Scripture @ Sunrise 10.20.08

Summing Up Sunday

“Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to stir you up by way of reminder…”  2 Peter 1:12-13

Here are pictures of my notes from yesterday’s messages:

I’d also like to personally apologize for the crazy offertory mishap tonight. It was like trying to jump off a merry-go-round going 100 mph, but having your feet super glued to the floor. I went to the wrong spot and I just couldn’t get back in! haha! Thanks for your patience!

How great was it to see Sheridan & Anita along with our other visitors tonight?! What a blessing it is when the Lord sends smiling faces our way!

I enjoyed our time together at Cracker Barrel…I think all of us were there! The only thing about having a ginormous group is you don’t get to talk to everybody. :o( We’ll have to rotate tables next time! :o)

Oh, and thank you, Mrs. Jennie for all the laughs this evening! The Lord truly blesses me when I get to ride with you. You’re an absolute joy to be around (not that you read this…).

I hope you’ll stay tuned for the rest of the Scripture @ Sunrise posts this week!

Lots of Love in Christ,
Psalm 19:14

Weekly Announcements (October 19-26)


Monday, October 20
Review your notes from yesterday’s messages!
*Pray for Sis. Anita Stanton today as she goes for her first radiation treatment.
*Pray for Sis. Laura today as she nears the finish line!  :o)

Tuesday, October 21
Men’s Morning Meditations- Men, warm up your chilly fall mornings with God’s Word, fellowship and a cup of coffee at your Pastor’s home from 6:30-8:30 a.m.  Come at your convenience!
Happy Birthday to Sis. Lydia!

Wednesday, October 22
7:00 p.m.– We will continue our series on evangelism and the kids will continue studying the book of Mark!
*Pray for Lisa today as she has her c-section!  :o)

Thursday, October 23
Have you hidden God’s Word in your heart this week?
Happy Anniversary to Danny & Cheryl!

Friday, October 24
How about that Sunday School Lesson?!?!

Saturday, October 25
Have you prepared your heart for worship?

Sunday, October 26
10:00 a.m.– Sunday School (John 7)
Devotion: nobody is signed up until January 3, 2010 (Bro. Paul!) Claim it by e-mailing or calling me if you want this Sunday! Thanks!
11:00 a.m.– Sunday Morning Worship (2 Peter 1:16-?)
Ushers: Harry & Tom (alternates: Daniel & Steve G.)
6:00 p.m.
– Sunday Evening Worship (Exodus 22)

Save the Date! Saturday November 1, you are each cordially invited to Denise & Charlie’s wedding! 4:30 p.m. Click here for more details. Keep in mind that it is in Crab Orchard! They are registered at Target, Walmart and Bed, Bath & Beyond. (Click on these links to view their registries)!

...are getting married!!!!
...are getting married!!!!

Missionary of the Month:
Nathan, Carrie & McKenna Radford
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Links of the Week

  • InTeRrUpTiOnS!  My dad often refers to how the Lord schedules his day for him.  This article by one of C.J. Mahaney’s daughters echoes that very same principle.  And includes this great quote:
    “The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own,’ or ‘real’ life.  The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life—the life God is sending one day by day; what one calls one’s ‘real life’ is a phantom of one’s own imagination.  This at least is what I see at moments of insight: but it’s hard to remember it all the time.” The Quotable Lewis, (Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers, 1989), 335. Kristin, Mahaney’s daughter likes to  refer to her “interruptions” as “sovereign deliveries.”  Isn’t that a great reminder?!

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Zechariah 9:17– “For how great is His goodness, and how great His beauty!”
My prayer is that He will manifest that in your life this week!

Kids Class Review (Oct. 15)

Kids Own Worship Summary
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Mark 1:21-34
Jesus Heals Many
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We learned:

  • Jesus is omnipotent=has power over everything.
  • Jesus presented Himself as a servant.
  • When Jesus gave up His life for us on the cross, He gave us a way to heal our heart.

We sang:

♪      For the Glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31)

♪      Treasures (Matthew 6:20-21)

♪      Those Who Hope (Isaiah 40:31)

♪      I’ve Got a River of Life (Isaiah 61:1)

Other things to talk and think about:

o        Review the passage.  See how much your child can recall.

-Why were the people amazed at Jesus’ teaching?  He taught with more wisdom than the normal teachers.
-Jesus healed a man in the synagogue.  What was wrong with the man?  He had an evil spirit in him.
-Who was sick at Simon’s house?  His mother-in-law. How did Jesus heal her?  He helped her to stand up.
-Many people showed up at Simon’s house after sunset.  Why did they come?  They wanted Jesus to heal them. Was He able to help them?  Yes.

o        Key Verse: We saw His glory-the glory that belongs to the only Son of the Father. (John 1:14)

o        Reiterate what “glory” means.

We are going to start using our own songbooks sometime within the next couple of weeks.  Hopefully, this concept will transfer over into the main worship services and the kids will be involved with the hymnal and singing with everyone!  I am so thankful the Lord has blessed me with your children.  Thanks for bringing them to learn more about Him!

