Tom Kroessig is an Ambassador Field Director volunteer for Promise Keepers, serving Fayette and Coweta Counties and beyond. His mission is to be a resource for local Pastors and their men and to act as a liaison between them and the national Promise Keepers ministry. The goal of Promise Keepers is effective ministry to men.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I recently heard someone say that Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday since it is void of hype or over-anticipation and people are seldom disappointed by the day. Some view Thanksgiving as special because it is a time for gathering with family and friends, and it certainly is that for most of us. Others are deliberate about remembering the origin and/or spiritual basis for the day. After all, what we now call a holiday used to be referred to as a "Holy Day."

I read several years ago that most of the world can not conceive of a meal like the typical Thanksgiving dinner in America. That statement made me pause to consider just how much we have to be thankful for. Korean Evangelist Billy Kim once said that America has been blessed by God like no other country in the world.

My prayer for you today is that you find time to today and always to consider just how blessed you are and to render thanks to God accordingly!

For those of you who may be challenged by circumstances this season, I pray that you will come to know what Paul was talking about in 2 Corinthians 4:17 when he said that our troubles are just "light and momentary." May you learn to focus on "an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." As some of you know, I have had to deal with chronic medical problems. It has certainly helped me to view them with an eternal perspective. The wonder of the Gospel is that God has dealt with all circumstances through Christ's atoning sacrifice at Calvary. There's plenty of thanks to be found there!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

142nd Anniversary at Mount Olive Baptist Church

Mount Olive Baptist Church will hold its 142nd Church Anniversary this Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 2:30 PM. The Senior Pastor at Mount Olive is Reverend Melvin Ware. The guest preacher will be Pastor Henry Carnegie, who will be accompanied by members of his congregation from Mount Gillard Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

Mount Olive is located in northwest Fayette County at 1565 GA Highway 92 North. The church phone number is 770-461-6526. Reverend Ware is the Treasurer for the Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF), an organization dedicated to building relationships among churches in the Southern Crescent area. So you know that Mount Olive welcomes members of the entire Christian community to join in this joyful celebration! We are building Biblical bridges of brotherhood!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bethlehem Baptist Male Chorus Anniversary

Bethlehem Baptist Church is having their Male Chorus Anniversary this Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 6:30 PM. The Pastor is Dwight Elder and the Chairman of the Deacon Board and Male Chorus Director is Robert Cofer.

Don't miss this terrific evening of worship in song, featuring selections by Bethlehem's male chorus and various guest male choruses.

Help us build biblical bridges of brotherhood! Following Barack Obama's election as President, the opportunity may be more available than ever.

Bethlehem Baptist Church is located in Peachtree City near the entrance to Falcon Field at 475 Dividend Drive.

Congradulations to Barack Hussein Obama

Congratulations to Barack Hussein Obama, our first bi-racial President.

I hope that this will foster unity in America, but even more importantly, I pray that this will help to bring unity within the Body of Christ!

Please consider going to this web site if you would like to pray for President-elect Obama each day from now until his Inaguration on January 20, 2009:

(Scroll down to the "77 Days of Prayer" link.