Hello from Red Bank. I hope everyone is well and happy. I think a little more sunshine would help us all feel better. I know it would for me, even though, it is great to see all the ponds full and the creeks running a full stream as a result of the plentiful rain we have been blessed with.
The Red Bank Church service began with hymns led by Gary Lirley. A warm welcome was given by Jerry Huff along with a reading from our adult, LifeWay, Sunday school literature called, “Highway to Heaven.” The basic idea being that even though one will not find the highway to Heaven on a road map, one will find it in the Book of Romans in the Bible. It is often called, “ The Roman Road to Salvation.” The direction in the Roman road map begins with Romans 1:16 followed by Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23 and Romans 10:9. The latter Scripture will lead one, seeking the Lord on this special road, to sincerely pray a prayer such as this one: “Dear God, I confess to you my sin and need for salvation. I turn away from my sin and place my faith in Jesus as my Savior and Lord. Amen.”
Our speaker this Sunday was Brother Lauren Page. His Scripture text was taken from the first chapter of Haggai. The Assyrians had conquered the ten northern tribes of Israel The Babylonians then conquered the ten tribes along with the tribes of Benjamin and Judah. They were all then taken over by the Persians who conquered the Babylonians. Eventually the Persians freed the Tribes of Benjamin and Judah to return home and rebuild their temple. The people worked on the task of rebuilding the temple for about a dozen years then slacked off when it had been only half completed. The Lord of Host sent word through Haggai that because they let the house of the Lord lay in waste and ran to their own houses, they would suffer the consequences of a serious drought that would come upon their land. In other words they used God’s time and supplies to build their own house instead of God’s House. There are serious consequences when we, His children, let down on doing God’s work to do our own.
It was announced that our monthly business meeting will be held Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m.
We missed Margi and Pat Gates at church this Sunday. They were traveling to attend a family wedding.
Gary and I visited with Maxine Lirley one day last week. She was participating in a game of BINGO when we arrived. As it turned out she won that game. I enjoy playing the game, but I can never seem to win one. Anyway, we had a good visit with her once the game playing was over.
Visiting in our home Monday was Pam Shell. We had fun eating pizza and watching TV.
The farmers are busy cutting and baling hay this week while the sun shines. They knew they would have to hurry because there is more rain in the forecast.
Watch out for tick bites this year. I got one that caused a big place on my body that was evidently infected. I went to the doctor and was given antibiotics to kill it before it turned into one of several tick fever diseases that is hard to overcome, if ever.
That’s all the news I have for now. I’ve got to get this article to press. Take care.