Newsletter | March 27, 2024

Menu for Family Night

Hamburgers, Tater Tots, and
Ice Cream for Dessert

If your class would like to help with the luncheons
during the revival, please contact Vickie Brown.

Giving as of March 26, 2024

Budget for 2024 . . . . . . . .  $329,423.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . $76,021.26
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . $55,708.96
Needed for weekly budget . . .  $6,335.00
Tithes Received this week . . . . $2,338.00


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

From Our Family And Music Minister

Over the years, I have attended many youth rallies and worship services. These events can be great times of teaching and worship for young people; however, many of the youth just get caught up in the emotion of the event. As a result, they will come down during the invitation, be attentive during Bible study, and even show up for Sunday School the following Sunday for the first time in a year. Unfortunately, this change usually passes within a few days because they were caught up in the emotion of the whole event and honestly had not made a heart change.

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, He knew some of the very people shouting praises would soon be screaming, “Crucify Him.” Because those people never honestly had a heart change, they were simply caught up in the emotion of the celebration. In Luke 19:41-44, we see that as Jesus entered Jerusalem for His final Passover celebration, He saw the city and and wept over it. Even though Jesus could hear the shouts of Hosanna, He truly knew that He would soon be rejected.

Jerusalem’s rejection would soon lead to destruction. The nation of Israel had revelations from God Himself throughout the past centuries. They also had messengers, prophets, and scriptures from the Old Testament. They even had the Messiah Himself coming into the city, but they could not see the truth. Jesus wept because they were blind and did not see that their true Salvation had arrived in Jerusalem. Many people that day saw Jesus as a momentary celebrity, not a Savior.

How many times are we guilty of having this same attitude? We have so much access to resources and teaching about our Savior. Do we take advantage of these resources to help us grow as Christians? Are we guilty of being caught up in the emotion of the worship on Sunday but refusing to let the teaching control our lives the other six days of the week? Do we sing songs of praise on Sunday with the very mouths that, during the week, speak dishonoring words that cause Jesus to weep?

In the Gospel of John, we have another account of Jesus’ grief due to disbelief. In John 12:42, Jesus also grieved for those who did believe but were too afraid to live out the truth because of what it might cost them. Even though they believed in Jesus, John wrote, “for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.” If we accurately assess our lives, do we seek the approval of man over the approval of God? 

Sunday, March 31

Deacon of the Week:  Dwane Lewis

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  Dwane Lewis
Organ Greeter:  Allen Whitehead
Piano Greeter:   David Flake

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Pat Rainey & Daisy Lee Speight

Sunday, April 7

Deacon of the Week:  Carl Hobbs

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  Carl Hobbs
Organ Greeter:  W. Greg Brown
Piano Greeter:  Tom LaRocca

Sound:  Chris McCard
Video:  Saskia Perry

Nursery Workers
Sami Mastrario & Eilene Perry