Happenings At Madison First Baptist ChurchFeb 24th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Church
By Nell Dobbs
As of Sunday we welcome Preacher Larry Law and wife, Diane, of Day as our interim preacher and pray for them and our church as we follow God’s leading.
We are such a blessed church.
Shelby (Holbrook) Smith blessed us, singing for first time in a long time. She sand “Arise, My Love” and touched us all. Preacher told of a believer in the Ukraine who was not allowed to preach, but who rode the train into cities at night ever night and that brought to mind when Shelby went as a missionary to the Ukraine.
Robert Stokes pray-ed the offertory prayer giving thanks for so many things. We are very thankful Peggy and he are in our church.
Senior choir sang with guests “I’ve never Gotten over Getting Saved,” and we enjoyed the Preacher’s message, “Who to my Disciple?” or “What is a Disciple?” from Luke 14.
I Cor. 15:19 “If in this life only use hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” We were blessed to know Wilbur Pulliam, 93, (And Louise, married 70 years) a man of faith, a true believer and one whose life gave testimony to that.
He was a plumber – a trade learned from our Uncle B.M. Williams (Aunt Nina’s husband), was in WWII and helped plumb the buildings from the atomic bombs, faithful to the end.
There are other deaths.
Prayers of thanks for healing and helping our many ill ones – Ainsley Rogers and all others! We studied about Hezekial, Kind of Judah, who became terminally ill and was told to “Set his house in order” for he would not live, but he prayed, told God he had loved Him and served Him, and didn’t want to die, and cried.
God heard him, gave him 15 years. I’d not read this happening in a long time – found it in II Kings 20 and Isaiah 38 in case you’d like to read it. God doesn’t always answer this way, but believe he answers. So many good things happen to us, but often bad things do.
Earnest prayers for the mission of our church and all activities and we pray that we all will and go tell the Good News that Jesus saves! We pray to keep our house in order!