Another great day in the country, worshiping and serving God! Our service began with one member sharing about the heartache and sorrow their family had recently experienced through several deaths within the family. They shared that knowing where their loved ones are now brings such comfort for them. This family was also grateful for the support of cards, calls, flowers, and prayers expressed by the church.
Then the whole congregation sang Counting On God, which blended well with the sentiments previously expressed, for how can any of us get through the hard times without being able to count on God?!
Greetings of Peace, announcements, and hymn singing followed before Pastor Lynn Hardaway began his message, "How To Be Happy According To Jesus" with the focus on mercy. He shared the parable from Matthew 18: 23-35 about the king who had mercy for a debtor, who after received his forgiveness (mercy) did not show mercy himself towards another who owed him, but showed evil towards him instead.
Once again, it was good to be in the house of the Lord today. We look forward to what God has in store for us during the coming week, and pray we will be able to show mercy and kindness towards others as God has taught us.
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