Message from Dr. Jack Gatlin
18 Remember ye not the form things, neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. 20 The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. 21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise. 22 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Isreal. 23 Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings, neither hast thou honored me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense. (KJV)
This is the first Sunday of 2019, the first sermon of the new year. Let 2019 be a year where we all embrace a personal revival in our personal lives. Jesus came so that we may live life more abundantly. Let us explore how abundantly we lived in 2018 as we reflect of the following thoughts. Did you live life more abundantly in 2018? Did you experience more joy and grow in your relationship with Jesus? Did you feel more at peace within yourself in 2018? In 2018, did you experience all of God’s blessings in your life. Did you in 2018 experience the Power of God in your life? In 2018 did you experience victory or defeat in many aspects of your life? Would you consider 2018 a success or failure? Did you succeed in all aspects of your life? If you did not succeed in all thing, don’t feel bad, but look forward not backward in 2019.
The key to unlocking the Power of God in your life in 2019 is to let God lead you, to be available to him, to let yourself be used by him; to learn to love and talk with him through prayer. Jesus gave it all. He bore all your sins on the cross so your salvation costs you nothing, but living as a Christian costs you everything as you live a life committed to following God and receiving his daily blessings. Today, this first Sunday in 2019, start living the fulfilled life Jesus wants for you. God wants this new year to begin for you with a new attitude, a new goal, and a new commitment to serving him finding his peace and joy in your life.
We must put aside all failures and problems of 2018 as we learn from our mistakes and vow not to repeat them in the new year as we start looking forward (never backward) in 2019. All of sins were settled at the Cross and God has no judgment but offers forgiveness to all who will call upon his name.
Let us in 2019 make a new commitment to serving God and to our Church as we strive to grow spiritually within ourselves and as we offer our talents to our Church. Let us embrace a lifestyle free of sin, free of disappointment, free of regret, and move toward the Grace of God accepting his love, joy and peace. It is up to you this new year. Let this be the year where you live a fulfilled live; a life with Christ.
Check out the latest news from Maye River!
Free Lunch Every Tuesday at 12:30; Bible Study followed by. Women of Faith Bible Study at 1:30 p.m. We will begin on January 8 the David Jeremiah Study on Revelations. Come join us on Tuesday's Everyone is welcome!
Adult Choir Practice Wednesday 5:30 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Men's Bible Study will be on every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. "Come Join Us" as we study the Word of God. We will be studying Revelation in the upcoming weeks.
Praise Team practice Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Men's Breakfast, Saturday, January 19th at 8:00 a.m.
WOM "Joy" Group, Saturday, January 19th at 10:00 a.m.
Discipleship Class, Sunday evenings 5:00 p.m.
Vertical for Grades 6 - 12 at Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
GA's, RA's and Youth Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Thanks to the Praise Team for leading our congregations in worshiping God through music. We were blessed to have Doug Gilbert provide special music this morning.
Maye River Congregation exceeded their mission giving in 2018. Thanks to all those who so generously gave.
Verse of the Day
Psalm 27:1 "The Lord is the Strength of my Life. (KJV)