North Augusta, South Carolina
From the Pastor’s Desk .....
As we pen this documentary from the pastor’s desk for the month of September, we are blessed by almighty God to do so under the theme “Hope in the midst of disparities.” In times like these, in which we are confounded about with many disparities with so little hope, we must look to the Lord for a means of hope in the midst of these disparities.
The question may be asked, what are disparities? Before we can attempt to address the definition of disparities, let us first take a hard look at the definition of hope. I firmly believe that once we can define hope, we will have a better understanding of the true meaning of disparities.
Hope is defined as a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Disparity is defined as the lack of similarity or equality; inequality; differences. Our hope rest upon the mere notion that the lack of similarities or equalities, inequalities and differences are overshadowed by and the love Jesus said we, as his disciples, would be known by. That, of course, is the love we are to have for each other as his disciples.
Now! When the love of Jesus abides in us as his disciples, and we abide in him, our feeling of expectation and desire for similarities, equalities and/or inequalities and differences are overcome, which results in our hope becoming realistic.
First Providence Baptist Church
315 Barton Road
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: (803) 279-8836
Fax: (803) 441-8666