Church News for Thursday, Sept. 12By Staff Reports Published 12:31pm Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Mount Carmel No. 1
The presence of the Lord was with us this Sunday morning as we gathered in his house. We gathered in his name on the beautiful Sabbath and gave honor and praise to our Lord and Savior. As he laid down his life for us, we should also lay down our lives for our brothers (1 John 3:16). God’s Holy Spirit unites believers for the cause of Christ.
Songs and praises were given to the Lord by the choir and congregation as we joined in singing “Standing on the Promises,” “No, Not One” and “I Must Tell Jesus.” Our little songbirds, Tori and Mesha Mims, provided special music. Tori sang “Amazing Grace” and Mesha sang “Down by the Riverside.”
Bro. Derrell’s message was taken from Hebrews 13:8 and titled “An Unchanging God.” Jesus Christ remains the same yesterday, today and forever. Man changes all the time, but God never changes. Thank God that he did not compromise his word to accommodate man. There is no friend like the Lord Jesus, and he’ll be your friend until the end. Jesus is unchanging in this life; he will meet our needs, not our wants. He is unchanging in his love. He said as he hung on the cross, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” This is one example of the Father’s unchanging love.
The sermon on Sunday evening was titled “Where to From Here,” based on Exodus 16:3. The children of Israel, while they were in the wilderness, murmured against Moses. In the wilderness, they were hungry and wanted to go back to Egypt, even with the conditions there. They had forgotten about the hardships they had lived under, and they had forgotten the promises of God. God did provide for the children of Israel, and he will do the same today if we will be faithful and pray.
Sept. 14: Bridal shower for Jennifer Bowman at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Mt. Carmel
Sept. 15: Bridal shower for Nicole Littleton at 2:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Liberty Hill Church
Sept. 15: Baptism for Danielle Hayes and Morgan Giles in the morning service. Remember them when you pray.
Sept. 29: Lunch will be prepared by the men of the church and served following our morning service. (This quarter, we had a contest between the men and women of our church to see which team would reach the highest numbers for daily Bible reading and lessons studied. The losing team agreed to serve lunch.)
Remember our prayer time on Sunday morning following Sunday school. Meet with us in the prayer room for a few moments of prayer for our church and services. Pray for all of our sick and shut-ins, especially the lost.