Ramah News - December 2, 2018
Our attendance has been down the last few Sundays, but with Christmas just around the corner, I hope to see it rise a little. We have so many out with health issues. We’re a praying we get them back soon.
We only had one celebrating a birthday this week, little Kason Brooks. Many prayers were answered and we were able to take several off our prayer list, but we had to add: Michael Hammer Family, Barbara Smith, Mary Anderson, Becky Brently, Patsy Kindred and Mattie Grace Carter.
We decorated our Christmas tree on Sunday. Everyone in attendance put an ornament on tree. Some of our youth put special ornaments on the tree and told the meaning. The Cross, candy cane, and wreath, just to name of few.
Brother Keith’s message was titled “Making The Right Choices”. In Deuteronomy 30:16. “In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His Judgements, that though mayest live and multiple; and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it”. We all make choices. Some good. Some bad. The have to with the choices we make, either way. Some choices affect us and as well as our families. Adam eve made a choice in the garden. They choose to eat of tree that God told them not to eat (the tree of the knowledge of good and evil), and because of that bad choice, and first recorded sin, man died spiritually and because of man died spiritually, Jesus had to die on the cross to pay the sin debt of mankind. What was lost in the Garden of Eden, was won bought back by what Jesus did at the cross. For anyone to be saved, he has to believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay our sin debt and the God the Father raised him up after three days.
Joshua made a choice, when he said “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”. Can you say that today? In Revelation 22, tells us that we have a choice of two eternities. Which eternity will you choose? An eternity of peace and joy with Jesus or an eternity of torment and hopelessness? Easy choice, right? So many, by not making any choice at all, some are actually choosing the later.
We are having choir practice every Sunday night at 5:00 PM, led by Katie Keller. This Wednesday will be our church business meeting.