A Word From Our Pastor
As Christians and a body of believers, I believe we have two primary goals: to worship God and serve our community.
We not only worship God through corporate worship, bible study, and prayer meetings, we worship him by the way we live our lives. I believe in the old saying, sometimes we are the only bible some people may read, is true. Meaning, sometimes we are the only exposure some people have to the scripture and the will of God. I believe this is what Jesus spoke about in Matthew 5:14, when he said, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” He also followed it up with “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” So, we not only worship God with our presence in morning worship, we also worship him with the way we live our lives.
We are also called to serve. Jesus during his meeting with his remaining disciples after his resurrection, said, “Therefore go and make all disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” This call to make disciples, is not optional, it’s a requirement for all believers. Therefore, we are to seek out those who are lost. One of those ways is to meet people where they are or as James said, “What good is it my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?” James would go on to say, if you say to that person go in peace, be warm and well fed, but you don’t do anything for their physical needs, what good is it? So, our calling has to be more than “I will pray for you.” In other words, we must meet people where they are which could mean, meet their physical needs.
I hope you will join us at Starrville CME Church as we seek to worship God and serve our community.