s freedom. Nearly all of us yearn to live in freedom. It is good to take time to celebrate as well as to remember the sacrifices many made to win that freedom and to defend it. Our nation’s Founding Fathers were mindful of our Heavenly Father, prayed for His provision and direction, and were thankful to Him for this freedom. Let us be thankful to Him as well. This is implied, I believe, in I Timothy 2.1-6 where the Apostle Paul writes, “I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all men – the testimony given in its proper time.”

By “men” here, he means “mankind”, all human beings. Jesus came for everyone!

Our freedom as Americans makes it more convenient and safer than in many countries to spread this saving message of Jesus Christ. When we know Jesus Christ, we have yet another blessing of FREEDOM. In Jesus we are free from the guilt of sin. We are free to serve God and relate to Him as Father.

Christians, let’s use our freedom as Americans to SHARE this GOOD NEWS about Jesus with those who don’t know Him.

If you don’t know Jesus, why not put your faith in Him, repent from sin, confess your faith in Him, and be buried with Him in baptism to rise and walk in newness of life, in this freedom only Christ can give? Jesus said in John 8.36, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

If you are looking for more information on giving your life to Jesus and receiving salvation in Him, check out our Plan of Salvation page on this web site.

CREDITS:  All Scripture references are from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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