Nov 20th, 2011

FROM THE PULPIT...

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Sermon: Mike, Michael, and David : We Our So Bless

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ATTITUTE OF THANKSGIVING

The Pilgrims didn’t have much, but they possessed a great gratitude and it was upon this very thing that America was built. These stalwart people, strong, devout and sincere were the timbers upon which our nation was founded. They had a custom of putting 5 kernels of corn upon each empty plate before a dinner of “thanksgiving” was served. Each member of the family would pick up a kernel and tell what they were thankful for. It was to remind them that the first Pilgrims were in such dire straits that their allowance was only 5 kernels of corn per person each day.

Roland Allen tells about a veteran missionary who came up to him one day after he had delivered his sermon. The missionary introduced himself & said, "I was a medical missionary for many years in India. And I served in a region where there was progressive blindness. People were born with healthy vision, but there was something in that area that caused people to lose their sight as they grew older." But this missionary had developed a treatment which would stop progressive blindness. So people came to him & he performed his treatment, & they would leave realizing that they would have become completely blind, but because of him their sight had been saved. He said that they never said, "Thank you," because that phrase was not in their dialect. Instead, they spoke a word that meant, "I will tell your name." Wherever they went, they would tell the name of the missionary who had cured their blindness. They had received something so wonderful that they eagerly proclaimed it.  Have you that kind of relationship with Christ, due to what you know he has done in your heart and in your life?

I believe God changes lives…this is my prayer. “God, change me and change others through me.”

- Pastor, Mike Yancey

In heavenly love abiding, no change my heart shall fear.
And safe in such confiding, for nothing changes here.
The storm may roar without me, my heart may low be laid,
But God is round about me, and can I be dismayed?

Wherever He may guide me, no want shall turn me back.
My Shepherd is beside me, and nothing can I lack.
His wisdom ever waking, His sight is never dim.
He knows the way He’s taking, and I will walk with Him.

Green pastures are before me, which yet I have not seen.
Bright skies will soon be over me, where darkest clouds have been.
My hope I cannot measure, my path to life is free.

 

BIBLE STUDY

We will be having Wednesday Night Service before Thanksgiving. I am feeling better. Thanks for understanding.
God is good and moving. Let us be attendant to His Voice and willing and ready to act when He speaks.

SONG SELECTION

196 He Loves Me
318 He's a Wonderful Saviour
59 Heavenly Love Abiding
160 Under His Wings

PRAYER REQUEST

Bro. Michael Wright  continues to need our prayers
The children of our church family.  Many need the Lord
Edith  returned back to Idaho to care for her father.
The Children’s ministry and their families
Reach out ministry to our community
Come into His house with thanksgiving  and praise