I want to welcome everybody today to our special service to remember the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As we started our day at 6:15 a.m. it was such a blessing to see the Sun coming up above the horizon and to capture what it must have been like on the day that our Savior stepped out of that tomb. We are so blessed to have a Savior who was willing to give His life so all of us could have eternal life. Without Christ there would be no eternity in heaven, and our lives would have no meaning. It is with a heart of gratitude that we celebrate this resurrection morning and to continue to give all the honor, praise, and glory to our Loving Savior, Jesus Christ.
Next Sunday we will be observing the day that Jesus enteredJerusalem on a small colt. It was a time of great celebration as the people laid palms before him and praised Him saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh inthe name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.”
Easter is just around the corner, and we will soon be celebrating the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We need to always remember how this event in history changed man’s destination for all eternity. Without believing that Christ died for our sins and asking forgiveness of our sins you will not inherit the kingdom of God. Let people know what this special day is all about. And pray for more souls to be saved. This is why Jesus came into the world.
We sing a song that has the words in it; Stand Up! Stand Up! For Jesus! As Christians we have an obligation to stand up for our beliefs. We are not to waver in our talk and walk with Him. Society has become a corrupt place to live, but as long as we live, we have the responsibility to speak up against the evils of this sin-sick world. Take time to pray for our Nation, Churches, and those who proclaim the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Chris
The Bible teaches us that love is essential in the relationship with Christ and others. Our nation has lost the concept of this very important biblical teaching. When was the last time you expressed your love to someone and what was the response in return? (Deut. 6:4-5) “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” (Matt. 2:39) “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK: as we celebrate Presidents Day, please
remember our Forefathers and the great men and women who have
served this country to make it what it is today. Our nation needs to
be recognized as a God-fearing country and to put God first in our
A New Year, a new precept upon precept study. On Sunday, January 20th , we will begin a new study on the book of Daniel. We are so excited to explore the life of Daniel and how he purposed in his heart to love God and no other. A lesson for us as we begin a new year. We will learn how Daniel was taken captivate and how God spoken to Daniel in dreams and visions. Please sign up in the fellowship hall for your book.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK: WHAT A JOY IT WAS TO SEE OUR YOUTH SHARE THE BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS PLAY WITH US ON MONDAY. I WANT TO THANK EACH ONE WHO HELPED PUT ALL OF THIS TOGETHER AND TO TAKE OF YOUR TIME TO MAKE SURE THE PROGRAM WAS A GREAT SUCCESS. TO ALL THOSE ON OUR HOSTESS COMMITTEE WHO PROVIDED THE REFRESHMENTS. IT IS WITH GREAT JOY THAT WE HAVE SUCH LOVING PEOPLE AT FAIRPORT WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW WE TEACH AND TRAIN OUR CHILDREN. IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK TO GET EVERYTHING TO COME TOGETHER. AS WE LOOK TOWARDS THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY, I AM ASKING THAT YOU PRAY FOR OUR FAMILIES, NATION, AND FOR GOD’S HAND TO CONTINUE TO GUIDE US TODAY AND INTO THE FUTURE. MAE AND I WANT TO WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Billy Burgess is back home from his surgery. The doctors had to remove his kidney and said the tumor was to close to the main artery to remove it. Also the kidney did not look good. They are sending it to pathology to see if it is cancerous. Please pray for Billy to have a quick recovery.
Betty Newsome is now on oxygen and breathing better. She still has a long ways to go and we are praying for her each day. Jimmy is doing very well after his back surgery, take time to pray for both of them.
Cheryl Crowther is now back home from the Hospital and is still now doing well. Please continue to pray that the Dr.’s will find out what can be done for the cancer she has. This is a very difficult time for the family.
Peachy Smith is still seeing Dr.’s to try and determine what is wrong with him. He will be in Richmond next Wed. March 20, for more testing. Pray that the Dr.’s will be able to work out this situation in his life.