Church News for Thursday, Aug. 16By Staff Reports Published 8:42pm Wednesday, August 15, 2012
“Don’t Forget God” was the title of Bro. Steve’s message taken from Ecclesiastes 11:7-10, 12:1-6. Solomon looked for everything to please himself and concluded that everything was vanity. However, at the end of his life he seemed to conclude that we should fear God and keep His commandments. In this scripture, he tells young people to: rejoice in God while they are young; remember that there are consequences to behavior; and remove things from their lives that are not good for them. Young people need to be saved, and we need to teach them to serve God while they are young. God is interested in young people and wants them to be protected. If Solomon warned young people 3,000 years ago, what would he say today?
Sunday night, Bro. Steve’s message was the Salt of the Earth. Matthew 5:13 says we are the salt of the earth. When Christians are “salty,” we create a desire in the unsaved to know the Lord. We are an influence for good in society, and we have peace one with another.
Prayer List: Betty Biggs, James Bixler, Arnold DeLoach, Doris and Verdie Glenn,
Ernestine Hatch, Billie Neeley, Madison Varden, and Shirley Wallace.
See you Sunday!
Christ Independent Methodist
Our morning worship service began with our hymns of praise, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,” “Take the Name of Jesus with You” and “Lord Be Glorified.”
After the frightful weather earlier in the week, a beautiful Sabbath Day was an appreciated gift from our Lord for us to gather and praise him.
Dr. Mac Stinson’s sermon title was “Getting Rid of Anger.” His scripture reading was taken from Ephesians 4:30-5:2.
Verses 4:31-32 pretty much sum up our pastor’s message for today. “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
And again we are told, “Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.”
I dare say that most of us have been guilty of playing host to these negative emotions within our hearts and minds. I have known bitter Christians. I have also known others who asked forgiveness in order to purge their souls. Forgiveness makes us a new person in Christ Jesus. St. Paul tells us to take care of the things inside us. The Minimal requirement of Christian faith is that we treat others kindly with respect and tenderness. If we are to imitate God, we are to acknowledge the mercy and forgiveness we have received from him and pass that forgiveness on to others.
Remember our One Dish Dinner following morning worship Aug. 19.
Please continue to pray for Dr. Mac Stinson and his son, Mac III, Carl and Anne Glass, Cindy McCavitt, Dwight and BeeBee Sammons, and all others who need the touch of the Master’s Hand for healing.
Join us for our Sunday night study of the Handwriting on the Wall.
I was privileged to be invited to the 100th Anniversary Celebration at Pinedale Assembly of God Church on Sunday, Aug. 12. Rev. Thurmond Cleckler, pastor, presided with welcome, followed by a history and former pastors reaching back to the early beginning of this church. My grandparents, Bill and Lillie Mims, had attended this church during its early formative years. I feel blessed to be present for this celebration and thank Rev. Cleckler and his wife, Myrtis, for that privilege.
Have a blessed week.