Real People, Real Life
Life happens everyday and we don't want you to face it alone. We are a church made up of real people, leading people toward a real Jesus. We hope that you will come to one of our services and join a small group to experience for yourself the relevant teaching for every stage of life.
Church Family and Friends,
May 5, 2021. The first time I gave blood was when I was in High School at Danville. Two reasons motivated me to give blood. We were competing with other schools our size. We won. The second reason was if you gave blood, you receive a day out of school. Years later, I was motivated for another reason. When I was pastor at Mt. Hope Baptist Church, there was a virus we did not know much about at that time. The virus had spread through blood transfusions in California. The laboratories found a way to screen the blood. There was still a scare that was going on in America. It was the AIDS virus. I drove to Birmingham and donated blood two times. The blood was given and designated for a specific person. We do not have to worry about that problem today. We have excellent laboratories that screen the blood. I read this sentence written in front of an old Bible. My brother wrote it when he was very young. It said, "Be nice to Jesus; He gives blood every day." I am not sure you will find a Bible verse that states it that way. We know Jesus shed his blood for our sins. I was thinking about what Greg wrote, and I realized I sin every day. Jesus shed his blood for the sins I commit today. Jesus may not give blood every day in the way we think about it. The blood of Jesus is at work every day because we sin every day. (1 John 1:7) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. I am thankful for Jesus, who shed his blood so we might have eternal life.