Tommy Bates Ministries


Find Jesus, Not Just Church

In the story of the Woman at the Well we see a beautiful exchange between Jesus and this woman who thought she understood religion, but after just a few moments of talking with Jesus, her perspective is forever changed.   After talking with Jesus, we see the woman return to the city full of excitement and new life.  Yet when she returns, she doesn’t preach to everyone about what she learned regarding religion and rituals, she invites all those she runs into to “Come See A Man.”  Come and be introduced to this person who knows everything about me and my past and has given me hope and joy for my future.

God longs for you and me to get past the rituals of religion and come and see the One that can provide us hope for our future.  Get past the traditions and rules that keep us bound, and come and be introduced to the only One that can change all our circumstances through a relationship, not a ritual.  I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that when we allow Jesus to finally go beyond our religious thoughts, deep into our soul, we will have something to stand on when everything else is falling around us.  We will have something when those around us seem to have nothing.

 I long and pray that the spirit of evangelism breaks loose in this country and around the world and we begin to find Jesus, not just church!

Be blessed in knowing that your invitation is always open to “Come, See A Man.”

We’re always saving you a seat at Community Family Church!

We love y’all

Pastor Tom

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