Palm Sunday is April 1; it will be here before you know it.
Carolyn Belew has a birthday on March 25 and Pat Leatherwood on March 26.
The congregation extends sincere sympathy to Lisa Leatherwood and Mary Haley upon the passing of their aunt, Cynthia Newton.
Laura Leatherwood was pleased to have her sister Martha Mauldin from Round Rock with her in church.
Leta and James Sage brought their son Keith and his girlfriend Ashleigh Hancock; it is always a joy to see them.
Leta Sage did a beautiful prelude by playing and singing “Lamb of God.”
Jimmy Leatherwood served as Worship Leader for this past Sunday. This was his first time and he did a great job.
The Children’s Lesson was about spring cleaning and cleaning up for Easter. Pastor Ken told about Jesus driving the cattle and ship away from the temple and turning over the money changers table. Jesus “cleaned house” that day! Pastor Ken said we are in a season called Lent. Lent
is a time to look inside ourselves and see if there are things that need to be
changed. We can ask Jesus to forgive us when we do wrong and make us
Rev. Ken Lunsford took his sermon from I Corinthians 1:18 – 25. The people of Corinth were joining the new Christian religion to become better, successful, and happy. They heard they would have a new life and when they died they would be raised from the dead because of Christ’s resurrection. They believed they would be wiser than other folks and
filled with power that came from the Spirit.
Paul addresses them and tells them they are divisive, haughty, arrogant, rude boastful, and self-righteous. Paul told them the Church was here to create a new way of living, not to help you get along in the old world. The Church is here to transform the world, not to bless the way it is. Paul said don’t make cliques and divisions. He tells the Corinthians we are all one in Christ Jesus. You can’t be a Christian unless you hold on to this: He was crucified on a cross.
The Corinthians tell Paul they don’t want to talk about the cross; it was a symbol of shame. They said that was in the past, it is now irrelevant because we have Christ’s Spirit with us.
Paul writes that the “Message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. “
Pastor Ken said “The way of the cross is the way this world is going to get fixed.” Then he turned to see what invitational hymn the music team had picked out and it was the “The Old Rugged Cross.” He said thank the Lord!
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