AWANAs begin Sept 3rd at 6pm. Meals begin also at 5:30pm. $3.00/ person, $10.00 family. This Sunday morning at 8:15am, all S.S. workers will meet for a breakfast to kick off the upcoming new year. Amanda Steward is working on a ladies retreat. Please be looking for information soon. Our Sunday evening service was treated to having Omar Alvarado from Nicaragua with us. Our church’s mission trip was to his home/ church this past summer. Our service closed with a family transferring their letter to join East Heflin.
Bro. George opened to II Sam.17:23, “The Death of a Servant”. Here is a message about a servant to the Lord that died of bitterness in his heart. You see bitterness kills our service to god. A man whose life began great as David’s servant ended with sin creeping in. We read of Aphithophel. We see his testimony as a servant going through the motions. His sacrifices, his speech, his respect as a counselor to King David. However, he had a heart to destroy. You see he was Bathsheba’s grandfather. Recall what David did to her husband?
His conspiracy to destroy David was deep. His conclusion of what God had to offer him was wrong. God had a plan for David. God knew Aphithophel’s heart and God had already dealt with David and would more. It was His choice, not Aphithophels. He allowed his anger to spill out in his actions. He was going to set David up to be killed, revenge. The anger however did not cost him his life but his lack of faith. God will deal with his children! Don’t forget that! He did this for nine long years waiting for the moment to strike. People do this every day to each other. Some say venting is not gossiping or venting is not hatful speech but it is. The speech is there but it is how we handle it that makes us a Christian. Calling others out – is a sin. Badmouthing on FB – is a sin. Failing to forgive- is a sin. You how to tell? Did God do it? Did Jesus do it? No. let God take care of the other one. He doesn’t need your help.
The remedy is to forgive people. We don’t have to forget the past. We have all made bad decisions but we can change what we do today. Don’t hold ill will. Some can say I’m sorry. Some think they should not be for how they reacted to something said. You have to see your own or you will never get to the root. Avoid spiritual suicide. Don’t be like Aphithophel. He hung from tree when all he had to do was fall on his knees.
Hello from Happy Hill. Hope this finds you all doing good.
It was a blessing to be at Happy Hill Sunday. The choir sang a good mix of our favorite songs. Special drama by Breanna Thomas, Emily Thomas and Haley Green. On Sunday night, Bro. Earnest Bowen delivered the message.
Special baptismal service will be Sunday, August 24th at 6:00.
Join us in praying for Irmalene and Robert Norton, Carol Doyle, Carol Sanders, Ken Sanders, Freddy Duncan, Danny Crawford, Betty Hayes, Joyce Craven and April Benefield.
Remember to attend church Sunday. Until next time, God Bless!
Love is treating people the way Jesus would treat them.
THE LIGHTER SIDE
“And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world.....then He made the Earth round....and laughed and laughed and laughed....”
Mt. Olive Church of God
My husband and I went to “Homecoming” this morning at the church I grew up attending. One of the songs said the church is built on love and the message asked the the question “Where is your heart?” God has to be Number I in our lives! We’ve all heard the saying “Your home is where your heart is”; if our heart belongs to Jesus we can look forward to going home with Him!
When we’re children of God we can feel at home with other Christians everywhere. I thank God for leading me to Mt. Olive; it’s my home church now, but the church where I grew up and the people there will always hold a special place in my heart!
The Sunday School lesson at Mt. Olive this morning was “Receiving God’s Provision of Salvation”. Several scriptures were used. Romans 10:9, “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved”.
Tonight’s message was from Mark 16:9-20, “Being holy has great rewards here”! Brother Ronnie taught us that extraordinary things happen when we follow the Holy Ghost! We just have to have the faith of a grain of mustard seed! God is almighty and all powerful and wants to use us!
We at Mt. Olive desire to be church God can use. Please join us anytime!
Brother Ronnie’s number is 256-201-9444.
Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withheld good things from you. Jeremiah 5:25.
Sunday was the beginning of our revival. Lenn Turner is our speaker, Jasper Butler and Bobby Cavender were our singers. Lenn spoke from Jeremiah to a packed house. Hope you were able to attend.
Hope our school folks had a great week of school. We wish you all the best.
Don’t forget those who are sick, bereaved or with problems of any kind. God knows our every need.
We invite you to church on Wednesday nights, bible study at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. on Sundays.
Look forward to you joining us.
Have a save and blessed week from all of us.