This past Sunday Peachtree Baptist Church congregation, family, and friends met to worship our Lord.
The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Lynn and David Griffin in honor of their son, Josh Griffin, on the occasion of his birthday.
SUNDAY SCHOOL GATHERING:
Jerry Hobgood welcomed the Sunday school gathering and led the song, "Down At The Cross."
He then read, "God Knows You," by Anne Graham Lotz, from "Fixing My Eyes On Jesus."
Fran Bunn led the Median Sunday School Class Bible Study.This lesson is the sixth in a series of six in, "Living a Godly Life in an Ungodly World."
Next week we will start a new six session series, "Simplicity: Finding Contentment In A Busy Life."
Jane May played a piano solo, "To God Be The Glory."
Jerry Hobgood sang a solo, "When He Was On The Cross."
VERSE OF THE MONTH:
Jesus is the Only Truth
"I AM THE TRUTH," Jesus says, "I am the way - that is to the Father." "I am the truth - that is the truth about the Father." In other words, if you want to know the truth about God, heaven, the hereafter>>> If you want to know the truth about God>>> study Jesus - He is the way to God. He is the truth of God, and He is the very life of God.
The exclusive representation of truth about God is Christ. Of the many reasons why Christ is indeed the truth, one would be that, if you observed all the major religions of the world, their founders all lie in graves. Jesus' grave is empty. Jesus is the only one who says, "You don't have to do anything - apart from believe that I've done everything for you already."
Yet, what Jesus is saying is troubling - because it is dogmatic to our flexible world. Jesus Christ says, "I am it! I am the way to God, and I am the truth about God. Choose Me or choose to perish." However, since Christ said that the world would hate Him, we can be sure that, when the world loves Him, it is because they have made Him into something He is not.
"I AM THE LIFE, I am (not only the way, and the truth, but) the life." If you and I want to experience the fulfilled, God-intended life here on earth and, later, the thrilling dimension of eternal life in heaven, there is only one way. While other religions take bad men and try to make them better, only one is qualified to take dead men and make them alive.
The Divine Verdict, If Jesus Christ is the way... you are lost unless you are following His direction. If Jesus Christ is the truth... you are deceived unless you are believing His message. If Jesus Christ is the life... you are hopeless unless you are receiving His gift.
Jesus Christ is not one god among many - He is the only God. Jesus Christ is not one kernel of divine truth - He is the only truth. Jesus Christ is not one path to heaven among many - He is the only path. For He Himself declared,
"I am the only way . . . truth . . . life; no one, not even one, comes to the Father, except through Me."
*Saturday, 8/31 - Faith Christian Ministries Store Responsibility - 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
*Week of Prayer for State Missions August 25 - September 1
*Tuesday, 9/3 - Deacon's Meeting - 7 p.m.
*Wednesday, 9/4 - Resume Wednesday Activities
*Sunday, 9/8 - Church Conference - 12 p.m.
*Wednesday, 9/11 - Church Wide Fellowship Salad Dinner - 5:30 p.m.
*Tuesday, 9/10, at 10 am. Women's Book Study will begin again. Bring a sack lunch to the a.m. meeting. WMU meeting to follow.
*Wednesday, 9/11, at 7 p.m. The Women's evening Book Study. Study Book, for both sessions, will be Max Lucado's, "He Chose The Nails, What God Did To Win Your Heart." All ladies are invited to attend either or both. You will be responsible for your book. Call Fran at 478-2846 for more information.
*Thursday, 9/19, at 6:30 p.m, Men's Ministry Dinner and Devotional.
*Sunday, 9/22, at 10:30 a.m. Homecoming
*Tuesday, 9/24, at 7 p.m., Church Council Meeting.
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS:
Melba Hobgood had a busy birthday week last week. Melba and seven of her friends were in Boone, NC for a little shopping and in West Jefferson, NC for a couple of rounds of golf. They had perfect sunny weather.
Melba attended the Memorial Service for Sue Garrett, in Clayton. Sue was her former neighbor.
Our prayers are with Sue's family.
Jerry Hobgood took Melba out Friday for her birthday dinner.
Melba met her sister Saturday at Crabtree Mall for lunch, at the Cheese Cake Factory, and shopping. Wow! What a week. Happy Birthday Mel.
Roseta Bunn, Fran and Bob Bunn's granddaughter, spent part of last week in Clayton, with her friend Arianna Andrews and her family. They went to The Great Wolf's Lodge for a mini vacation, as well.
Vicki Suggs, friend of Marta and Gene Whitehouse, joined the Navy. Prayers to you Vicki.
Prayers to all the children starting school for the first time and those returning to school. Let the adventures begin.
Prayer to all those teachers, bus drivers, aides, and everyone watching over their precious charges.
Prayers for Wayne Lamm, recovering from heart surgery.
OTHER COMMUNITY CHURCHES NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
* First Baptist Church Spring Hope, Gibson Memorial, and White Oak Methodist Churches, join forces this past week to collect back to school items for the children at Spring Hope Elementary School.
* Saturday, 9/7 - Flood's Chapel Men's B'fast - 8 a.m.
* Friday, 9/6 and Saturday, 9/7, Duke Memorial Baptist Church and Justice Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor their 20th annual Justice Community Antique Tractor Show at Duke Memorial Baptist Church.
* Monday, 9/9 - Stony Hill Men's Dinner - 7 p.m.
* Saturday, 9/21- First Baptist Church Spring Hope, at 8 to 9 p.m. Outdoor Movie Night.
Nash County Ruritans' Fundraiser:
* Friday, 9/6 - Momeyer Ruritan BBQ Fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. - Eat In, Take Out.
* Friday, 9/27- Coopers Ruritan BBQ Fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Eat In-Take Out.
* Friday, 10/11- West Mount Ruritan BBQ Fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Eat In -Take Out.
* Friday, 10/25- Oak Level Ruritan BBQ Fundraiser -11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Eat In - Take Out.
All of these are until they run out. Come early.
PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS:
To all those sick and in need.
BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS FOR AUGUST:
Mack Bunn, (Aug. 29).
If you have news, please call or email me. I do prefer an email. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. My phone number is 478-2846. You may leave a message.
"O Lord, You have searched me and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thought from afar." Psalm 139:1-2.