Buck Grove Baptist Church
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Glorifying God by Changing Lives for Christ

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Pastor David Campbell

From the Pastor’s Desk:
Last month I began preaching through 1 Thessalonians. The first message was about using blessings in our everyday conversation. As believers in our Lord Jesus Christ we are to receive the blessings he has for us and we are also to be speaking blessings to one another. The Apostle Paul begins and ends most of his letters with this practice. One interesting thing that I discovered while preparing that message was that the simple word goodbye is actually a blessing. In the 1500’s the blessing, “God be with ye,” was shortened or contracted to the one word “goodbye.” That gives more meaning to our normal parting word than we normally mean. I would encourage you when you use the word “goodbye” to use it as it was originally intended, “God be with you.” 
Not only should we speak blessings to one another, but don’t you think we should be blessings to one another?  As the month of May rolls on, why not be more intentional in doing good to those around you?  Look for ways to make someone’s life a little easier, a little less stressful, a little richer. I am not talking about some great and grand gesture, but small things, thoughtful and kind deeds. For some it may simply be a phone call. The Lord is blessing us all the time, may he use us to bless others.  
Goodbye, Bro. Dave