Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church news
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 6:00 pm
It is a joy to share news from Hopewell in the Weakley County Press. We appreciate all
who read this correspondence.
Bro. Worley and Maria reported on the great wild game supper at the Sidonia Volunteer Fire Department Saturday evening.
The gray skies with intermitting rain did not dampen our spirits as we gathered for corporate worship Sunday.
In our service, prayers were made for those who have health issues, and also the family of Larry Taylor.
On the “Joys” side of the ledger, it was a blessing to have Shirley Gardner in Sunday school. She is slowly regaining strength, and we praise God that she is now infection free. Lonnie Hazlewood led our singing. Kevin Hazlewood was our pianist. Songs were “I Will Sing the Wondrous Story,” “Farther Along,” “Where the Soul Never Dies” and “Nothing but the Blood.”
Lonnie rendered double duty and did a great job in teaching our lesson “Gaining the Prize” from Philippians 3.
It was good to have Joseph, Lisa, Brandon and Destiny Hazlewood from Gleason in the morning worship service.
Before preaching, Bro. Durwood played the piano and sang, “He Touched Me” and “Lord, Shorten These Days.” The later is one of his compositions.
The scripture lesson was Matthew 5:1-12. The sermon was titled, “Be-Attitudes.” The pastor referred to the USA having the Constitution that was adapted in 1789, with the first ten amendments that were ratified by three-fourths of the states in 1791 – known as the Bill of Rights. He also mentioned that England had its Magna Carta (1215), but the Christian Church has the Sermon on the Mount from Jesus (approximately 28 AD). The Sermon on the Mount has been referred to as the Constitution of the Kingdom of God and the Magna Carta of the Christian faith. It begins with what is commonly called The Beatitudes. The word beatitude means supreme blessedness or happiness. The pronounced blessings by Jesus are timeless, and can never be ruled as Unconstitutional. Praise the Lord!
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