Laura Leatherwood served as Worship Leader for last Sunday.
Birthdays for the first half of April are; Ricky Rowe was April 2, Travis Rasberry was April 3, Dr. Harlan Raley, April 4, and Adrian Salinas will celebrate on the 12th.
Debra Hammonds and Judy Lunsford have both been “under the weather” lately and feeling rough. They would appreciate your prayers for recovery.
There was a lot to be thankful for also, the great rains were much needed. The Leatherwood family was grateful for Amy Leatherwoods successful wedding shower. Several of the hostesses are members of this church. The shower was well attended and everyone had had a fun time. We look forward to Amy’s and Joseph Cisneroz’s wedding later this month.
Did you know we have enhanced hearing devices in some of the pews and large print Bibles at the ends of some pews? We want to make your worship experience as meaningful as possible.
Rev Ken Lunsford’s sermon was titled “Believe with All Your Heart, Mind and Strength!” John 20:19-30 was the scripture read, these verses tell of Jesus’ appearance to His disciples after His death and resurrection. The disciple Thomas was hard to convince so Jesus asked Thomas to put his fingers into Jesus’ nail pierced hands and his hand into Jesus’ wounded side.
When Jesus made the decision to go to Jerusalem the disciples thought that would be certain death. Surprisingly it was Thomas who said: “Then let us go so that we may die with Him.” It was a courageous statement, but we don’t remember him for that. Thomas is always thought of as the doubter. It is Thomas that unequivocally states Christ’s Divinity when he says to Jesus “My Lord, and my God.” He does not call Jesus teacher, or Lord, or Messiah, but God! These are not the words of a doubter. Jesus did not blame or condemn Thomas for his doubts.
Faith is not the absence of doubt; it is the overcoming of doubt. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet still believe. We had better leave some room for mysticism in our worldview.
Pastor Ken said “Let me tell you something that has gotten me through many dark nights. Never doubt in the dark what God has told you in the light.”
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