4-21-13. We have again come to worship the Lord here in this place. Another beautiful day God has given us and we are ever so thankful for the rain that has got people’s ponds back up and even the lakes are back to their pre-drought levels. I don’t like the washing out of the roads in the Goodhope and Pansy area, but that can easily be taken care of by our county workers. Everything is so fresh and green. Thank you Lord for this another blessing.
Sunday school opened with the reading of Psalms 120. Our lesson is taken from II Corinthians the 5th chapter. Paul again is doing what he was called to do on the Damascus road. Looking at the 6th verse through the 8th verse, he speaks on while being at home in these mortal bodies we are absent from the Lord for we walk by faith and not by sight. The 8th verse sums it up with, “We are confident, I say and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” People wonder why the preacher and the singing groups leave their homes as Paul did for weeks or maybe months or years as the missionaries do. Paul explains it in the 9th verse, “Wherefore we labour that whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him.” Christians we are going to stand before the judgment seat of Christ and give an account for the things we have done, good or bad. We are comissioned to spread the gospel by what ever means God called us to do. Whether it be preaching, singing, prayer warrior or at tending the house of worship to learn more of God and His righteousness. Share in a conversation that the only hope we have is in the precious blood of Jesus. To work for the Lord is nothing compared to the sacrifice He made for us. This was a man that knew no sin and yet took everyone of our sins to be the supreme sacrifice giving us a bridge back to an Almighty God that we our ourselves cannot do. No matter how many good works we do, they are filthy rags and God will not accept them. Pleading the blood of Christ is our only defense and if you didn’t accept Him, how can He defend you if He doesn’t know who you are?
Our service changed to worship and we are so thankful to have Sister Fae Pruett and her niece, Florene Flores, here with her from Houston, Texas. We miss you Fae. We along with Dale Thomas love and miss you. Don’t ever forget that. We are also glad to have my nephew, Michael Willis and his beautiful wife, Laura and children Sydney and Isaac. Spiritual songs of praise went forth and a blessed covering of the Holy Ghost was all around us. He is still here folks and having a service like we had today is so refreshing. Hallelujah! He is so good.
Our service changed to a sermon given by a young new preacher, Jeremy Maggard, taken from St. Matthew 24. He preaches the truth that we have no doubt if we are followers, of Christ, this world is coming to an end. We need to be more hungry for the word of God and more prayers going to our Heavenly Father for the lost souls that are Hell bound. Life has a way of surprising us with twists and turns so unexpectedly. I honestly don’t know how those without Christ get through. He’s the only one that helped me during my time of turmoil with my husband’s sickness and the end of this life. Many precious loved ones held me up in prayer and I eternally love and thank them. But it was the God of all comfort that carried me through. God I pray that you would touch hearts and cause them to accept Jesus. Cause them to come to you oh God in Jesus’ name Amen and Amen.
Bless you Jeremy. I know all of us were touched by the word God gave you. Thank God He is still calling young men to preach His word. We are thankful to have Jeremy and his dad, Randy Maggard. I know my heart was truly blessed. God bless our nation that we will return to our praying ground for Him to heal our land and cause our leaders from the local to the state on to the federal level that God’s will be done and we once again will respect Him for it in Him we trust. Not the government.
God be with you all and have a blessed week and if you don’t have a place to worshi, please feel free to come to Breedon. You will be most welcomed.