Hello everyone. We are being blessed with plenty of rain lately, and therefore a lot of grass to mow. Gary tries to get some yard mowing done every time he gets a chance. It doesn’t make for an evenly mowed yard, but it helps to keep it from getting out of control.
The Red Bank Church service began with hymns led by Gary Lirley. He also greeted members and guests before dismissing them to their respective Sunday school class.
For the morning sermon, Brother Lauren spoke from Genesis 22 about how Abraham, after being a faithful servant of God for over 50 years, had that faith tested when he was told by God to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac, who was born of Sarah. Abraham obeyed God exactly. He did it devoutly. And, he did it with praise. God asked Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son to prove his faithfulness and love just as He sacrificed his only Begotten Son to prove his love for us. “Abraham worshiped and obeyed God with no strings attached. We need to do the same,” said Brother Lauren. “We need to come to Him with a sincere, trusting heart even though our future is unknown. Putting all things aside, we need to obey Him, worship Him, and keep our heart, our mind and our eyes on Him. The only way to approach God is through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no other way.”
The Sunday evening Praise service was enjoyed by all that attended. There was lots of special music including an instrumental solo on the Ten Whistle by Tattie Maggard. Pat Gates provided interesting information about who wrote some of our favorite hymns and the circumstance that instigated their creation. A food fellowship followed the service.
We lost a beloved neighbor and great friend this week, Richard Mitchell. I think everyone in the surrounding counties came to pay their respect to the family on Richard’s behalf, both Sunday evening and Monday morning. He was greatly loved by all. He will be greatly missed by all.
Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday. Don’t forget to let Dad know how much you love him.
Visiting in our home Sunday afternoon was our neighbor, Pam Shell.
That’s all the news for now. Take care and stay dry. Give God your whole self. Don’t keep any of yourself for yourself.