Feb. 17th, 2013

Today's Message:You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore

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Into a Far Country

Many live a long way from God- they believe in God like many believe in the Queen of England- it has no direct bearing on their lives. It might not be such a problem if God didn’t love you, didn’t care about you any more than you care about him, but that is not the case. In spite of your indifference, God loves you. In spite of your intentional wandering away, He loves you. In spite of your direct disobedience towards anything that looks like Holy Living, thus making you feel even further from God, He still loves you as the Father loves a son, no matter how long he is gone or how far he has drifted. 
God in love will follow you like a puppy dog, or secret admirer, wherever you go- no matter how you try to get God out of your mind- He is there.

Psa 139:1-12  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.  (2)  Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.  (3)  Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.  (4)  For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.  (5)  Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.  (6)  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.  (7)  Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?  (8)  If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.  (9)  If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;  (10)  Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.  (11)  If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.  (12)  Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

Some have barricaded themselves against His love. They won’t answer the door. They post a “no soliciting” sign upon their heart. They will not hear anything related to God and His love. The day will come when you will need this love. May you not die in the far country. May the strength you have left be used to seek out the table of grace prepared by love. May you do this before it is too late.

PNC PREACHER'S MEETING

Preacher’s meeting for the Pilgrim Nazarene Church will be February 20th – 22nd In Pell City, AL. Ministers gather together for a time of worship, instruction and fellowship. These times have proven to be a life-line for many over the years.

PLUMBING PROBLEMS

The main sewer pipe from the parsonage to the street has been a problem over the years. It is time for the line to be replaced. This will be an expensive repair. We need to make it a matter of prayer. God is able to supply this need.

SONG SELECTION

Such Love 381
Love Divine 31
Love Lifted Me 321

PRAYER REQUEST

The Croy’s Son in Law died in a car accident this week
2. John Hooks had hand surgery
3. Tami’s recovery from knee surgery