The Morning service opened with a trumpet solo by Ethan Downey playing “Tis Sweet to Trust in Jesus/Only Trust Him”. Bro. Jeff Downey welcomed everyone and made announcements. Bro. Rodney Duff led songs. Bro. Donald Fittin led in prayer.  A Female trio sang “Be Still My soul”. Bro. Jeff Downey read the scripture reading from Psalms 26:1-12. Donald Fittin sang “The Lamb of God”.

 

Bro. Jeff Downey’s sermon was taken from I Samuel 17:32-37— “Facing the Giants”. We should be encouraged to prove God’s actions for us by the fact there is nothing He cannot do. To prove means – “to demonstrate the action”. Let us be assured of our trust is in God. The Philistine’s giant, Goliath, was approximately 9 ft. 9 in. tall. The Philistines saw Goliath as their champion to defeat Israel. David was sent by his father, Jesse, to check on the welfare of his sons. David saw and heard Goliath’s challenge against God and the Israelites. David’s confidence was in God not man.  He put his faith in God. With only five stones and a sling, he went forth to meet the giant. Are we facing a “giant” in our lives today? God can remove that obstacle just as God brought Goliath down. God allows trials to come our way. They can make us grow stronger or they can break us. If we follow God’s Word, it can give us character and integrity. What example are we setting before others? In Daniel 1, we read how Daniel stood the test and brought glory and honor to God through his example.  God will defeat our “giants”. God will not fail us. Prove Him today. The closing song was “I Need Thee Every Hour”. Bro. Rodney Duff closed in prayer as the congregation went to prayer.

 

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The Evening service opened with the Male Trio singing “Who will Survive the Storm?”.  Bro. Donald Fittin led songs. Bro. Jeff Downey welcomed everyone and made announcements. Testimonies were given by: Joel McCarville, Donald Fittin, and Carolyn McCall. Josh Hopkins sang “The Love of God”

 

Bro. Rodney Duff’s sermon was taken from I Peter 5:8-9— “Be Sober, Be on the Alert”. It is necessary, today, to recognize our enemy. It is not our neighbor, our relative, or any political figure. It is Satan who has many names given in the Word of God. In II Corinthians 6:15, he is called Belial, and 11:14, he is called an angel of light. In John 8:44, refers to him as a father of lies and a murderer. In Matthew 4:3, calls him as a tempter and the wicked one in 13:38; an accuser of the brethren in Revelation 12:10. The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy;  to steal our peace, to kill our hope, and to destroy our well-being. There are those who align themselves with the devil, our adversary,  as Isaiah 5:20 tells us will be in the last days. Our society is doing that which is right in their own eyes as they did in Judges 21:25. We do not want to align ourselves with the devil. There is hope in the Lord. If we are a Christian, we are on the winning side. We must put on the whole armor of God to fight the enemy. We must stand for truth putting on the whole armor of God. We see the signs all around us—Matthew 24:24. We need to be on high alert against the wiles of the devil. We must be sure our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. We want to spend eternity with Jesus. The closing song was “Come, Holy Spirit”. Bro. Donald Fittin closed in prayer as the congregation went to prayer.