Bro. Jared’s message was “The Ultimate Forgiveness” from John 8:53-59 and John 10:9-10.
So many times the devil keeps us from doing God’s will in our life, because we won’t forgive ourselves and put our past behind us.
Jesus bought and paid for all our sins, so accept it and get on with His work in this lost and dying world.
The two “A”s are: Ask – for God’s forgiveness; and Accept – God’s forgiveness.
Thanks to Bro. Matt for a wonderful baby dedication for Aiden and Arron. We are so blessed to be entrusted to love and watch this beautiful family grow.
The Rev. Wotier’s message, “The Light Is On,” was taken from John 8:12-16. Jesus Christ is the most significant person who has ever lived. No matter how you approach it, no one has had more impact on human history. What impact does God’s Light have in our lives? God’s light gives us life — without Him we fail to thrive. God’s light reveals, it enables us to see things hidden. God’s light guides, the Lord will guide us continually. God’s light banishes fear, the Lord is my light.
The deacon of the month is Danny Jacobs.
At 7 tonight, we’ll have our business meeting/prayer meeting.
We were glad to have some special guests with us from Frankfort last week. It was also wonderful to have Mrs. Mills play the organ for us again. Bro. Andy’s message, “The Beatitudes of Christ,” came from Matthew 5:1-12. Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the Earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. How far are we willing to go to hear the word of God? During the children’s sermon, the kids learned that God is our healer.
Sunday was indeed a special time at our church. We had our traditional fifth-Sunday meal following the morning worship.
Pastor Brad Vincent used Isaiah 6:8-13 as text for his message titled “The Blinding Power of the Gospel” as he defined how the prophet Isaiah warned the Israelites repeatedly of their need to repent and change their lifestyles before forewarning them of their ultimate destiny.
Flo Parker beautifully sang “Your Sins Are Forgiven” acappella. Bro. Dale’s message from Psalm 37 helped us understand that when life gets so hard that you think you may lose your mind, remember that laughter is a good medicine; take comfort in things that last, like relationships with others, and not in material things; and control your anger.
Happy anniversary to Roy and Nila Marksberry. They have had 47 years of wedded bliss.
Please pray for these dear ones: Kim Furnish, David Furnish, Linda Haydon, Rebekah Gaines, and Mary Joan Mefford.
Our men’s prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. Saturday. Bring a friend and come for good food and fellowship.
Meeting the Needs Ministry is in dire need of personal hygiene items. Boxes for donated items are located in the MBC back foyer. Our next night to work at Meeting the Needs is from 6 to 8 Feb. 24.
Pastor Tony Watkins continued his sermon series entitled “Family Affairs.” Other topics to be covered include: the mother-child relationship, living life in the fast lane and “breaking brats.” Please join us as we look at what the Bible says about growing healthy families.
Brother Lewis Adams gave a hair-standing message from God about the roads we choose.
God gave us two roads — the straight and narrow road or the curvy road — for us to take.
When you feel like you hit rock bottom, remember that Jesus said knock and the door shall open.
We get so wrapped up in life that we forget to listen to our hearts, to what God is telling us to do. He provides for us. It may not always be what you want, but thank him for what he gives you.
We had 10 people move their letter and join the church and four baptisms. Gratz is growing.
The Rev. Dann’s message was “Growing Like Weeds” on Sunday. He challenged us with the question, “Is our faith still growing like weeds, is it still active?” The choir sang a beautiful melody led by Berna Tanksley; and during the “Time for Young Disciples,” the children learned how easy it is to be successful when you have God’s help.
Bro. John’s message was on “Planking Ahead,” John 14:1-3. Jesus said he prepared us a place and will come back to get us. We need to plan for our trip. Jesus will come in the blink of an eye. The dead will rise first, then the saved will rise in the air to meet him. We pack for a trip now — when Jesus comes we don’t need anything but ourselves. We need to change our currency for heavenly currency. We need to help others. We need to use our gifts for the Lord and store accounts in Heaven. We need a ticket to travel here — our trip to Heaven is free, paid by Jesus on the cross.