Hello, my friends, and a belated happy New Year to you.
We are well into 2013 now and gearing up for the winter and spring here at Martin Christian Ministries. As always, if your church, club, or group would like to schedule me to speak, teach, or sing, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church programs are always free, love offering events. I do not charge churches a fee. I ask only that you take a special offering during or after the program to help defray the costs of this ministry.
The thought for the day is from the Apostle Paul, who stated, "Leaving those things that are behind and looking forward to that which is ahead, I press toward the mark of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ..."
This does not mean that we are to "forget the past." Some things are too important, vital, necessary, and cherished to forget. The message Paul is giving us here is that it is important to keep moving forward. There are always new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
At Martin Christian Ministries this is what we intend to do. In this world of darkness and woe, the need for the Christian message is more needed than ever before. We will therefore present the Christian Gospel in sermons, Bible studies, and music.
Thanks to all of you who have given me the opportunity to do exactly that and for those of you who intend to do so in 2013. I look forward to seeing you.