Church News for Thursday, Feb. 28By Staff Reports Published 7:03pm Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Cedar Grove Church
Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Glory to God in the highest. We at Cedar Grove want to thank our visitors for coming out today, and we invite you to come again.
Announcements: Easter Drama March 31 during the morning service. Come one, come all. I believe you will recieve a great blessing. We will be putting on a combined drama of “Watch the Lamb” and “Arise, My Love,” which shows how Jesus overcame death, hell and the grave.
Homecoming will be Aug. 18. Mark the date for the third Sunday in August. Guest will be Randy Perry with revival to follow March 19-21.
Bro. Jeff preached a two-part sermon today: “Troubles Come” and “Happy and Healthy in This World.” Scriptures were taken from the book of Job and Psalms.
Jesus tells us in his word that we will have trials and tribulations in this world, but he will never leave or forsake us. Job is the best example of this in that God allowed Job’s faith to be tested by Satan, with the exception that he could not kill Job. Job’s children and families were destroyed by a mighty wind. One servant was left to tell Job what happened. His fields and live stock were destroyed by fire, then Job was struck down by a horribly painful disease from which he could not get any relief. Job’s wife told Job to curse God and die. Job asked her, “Shall we indeed accept the good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” Through all this, Job did not sin aganist God. As with Job, if we have a close relationship with God, and we let go and let God take control, we can push through any trial Satan throws at us. To have health and happiness in this world is to surrender all to Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
God’s precious spirit was moving today.
Invitation song by Amelia: “Still Blessed.” She did a great job as always.
The youth, led by Clay Collins, were in charge of the evening service.
We have a great group of youth. They put on the drama “Set Me Free,” which gives testimony to the fact that no matter what the sin, you are bound in chains by Satan. All you have to do to be free is call on Jesus and repent of those sins. Jesus can, and will, set you free from that bondage.
Jordan Harveley, who has been called by God to preach, Praise the Lord, brought a message from Mathew 13:22 titled “Get Out of the Boat; Get Up Get Out of Your Comfort Zone.” We have to step out in faith without doubt in the storm, keeping our eyes on Jesus. Jesus will always be there. We as christians already have the Holy Spirit in us, we just need to ask God to help us bring it forth for his glory.
Lauren Wyatt and Alaina Muir then gave a testimony of encouragement to step up and share Jesus. Kip Cleckley gave his testimony about all of us escaping our fears to live for Christ. No matter what others may think or say about us, Jesus has our back.
The youth did a wonderful job. Great blessings were poured out on us in the service.
If you do not have a home church, or just want to come visit, we invite you to join us in worship at Cedar Grove.