November 21, 2017

An Open Letter To Hebron Lane Church Elders

Dear Elders,

Thank you.

Thank you for looking out for our souls (Heb. 13:17).

Thank you for ensuring sound teaching is done in the pulpit and Bible classes (Acts 20:28).

Thank you for encouraging and supporting preachers to preach the word, in season and out (2 Tim. 4:2-5).

Thank you for disciplining the disorderly (2 Thes. 3:6-15; 1 Cor. 5:1-13).

Thank you for seeking to restore the fallen (Gal. 6:1, 2).

Thank you for promoting and admonishing us to have assemblies that are decent and in order (1 Cor. 14:40).

Thank you for focusing us on seeking and saving the lost (Lk. 19:10).

Particularly on this last point; thank you so much for leading in our efforts in personal evangelism over the past two months and going forward. Your concern about us being a light in the world of darkness, to lead others to the Savior, is such an encouragement (Matt. 5:14-16). Your support for the sermon on 9/11, the series on personal evangelism, and the prayer services with the congregation conveys to us the need and urgency to spread the gospel. Please continue to keep us focused on teaching the lost. It will help us as much as it helps others. Most important, though, it honors our Lord and Savior.

As for the last prayer service where we focused on personal evangelism, a huge THANK YOU for leading us in prayer yourselves. Your thoughtful words and humble appeal to God helped all who were present. No doubt, your prayers will result in good and it is our hope the eventual conversion of the lost (Jas. 5:16).

Thank you for laboring to make Hebron Lane a New Testament church (Col. 3:17).

May God bless and keep you; may He give you health, strength, humility, wisdom, and determination to stand fast and keep the faith (1 Cor. 16:13).

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Cor. 15:58).

Your fellow servant,
Steven

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