Mrs. Surrett’s teaching on Seeking the Lord has been a blessing. She continued this morning with more thoughts from II Chronicles, spending time on the story of King Asa who started well, seeking and relying on the LORD for victory; but did not end well, relying on the strength of an ungodly king for deliverance and on the physicians for healing.
In the morning service, Pastor Ogle preached on “Love Your Neighbor”, a very convicting message. We are thankful for the truth and the power of the Word.
This evening was the sweetheart banquet, planned and prepared by Pastor Caleb and his wife and helpers. What a tremendous job they did! All the meeting chairs were moved out, and small individual tables were set up in the auditorium with one couple at each table. The tables were draped with white tablecloths. Red tablescarves laid across the center of the tables were dotted with red and crystal clear small glass hearts. Each table had a different decoration, prepared by Rebecca J - either a candle or flower arrangement and other little candles besides. After prayer, the meal was served by high school and college students, most of them wearing white shirts/blouses and black trousers/skirts. There was live music - hymns beautifully played by Christian G. on the violin and Rachel P. on the piano. Drinks were served first (either water or sweet tea), followed by salads, then the main meal (mashed potatoes, roast beef, carrots, and baked apple), and last of all strawberry cheesecake. Dr. Love had been invited to come and speak to us. His theme was “Strengthening the Marriage,” but his main topic tonight was “Fear” - its source (the Fall and Satan - Genesis 3:10) and its solutions.
We thank the Lord for His blessings throughout the day and the privilege of sitting under the teaching of His Word and having fellowship with His people.
“ If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.” James 2:8