Ebenezer: Our Stone of Help

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Greeting In The Name of the Lord:

1 Samuel 7:12 (NLT)
12 Samuel then took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer (which means “the stone of help”), for he said, “Up to this point the LORD has helped us!”

 This Sunday marks the last service that we will hold at the storefront of 26 South Main St.  In the fifteen years we have been in this place many things have taken place.  During that time New LIfe Assembly of God has seen two Lead Pastor’s, a Youth Pastor, and an interim Pastor.  It has also been a place where we have held services, revivals, concerts, weddings, dinners, Christmas parties, and watched movies.  In this place we have feed the poor, housed the needy, and loved both the lovable and unlovable.  However, and most importantly, it has been the place where we have grown spiritually and experienced the miraculous.  God has done many wonderful things in this little storefront and we all have some very fond memories of things that have transpired within these walls.  For some of our younger members of our congregation it has been the only church that they have ever known.  This building has served us well and it will seem strange to drive past here in the days to come knowing it is no longer our church.  This Sunday is both a celebration of our past and a looking forward with anticipation of our future.  This building has been our Ebenezer, which means “the stone of help,” and it will always be a part of who we are in Christ, as well as who we shall be in the future.

In Christ,

Pastor Mark

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