November 29, 2020 Pastor Jim Boyette gave his last address to the body of Christ gathered at Heartland Baptist Fellowship in Harrisonville, Missouri. Pastor Jim had a terminal diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Cancer and he knew he would finish his race very soon. He lived until March 6, 2021 and passed peacefully with his wife and family in Florida.
Jim was a faithful man and he desired to train faithful men and women who can teach others also the love and grace of God through Christ Jesus our Lord. As you listen to his final address, you will hear his call to continue in the ministry of the gospel until we die or meet our Lord Jesus in the air.
Jim ran his race and finished his course. Have you? His last message was an exhortation to all of us to enter the race, run the race and finish the race. If you have not entered the race you can. Simply trust Christ as your Lord and Savior. Have you been trained? If you are not trained, you can be. Simply become a disciple of Jesus Christ and follow him faithfully.Plug into a bible believing, disciple making Local New Testament church. Perhaps you are running your race and it seems difficult to finish your race. Be encouraged, you can finish, keep looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Lay aside the weight and the sin that easily besets us and run with patience that race God has called you to run.
Jim was a faithful man, husband, father, disciple and a faithful discipler. Many in the Kingdom of God have been impacted by Jim's life. He has finished his race but his exortation is intented to stir us up in doing the daily fundamentals of following Christ, making disciples and building an inheritance in Christ. Jim is worshipping at the throne of God, absent from the body and present with the Lord. Discipleship was on Jim's heart until his last breath. He God and he loved people and was a living epistle who was committed to investing the word of God in the souls of men.
For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? 20 For ye are our glory and joy. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20