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Sunday Morning January 31, 2016

Wayne Keely

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John 2:1-25  And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:  (2)  And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.  (3)  And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.  (4)  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.  (5)  His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.  (6)  And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.  (7)  Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.  (8)  And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.  (9)  When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,  (10)  And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.  (11)  This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.  (12)  After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.  (13)  And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,  (14)  And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:  (15)  And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;  (16)  And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.  (17)  And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.  (18)  Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?  (19)  Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.  (20)  Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?  (21)  But he spake of the temple of his body.  (22)  When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.  (23)  Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.  (24)  But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,  (25)  And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

Food, Fellowship, Celebrations and Wedding!

Our time together this past week was a little taste of Heaven for me. Wednesday evening we shared together in The Lord’s Supper service, sharing a fellowship meal before our time of understanding and dedication to Christ preparing us for Resurrection Sunday. Then came Saturday morning as Carolyn and I watched the eclipse of the blood moon from the parking lot of the church looking west and then I joined the men and boys for a wonderful breakfast and sharing time {Daniel’s words of devotion were a special encouragement to me} and our meetings of the Deacons, Trustees and Finance committee; seeing what God is doing in our fellowship, buildings and finance is astounding! Then we moved on to Bible Study and Worship on the morning of our Lord’s Resurrection well, it was just wonderful. Nancy’s special music was almost too much for me. Then if that weren’t enough, Sunday evening as we celebrated Corbin Thompson’s baptism and the looking at prophetic events being fulfilled in our day made it an almost perfect day.
Along with that, our family celebrated three birthdays this past week: Monday evening we celebrated Mickey’s 45th and Benjamin’s 26th birthdays {March 27&28} (sorry you missed Benj) in a cookout in our back yard with 31 of us here. What a party! Then Saturday evening we celebrated Daniel’s Birthday at the Atzbach home with 51 in attendance… what an amazing time!
What I am saying is our time was almost all taken up in celebrations….almost like our time in Heaven?!
This next two weeks will be even more filling: Along with the normal activities of outreach/inreach Tuesday and Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study, we will have the Gross/Crabtree wedding rehearsal Friday evening and their wedding Saturday at 4:00 p.m. it should be some celebration! And beginning April 17 – 22, I will be involved with Daniel’s revival at New Beginnings Baptist Church in Chateau along with my brother Buck, John Wiley, Dave Kelley and Chester Webster. It almost seems Biblical when you hear our Lord’s Words concerning the last days: Matthew 24:37-39But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’
The only difference is: We know the time in which we are living and we are watching for our Lord to come! Are you living and watching? See you Wednesday or sooner….Bro. Wayne