Sugar Creek News • Mae Buice
Columnist on “What’s in a name?”
What a glorious and wondrous day our Sabbath was this week; you could feel the Spirit working live.
I certainly hope that everyone had a great weekend. We surely did here in our household, and such a great service on Sunday. Still have the morning service going in my mind. Butch preached to us from John 1:29-34 with a topic: "What's in a name?" Words have a lasting result. What do you think of when you hear the name of Jesus, Lamb of God? If you had one word in John to remember it would be "know." The new covenant says you have to be saved to receive power. The people loved John the Baptist.
Who did John say Jesus was? He probably said, "He's just my cousin." What did the brothers of Jesus think as they were growing up? What did they think when at the age of 12 Jesus spent so much time in the temple rather than with His family? In verse 32 John bears record; verse 34, Johns says that Jesus is the Son of God.
What do you call your Lord? Do you think of Him as your blessed Redeemer, your precious Lord and Savior?
And as I pondered this sermon, it came to my mind and has caused me some serious thinking... What do people think of ME? Do they call me hateful, wicked, mean, or do they think of me as a nice person?
Think about this, what's in your name?
Sunday night Butch preached from Jude 1:11. He was the brother of James and the half-brother of Jesus. And he was used by Christ to write this short book.
Let's get our prayer requests out of the way first thing. So many, and I know I'll forget some. Always pray for our country and our military, for Virgil, O.L., the Walker family, the Comans Family, Jane, Mary Ruth, Charles, Gayle, our daughter, Ramsey. Lord, we just pray for our whole church family. And remember my number 1 grandson, Trae, and his family. Trae, Amber and Ariel have all been so sick. I hurt when my family hurts.
I want to send my Christian love and sympathy to my friends in West Virginia who lost their young son Ethan, just 21 years of age this weekend. Kathy and Marvin and the family, my heart is with you.
The time is here for the lock-in for our middle school-age girls, this Friday at 6 p.m. JUST FOR GIRLS!
Looking into Dec., we will have our combination Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner on Dec. 2.
Christmas caroling on Saturday, Dec. 22.
We only have a couple more classes on the Tuesday night studies at 7:15 p.m. And Wednesday night supper at 6:30 p.m., then church at 7 p.m.
Nov. 24 there will be a benefit singing at the Social Circle Theatre for Mary Bitsy Robbins. There will be several singing guests including the Homeland Boys, Changed4, Vessels of Praise and Divine Three. It will start at 4 p.m. and go until around 8 p.m..
Also, this coming Sunday night, the 18, the Homeland Boys will be at Sewell Methodist Church at 6 p.m. This will be their Thanksgiving dinner.
We've had a good weekend here in the Buice household. We're always so happy when any of our grandchildren are with us. Curtis and Roxana and Olivia made our hearts glad, then Gayle came on Sunday to eat with us. And I want to congratulate our number three grandson, Chuck, and Leah. They moved into their new home this weekend in Danville, Va.
Tuesday was our pastor's birthday. Happy birthday to Butch on the 13, to Mike Walker and Sara Ann McLendon on the 20, Greg Simmons on the 21.
As we are going into the Thanksgiving season, I always like to think on what all I have to be thankful for, more so this time of the year. Ephesians 5:20 says, "Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." And that does mean "ALL THINGS."
So until next week, may the Lord bless you real good.
Printed in the November 15, 2012 edition