5 Reasons I am Excited about God’s Work!


To be excited is to be enthusiastic. There is nothing that we should be more excited about than God’s work. I am going to give you 5 reasons why I am excited about what God is doing at Open Bible.

1. God is building His work.

All ready this year we have had more people baptized than last year. We also have more people in discipleship than last year. We are seeing visitors on a regular basis.

2. The Spirit of the church is wonderful. 

There are smiles all around. People are encouraging one another. I am sense and seeing a true love for the believers among OBBC.

3. The people of Open Bible are more soul conscious.

The people of Open Bible have “two sets of eyes.” They see their family members, co-workers, neighbors and friends as people who need Christ. But they also see the world, those who are far away from them, those whom they will never see physically, and they give sacrificially to missions. They put together Bibles to be shipped around the globe, so that others will have the good news of Christ in their own language.

4. The bond of unity is continually growing.

God gives each pastor a certain vision for the church that he has called him to. For me the word unity and the cultivation of unity at Open Bible has been one major area of focus and God has been unifying His church.

5. The leadership team has been assembled.

I am so blessed to be able to lead and work with a fantastic staff. God has entrusted me with some very gifted people, who love the Lord and His work. These folks really have a heart for God and a love for their pastor. It is my privilege to serve with such wonderful people.

I am excited about what God is doing at Open Bible and I just wanted to share and encourage you with what God is doing in one local church.

George Riddell
Husband of a wonderful wife, Father of two terrific girls, Pastor of Open Bible Baptist Church

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