One of the greatest joys any pastor has is to see God working in people’s lives through His word and through His Spirit. It is a great blessing for pastors to carry on their ministry among people who are eager to know and follow Jesus Christ, and who are thus hungry to hear, believe, and obey God’s holy word.
So I know I speak for the other pastors at RCG (yes, we also call them elders 🙂 ), in saying that these words from the Apostle Paul to the Thessalonian believers also express our hearts toward you:
And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. (1 Thessalonians 2:13, ESV)
Pressing on in the great hope of Jesus Christ, risen and coming again!