Church News for Thursday, May 8By Staff Reports Published 10:02am Monday, May 12, 2014
Old Macedonia Baptist Church
“If thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God” (John 11:40).
Pastor Wilson included this passage in his Sunday morning message, in which he asked the congregation to believe not just in what God has done in the past or what he may do in the future, but also to be where you need to be with God today. The Sunday gathering fired right up with Pastor Wilson running the aisles, and folks, I guarantee he will lift your spirits—even is you have to wake up with the preacher in your lap!
Our message was preceded with Sunday school and prayer over our prayer list, some wonderful singing from the congregation and a touching special from Bro. Kenneth titled “When the Only Thing is Heaven On My Mind.”
Happy Anniversary to Sis. Janice and Bro. Ray. Congratulations to Sis. Emily Patterson on her high school graduation.
Folks, there’s a hint in the air of a baptism coming up soon “down on the river,” and believe me, the colder the water is, the better the memories are!
Homecoming for Old Macedonia is set for May 18 with the group Spoken For scheduled to sing. Events will begin around 10 a.m. Also, plans are underway for “Youth Explosion.” Stay tuned for updates.
Come visit with us down at Old Macedonia and see what you think. The proof, they say, is in the banana pudding.
Please remember that we have no promise of tomorrow; today is the day of salvation!
Mount Carmel No. 1
As we gathered in the house of the Lord on the beautiful Sunday morning, we were thankful for the teaching of our Sunday school lesson “Hope Personified.” God welcomes us because of his deep love for us.
Sunday night’s service included a very good Bible study titled “Because of the Great Commission,” from Matthew 28:19-20. This is the motivating factor for spreading the Gospel. Songs and praise were given to the Lord by the congregation. Our special music was provided by Charity Lockhart, who sang “Love So Amazing.”
Bro Derrell welcomed the church family and visitors, and then introduced our Gideon speaker, Bro. Terry Collier. Bro. Collier spoke from the Book of John about rehabilitating yourself. Pray, share and witness to all.
If you were to die today, where would you spend eternity? Jesus is the bread of life and said, “Him that cometh to me, I will never cast out” (John 6:37). God will welcome you with open arms.
For Sunday night’s message, Bro. Derrell spoke from Exodus 4:1-3 with a sermon titled “What Have You.” God asked Moses, “What is the in thine hand?” Moses answered and said, “A rod.” God equipped Moses and told him to cast the rod onto the ground. It became a serpent and Moses fled from before it.
We may not think much of these lessons, but they are important to God. Like the little boy and his lunch, the widow with two mites and the sewing kit of Lydia, God will use your talent and equip you for his glory. You are never too old to be used by God.
On Sunday, May 11, we hill honor and give praise to our mothers. We will also honor the memories of the mothers who have gone on to be with the Lord.
On May 18, our morning service will honor the graduates in our church family.
A benefit revival for Jacob Jones will be held at 6 p.m. on June 7. The speaker will be the Rev. Robert Griffin, with special music by the gospel group Justified. Everyone is invited.
A VBS kick-off will be held on June 14 at 5 p.m. It will be a fun-filled afternoon, and finger foods will be served. Come join with us and enjoy the fun, fellowship and food.
VBS will be held June 22-27 from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening. Please keep this on your prayer list.
As you have your daily devotion and prayer time this week, remember those for whom prayer has been requested, our church, our pastor, our nation and our leaders. May God bless you is our prayer.