Pastor Dan is a native of the Pittsburgh area and is an “avid Steelers fan”. He enjoys football, music, playing the piano, going to Dollywood, riding roller coasters, collecting presidential memorabilia, vacationing in the Smoky Mountains and Country Music. Pastor Dan and his wife Kim have been married since 1992 and together they have served our congregation as pastor and wife since June 2001. We invite you to come by and meet them in person.
From our Pastor –
“But one thing I do; Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:13b-14 – N.I.V.
Have you ever messed up or made a huge mistake. Are there things in your life that you wish you could have changed or done differently? Are there choices or actions that you have made or taken, that did not turn out they way that you had hoped that they would? If you are breathing, then I’m sure that you answered “yes” to a least one of these questions. Everyone of us have made mistakes or wrong choices that we regret. That is part of being born with a sin nature. The Good News is that even though there are times that we “mess up”, God is eager and willing to forgive.
In the above Scripture, the Apostle Paul had done some things that he regretted as well. He had persecuted those who believed in Jesus, and he was responsible for the deaths of countless Christians. But when he met Jesus on the road to Damascus, his life changed forever. The old life was gone, and a new one had come. He had become a “new creation” though his personal faith in Jesus Christ.
I want to encourage you with the Good News today, that no matter what you may have done, there is forgiveness in Jesus. All that you need to do is to ask Him to forgive you by faith. Trust in His work for you on the cross. He died and rose again to pay for your sins and mine. It is a “free gift”. I encourage you to come to Him today, He is eager and willing to forgive, and to give you a “fresh start.” Just call out to Him in faith. You will experience a love like you have never known before. If you know Jesus as your personal savior, I challenge you to walk with Christ. Put your eyes fully and solely on Him. Forget what is behind, (because God does if you ask His forgiveness, and focus on your walk with Jesus today. I challenge you each day to seek to become more like Jesus than the day before.
The Christian Life is a race. Not a sprint, but a marathon. We need to keep running no matter how hard or difficult it may be. Keep your eyes on the prize and run the race with all diligence as the Spirit strengthens and empowers you daily.
I invite you to join us for one of our services. We are on a life journey together, seeking to discover from God’s Word, how to live our lives as God intends. It is an exciting journey. Come and travel the road with us. A warm welcome awaits you. There is room in the family for you.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to know how you can receive God’s gift of salvation personally, if you a question that needs to be answered, or if you are just seeking more information. Or better yet, stop into one of our services, we would love to meet you and have you experience this love first hand. We are here to serve you.
May God richly bless you and May His Love be yours today.