Church news for March 10

Published 7:33 pm Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Christ Independent Methodist Church
Dr. Mac Stinson’s text was taken Sunday from Jeremiah 17:1-10. Here God is speaking to Jeremiah as a young man warning him about what is to become of his nation because it is turning away from God.
Jeremiah is being asked to help turn his people back to God. Because of his youth, Jeremiah felt insecure in handling the work God was asking him to do. Jeremiah was a prophet, but he was also thought to be temperamentally shy and mercilessly persecuted with his prophecies rejected by those he sought to save from destruction.
Jeremiah’s question was, “I am a young man. Who would listed to me?”
We know that God never made mistakes in those he chose to carry out his work. Whatever their perceived thought of their shortcomings were, God saw beneath that thin veneer and recognized the potential there.
Special prayer requests go out for continued remembrance of Dr. Mac Stinson III, Mae Hunnicut, Gail Owen, Cindy McCavitt, Bertha’s aunt, Roger Dale Wilson, Michelle Lutza, Mable Mitchell and Opal Miller.
Pray fervently for our military and their families, our country and its leaders, for our church that it might grow, for all who join us in worship, and Beulah camp workers and their families.
Sunday night we continued our study of the book of Matthew. This is a word-for-word media presentation of Matthew’s account of the life of Christ.
We invite you to join us for Sunday School, morning and evening worship service, and small group Bible study Wednesday nights at 6:45 p.m. Come and help our little church grow.
Have a blessed week.

Rocky Mount United Methodist Church
Reading from Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Bro. Willard impressed on us Sunday that our Christian heritage is full of stories — stories of war, peace, love, hate and a myriad of other human frailties that are present from the beginning of this earth age continuing in today’s culture.
We can look at the story of Abraham contained in Deuteronomy 26:5-9 and see that Moses exhorted the Israelites to remember the statute of Firstfruits. In complying with this ordinance, they would ensure that God would be pleased with the praise and sacrifice they were making and receive the blessings this act brought to them.
We can learn from this story.  If we remember that God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, we can know that returning to Him the best of all that we are and hope to be will please Him.  Our obedience to this statute will please Him and He will reward us.
“Give of your best to the Master” is not just words in a song.  It is a way of life that will return to us bountifully. Make a personal decision today to follow the example of Christ and devote your life to pleasing our heavenly Father.
Saturday evening we enjoyed a family film and snacks in our family life center from 6-8 p.m.  Young and old participated.
Wednesday night is youth night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday services are as follows: Sunday School from 10-10:45 a.m., traditional and youth worship from 11-12, and Sunday evening services for adults and youth from 5-6 p.m.