Favorite Verses

1. John 3:16

 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

2. John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

3. Ephesians 2:8

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God...

4. 2nd Timothy 3:16

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousnes...

5. Matthew 11:28

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

 

 

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February

From the Pastor's Desk:

At their Annual Congregational Meeting (January 27, 2019), the First Presbyterian Church of Mattoon was excited to present a ministry theme for 2019: “All In,” which was approved by the Ses-sion back in November of 2018. Those two words will provide some mission focus in the coming year.
“All In” means two things, primarily. First of all, it is a reminder to the church that we are to be “ALL IN” for God - body, mind, and spirit. We are living offerings, and each day God desires that we offer all of ourselves to Him - even our questions and sins and fears and wildest dreams. Secondly, it is a challenge to all the minister members of the church to get involved in a deeper way in the life of the church this coming year. We desire for ALL to be INVOLVED, whether that’s sharing in prayer or Bible fellow-ships between Sundays, engaging in our programs, committees, missions, or activities beyond worship services on Sunday morn-ing. In order for the church to carry out its mission of making dis-ciples more effectively, we need all hands on deck. As Jesus said, the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
Our own Brandon Barta has designed a logo for us to put on our church publications (and maybe T-shirts?) this year as another way for us to keep our mission on our minds. 
May God inspire you to consider ways of following Jesus faithful-ly this year and in every year to come. Until He returns! To God be the glory!
In Christ’s love,
Pastor Matthew

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