Church News for Thursday, May 9By Staff Reports Published 10:28am Monday, June 3, 2013
Mt. Carmel No. 1 Baptist Church
“Praise God from whom all blessings flow” are words that merit repeating because they are so true. Without him there would be no blessings.
Bro Derrell used Amos 4:7-12 to bring the morning message titled “Prepare to Meet Thy God.”
As we look around, we can see signs that warn of danger. Do we heed them? If we don’t, we could find ourselves in trouble or pain. The most important warning is given to us in God’s word. It is the warning that death and judgment are coming. Are we taking this warning seriously, or are we hesitating to obey it? Don’t gamble with your soul. Waiting is a dangerous thing to do when your eternal destination is at stake. It is not God’s desire for any to perish, but some will chose that road. We can heed his warnings, accept him as Lord, and prepare to meet him; or we can ignore the warnings and face death and judgment unprepared.
Sunday evening, Bro. Derrell brought a message using John 14:22-27. He titled it
“Sucked In, Washed Up and Blown Over.”
As we go from day to day, we can be sucked in by the temptations we face if we yield to them. These trials can pull the joy and peace from our lives. We can have the feeling of being washed up in our spiritual life. Then God extends to us his peace, and that just blows us over. It is peace that we cannot understand. When daily troubles and trials overwhelm us, peace calms us. It is peace that the world cannot give. Even during situations we don’t understand, we can have peace if we put our trust in God.
It was a blessing to have baby Jacob, Justin, and Erica Jones at church this past Sunday. We ask that you continue to pray for God to bless and be with them each day. Others on our prayer list are Ronnie Childress, Elladene Mims, Leona Liveoak, Ruthie Jean Giles, Sarah Scott, Minnie Childress and all of our graduates.
A special thanks to all who had a part in preparing the lunch for our youth on Sunday. After lunch, the youth delivered bags of cookies, provided by the WMU ladies, to the elderly and homebound in the church community.
We want to take this opportunity to wish all mothers a very happy Mother’s Day. We give you and your family a special invitation to join us at 10 a.m. for Sunday School and worship at 11 a.m. We will not have evening service on May 12.
Mountain Springs Church
Services started on Sunday with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “I’ve Got That Old Time Religion in My Heart,” “Living By Faith,” “I Never Shall Forget the Day” and “I Want to Know More About My Lord.”
Bro. Ricky Bice gave the devotion from Psalms 44:1-8. God is still the same today as he was yesterday. If anything has changed, it is because of us.
After Sunday School, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymns “When We All Get to Heaven” and “Come and Dine.”
Bro. Don preached from Hebrews 12:1-2. We have a constant battle between our spirit and our flesh. When we lose the desire to be spiritual to God, the devil has us defeated.
Sunday night’s service began with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the hymns “I’ll Be Satisfied,” “Just A Little Talk with Jesus,” “Jesus is Coming Soon” and “Where the Milk and Honey Flows.”
Bro. Kenneth Moates gave the devotion from Psalms 147:11. The reason God chose Mary to bear his child was because she had the believing hope in her God and reverent fear of him.
Sam Ross sang “Your Cries Have Awoken the Master,” and blessed the church with a wonderful song.
Bro. Don preached from Luke 15:11-24. Sin will take away everything you love and leave you with nothing. There is a price to pay for making the wrong choice. What kind of influence are you being for others?
Don’t forget our services are Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday’s at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there!