February 16, 2020
Ash Wednesday will be remembered in our fellowship hall this year. Everyone is invited to participate in this ancient custom. It will be come and go from 5 till 7 p.m.
Community Table is next Wednesday. Please come to volunteer and eat with us.
I visited with Debbie Hammonds, Virginia Stephen, and Elizabeth Young in their nursing homes. I took them a Valentine card and gift from the church. They are all pleasant to talk to. However, Debbie has had surgery on her left arm, and she is experiencing a lot of pain. Keep these wonderful ladies in your prayers and do go and visit with them.
Our congregation extends sympathy to the family and friends of Roy Mayfield.
Kathy Logan is back in her home in Midland. She traveled to Houston for surgery on her arm.
February birthdays were Jill Moore, Larry Stanford, and Lee Lusk.
I served as Worship Leader this past Sunday and read the scripture lesson from Matthew 5:21-37.
Alford Havens and Larry Stanford are our current ushers.
“Let Your Yes Mean Yes and Your No Mean No” was the title of Rev Ken Lunsford’s sermon.
Sometimes when we read the Bible, it feels like we’re walking into the middle of a conversation. We can’t understand certain passages unless we understand their context. Throughout history too much evil has been done in the name of God by those who took a passage out of context.
Jesus had already spoke about the “Beatitudes.” But then He seems to go in another direction. He tells the crowd that He didn’t come to abolish the laws of the Jewish faith, but to fulfill every single word.
Jesus says anyone who murders will be subject to judgment. But I tell you anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Jesus says do not call people idiot or fool or they will be in danger of the fire of hell. Then He adds that if you even look at a woman lustfully you have already committed adultery with her in your heart. Now they realized they were all guilty in the sight of God. Sin doesn’t start with an action; it starts with a decision.
So, we should fill ourselves with the presence of God so that we do not give in to our sinful thoughts. To do that we must spend more time in worship, in prayer, in repentance, in obedience, and in acts of service.
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