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A Word From Pastor Mark

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Rev. Mark Stauffer and Lynn

Survive or Thrive
You were meant to do more than just survive. You were meant to thrive. God created us to live a life and live it abundantly. You were created to reach down and reach out. You were created to know Christ and to make Christ known. You were meant to know the hope, peace, joy, and love of Jesus Christ. Anything less is simply just surviving. Jesus has

overcome the world, which means, according to the Bible, we can thrive amid all the challenges this world throws at us. You were made to thrive.

 It is this theme that you'll be seeing, hearing, and living beginning this year here at Highlawn.

 The Psalmist began his writings with these words:

 Oh, the joys of those who do not
    follow the advice of the wicked,
    or stand around with sinners,
    or join in with mockers.
But they delight in the law of the 
    meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
    bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
    and they prosper in all they do.

I want to challenge each of us, beginning this New Year, to dig deep into the roots of our relationship with Jesus and to continue to reach out to others. In other words, Know Christ, and make Christ known.

Pastor Mark


To know Christ, and to make Christ known
Highlawn Baptist Church  *  2304 Jefferson Avenue  *  St. Albans WV  25177