Last Update - December 5, 2016
Assembling Christmas Baskets Saturday, December 10th
The Men's Breakfast is generally on the second Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship area.
Sunday morning Steve Lee gave announcements. “Happy Birthday” was sung to Cari Isom, and “Happy Anniversary” was sung to Sam and Grace Pemberton. Steve led singing and took prayer requests. Sam Pemberton led prayer. Communion was served. A time of greeting was shared and the children dismissed to their classes. Jon Carl Isom sang “How He Loves.” Pastor Jerry Allen brought the message, “Feed the Flock of God!” from I Peter 5. Steve led a song for the altar call, and Denny Kirk dismissed in prayer. Attendance was 89.
Sunday evening Sam Pemberton received the prayer requests and Andy Pemberton led prayer. Jessy Blackerby led the congregation in some worship songs. Greg Isom taught from Revelation 8-9. Jessy led a closing song, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” and dismissed the service in prayer.
This is special time for praising God with songs, readings, and testimonies. All are welcome to participate, sharing what God has placed in their hearts.
A second sign-up sheet is for those wanting their children to be watched in the nursery during church services. If you want your child or children to be in the nursery, please sign this sheet. Thank you.
December 4, 2016
Feed the Flock of God
"Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away."
Lord Jesus, we thank you for preserving this glorious Word of God. Thank you for helping us to know what powerful men our forefathers in the church were. Help us to adhere to their words of wisdom, and enlightenment, that we might be that true and faithful church. Amen.
A person allows a sinful thought to remain in their heart for a time and before long that thought becomes an action (sin). If they continue in that sin, it will take deep root in their lives and eventually have total control of them. The result is that repentance is never again even brought to their mind and they find themselves separated from God forever. That is why it is so important for us to be open and honest about our sins and bring them into the light to be forgiven before they can take root in our lives. It is just like weeds in our garden; the sooner we deal with them the better it is for all.
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us."
Heavenly Father, may we always have the courage to seek your face in time of failure and ask for Your forgiveness and may You be faithful to Your word and make us clean again.