The Morning service opened with a flute solo by Olivia Downey playing “His Eye is on the Sparrow”. Bro. Jeff Downey welcomed everyone and made announcements. Bro. Rodney Duff led songs. Bro. Jeff Downey led in prayer. The McCarville quartet sang “I’ve Never Been Sorry”. Bro. Donald Fittin read the scripture reading from Matthew 6:19-24. He sang “Where Jesus Is, Twill Be Heaven For Me”.

 

Bro. Jeff Downey’s sermon was taken from Matthew 13:44-45— “Treasure is the Kingdom of Heaven”. We can have the kingdom of heaven now here on earth. There are 4 attributes of the kingdom of Heaven: (1) The kingdom of heaven is eternal—Hebrews 1:8. We can have it here on earth and for all eternity in Heaven. (2) It is a kingdom of power. Jesus said  “All power is given to me in Heaven and in earth—Matthew 28:18. No other power is able to destroy it.  (3) It is a kingdom of righteousness—Hebrews 1:8-10. Finally, it is a kingdom of Life--John 6:40. There will be no evil there. May it give us a strong desire to be a part of the kingdom of heaven----I John 3:1-3. In order to be adopted by God, we must be righteous and surrender our all to Jesus. There is nothing in this life that is worth missing Heaven—Philippians 3:8-11. May we have a desire for this treasure which is Heaven.  The closing song was “Until Then”. Bro. Rodney Duff closed in prayer as all the congregation went to prayer.

 

 

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