Church News for Thursday, March 28By Staff Reports Published 9:46am Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Cedar Grove Church
Bro. Heath Vines’ text came from Colossians 3:1-3 for his sermon titled “Are You Dead.”
You may be wondering what he is talking about. Bro. Heath’s reason behind the question is this: he is praying that we are dead to our sins, and that we are a born-again child of God. When we are unsaved and living in sin, we are not living in God’s will, thus we must repent of our sins, seek God’s forgiveness and accept Jesus Christ as our savior. When you are dead to your sins and the things of this world, you are alive and risen in Christ. We cannot serve two masters; we serve either God or Satan. We who have received Christ have to walk in Christ, rooted and built-up in him, established in faith and thanksgiving. Paul tells us in the Bible that we have to die daily to sin and to the things of this world, the flesh. The spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak. We must keep the flesh under control because it will cause us to compromise our walk with God. God has called us to live in victory over sin in order to obey God. We need to be alert and aware so we don’t allow rituals, false doctrines, the traditions of men, or philosophies to deceive us into losing our joy and honor in serving the one true God, the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, Jesus Christ.
May God bless you. Have a great week!
Easter drama: March 31 in the morning service, Sunday School: 9:45 a.m., Easter drama worship starts at 10:45 a.m.
Prayer concerns: Sally Davis to have knee surgery this week. Bro. Jeff Carroll to have surgery this week and Joyce Scott to have knee surgery as well, but no date given.
Shiloh Baptist Church
Our service this morning focused on our Celebration Choir. Jennifer Mims gave our Call to Worship: “He’s Alive.” Denise Connell sang “Ten Thousand Angels;” Nelda Hester sang “Written In Red” and the choir sang “Lord of Life Medley,” “Calvary’s Love,” “O, Love That Will Not Let Me Go” and “Victory Medley.”
We would like to invite everyone to attend our Easter Sunrise Service this Sunday at 7 a.m. Fellowship breakfast will follow the sunrise service.