We had a very good service this Sunday. We had several visitors. We hope they will come again. It’s so nice to see new faces, and always nice to see all that come every week!
Bro. Dallas and Sis. Glenda had a wedding anniversary this week, so we wish them Happy Anniversary! Next week, I believe someone is having a birthday, but we will wait till next week to reveal the birthday lady!
Kenny and I and his mom attended a church service in Greenbrier, Ark. Sunday night. Madison and Sara Frye had a GMA service award service. This was Madison’s last year . I believe this was her 6th or 7th year. They memorize several Bible verses and do missions and other things in the church. I think Madison had over 200 Bible verses that she had memorized. She received a beautiful Bible as her reward this year with all the Bible verses she had memorized highlighted. Madison gave a really nice speech, appreciating her parents, Bill and Carol Frye, for bringing her up in church. Her mamma would have been so proud of her, and I know her dad was. Sara will continue with this and each year she will have more things to complete to get her next step in the GMA.
Sis. Maxine’s message Sunday morning was from Colossians 1:13-18. As she was preaching and bringing out some things, one of which was; we need to have a relationship with God. My mind wondered for a moment. (Sorry, Sis. Maxine). I’m sure several of you have internet, or are on facebook. You see people posting they are in a relationship with so and so. And that is their cover page or their status. It would be great to see lots of posts we were in a relationship with God as our Post! Sis. Maxine says the the world says that there are many ways to have a relationship with God, but in the Word, it says, only through Jesus Christ can we have that relationship!
In Colossians it speaks of Christ being the image of an invisble God. That all things were created by him, for him, and in the 18th verse that He might have preeminence over them. The word preeminence means, to be first in rank or influence, the first born, to be the head of. So if we know we were created by God, we need to also remember we were created for him, and that he is to be first in our life. That is sometimes something I forget in many ways. I appreciate the message and hope to do better in this than I have.
I wasn’t at church Sunday night, but I did listen to the recorded CD. Sis. Maxine asked all that had a chance to speak with someone about how they might have helped pack their parachute in their walk with God, or helped them along the way, if they would like to give their testimonies who it was and if they had a chance to talk to them. Like last week, some had spoke of friends and loved ones who had gone on to be with the Lord, and others who was thankful for those who were still here with us. Always enjoy the good testimonies.
I have a friend who shares her devotions from Joyce Meyers on facebook, about everyday. I ask her if I could share this one with you all. I thought it went along with Sis. Maxine’s message this week. There’s an interesting story at the end of Luke chapter 2 about when Mary and Joseph took Jesus to Jerusalem for Passover when He was twelve years old. After the festival was over, they left to go home, supposing He was with them. (I wonder how many times we suppose God’s with us when we’ve wandered off to do our own thing?) Now here’s the interesting part. Mary and Joseph had traveled a day’s journey before they realized Jesus wasn’t with them and then it took three days to find Him. Three days! The message here is that it’s easier to lose that special presence of God than it is to get it back once we’ve lost it. We need to be careful to remain in the presence of God. When we do, we make God feel at home in our hearts.
Next Sunday night, June 8, at 6 p.m., we will be having our singing at church. We would love to have all come and join in. Fellowship with food and drinks afterward.
This week may we strive to have that relationship with God, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and give him preeminence over our life!