Sunday morning attendance was good. We missed our members that were out, some reasons were sickness and work. Our visitors continue to come and we are thankful for each one. They are always welcome to come to any of our services. Pastor Anthony Cottrell’s message, “Mirror of Your Heart,” James 1: 16-27, Psalms 139: 1-7. God’s word is the mirror we should use to see ourselves. The word of God shows us the heart behind our actions. When we examine ourselves in the mirror we are looking closely at the image, seeing problems we don’t like and think we may be to fix it. We should use the word of God in much the same way by using it to examine our motives and actions. When we find something that we know is not right we should try to fix it. Too often though many people as James expresses are just hearers of the word of God and not doers. James says this “religion” is useless. That is true if someone thinks for a moment that they have true religion (a true relationship with God) yet they do not heed His word or follow His commandment of love, they deceive themselves. They however cannot deceive God. None other knows us like our Creator!
God knows our thoughts before they become words or actions. David said in this Psalm, God is all knowing of him, Ps. 139:23-24, Matthew 5: 3-10. The blessed are those who seek these things. To truly seek them your heart must be set towards God and with a heart that is full of God you will be blessed. Don’t let something take the place of God in your heart for from the depths of your heart flows the springs of your life. Each time you approach a mirror, ask God just as David asked God. Search me, O God and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts. And see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting. On Sunday night at 6 p.m. a good attendance was present. Patrick Alligood continued the Discipleship study on The Holy Spirit, Sunday night’s topic was, “Who is the Holy Spirit?” Much discussion throughout the congregation. Schedule of Services for “Holy Week;” 7 p.m. each night, Monday, March 21 Beacon Heights Baptist Church, Rev. Wayne Ghann; Tuesday, March 22 Brownwood Baptist, Rev. Alvis Richardson; Wednesday night, Everyone meets at their own church; Thursday, March 24, Lake Oconee Baptist Church, Rev. Jeff Hicks and Friday, March 25, Rutledge Baptist Church, Rev. Anthony Cottrell. Make your plans now to attend. Sonny, Mary, Rachel and Zach Wood and Margie Ward were among many visiting with the family and friends of Carolyn Beal Wood Tuesday night at A. E. Carter Funeral Home. Our Christian sympathy goes out to her family during this time. She was a special person and will be missed by all that knew her. Thursday afternoon Margie Ward visited her sister Alice Cheatham, niece Laynette Wood and nephew Donald Cheatham in Athens, Saturday Julie Phillips and Margie Ward visited Laurene Hopkins, Margie’s sister and Ronnie and Vesta Ann Hopkins in Griffin. Have a safe week!