A Word of Welcome from
Dr. Mark L. Bailey
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (I Peter 2:9)
Anomaly has been defined as something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. And that’s what Scripture requires of us. As our culture grows in hostility and disregard for Christ and his Word, we are called to proclaim the Person of God, the excellences of God, and the greatness of God. In spite of what the culture thinks, I Peter 2:9 teaches that we are called to be separated and dedicated to our Lord. Our sense of belongingness is rooted in the fact that by the grace of God we have been bought with a price. My prayer for us this week is that our lives display such an anomaly that our witness declares the works of our Lord to a world unaware of His ways, and as a result, they will want to come to know our Savior.
Mark L. Bailey