Church News for Thursday, Aug. 8By Staff Reports Published 10:24am Thursday, August 8, 2013
Cedar Grove Church
Give God the glory!
August 18: Homecoming with Bro. Randy Perry. Revival to follow Aug. 19-21.
Prayer meeting on Friday nights beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited.
Prayer concerns: Eugene Neeley, Bro. Jeff, Janet Wyatt, Bill Polk, Peggy Pearce, our upcoming Revival, Eli Jackson, Mary McGuire, Brandon Harvley, spoken and unspoken requests.
Gary Smitherman, with Gideons Ministries, brought our message titled «One Verse of God›s Word Can Change Lives.»
When my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will take care of me: Psalm 27:10
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life: John 3:16
You might ask what can I do to inherit eternal life. Simple: Jesus tells us in Luke 10:25-27, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Who is our neighbor? The person we live next door to? Yes and no: Our neighbor is anyone in need to whom we can show mercy and compassion.
I dare say this is a great part of the Gideons’ ministry, showing love and compassion, sharing God›s word all over the world by distributing Bibles in every country and sharing the true meaning of the Gospel. We must first admit we are sinners, listen to the call of the Holy Spirit and ask Jesus to come into our hearts as our Lord and Savior.
God›s word, when shared, does not return to us void, so share the Gospel today, giving God the glory. We know that without Christ, it is impossible to defeat Satan. Earnestly seek God today and he will lead your path to righteousness.
Love to all and have a blessed week!
Rocky Mount United Methodist Church
Sunday’s scripture came from Luke 12:13-21: Jesus answered the request of one who asked to have his brother divide his inheritance with him. In short, we are reminded that we can’t take our possessions with us, but instead should work toward building our relationship with God.
As Bro. Phil asked if anyone had ever witnessed or been a part of a family divided as one’s possessions were divided, there were plenty of heads nodding. Such a sad situation! We must be on our guard against greed. Our lives do not exist on the amount of our possessions, but on the amount of time we have lived our lives as Christians, and if we have found “the real thing,” which is knowing God. Life is too short to allow money and possessions to alienate family members. Don’t let families be torn apart by the riches of china, silver or such. Make your relationships hold together with the glue of knowing God, walking with God and spending time with your family members. Jesus calls us to love him and others, and to maintain a healthy relationship with him and others. Will you be remembered for that last email that kept you at the office or that project that you needed to finish? Or will you be remembered for the walk in the woods with your spouse, the baseball thrown with your son or the doll clothes made with your daughter? God wants us to live our lives as Christians in all the ways that show our love for him and others.
Join us on Sundays and Wednesdays at Rocky Mount UMC. The Wednesday night classes are making some changes beginning this week. The youth will begin a new walk through the book of Revelations with Mrs. Bonnie Snow, while Bro. Phil will put a new spin on the adult Bible study. Join us at 6:30 p.m. and see what this is all about. Please call our church at 688-2204 for more information. You will need to leave a message and your call will be returned.