The special music for the Sunday morning service was a solo by Dana Fourman. Her mother, Cheryl Paxton, accompanied her on the piano.
Pastor Bob Thompson, Jr. gave a sermon entitled “The Final Answer.” In Exodus 5:2, the arrogant Pharoah asked the haughtiest question in all the Scripture, “Who is Jehovah?” Rebellious Pharoah had a submission problem, but Egypt’s gods were proven false and Jehovah was triumphant. Rabshakey asked the same question in II Kings 18:35, and Nebuchadnezzar asked it again in Daniel 3:15: “Who is Jehovah?” Jehovah is the only true God. He is the LORD. He still has the final answer to all the rebelling, raging revilers of 2014.
In Sunday evening service, Judy Murray read a prayer for the fourth. Four years ago last week Judy broke her leg. The doctor wasn’t sure she would ever be able to walk again, but she is now walking without a cane or any other assistance. Praise the Lord!
Donna Sue and Brian Haynes played an organ and piano medley, with the words of the songs on the screen. One song was written by Donna Sue.
Pastor Bob’s message Sunday evening was “Commitment Costs,” based on Matthew 10:37-39. “He that taketh not his cross, and followeth not after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” The Declaration of Independence required committment of those who signed it. Those 56 men pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. Not one went back on his pledged word. Their commitment was costly. To be a Christian takes the commitment of all that is prized in the past, all that is priceless in the present, and all that is precious in the future. Commitment costs!
In the Wednesday evening service, Jesse Paxton led the singing, and James Cox gave the devotional message. Brian Haynes and Edith Johnson led in prayer. We asked God to protect and strengthen our pastor who has traveled to Ghana, Africa, to represent the Department of World Missions of the Churches of God (holiness).