Pastor-Phil Lane; Wife-Lisa;Daughter-Sophie
THE PASTOR'S HEART
I would like to extend a hearty welcome for you to come and visit with us at the Roadside Baptist Mission Church.
When Jesus went looking for people to help, He would go looking for people who needed him. He was always ready and willing to reach out to all people, in all conditions.
The account of the Good Samaritan, is the ideal illustration of God's love toward people. The man left Jerusalem (the symbol of all that was good) and travelled, by his own choice to Jericho (the symbol of all that was bad). This man, because of his own poor choices, fell among thieves and found himself destitute and thrown aside to die. The Levite, representing the legalistic crowd, after determining that this man was getting what he deserved, passed him by. leaving him without help. The priest, representing the religious, self-righteous crowd, after determining that this man was no longer of any worthwhile use to anyone, also passed him by, leaving him to suffer. However, a Samaritan, representing the love that is only found in Jesus Christ, came by and when he saw him, he had compassion on him and lifted him out of the ditch, bound his wound and then took him to an inn for more extensive care. When others throw people off to the side, that is when God steps in with love and compassion.
Many people may feel like their church is only for people who live just so, wear just certain clothes, drive certain autos or are of a certain caliber of person. Contrary to some opinions, church is NOT for good, upright, perfect people. Instead, church is for the hurting, imperfect, damaged, blemished, wrong, defective as well as any one who needs the type of help that only comes from God. In short, it can be summed up in a very few words. CHURCH IS FOR EVERYONE. The Bible tells us in:
Psalms 14:3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Psalms 53:3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Romans 3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
We here at Roadside Baptist Mission Church are just the kind of people who feel that we are included in the EVERYONE category. Come worship with us and experience the Love of God as you will always be welcome at:
Pastor, Phil Lane