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Rock Chapel Freewill Baptist Church News

Choir performed a special today, Feb. 3, 2013. Other specials were peformed by  our young girls led by Virginia Housley and Virginia Serghides.  Tammi Housley also sang as well.

The church received thank you’s for the church dinner Saturday for Jennifer Alexander.  Stanley Jones preached the funeral, and he did a very good job of comforting the family.  Jennifer had a very loving family and so many supportive friends, and she will be missed greatly.

Prayer requests were for Jennifer’s family; Jerry Lee; Lola Dennis; Memphis Helsley; Alex Alexander’s brother; Carla Bates; Pat Moore; Kaye Garrison; Van Renfrow; Rick and Helen; others who are sick, our servicemen, and our country.

Virginia Serghides did Children’s Church today.

Visitors were Sherry Thompson, Karen Carr, and MaKaya Kelley.

Barbara Tate celebrated a birthday.

Lola and Roy Dennis celebrated their 64th anniversary.  Marilyn, their daughter, reported that Lola plans to retire now at age 82.

UPCOMING EVENTS:  Men’s Breakfast 7 a.m. on Thursday Feb. 7; Quarterly Meeting Feb. 9th at Pleasant Home; Valentine Mexican Banquet –Potluck noon meal on Sunday Feb. 17th– with no evening services; and Saturday Feb. 23rd-9:00 a.m. Ladies Brunch with Jeni Dixon as the guest speaker-Invite a friend.

Bro. Stanley Jones brought the morning and evening message today.  Morning message:  Isaiah 53:  7-9.  “Christ showed us his undying love for us through his suffering and his patience.  He suffered greatly both physically and mentally for each of us.  He did this willingly- he sacrificed both his life and his dignity”.  Bro. Stanley said you could hear him say, ‘I LOVE YOU’ as he died for us.  Bro. Stanley explained how he could give up a lot of things in this life, for example his home, but it would be very hard for him to give up his dignity and his self-worth.  He explained how Jesus left his exalted position on the right hand of God, and he came down to earth to live and walk among us.  He gave up everything.  His arrest and trial broke every law in the book.  They did the trial at night, and they had no witnesses.  Jesus was only 33 years old at the time.  Jesus had to love each of us to go through his death willingly.  Bro. Stanley said, “I must love him back and give him my life.  God can do lots of miracles to get our attention.  But for Jesus to give up his life for us that should be what gets our attention”.

Visitors are always welcome.  Questions:  Call Bro. Rick Batten at 683-5657/ or 250-0918; Shelby Housley 746-4743; or Shelby Moore at 746-4751.

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