Church News for Thursday, April 4By Staff Reports Published 9:36am Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Mount Carmel No. 1 Baptist Church
Even though it wasn’t as bright and sunny as we would have wanted for an Easter Sunday morning, the presence of the Lord could still be felt as we gathered for a time of worship in God’s house.
Our morning worship service began with the adult choir presenting the cantata Who Do You Say I Am? We pray that this was a blessing and source of encouragement to those present.
Bro. Derrell brought a message from John 19:23-30. “Near the Cross” was the theme of his message. In these verses, we find the account of four people who were near the cross on the day Jesus died. Just as these individuals were different and had different needs in their lives, so are we. The cross had a meaning to each one there on that crucifixion day, and it has a meaning for each of us. That meaning is based on what the needs and desires of our lives are and how near to the cross we really want to be. For some it can be a source of restoration; for others a place of responsibility; and it can even be a place of blessings and rewards. It is up to each of us to ask ourselves what the cross of Jesus really means in our lives. The cross should be a guide for us each day, not during the Easter season only.
We did not have evening services.
There will be a bridal shower for Alissa Higgins on April 7 at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
We extend our sympathy to Greg Robinson and his family in the loss of his father, Mr. Larry Robinson. Please pray for them.
It was great to have Mrs. Sarah Scott at church Sunday. We ask that you continue to pray for her as she is recovering from surgery. Others of our church needing special prayer include Jacob Jones and Elladene Mims.
If you do not have a church home, we extend a welcome to each of you to worship with us at Mt. Carmel. We are located on County Road 5 in the Isabella Community.
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Our Call to Worship was “Rise Again” by Bro. Dusty Dutton. Doris Wyatt Sang “Paid in Full,” and “Via Dolorosa” was a duet by Dusty Dutton and Nathan Wilkerson.
Bro. Ken’s message was from Philippians 2:5-11 was titled “Three Empty Promises of Easter.” Our attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus, who came as a man, humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross.