The chains fell off Peter’s wrists

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Sermon: God will send an Angel when we need one

Acts 12:5-10 (NET)

12:5 So Peter was kept in prison, but those in the church were earnestly praying to God for him. 12:6 On that very night before Herod was going to bring him out for trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, while guards in front of the door were keeping watch over the prison. 12:7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the prison cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, “Get up quickly!” And the chains fell off Peter’s wrists. 12:8 The angel said to him, “Fasten your belt and put on your sandals.” Peter did so. Then the angel said to him, “Put on your cloak and follow me.” 12:9 Peter went out and followed him; he did not realize that what was happening through the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. 12:10 After they had passed the first and second guards, they came to the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went outside and walked down one narrow street, when at once the angel left him.

Prayers

Added Family of Joe Whitfill
Added John Wade Langston (cancer)
Added Jack Holtsclaw (health issues)
Added Teddy Beleue (health issues)
Added Hugh Guthrie (pacemaker surgery, stroke, Maggie’s uncle)

A couple of images from the evening worship service.

The LORD will fight for you

Summer time change occurs next next week don’t forget! The  Sunday evening service will change to 6:00 PM.

April 2,3, and 4th – Easter Guarding of the Tomb. Time slots are going fast.

April 30, May 1 – Spring Basement Sale

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Sermon: When we get bogged down in the mud

Exodus 14:13-14 (NET)

14:13 Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord that he will provide for you today; for the Egyptians that you see today you will never, ever see again. 14:14 The Lord will fight for you, and you can be still.”

Hebrews 11:23-25 (NET)

11:23 By faith, when Moses was born, his parents hid him for three months, because they saw the child was beautiful and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. 11:24 By faith, when he grew up, Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 11:25 choosing rather to be ill-treated with the people of God than to enjoy sin’s fleeting pleasure.

Prayers

Added Herb Suiter family
Added Glenn Walker family
Added Jean’s Step-granddaughter catarct surgery
Added The Hill family: Mikayla, Dylan, Jordan, and Mrs. Shirley.

Communion cups
Communion cups

Love is the fulfillment of the law

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Sermon: Greg Gee, speaker

Romans 12:9-21 (NET)

12:9 Love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good. 12:10 Be devoted to one another with mutual love, showing eagerness in honoring one another. 12:11 Do not lag in zeal, be enthusiastic in spirit, serve the Lord. 12:12 Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer. 12:13 Contribute to the needs of the saints, pursue hospitality. 12:14 Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse. 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 12:16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly. Do not be conceited. 12:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil; consider what is good before all people. 12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all people. 12:19 Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God’s wrath, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 12:20 Rather, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing this you will be heaping burning coals on his head. 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 13:8-10 (NET)

13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. 13:9 For the commandments, “Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet,” (and if there is any other commandment) are summed up in this, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Prayers

Added Robbie Meacham (leukemia)
Added Nancy Flammey
Added Brian Bellew Culless
Added Beth Hancock Thomas
Added Janet Vaughan
Added Tim Smith (wounded in Afghanistan)

Margie Glass

Margie Glass passed away today. She was a central figure in the life and affairs of Christian Heights. The photo below catches Margie managing the cash box in 2008 during that year’s basement sale.

Margie Glass
Margie Glass from 2008

Funeral arrangements at the Kentucky New Era.

A native of Trigg County, she was born Aug. 25, 1930, the daughter of the late Joseph Rogers Carr and Claryce Joiner Carr.

She was retired from civil service as a secretary at Fort Campbell.

She was a member of Christian Heights United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Glass.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Irvin, Murfreesboro; two stepsons, James Glass, Hilton Head Island, S.C., and William Glass Jr., Madisonville; one brother, Joe Carr, Herndon; two sisters, Carolyn McDaniel, Moscow, Ind., and Rosalyn Smith, Hopkinsville, and two grandchildren.

Condolences are welcome in the comments below.

