A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. The rich and poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all. Proverbs 22:1-2. Our Sunday morning service opened with this scripture reading and prayer. We had several for Sunday school with classes for pre-school, teens and adults. God is blessing our church and as we grow in God’s grace we want you to come and take an active part. We were created in God’s image to worship and praise him. The goal of our church is to prayfully seek God’s will. And God’s will is that all men everywhere be saved. That’s impossible, some might say. But the Bible says, “With God, all things are possible.” “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved,” Romans 10.
Prayer requests were made for those in our community who are sick and those who have lost loved ones. Prayers and sympathy to the Guerin family in the tragic loss of a family member. Prayer was then led by Pastor Jerry.
Worship service began with scripture reading from Matthew 4:16. The people which sat in darkness saw great light; That light is Jesus. And preaching a message that referred back to the Old Testament making the comparison of Moses, how he smote the rock bringing forth water, Exodus 17:6, comparing it to Jesus being smitten on the cross for our sins, his blood becoming the living water that saves all who will believe on Him. l Corinthians 10:4 refers to Christ as that spiritual Rock. And ll Corinthians tells us, “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts ……”. The Bible points us toward Christ from beginning to end. And only through Christ can we receive the free gift of salvation and therein lies the hope of life everlasting.
May God richly bless you as you seek to serve Him is our hope for you this week, and remember “The only preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today.” Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.