MESSAGE. “They will make war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will triumph over them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and He will be accompanied by His called and chosen and faithful ones.” Revelation 17:14
There is great power in trusting Jesus as our only Lord. It clears the way for our security to be based solely on Him, not on our circumstances, or other people, not on ourselves, or our own ways of thinking.
This Sabbath morning we will study the true meaning of Jesus’ title “Lord of Lords.”
Season of Change Appreciation Luncheon. Lupina Haney shared with me the following sweet update: “Our team of Hostesses, Table Decorators, Kitchen Angels and Ministry Elders had a chance to talk, relax and be waited on.
Special thanks to Charlene at The Tea Cottage on Hickory Valley for the beautiful atmosphere, table settings, and food (especially the homemade ice cream)!”
Thank you, Lupina, for your leadership and dedication!
Julie Philips is reporting that this week a group of ladies from our church came together for the Women’s Ministry dinner at the Student Park Pavilion. Everyone had a great time. Who would not be on fire after a hot dinner catered by Salsarita’s :-). Thank you, Julie! I pray that this ministry continues to grow and bring encouragement and hope to the ladies of our church.
Last Sunday morning the men of our church opened a new chapter for the Men’s Ministry. Read Edymar Penagos’ update below:
“God is on the move, are you ready to step out in faith and follow him? Warning, it may get difficult. Jesus said, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first” John 15:18.
Last Sunday, we had our first prayer breakfast at New Life SDA church on Main St. I am still overwhelmed and humbled by how full of the holy spirit the meeting/breakfast was. We shared a little about ourselves over a delicious meal and afterwards, discussed ways the two churches men’s ministries (New Life and Ooltewah) could work together. 1 Corinthians 12:20 NIV says; As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
Men, in ministry there is no us and them. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ. In a world that is becoming more divisive every day, it is clear that the message we share and the lives we live, must be one of unity. It is important that we do not see other Christians as “them” or other ministries as “them”. WE ARE IN IT TOGETHER. We are one body under Christ.
Attached is a photo of a few brothers who answered the calling and together under God’s leadership want to make a difference in the church and community around us. At the breakfast, Pastor Mills spoke of God’s mighty men. In the attached photo I believe we have the nucleolus of what will become an army of God’s mighty men. An army that wants to working together, locked in arms, loving those around us.
Brothers, I urge you to pray and ask for God to lead you. He is working all around us and He wants you to share in the joy of being His servant.”
Chattanooga Community Kitchen. According to information gathered from local service providers, over 4,000 individuals experience homelessness each year in Chattanooga, with over 1,000 homeless children in public schools. Each night, an estimated 600-700 individuals sleep outside or in shelters, with nearly 200 of them being families. Chattanooga reflects national trends when it comes to the rise of homelessness among families. Over the last several years, the number of homeless families has increased nearly 300%.
Very early Sabbath morning, September 8, a group of volunteers from our church arrived at the Community Kitchen downtown to prepare breakfast for the needy individuals. Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures to share, but I heard that that morning food was served to almost three hundred people! Isn’t this what Christ called us to do? I pray that this spirit of service continues to grow in our church family.
- Jackie Cantrell
- Herb Weise
- People whose lives are devastated by hurricane Florence