SUNDAY EVENING SERVICES
Sunday evening service will start back, Sunday, July 11 in the fellowship hall. We hope you will make plans to deepen your study of God’s word through this time of worship and teaching.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Men’s Bible study will begin Wednesday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM. The group will be meeting in the Scriptures Searchers room in the Fellowship Hall. All men are welcome as they begin a study on 1st Timothy.
ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL
Assistant for Nursery
On Call Assistant for Youth
Please contact Rachel Flake or Jonathan if you can help.
CORPORATE PRAYER TIME
Prayer is one of the most important disciplines we should practice as a church body. Each week, we will pray for the church, community, country, and many other needs. We will have prayer time in the church sanctuary on Wednesday at 6:30 PM.
E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church office at (567-9320) with any prayer request.
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.
Giving as of July 4, 2021
Budget for 2021 . . . . . . . . $320,880.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $160,435.95
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $129,203.14
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,170.77
Tithes Received this week . . . $6,384.97
From Our Pastor
Can America be saved? I’m sure that is the question on the mind of most of us as we celebrate Independence Day. We wonder if the country can be saved.
The answer is “Yes.” America can be saved. In fact, America cannot only be saved, but blessed again. We can see this wonderful nation blessed by God again.
How? How can we go from this cauldron of chaos, violence, and sabotage to once more experiencing God’s blessing? We find the answer in the life of King Hezekiah of Judah.
Hezekiah became king at a very dark point in Judah’s history. His father, Ahaz, had been an evil king. Ahaz had followed Israel into idolatry, made images for the Baals and had even engaged in child sacrifice. God judged Judah severely for the sins they committed under Ahaz’s kingship (2 Chronicles 28).
What did Hezekiah do to save Judah? First, he sought the Lord. 2 Kings 18:3 says, “He did right in the sight of the Lord, according to all his father David had done.” Verse 5 says, “He trusted in the Lord…” In verse 6 we read, “For he clung to the Lord…” Hezekiah built his life and reign upon the God. We must apply that lesson. We must seek the Lord in our lives. We need to trust and obey the Lord.
Next, Hezekiah cleansed the temple and restored it for worship. All the items associated with idolatry were removed. All the temple utensils were cleansed and restored to service for worship. This has a deeply personal message for us. As believers, we are temples of God(2 Corinthians 6:16). We need to cleanse ourselves of every sin by confession (1 John 1:9). We need to present ourselves to God as holy, living sacrifices of worship (Romans 12:1-2).
Lastly, Hezekiah prayed. He knew only God could save the nation. In 2 Kings 18, the Assyrians invaded Judah. Hezekiah and Judah were powerless to stop them. Hezekiah sought the Lord and the Lord answered Him. God killed 185,000 Assyrians and the threat was removed. Hezekiah prayed in the awareness that only God could save
Judah. There was no other solutions or option. As we look at our nation today, it is obvious that God is our only hope. All other options have been tried and have failed. We must pray in the recognition our need. Only God can deliver us.
Can America be saved? Yes, but only by God. He can save this country just as easily as He saved Judah during the reign of Hezekiah. The deciding factor is whether we will follow the record of Hezekiah.
Sunday, July 4
Deacon of the Week: Tom LaRocca
Front Door: Tom LaRocca
Organ Greeter: Tony McCard
Piano Greeter: Daniel West
Sound: Chris McCard
Video: David Mathis
Saskia Van Son & Jane Smith
Sunday, July 11
Deacon of the Week: David Mathis
Front Door: David Mathis
Organ Greeter: Dan Raines
Piano Greeter: Dwane Lewis
Sound: Carl Hobbs
Video: Julie West
Daisy Lee Speight & Pat Rainey