Being confident of this very thing, That he which hath begun a good Work in you will perform it until the Day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
We thank God for this opportunity to share God’s word locally and abroad via this website. We know without a doubt that it was only God who enabled us to bring this project to fruition.
The church of Christ is God’s appointed agency for the salvation of all men. Its mission is to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ into all the world. The obligation rests upon all Christians. Everyone, to the extent of his talent and opportunity, is to fulfill the Savior’s commission. The Love of Christ, revealed to us, makes us debtors to all who know Him not. God has given us light, not for ourselves alone, but to shed upon the non-believer.
God might have committed the message of the gospel, and all the work of this loving ministry to the heavenly angels. He might have employed other means for accomplishing His purpose. But in His infinite Love, He chose to make us coworkers with himself, with Christ and the angels, that we might share the blessing, the joy, and the uplifting which results from this unselfish ministry.
If we will go to work as Christ designs that His disciples shall and win souls for Him, we will feel the need of a deeper experience and a greater knowledge in divine things and will hunger and thirst after righteousness. The spirit of unselfish labor for others give depth, stability, and Christ-like loveliness to the character and brings peace and happiness to its possessors. Those who thus exercise the Christian graces will grow and will become strong to work for God. It is only as we fulfill the divine purpose in our creation that life can be a blessing to us.
I take this opportunity to say “thank you” for all of your prayers and financial support for this new endeavor. It will echo to the world, men, women, boys and girls, Jews and gentiles alike that they may know and accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. I urge you to press toward the mark unto the prize of the high calling of God through His Son Jesus Christ. Divided, we fall, but together in unity, we can stand strong to be the beacon of light in the community, nation and the world. Thanks to each committee that has worked so hard to make the beginning of this ministry possible. May God Bless each of you.
Yours In Christ,
Reverend Dr. Bartholomew Banks, Sr.