Church news for Thursday, Jan. 10By Staff Reports Published 10:03pm Friday, January 11, 2013
Rocky Mount United Methodist Church
As Bro. Phil started the year off with a sermon on unfinished business, we all got to ponder for a moment on the unfinished business or projects we have. While he received many nods and giggles when he asked if any of us had unfinished projects, he also encouraged us to press on toward accomplishment. Varied problems will happen or arise to keep us from doing the Lord’s will, but we must not give up or give in. We must not give in to the feelings that may overwhelm us; we must follow through to live our dream. There are many examples of perseverance that can help to encourage us, such as Orville and Wilbur Wright and their dream to fly. How about Babe Ruth and his desire to hit homeruns instead of just striking out? Now, what about when God speaks to you in a dream? What about Noah and all the ridicule he must have had as he followed the directions he was given in a dream? As you begin 2013 and think about what you hope to accomplish, remember to persevere for the church and its well being. Don’t surrender to failure, for God is with us, therefore, we can’t fail. God calls for us to live out our lives with enthusiasm, so let that enthusiasm include him.
Join us on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings and Wednesday evenings. Hear our sermon on WKLF-FM 94.5 on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. Church office: 688-2204.
Mountain Springs Church
Services started on Sunday with Bro. Ricky Cleckler leading the church in the following hymns: “I’ve Got That Old Time Religion,” “Come and Dine” and “This World is not My Home.”
Bro. Roger Cleckler gave a devotion from Psalms 84:4-7. We can always say God was faithful in 2012. Studying the word of God will help us continue to grow in 2013.
After Sunday school, Bro. Ricky led the church in the hymn “When We All Get to Heaven,” and Mrs. Kellie Bice sang “Homesick.”
Bro. Donald Vanderslice was with us this Sunday. We missed his wife, Florence Vanderslice, being here, and we hope she feels better soon.
Bro. Don preached from Luke 16:19-31: Hell is going to be a place of gnashing teeth, darkness and suffering. You never know when your last day will be in this life, so you better make sure you are right with God.
Sunday night’s service began with Bro. Ricky Cleckler leading the church in the hymns “I Feel Like Traveling On,” “The Old Gospel Ship” and “Just Over in the Glory Land.”
Bro. Donnie Moates gave a devotion from John 10:30 and Isaiah 44:6: There is only one God and he is the one we need to serve. People should look at you and know you’re a child of God.
Ricky and Sherrie Williams sang “Have Thine Own Way, Lord,” and blessed the church with a wonderful song.
Bro. Don gave the message again on Sunday night: The devil has blinded a lot of people from the truth today. Are you walking in the wilderness or the promised land?
Our service times: Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there!