By Margie Ward
Sunday morning attendance was good, visitors were present and we are thankful they chose our church to visit. We pray they received a blessing by coming and will come as God leads to any of our services. Our doors and hearts are always open to any one that wants to come worship with us. The call to worship, “Thy Word is a Lamp unto my Feet,” by the choir, Bro. Ron had the opening prayer and welcome. The choir’s special was, “Wonderful Grace of Jesus.” Another special, “Without Him,” by Peggy Harper.
Bro. Ron’s message was taken from I Peter 5:5-10. Peter is speaking to the persecuted church. He told them to give glory to God, submit to Him, clothe yourself with humility, don’t be prideful, realize God is in control, He has authority over all. Our inheritance through Him is eternal life; surrender your will to God submit to Him based on your knowledge of Him, we’re bondservants, we’ve been purchased from the slave market. Assume a place of servant hood wear your apron and go serve the Lord. Send your worries to God because He careth for you. Strengthen your walk with God, because Satan and his adversaries are out there trying to devour whom they may, he wants to kill, steal and destroy. Jesus came to give eternal life to all that will accept Him as their personal Savior. Be firm in your faith when everything seems to go wrong. God’s grace is sufficient and cleanse all our needs. He will perfect, complete, establish and strengthen you, as you trust Him in all you do.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. attendance was good In all groups. Bro. Ron continued study in Romans 12:1-3. It’s the will of God that we present our bodies a living and holy sacrifice.
Saturday evening the youth from Brownwood enjoyed eating out and bowling in Athens. All together, youth and adults 16 made this trip, they all had a fun time.
Peggy Harper and Margie Ward were among those attending the Senior Adult Banquet at Antioch Baptist Church Saturday night. We enjoyed a wonderful meal, entertainment by The Honey Creek Boys from Conyers and fun and fellowship with people from other churches in the association. Rev. and Mrs. Wilburn Hill, Rev. and Mrs. Joe Hughes were the pastors and wives present.
If you don’t go to these banquets you may want to try one and see how much fun you have. Ricky Allgood is the Association Senior Adult director and does a great job. Saturday 53 were present and nine churches were represented.
Operation Christmas Child items for August are pencils, erasers, sharpeners, pencil punches, crayons, paper, markers, pens, etc.
Brownwood AWANA Kick-off and Registration will be Aug. 28, time is 6:30 p.m. We will have cookies and ice cream.
The regular AWANAs at Brownwood Starts Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6:45-8 p.m.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Jamie Harper. His memorial service was held Saturday with Rev. Ron Swann officiating. We pray the family will look to God for hope, courage, comfort and strength for the days ahead.
Sunday Julie and Billy Phillips, Sonny, Mary, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood had dinner with Margie Ward. We celebrated Julie and Zack’s birthdays.
Suffering can be like a magnet that draws the Christian closer to Christ.
Those who never take time to mourn never have time to heal.
A toothache is a pain that drives you to extraction.
Look at your blessings with both eyes – at your troubles with one.
In times like these it helps to remember there have always been times like these.
Be grateful for a few problems – they make a job interesting.
What would some people think about if they didn’t have troubles?
If you find a pathway with no obstacles it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Your attitude toward your trouble often hurts you more than the trouble.
God gives us strength to face our problems, not to flee from them.
When we put our cares in God’s hands, he puts His peace in our hearts.
Have a Blessed Week!