Church News for Thursday, Jan. 24By Staff Reports Published 10:13am Friday, January 25, 2013
Rocky Mount Methodist Church
Sunday’s scripture was John 2:1-11. There are questions about why the story of Jesus turning water into wine was included in the book of John. Why is this story important? It proved to be a timely story of inauguration, with this week being the inaugural week of our president. The most unusual miracle of turning the water to wine proved to be somewhat of Jesus’ inaugural ball. From this point on, everything would change. This was the beginning of God’s transformation. Questions began to be asked. If Jesus could do this, what else could he do? He can forgive, love, change situations, change stale manna to a feast, release burdens of the heart and turn a world upside down. One important note is that God depends on us to be agents of transformation. Jesus calls us to exhibit the fruits of his mercy. Are you bursting forth with goodness and mercy, sharing the good word, or are you a stinking, rotting fruit on the vine?
If you would like to learn more about how to be an agent of Jesus, call us at 688-2204, or join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. for Sunday school and 11 a.m. for morning worship. On Sunday evenings we meet from 5 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for a short devotion and/or Bible study. You may listen to our previous Sunday’s sermon on Thursday mornings on WKLF 95.5 FM, just after “The Little Woman.”
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Services started on Sunday with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “Come Unto Me,” “I’m Going That Way,” “I Never Shall Forget the Day” and “Just a Little While.”
Bro. Roger Cleckler gave a devotion from 1 Peter 1:3-7. God knows how much faith each one of us has, and we won’t know how much faith we have until our faith is tried.
After Sunday school, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymn “Glory to His Name,” and Ricky and Sherrie Williams sang “He Went A Little Farther.”
Bro. Travis Marler and his family were with us this Sunday. Bro. Travis preached from Joshua 10:12-14. No matter how much the devil brings you down, the promise of God has not changed. We have favor in the fight, and God is still on the throne.
Sunday night’s service began with Bro. Kenneth leading the church in the hymns “Just a Little Talk With Jesus,” “I’m in a New World,” “I Want to Know More About My Lord” and “Where the Milk and Honey Flows.”
Bro. Kenneth Moates gave the devotion from 2 Corinthians 7:1. Without holiness, no man will see God.
Kristin Thomas sang “I Am That Sparrow,” and Sheri Moates sang “I Need You More Today.”
Bro. Travis preached from Genesis 13:1-3. There is power in the decisions we make every day. One decision can change the rest of your life.
Service times: Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!