I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord. Psalms 122:1
Sunday School 10 am
Worship 11 am
Sunday Evening 6 pm
Wednesday 7 pm
Adult & Youth Bible Study
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
REVIVAL November 4th-8th, 2018
Guest Speaker: Joe Hall
Every Night @ 7pm
1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
I Believe that Jesus is the Christ is the Son of the Living God
GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION
1. Hear the Gospel.
(Romans 10:17, John 8:32)
2. Believe the Gospel
(Hebrews 11:6, John 20:31)
3. Repent of past sins
(Luke 13:3, Acts 17:30)
4. Confess Jesus Christ
(Romans 10:10, Matthew 10:32)
5. Be Baptized
(Galatians 3:27, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38)
6. Be faithful unto death
1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
YOUTH SERVICE DINNER
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
Message from the Minister
Missy Throckmorton, Sam Compton,
Barry Nunley, Preston Buchanan,
Zac Carter, Gail & Buddy, Dorothy Martin,
David Martin & Family, Joyce & JD Chaney,
George Faull, Mrs Fisher, Bart Weinger,
Clara, Clifford Bowman, Jeff Stiltner,
Keith Stiltner, Erin Marciano, Carolyn Wyatt,
Robert Bowman, Our Country, Our Military, The Homeless & Hungry. Those who have lost loved ones, those suffering from cancer and the lost.
ALL THINGS FOR GOOD!
Sometimes in life we go through struggles, and heartaches and heartbreaks. Sometimes it can seem that God is so far away and we wonder if He hears us and if He still loves us. This can move us to question God as David did in Psalm 22:1-2 when he said “my God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” But if you will read Psalm 22, as David is lamenting his condition and his circumstances and wonders why God does not deliver him, David states in verse 21, “You have answered me,” or “You have heard me.” Christ would use these words from Psalm 22:1 from the cross saying again, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?” Christ, I think, wanted to remind us that though things seemed lost as he hung upon that cross, though it seems as the battle was over, He reminds us that God is not finished yet. God hears our cries in our darkest hour and He is ever working in our lives for our good. Sometimes when life seems to be falling apart it may be God’s way of putting our lives together. Jesus said, “I will never leave you or forsake you,” and I for one believe him. Never give up on God, He has not given up on you. God Bless you all and have a great week.
Naysayers at the Cross
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, come down from the cross and save yourself!” In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! Let this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him (Mark 15:29-32).
The two chief priests, Annas and Caiaphas, were at the cross. They wanted to see—with their own eyes—the end of this Galilean troublemaker. Was it perhaps their first time to stand by a Roman cross? Making themselves unclean—possibly being splattered by the criminal’s blood—was anathema to them. Here, this day, they joked among themselves and with the teachers of the law, no doubt laughing aloud at their seeming success. Perhaps patting one another on their backs and congratulating each other on a job well done.
They heard the taunts of common men and picked up their challenge: “Save yourself! You saved others . . . why can’t you do it now?” They thought he could not. That was their first mistake. Their second was about themselves: “If you come down, we will see and believe!” (See Matthew 27:39-43.) Believe? Had they no opportunities to believe? Had they no face-to-face teaching from the master? Had they not seen his power . . . and simply attributed it to the devil? Believe?
Many stand at the cross and take up the taunts of others there. “How silly! How foolish,” they decide. They refuse to investigate God’s plan of redemption. They give Jesus a cursory glance . . . and laugh! “Some kind of God . . . he did not even save himself! Why should I trust him to save me?”
We stand at the cross . . . and believe. We believe he died for us rather than save himself from the humiliation, the agony, the death he chose for himself. “Come down from the cross”? Our cry must be, “Thank you, Lord, for not coming down. Thank you, Lord, for coming out of the tomb!” Here . . . at his table, we stand to say, “Yes, Lord, thank you!”
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