If God is not the builder, it will never stand.  We are now embracing year 2008.  Lets embrace 2008 with God in the forefront.  Each day that we live is a new day.   If we start off each day with the Lord  we can only do good.  Godís Grace and Mercy is sufficient.  With God we can over throw our enemies.  We can bless those that curse us, bless those that pursecute us; be a blessing to those that morn, comfort the comfortless; and walk in love and be a peacemaker toward all men.  With God we can love our brothers and sisters inspite ofÖ  If the Lord doesnít build a house, the work of the builders is useless.
This year, I challenge you to give your all to God.  If you give your all to God, God will give His all to you.  As you begin to walk in the will of God, exercising the love of God, and speaking the word of God you canít help BUT to be blessed with the favor of God. God will watch over you, and your family, and our church family.  No weapons formed against you or us as a body of baptized believers shall prosper.  If the Lord doesnít watch over a city, itís useless for those on guard duty to stand watch over it.
God is calling on His people!  Heís calling us to a more excellent way.  Heís calling us to Holy living.  Church, we need to work while it is day for tomorrow no man may work.  Itís useless for you to work from early morning until late at night just to get food to eat.  Meaning, we need to be about our fathers business and not just for our own selfish needs.  God gave us his everything in the form of JESUS ďA Living SacrificeĒ.  Heís just asking the same in return, our bodies, ďa living sacrafice, Holy and acceptable to Him.Ē  Donít you think we owe God that much?  Some of you will make it through year 2008 and some of you wonít.  Isnít it worth it to know that you have a God on your side that provides for you even while you sleep?  To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord.  What does man have to offer! ďNOTHINGĒ  ďNot even a Heaven or Hell to put you in!Ē  Itís 2008, What are you going to do?

ďOh Taste And See That The Lord IS Good!Ē

Your Sister In Christ,
First Lady, Sis. Mildred S. Gray
Rev. Barry R. Gray, Pastor
First Missionary Baptist Church  914 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Siler City, NC 27344
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OUR FIRST LADY
If the Lord doesnít build a house, the work of its builders is useless.  If the Lord doesnít watch over a city, itís useless for those on guard duty to stand watch over it.  Itís useless for you to work from early morning until late at night just to get food to eat.  God provides for the ones he loves even while they sleep.
Psalms 127:1-2
First Lady
Mildred Gray