Church News for Thursday, Sept. 12By Staff Reports Published 12:31pm Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Cedar Grove Church
Jesus is alive and well!
Special music brought by Bro. Gary Hubbard and Jordan Harveley. Bro. Gary sang “There is Power in the Name of Jesus,” and Jordan sang “You Are Amazing.” Both did an awesome job bringing such blessings to all.
Bro. Jeff Carroll’s text came from Numbers 32:23 and Romans 6:23. His sermon title was “The Wages of Sin is Death.” We are not speaking of a physical death here; we are talking about dying spiritually. It is more dangerous to die spiritually in sin while being separated from God than it is to die physically.
We have all heard the saying “Sin will keep you longer than you want to stay, take you farther than you want to go and cost you more than you want to pay.” God gives us specific instructions in his word about what he wants us to do; it is our responsibility to obey so that we can have victory in Jesus.
In the evening service, Bro. Jeff preached and taught about how to become a dynamic church: 1) The basic fundamentals and foundation of the church are salvation through grace and having and using the power of the Holy Spirit. 2) A dynamic church has members that love one another, have a close relationship one with another and help each other. 3) Knowing that we are not God’s boss, we can’t tell him what we are going to do; we have to obey what he wants us to do.
Churches of today like to ride along with tradition, or what is customary, but as a young man shared tonight, we have to be radical in our worship and in our witness. Bro. Jeff spoke to us about being challenged again to get out of the boat, step out in faith and be bold in helping to lead others to Christ. The harvest is ready; we just have to stop being religious by following certain rituals and doctrines, and follow Christ wherever he leads.
In the name of Jesus I pray for our church in the coming months to lift up Christ, to stand up and stand strong for Christ, giving him the glory and doing all to glorify God. Amen. God Bless. Love to all and have a great week! Prayer concerns: Joyce Scott, Jada Mosely, Feleshia Patterson, Peggy Pearson, Mary McGuire and Rita Price.
Wednesday night class taught by Bro. Jeff starts at 7 p.m. Youth class in the basement, led by our youth director, Bro. Clay Collins. Friday night prayer service starts at 7 p.m. Sunday service starts at 9:45 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and choir practice at 4:30 p.m. Information about Sunday evening service will be coming soon; watch for it.
Mountain Springs Church
Sunday was a very special day at Mountain Springs Church. Homecoming services began with congregational songs led by Bro. Kenneth Moates. Our special singers, Canaanland, did an outstanding job ministering in song during the morning services.
It’s always a blessing to have Bro. Heath Vines and his family with us. Bro. Heath preached from 2 Timothy 1:1-13: There will always be somebody to encourage you and there will always be someone for you to encourage. The best way for us to hear from God is to open our Bibles, get on our knees and pray.
The ladies at Mountain Springs Church did an outstanding job of providing a wonderful homecoming meal. Afternoon services continued with spectacular music from The Bowling Family.
Community Revival schedule:
Our Community Revival will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Mountain Springs Church. The speaker will be the Rev. Tim Scott. Monday, Sept. 16, the service will be held at 7 p.m. at New Hope. The speaker will be the Rev. Jerry Cleckler. Tuesday’s service will be held at 7 p.m. at Old Macedonia. The speaker will be the Rev. Donald Vanderslice. Wednesday’s service will be held at 7 p.m. at Cane Creek. The speaker will be the Rev. Gerald Stamps. Thursday’s service will be held at 7 p.m. at Mt. Bethel. The speaker will be the Rev. Ausin Ball.