Happenings At Madison First Baptist ChurchApr 21st, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Church
By Nell Dobbs
The question for each of us is “What will I do with Jesus?” on Sunday, we will be saying “Hallelujah! He is risen indeed!” When Pilate asked Him if He were the King of the Jews, Jesus said, “Thou sayest.” Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Our Sunday School was about “Knowing the Truth” from Colossians: “because of the hope reserved for you in Heaven, you have already heart about this hope in the message of truth, the gospel.”
Todd Gordon prayed a touching offertory prayer, giving God thanks for His great love and mercy. Special music was “Beautiful, Terrible Cross” by David Fries, Jim Carey and Mark Branham. We are so blessed by their talent and love for the Lord.
Sunday’s message was about Palm Sunday and the week before Jesus’ Crucifixion from Luke 19. He was on His way to Jerusalem. He sent two disciples to get the animal He would ride into the city on – not a horse but a colt. The multitude went before and after Him – some put clothes on the colt and set Him thereon. Some spread their garments in the way; some cut olive branches and fig leaves (Preacher said. I’d never heard that before) and the crowd shouted “Hosanna.”
The next day, Jesus was hungry and He saw a fig tree full of leaves but no figs and He said it would never have figs on it. Next day, it was withered. In the city, He celebrated the Passover; prayed in Gethsemane that God’s will would be done; was ridiculed; endured a mock trial; was found innocent by Pilate but Pilate told the crowd to do with Him what they would and washed his hands; and He endured unbelievable agony of body and soul.
We give thanks that Mrs. Laura Coleman and Sabrina Register have come into fellowship with us and will pray for their families and them. After the message, we partook of the Lord’s Supper and ave thanks for Jesus’ gift of forgiveness and His Resurrection.
The Holy Week service for Good Friday will be at our church. On Wednesday night, AWANA had a hotdog picnic and then decorated the table for the lunch. Thanks.
The Association Brotherhood Supper/Meeting was held Tuesday night at Faith Baptist.
On Saturday, April 23, at 11 a.m., the church-wide covered dish fellowship/Easter egg hunt will be held at the Beggs’ Barn.
A note of thanks to Frances Copeland for Easter bags filled for so many. It is said that God uses “busy people” to do His will. Prayers especially for W.C. and their entire family and her mother, Mrs. Eloise Stewart to be 100 soon – and able to be back at home after a hospital stay.
There’s still sadness among us. Death has come. Illness is among us.
Earnest prayers for my special friend, Nancy Sugan in Pennsylvania with more serious illnesses. Pray for all in the nursing homes and those who care for them. Often, someone came to mind – Merton Morse of Lake Park, Ga. – a special friend of school and otherwise. Thankful Al Spurlock is home! Thankful for SCHOOL and for reunions. Thankful for every good deed done! Thankful for God’s gift!