Pastor Mark's Newsletter (August 2017)

For the past 4 weeks, in our sermon series at Thomas Terrace Baptist Church, we have been talking about “Overcoming Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups” that are messing up our lives. Everybody has issues of one sort or another that must be dealt with if we are to have the life that Jesus said we are to live. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).  

Unfortunately, most Christian’s live very dysfunctional lives spiritually which spills over into every area of their lives. They have no idea what it means to have life and have it more abundantly. And though they claim to know Jesus and the fact that Jesus said that the abundant life is what He came to bring, it eludes them. Instead, they find themselves frustrated, disappointed, and disillusioned. And why is that? It’s because they have tried to function spiritually from a humanistic worldview which is doomed before it starts.

In our sermon series, which you can watch on our Facebook page or listen to on our Podcast, we have been talking about how to face these issues, how to get the right kind of help, letting go of the things that harm us and coming clean with ourselves, God, and other people. God wants to set you free but He needs your cooperation. So, I challenge you to come this Sunday as we learn how to cooperate with God in making the changes we need to make to overcome the hurts, the habits and the hang-ups that are messing up our lives.