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Hull's Memorial Baptist Church

From the Pastor’s Heart

                The primary task of the first disciples was to witness—to tell the story of God’s love. This is also our main responsibility as a church. 

The story of God’s love, as we well know, is the good news—Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. Good news is supposed to be shared. Everybody who hears good news wants to tell someone else. Surely the best news we ever heard is that God loves us and has provided a way we can enjoy a relationship with him in time and in eternity.

                There are several ways we can tell this story, and you’re doing it well. If you haven’t participated in outreach visitation, I’d like to encourage you to get involved in welcoming new residents to our community. We will do this twice in May—Saturday the 4th, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Saturday the 25th, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  We take loaves of freshly-baked bread and church brochures to folks who’ve recently moved to this area. Before we ring their doorbell, they have received a letter from me welcoming them to the neighborhood. We go in teams and simply welcome them and invite them to church. The response is overwhelmingly cordial. And those who participate enjoy the experience.

                I hope you will join me in this simple, effective, natural way of telling the story. The folks you meet will be glad you did … and so will you. 

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Pastor Johnny R. Almond

Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church

Friends on a Journey of Faith

TIFFANY’S TRUTH

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared.  Luke 24:1

These women were the backbone of Jesus’ ministry while on earth, they thought they had lost Him, still they immediately came to the tomb. Not only did they come expecting the ordinary that they would pay their respects and properly prepare the body, but it says they came prepared.  How many times do we show up prepared for the ordinary?  Have we gotten so used to the ordinary that we have forgotten to ask Christ to show us the extraordinary that He is capable of?  As we travel Lent preparing our hearts, let us expect the extraordinary for Christ to make change in our lives for the better.  There is huge important in just showing up, but showing up with expectancy that God can do miracles through his children is modeling faith after those women of the time of Jesus’ ministry on earth.  Are you ready to expect the impossible?

    Hull's Memorial Baptist Church
    420 Enon Road | Fredericksburg, VA 22406 | PH: 540.371.4124