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Wednesday night Bible study is always a enjoyable mid-week break. Steve is the adult teacher and Chad and Chantelle are the teenage teachers. The teenagers have been out numbering the adults. Adults, we are going to have to go on a recruiting mission to bring our numbers up. God bless the teenagers, they are so exuberant, full of life and on fire for God.
The adult class is studying Peter (The Rock). In Matthew 14:25 in the fourth watch (3-6 a.m.) Jesus came to the disciples, walking on the water. Peter said, “If it be thou, bid me come to thee on the water.” Jesus said, “Come.” Peter went out of the boat, walking to go to Jesus. When we take our eyes off the Master, we are in trouble.
The morning service was started with prayer requests. Those included were Lucille Kelly, Bill and Bonnie, Wayne and Donna, Dakota’s great uncle, Otis, Mike Roberts family, H.C. Gaulding’s grandbaby, Kenny McDonald, Sherwood Aid, Dorothy Siler, unspoken, Bevy and military men and women.
Specials songs were sung by Norma J., Dakota, Carissa, Emma, Teresa and Morgan. Dakota and Bevy did a solo.
The morning message was on – we are born to serve the Lord. When we are born again, we all have work to do. Everyone has something to do, besides warm a pew. There are preachers, missionaries, deacons, singers, pastors, cleaning personnel, church bus drivers and Sunday school teachers.
Sometimes the people God calls are not quite up to our standards. They may not have the best clothes, use proper language, don’t have a new car, but when God calls and they are born again, God changes them.
Moses was a murderer. King David had committed adultry and also was a murderer. Paul was a mass murderer. Rahab was a harlot- all of these men were used by God. You have only to confess your sins and God will forgive.
The evening service was of a special kind. We had two congregational songs then the youth had their part. They had spent the afternoon at Chad and Chantelle’s home, ate pizza and watched the movie “Serve A Life.” Each young person told what they seen and learned from this movie. It was about teenagers, being bullied, left all alone – no one to talk to and suicide in the back of their minds. They gave everyone things to think about. Reach out to people, we never know what they are going through, that includes the loners at school, elderly people, all alone in their homes or the nursing homes and in lonely hospital rooms.
We have to have love in our hearts for all mankind.
Pastor had a few things to add. He mentioned that we are the salt of the earth, if the salt has lost its savour it is good for nothing. Also, ye are the light of the world. Let your light shine before men. How is your light, is it brightly shining or is it flickering and about to go out?
Come and worship with us at the corner of NW 6th Ave. and 7th St. If you don’t have a home church we’d love to have you or come for a visit.