Standing at the Door

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Sermon: Christ at the Door

Luke 24:15-31 (NET)

24:15 While they were talking and debating these things, Jesus himself approached and began to accompany them 24:16 (but their eyes were kept from recognizing him). 24:17 Then he said to them, “What are these matters you are discussing so intently as you walk along?” And they stood still, looking sad. 24:18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who doesn’t know the things that have happened there in these days?” 24:19 He said to them, “What things?” “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied, “a man who, with his powerful deeds and words, proved to be a prophet before God and all the people; 24:20 and how our chief priests and rulers handed him over to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 24:21 But we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. Not only this, but it is now the third day since these things happened. 24:22 Furthermore, some women of our group amazed us. They were at the tomb early this morning, 24:23 and when they did not find his body, they came back and said they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24:24 Then some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see him.” 24:25 So he said to them, “You foolish people – how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 24:26 Wasn’t it necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 24:27 Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things written about himself in all the scriptures.24:28 So they approached the village where they were going. He acted as though he wanted to go farther, 24:29 but they urged him, “Stay with us, because it is getting toward evening and the day is almost done.” So he went in to stay with them.

24:30 When he had taken his place at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 24:31 At this point their eyes were opened and they recognized him. Then he vanished out of their sight.

Prayers

Added James Rogers (going to Afghanistan)
Added Teddi Halsclaw (hurt ankle)
Added Kayla Whitaker
Added Jeanette Goretzka (stroke, Maggie’s sister-in-law’s mother)
Added Ramona Harris

God confirmed their witness with signs and wonders

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Sermon: Our Great Salvation

Hebrews 2:1-4 (NET)

2:1 Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2:2 For if the message spoken through angels proved to be so firm that every violation or disobedience received its just penalty, 2:3 how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first communicated through the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard him, 2:4 while God confirmed their witness with signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

Prayers

Added David Dennis
Added Mark Poe (shoulder)
Added Dylan Dawson (11 year old, heart problem)
Added David/Linda Lancaster
Added Tommy Billing’s father (shoulder surgery)
Added Mary Hilton
Added Margie Glass
Added Family of Bill Davenport

Snow removal
Snow removal

Have you considered my servant Job?

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Sermon: God builds a hedge around his people

Job 1:6-12 (NET)

1:6 Now the day came when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord – and Satan also arrived among them. 1:7 The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” And Satan answered the Lord, “From roving about on the earth, and from walking back and forth across it.” 1:8 So the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a pure and upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil.”

1:9 Then Satan answered the Lord, “Is it for nothing that Job fears God? 1:10 Have you not made a hedge around him and his household and all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his livestock have increased in the land. 1:11 But extend your hand and strike everything he has, and he will no doubt curse you to your face!”

1:12 So the Lord said to Satan, “All right then, everything he has is in your power. Only do not extend your hand against the man himself!” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

Prayers

Added Geraldine Stewart (health issues)
Added Larry Stewart
Added Steve Means (Tylyn’s step-father)

to the snow He says, ‘Fall to earth,’

Church services were canceled today due to four inches of snow that fell on Saturday. Job provides a nearly perfect description of the modern snow day.

Job 37:5-8 (NET)

5 God thunders with his voice in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. 6 For to the snow he says, ‘Fall to earth,’ and to the torrential rains, ‘Pour down.’ 7 He causes everyone to stop working, so that all people may know his work. 8 The wild animals go to their lairs, and in their dens they remain.

The Son…expresses the very character of God

Haiti Relief donations: $476.25 UMCOR is still accepting donations for Haiti and other natural disasters that will happen in the future.

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Sermon: God’s Message to us in Christ

Hebrews 1:1-4 (NLT)

Prayers

Added Ernest Stranton (cataract surgery)
Added Barbara Boyd (stage 4 cancer)
Added Hugh Guthrie (stroke, Maggie’s uncle)
Added Dennis Monroe (good report)

Make disciples of all nations

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Sermon: Going into all the world

Matthew 28:16-20 (NKJV)

Prayers

Added Alan Sturgill (Sinus infection)
Added Kay Nave
Added Family of Teresa Mosely
Added Christian Moore (cochlear implant)
Added Lindsey Moore (wisdom teeth)
Added Mrs. Shirley
Added Judy Craft
Added Carol Stovall (chemo affects, maggie’s cousin)

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

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