Monday, October 12, 2009

It is Good To Say Thanks

Luke 17:12-19

12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.

19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

It Is Good to Say Thanks

Sometimes in this journey as we grow in our discipleship, we can forget that gratitude is important. This is especially true within the household of faith because as we mature, we stop looking for acolades and self praise. Afterall, we work to glorify God, not ourselves.

And yet, our Savior was moved by gratitude. In Luke's record of the ten lepers, the one that returned to say thanks, the Samaritan, got more than he expected. He came back simply to thank Jesus for the cleansing. He left whole.

With this in mind, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join us at Fellowship as we say 'thank you' to our Pastor and First Lady.

Pastor Watkins and Mrs. Watkins have been tireless in their dedication to our congregation and to our community. This Saturday, Fellowship will host a picnic from noon until 4 PM in their honor. On Sunday, in addition to our regular Sunday School and Morning Worship Service, we will have a special service at 2 PM to recognize our Pastor and our First Lady. Dr. Phyllis Parker will bring the message for this service.

You and your family are welcome to share in both events. Please email me at if you need directions.

We are grateful to God for the mercy and favor He has shown us by placing Pastor and Mrs. Watkins in a position to lead, guide and feed us through our growth.

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
Proverbs 3:27


-Sis. Stephanie Robinson

Lifeline is the evangelistic ministry of Fellowship Church in Jonesboro , GA.

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Fellowship Church
455 HWY 138 Suite C
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Alton Watkins, Pastor

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