Pastor's Message, continued
Jason Rutherford On at least two occasions, Jesus faced temptation to avoid or not follow through with his responsibility. Thankfully, he prayed through these times and did what he was born to do. Also, when Jesus was grieving, he withdrew to grieve. After the tragic loss of a friend, Jesus went alone to pray.

Continuously, throughout the Gospels, we find encouragement to dedicate ourselves to times of prayer. Daily, we can find a few minutes and a quiet space to remind ourselves of the many ways God has provided for and established our lives. I recommend beginning each time in prayer with a Bible verse or story read out loud, followed by a time of gratitude. At that point, we will be in a focused state to receive what the Holy Spirit, the same Spirit within Jesus, will reveal to us.

Meet Rev. Jason Rutherford

The Reverend Jason Rutherford came to First Baptist Church in 2011 and has been affiliated with the American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts since 2004. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Jason graduated from Mississippi College,and later attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Jason earned a Master of Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia, and after moving to Massachusetts attended The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham where he became proficient in American Sign Language. Jason has served The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts as President of the board as well as being active with Churches Covenanting for Transformation and Change initiative. Jason served with the Good Samaritan Mission Council in LaRomana, Dominican Republic, and later served on the board of Family Promise Metrowest.  

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