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Wednesday night Bible study we are studying on the twelve disciples of Christ. This week we went over borthers Simon, Peter and Andrew.
Sunday morning we had 17 attend services. We started out with taking our prayer requests to the Lord before dismissing to Sunday school. The children’s Sunday school class learned about “Satan Tempts Jesus In The Wilderness” and the adults finished the gospel according to Matthew. After Sunday school the children sang and then had their penny march.
Our morning message was delivered by Bro. Scott from the book Isaiah 40:26-31, “Renew ourselves with the Lord.” Through trials of everyday, through health issues, through losses, it may seem easy to give up or let ourselves succumb to these things, but we can create within ourselves a new heart through God and Jesus Christ if we can push through and perservere. We know that through Christ all things are possible. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with winds as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31.
At our evening services we had an attendance of 15 people. We started out hearing a circle of prayer for those who specifically ask for special prayer. It was a wonderful way to start out the evening. After we sang some songs Bro. Mike did a special reading of a song.
Our evening message was brought forth by Bro. Scott and it was out of the book of Deuteronomy 8:15-20, “Remember where you came from.” Sometimes when things begin to happen to us for the better such as financially, spiritually, or new opportunities begin to surface for us we sometimes want to glorify self. Deuteronomy 8:17 says, “And thou say in thine heart, my power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.” We know that in this fifth book by Moses that he is trying to warn the people of Israel and remind them to stay rooted in where they came from. Remember who made water come from the rocks of flint. Remember who made manna fall from the sky. I read a Bible that tells us in the first book that “God created the heavens and the earth. I’m sure our roots go no deeper than that. What Moses is trying to tell the people is something we can apply to ourselves and our lives in the here and now. Who has shown us grace? Who planted our feet on higher ground? We can be sure that nothing good comes from us without God being in it. We are warned against disobediance and not giving of ourselves in full surrender what will happen. Sometimes we wonder why the Lord isn’t blessing us. But when we ask that we should really look at where we honestly put God at in our lives. Do we give Him our leftovers” If we have time to study our Bibles? If I have enough money leftover I will tithe what is rightfully His. I know I serve a God who is worthy to come first in all things and simply living for the world accounts as disobedience. It can surely be good for us to reground ourselves, when we surrender that is when He can start to move in our lives. Praise Him – He is worthy!
Our service times are Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m. We want to invite all to come and join us for services and hope that everyone has a blessed week.