Church News for Thursday, Oct. 10By Staff Reports Published 2:15pm Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Cedar Grove Church
Praise God through your circumstance! Pastor Jeff Carroll’s text came from Mark 7:1-37 titled “He Could Not Be Hidden.” Jesus, in the flesh of man, did become tired and frustrated at times according to the Bible. This particular time, he went up to a house in Tyre not wanting anyone to know where he was, but he could not be hidden. Jesus’ presence permeates everything, so he cannot be hidden.
I ask you, “Are you not glad Jesus is not hidden from us?” He stands at the door and knocks; will you let him in? We see in the world today that the government and the people of the world—even a lot of religious sects—want to take God out of everything; hence the spiral downfall the world is in.
We read in God’s word that Jesus shows up and stands out. Here are just a few examples:
1.) The feeding of 4,000 people with seven baskets left over at the end. 2.) The feeding of 5,000 people with 12 baskets left over at the end. 3.) Raising Lazarus from the dead after being dead and in a grave for four days. 4.) The resurrection of Jesus Christ himself after being in a tomb three days, the opening waxed closed with a huge stone and guarded by Roman soldiers. Jesus arose from the tomb on the third day, just as he said he would.
The world is trying to hide Jesus; however, it is impossible to hide Jesus. He is Lord of lords and King of kings. He is alive and well! We are to be his light on a hill for the world to see him in us. Does Jesus stand out in you? If you do not know Jesus as your Savior, today is the day; do not delay. Eternity draws closer every day. Announcements: Friday prayer service is at 7 p.m., and October Fest at Cedar Grove will be Oct. 20.
Prayer concerns: Mrs. Bobbie’s daughters, Patsy and Kim; Juliette Hayes; Jeff Payton; Dollie Price; Jean Varden; Mr. and Mrs. Ken; Peggy Pearson; Joyce and Douglas Scott; Eugene Neeley; and Gwen Vines and family.
Mountain Springs Church
Services started with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “I Would Not Be Denied,” “Just A Little Talk With Jesus,” “I’m Going that Way” and “Keep on the Firing Line.”
Bro. Roger Cleckler gave a devotion from Luke 15:11-17: The only thing that is going to last is what we are doing for Christ.
After Sunday school, Bro. Kenneth Moates led the church in the hymn “Victory in Jesus,” and Roger Cleckler sang “I’d Rather Have Jesus.”
Bro. Heath Vines and his family were with us this Sunday. Bro. Heath preached from Deuteronomy 7:9: We should know how we are living for Christ, know his word and know that nothing is too big for God.
Sunday night’s service began with Bro. Kenneth leading the church in the hymns “I Want to Be Ready,” “Heavenly Sunlight” and “Jesus is Coming Soon.”
Bro. Kenneth gave a devotion from Ecclesiastes 12:13-14: If we don’t get forgiveness of our past sins, they will come out one day. Kellie Bice sang “Nail it to the Cross” and blessed the church with a wonderful song. Bro. Heath Vines preached from 2 Samuel 6:11-16: Where God’s presence is, there will be blessings. No matter what you’re going through, as long as you’re serving God, everything will be OK.