First Christian Church | Pittsfield



03.25.21 | Michael's Corner | by Michael Ten Eyck

    Dear Church Family, 

    It is hard to fathom that Holy Week is right around the corner.  As we prepare to celebrate the culmination of Jesus’s ministry on Earth, His atoning sacrificial death, and His victorious resurrection I want to encourage you to take some time to reflect on the significance of these events. I hope that prayer reflection will lead us all to greater appreciation for the demonstration of God’s amazing love for us. 

    Phil 2:4-11   
    Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5  Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,   6  who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant,  being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9  Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  -ESV

    One of the unique aspects of the Christian faith is that instead of giving a long list of things that we are to do in an attempt to get us to God, the New Testament shows us how a Loving God has come to save us. This salvation is offered to all who will receive it by grace by faith.  

    Over the next two weeks I will be focusing on this wonderful salvation that Christ has purchased for us. I would like to ask that we would be prayerful for those who need to experience God’s love in their life.  Take some time to intercede on their behalf.  

    I also want to thank those who filled the pulpit for the last few weeks.  I greatly appreciate the time to take a season of rest.  I am certainly excited to be back with all of the First Christian Church family.  I look forward to worshipping together this Holy Week!

    Loving you all,