Sunday school began with the reading of Psalms 14. Opening prayer was given by Bro. Ronnie Thomas. Our Sunday school lesson came from 2nd Corinthians the first chapter. The 3rd verse begins with blessing God, the Father of Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. God is our only comfort. Paul the the early Christians suffered much persecution and Paul is encouraging the church at Corinth that although affliction came to them, the God of mercy and comfort will be there for them just as He was with Paul, Silvanus and Timotheus. Paul tells them to trust in God rather than themselves for even though they had a sentence of death as they preached the gospel of Jesus Christ, they knew that God cold raise them should it be His will and purpose (verses 8, 9 and 10). No one but we ourselves can do the work God has for us to do. But we can rest assured He will be there to guide us and will not leave us comfortless as we standfast in our service to Him.
Today we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A beautiful Easter Sunday filled with praise and glory for the salvation Jesus suffered and died for. He arose and lives yet today. Once again the Holy Ghost is welcomed and amongst us. We are so very thankful for all of our visitors today and so many brand new babies.
Please know you are always welcome to worship with us. We would be glad for your presence. Blessed songs given in praise and glory to the Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. “Because He Lives” was one of our songs and how true it is. If it were not for the suffering and dying for our sins, we would be eternally lost and separated from God. His resurrection seals the hope to the reality that we too will be raised and there won’t be any corruption scars our pain in uor new bodies. Praise God for His salvation and mercy.
Brother “Cub” Lafferty took the Easter message from St. John the 19th chapter verses 38 through 42 and chapter 20 verses one through 23. What comforting and sweet words are contained in these verses. Jesus didn’t stay in that borrowed tomb, but He rose again and the reading ends with Jesus breathing on the disciples and told then “Receive ye the Holy Ghost: whosoever sins ye remit they are remitted unto them; and whoever sins ye retain they are retained.” God is still calling through ministers He has chosen. Seek Him today and ask His Holy Son Jeus to come in and save your soul. Time is running out and the salvation plan is finished. It now lies in your hands if your eternal home is Heaven or Hell and sepeaation from God forever.
May God bless us tonight at the Fifth Sunday Singing and may he give you a blessed week.