First Baptist Church, Cobden IL
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
200 South Walker St. Cobden, IL 62920



Greetings church family,

     Time continues to march forward and 2022 is here upon us. We none know what fortunes and possible misfortunes lay ahead but one thing we do know is that the God of our salvation will be with us and better yet, for us. In Psalms 90:1-14 We confess, “Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting you are our God…So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom. Return, O LORD! How long? And have compassion on Your servants. Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!” My prayer for God’s church and especially the body at First Baptist Cobden is that we lean into Christ more this year than ever. This year as every other year He will be our shelter in the storms, our strength in the battle, our joy for the journey and our Prince of Peace.

     What does it look like to lean into Christ this year, one may ask? It’s simple! Read God’s word and pray daily, be present in worship weekly, fight sin every breath through confession and obedience and rest in the finished work of Christ. This alone is the path to guarantee a happy new year.



Pastor Ed