Bro. Emory’s message Sunday was “The King and His Kingdom;” it came from Matthew 6:33. The Kingdom of God comes to us when we give God reign over our lives. We looked at the reality of the Kingdom, the rule of the Kingdom and the Righteousness of the Kingdom. We are not only to seek God’s control over us but to seek God’s character within us. We are to be completely sold out to the Kingdom of God and to our Lord Jesus, our King. Who is your King? Who wears the crown in your castle? Who sits on the throne of your life?
With pastor Brad Vincent’s absence this past Sunday, the Rev. Rick Davidson of La Grange Baptist Church filled our pulpit. Bro. Davidson cited the 17th chapter of John as an example of the real “Lord’s Prayer” since this chapter is Jesus himself praying. He first prays for Himself, next for His disciples and then for all believers. Jesus prayed that God would keep His chosen believers safe from Satan’s power and set them apart to keep them pure and holy and united through His truth.
Those who attended our game night had a good time. Praise the Lord for His special blessings on these dear ones this week: Baby Jonathan McNay, Kenneth Wainscott, Wyatt Traylor, Baby Maci Walker, Brandon Loman, and Doris Dawson.
Meeting the Needs Ministry is in dire need of personal hygiene items. Boxes are located in the MBC back foyer for donated items. Our next night to work at Meeting the Needs is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The beautiful snow did not deter a good-sized crowd at First Christian Sunday.
The Rev. Masden’s message was titled “Stepping Out” based on Matthew 14:22-33 and reminded us that Jesus is the calm to all kinds of storms, both inside and outside.
Pat Beverly talked with the children during Time for Young Disciples about forgiveness and how Jesus said that we must forgive as many times as we are asked. The choir, led by Berna Tanksley, presented special music titled “There Is a River. “
Bro. John’s sermon was on John 10:1-5, “I Am the Good Shepherd.” A sheepfold was an enclosure with a high wall and one door. The porter would open the door and the shepherd would come in. The sheep knew his voice and learned to depend on him.
Jesus is our shepherd, he comes through the door, not deceiving like a false prophet. We need to depend on Jesus. The Holy Spirit is our porter. We need to heed his voice.
Louise Johnson sang, “When the Blood Fell.” The Sunday night sermon was on “Amazing Grace.”
Have you noticed a sticky substance on the floor beneath your ficus or philodendron? Are there little scabs on the underside of the leaves of your orchid? Maybe you have noticed that your plants just look a little lackluster. Well, we can blame some plant puniness on being a tropical houseplant indoors in Kentuckiana during the winter.