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We only had three in class on Wednesday, so that means we missed you!  But, thanks to Hannah, Olivia and Micheal for being great listeners and singing their hearts out!  It was really neat for me to teach them the word omnipotent.  I distinctly remember learning that word at school when I was in third grade (along with omnipresent and omniscient).  So it was kind of ironic that Olivia and Micheal are both in third grade and Hannah is in fourth.  Anyway, I would love to see your beautiful children there next week as we continue in the book of Mark!  Don’t forget to take time to invest in eternal things!  :o)

Prayer Requests (from Wednesday, Oct. 15)

Prayer Requests (from Wednesday, Oct. 15)
I’m sorry I’m so far behind.  Please forgive me!  :o)

  • John- spiritual
  • Mollie- skipping school
  • Brenda & Carl- traveling back from Florida
  • Jenny (Brenda’s daughter)
  • Dorcie- not in hospital yet; headaches probably caused by the cancer
  • Steve D. & Chandler- sick
  • Conner- bad allergies
  • Daphne (Jason’s sister)- jobless and not plugged into church like she previously was
  • Donnie- PrAiSe!  He got a second job at the Lexington Rescue Mission!; court Thursday
  • Chris A. (Donnie’s friend)- was a supervisor at the mission; Donnie replaced him…
  • Mrs. Goodpaster- Mary was the third child she’s lost to cancer.  Encourage her this week and thank her for praying for you because the Lord knows she does!
  • Shawn & Crystal- pray they would get back in church!
  • Kim I.- no evidence of faith
  • Barbara- not feeling well; PrAiSe! Studying the Word!
  • Laura- Katie’s coming soon!
  • Harry- pray that he’ll gain some weight!  PrAiSe!  Found glasses!
  • Kristin- lifestyle
  • Tequilla (Hannah’s friend)- sick
  • Debbie- bad allergies
  • Gus- surgery
  • Sugrim- stomach virus
  • Lisa- C-section Wednesday, Oct. 22
  • Financial Situation
  • Isaiah 58 (again in December)- VISITS!
  • PrAiSe!  Donnie & Harry put in cabinets in our Sunday School rooms!  (Pray they don’t fall!  haha!)
  • M.O.M.: The Radfords in Kenya

Scripture at Sunrise 10.17.08

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”  (1 Peter 2:9-10)

Glory to God, whose sovereign grace
Hath animated senseless stones;
Called us to stand before His face,
And raised us into Abraham’s sons!

The people that in darkness lay,
In sin and error’s deadly shade,
Have seen a glorious gospel day,
In Jesus’ lovely face displayed.

Thou only, Lord, the work hast done,
And bared Thine arm in all our sight;
Hast made the reprobates Thine own,
And claimed the outcasts as Thy right.

Thy single arm, almighty Lord,
To us the great salvation brought,
Thy Word, Thy all-creating Word,
That spake at first the world from naught.

For this the saints lift up their voice,
And ceaseless praise to Thee is giv’n;
For this the hosts above rejoice,
We raise the happiness of Heav’n.

For this, no longer sons of night,
To Thee our thankful hearts we give;
To Thee, who called us into light,
To Thee we die, to Thee we live.

Suffice that for the season past
Hell’s horrid language filled our tongues,
We all Thy words behind us cast,
And lewdly sang the drunkard’s songs.

But, O the power of grace divine!
In hymns we now our voices raise,
Loudly in strange hosannas join,
And blasphemies are turned to praise!

Read more about this song by Charles Wesley at CyberHymnal.

Scripture at Sunrise 10.16.08

“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
and favor is better than silver or gold.”  (Proverbs 22:1)

Will you be missed when you die?
Note: This is a real obituary.

Dolores Aguilar 1929 – Aug. 7, 2008

Dolores Aguilar, born in 1929 in New Mexico, left us on August 7, 2008. She will be met in the afterlife by her husband, Raymond, her son, Paul Jr., and daughter, Ruby. She is survived by her daughters Marietta, Mitzi, Stella, Beatrice, Virginia and Ramona, and son Billy; grandchildren,

Donnelle, Joe, Mitzie, Maria, Mario, Marty, Tynette, Tania, Leta, Alexandria, Tommy, Billy, Mathew, Raymond, Kenny, Javier, Lisa, Ashlie and Michael; great-grandchildren, Brendan, Joseph, Karissa, Jacob, Delaney, Shawn, Cienna, Bailey, Christian, Andre Jr., Andrea, Keith, Saeed, Nujaymah, Salma, Merissa, Emily, Jayci, Isabella, Samantha and Emily. I apologize if I missed anyone.

Dolores had no hobbies, made no contribution to society and rarely shared a kind word or deed in her life. I speak for the majority of her family when I say her presence will not be missed by many, very few tears will be shed and there will be no lamenting over her passing. Her family will remember Dolores and amongst ourselves we will remember her in our own way, which were mostly sad and troubling times throughout the years. We may have some fond memories of her and perhaps we will think of those times too. But I truly believe at the end of the day ALL of us will really only miss what we never had, a good and kind mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I hope she is finally at peace with herself.

As for the rest of us left behind, I hope this is the beginning of a time of healing and learning to be a family again. There will be no service, no prayers and no closure for the family she spent a lifetime tearing apart. We cannot come together in the end to see to it that her grandchildren and great-grandchildren can say their goodbyes. So I say here for all of us, GOOD BYE, MOM.

Will you be missed when you die? Do you live your life reaching out in love or are you withdrawn, afraid someone will hurt you? Only when we open our hearts do we touch hearts but we also expose them for some to hurt.

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