Opening pledges by Bro Russ and Bro Royce. Sunday School lesson: starting in the Book of Esther. Bro. John presented the lesson. Announcements given by Bro. Russ. Coins for Christ collected. Offering and prayer collected by Bro. Royce and Bro Norman.
Our message today was brought to us by Bro. Russ. We will be going through the fruits of the spirit going through each one discussing scripture to be able to apply each one to our daily lives. The morning message “The Fruit of the Spirit — GOODNESS” Galatians 5:22-23. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Are you suffering an internal spiritual war? If so, that’s a good sign. It’s a sign that you are pursuing goodness, which causes the badness of human nature to fight back. Once God’s Spirit is at work within us, it produces the wonderful fruit of the spirit. These virtues blend together to reflect the overall character of God! Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. God’s goodness is the very essence of God’s nature – His righteousness and holiness. Jesus wants His disciples to “bear much fruit”. Being fruitful requires action. Galatians 6:9-10 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Sunday evening service began with singing for the Lord. We formed the prayer circle praying for our nation, our prayer list, for those in our congregation that are sick and for each other. Specials for The Lord were sung by Sister Juanita, Bro. John, Sister Peggy and Sister Darby. The evening message “The Fruit of the Spirit – Faithfulness.” Faith comes by hearing the word of God. Faith is a change from the inside that changes one’s character which increases a person’s faith. Paul is a great example of faithfulness. Even in prison he wrote (2 Timothy 4:7) “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Is your goodness and faithfulness increasing daily to glorify the Lord? Are you at peace knowing that you have been faithful to God in all adversities? Allow God to cultivate in you the good fruit of Goodness. Preserver Faithfulness that God desires. At the end may we all hear the Master say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
If you have no church we would love to have you at Happy Home Church. We have services Sunday at 10 a.m. and Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. also Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Come as you are and receive what God has planned for you with a family that loves you as God loves you. Have a blessed week. Look to God for all your needs.
Vacation Bible School has ended and we pray that everyone in attendance was blessed and we will be praying for God to reach the hearts of the students and their families to increase the Kingdom of God for His glory and praise
Saturday August 23, 2019 at 6:00 is the church singing. Come join us singing praises to the Lord. If God has blessed you with talent to sing or play an instrument we would love for you to come and share.