Subject to making mistakesPublished 5:12pm Wednesday, August 18, 2010
By Emily Agee
“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you , that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses” (Mark 11:22-26).
Thought for the week: “Deeds of Love”
“Think not a smile can warm a heart and leave an afterglow? A word of kindness fosters hope where dreams no longer grow? Think not a helping hand inspires a soul to try anew, or words of love rekindle joy where love no longer grew? Think so! Think so! Be still and know life’s purpose — and God’s plan. To do for others, day by day, to be the best we can. For selfless deeds done from the heart are blessed by God above, and those who care and truly share shall know eternal love.”
Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with devotion by the praise team in music, scripture and songs. Songs sung included, “Let Jesus Lead You,” “This Is The Day” and “Just Look What God Has Done.” The scripture was read by Perry Nunn with prayer by Pastor Dukes and Charles Arrington.
The morning message was given by Pastor Dukes: His theme: “We Are in the Flesh and Subject To Make Mistakes.” The difference between saints and sinners is that when a saint falls he get back up, but a sinner stays down. Refuse to stay down. In Christ I can do all things (Matthew 16:13-24)
We struggle with spirit and flesh. Peter did and so do we; we must surrender to Christ. Surrender personal desire and your opinion. Do what God says do, follow direction by him, don’t make them up. It’s not about what you think, it’s about him. Take up his cross, deal with personal or private challenges, and be willing to face hard times. You can’t follow Christ if you can’t go through anything. You must endure challenges and be a good soldier, have patience, don’t panic and be committed. You will have setbacks; without setbacks, you have no testimony. Take up your cross and follow Jesus; do it his way. Don’t be a fighter, never go against his word. Nothing will defeat God’s word. Draw others by your actions. Let men see your good works, go beyond talking the talk and walking the walk, win souls with your actions. Don’t be afraid to do what God says do, and victory will be yours.
On our sick list this week we ask you to remember in your prayers: Joseph McCall, Stanley Frazier, Sam and Vivian Hicks, Hellen Sneed, Robert Spence, Ethel Stone, Lane Floyd, Maybell Williams, Martha Binion, Robert Johnson, Lee Anna Worthey, Queen Worthey and Earl Davis. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.