Newsletter | February 24, 2021

Special Music Guest

This Sunday, February 28, we will be blessed to have John and Joy Ham share with us in Special Music.


Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion on the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.

Mark YOur Calendar | March 7, 11:00 PM

Kevin Harry began singing at the age of two and started playing the
trumpet at age twelve. Kevin has shared the stage as an opening act
with many top performers including Michael English and country music
legend Lee Greenwood.

After touring for several years with the award-winning Omega Quartet,
Kevin was asked to sing with Southern Gospel Hall of Fame member Ed
O’Neal and The Dixie Melody Boys.

Music is a vital part of our worship! God is worthy and deserves our
praise, no matter which form. Kevin often says, “a good song is a good
song”, the style is merely a preference.

Kevin desires to bring others into the very presence of God, where they
can be encouraged and strengthened through the gift of music. A
concert with Kevin is a fun and exciting time, but also a time of worship
to our Lord. Through his voice and trumpet, Kevin will encourage and
reassure you that there is hope when we trust in God and His promises.

A love offering will be taken up during the morning service.

Giving as of February 24, 2021

Budget for 2021 . . . . . . . .  $320,880.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . $49,366.16
Received to Date . . . . . . . . .  $37,167.89
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,170.77
Tithes Received this week . . .  $6,804.15

From Our Pastor

“O clap your hands, all peoples; shout to God with the voice of joy.”

     Do those words from Psalm 47 express your heart today?  Is there at least a joyful confidence in your heart?

     While I’m sure that all of us want to have a rejoicing confidence in God, we all go through times where that is difficult.  Sorrow, loss, grief, defeat, failure and prolonged stress can rob us of our joy.  We want to rejoice confidently in the Lord but are often too burdened to do so.

     What can help us to joyfully trust and praise the Lord?  Fortunately, the writer of Psalm 47 doesn’t just tell us to praise the Lord.  He tells us why we can praise the Lord and joyfully trust Him.

     First, God rules over all.  Verse 2 says, “For the Lord Most High is to be feared, a great King over all the earth.”  Our God rules over everything – including your present circumstances.  There is not one problem or issue in your life that is out of God’s jurisdiction or beyond His control. Though your problem might seem to be impossibly large, it is nothing to the God who rules over all. 

     Next, we can rejoice because of God’s plans for us.  Verses 2-3 say, “He subdues peoples under us and nations under our feet.  He chooses our inheritance for us, the glory of Jacob whom He Loves.”  God was fulfilling His plan and promise of giving the land to the Jewish people.  Israel could rejoice in God’s wonderful plan.

     God has wonderful plans for each of us (Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28-29, 1 Corinthians 2:9).  Every situation in which we find ourselves is a steppingstone to God’s eternal plans for us.  Our lives are not a matter of luck or chance.  God has a wonderful plan that He will bring to pass if we let Him.

     Last, we can rejoice because our God is victorious.  Verse 5 says, “God has ascended with a shout, the Lord, with the sound of a trumpet.”  In verse 9 we read, “The princes of the people have assembled themselves as the people of the God of Abraham, for the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted.”

     The picture in these verses is that of a victorious warrior-king.  The idea is that nothing can stop Him.  He overwhelms all opposition.

     Believer, nothing can stop our God.  His love and plans for you will prevail.  He will win and carry you into His victory.  You can rejoice because His victory for you is certain.

     Child of God, look past your circumstances to our wonderful Father.  Everything about Him makes Him worthy of our joyful confidence.