Bethany was blessed with a Spirit filled meeting Sept. 8-10 with Elder Ricky Harcrow from Fort Payne, AL. Friday night we had a good singing but not quite as many attending as usual on a Friday night but still an excellent congregation with good singing and a great sermon from Heb. 9: 26 on One Sacrifice For Sins by the man, Christ Jesus. Sacrifices of the Old Testament were many but they could never take away sin but the one sacrifice of Jesus did what they could not do.
Saturday was blessed with excellent weather and really good attendance for a Saturday morning service with many visitors and once again had excellent singing, prayers and outstanding sermon by Brother Harcrow on Benefits In Christ from Psalm 107:2. How blessed we are to have so many benefits; many of which we never are aware. We had a great lunch prepared by the sisters and then Saturday night we enjoyed a good fish and chicken supper with many other dishes to suit the appetite of any one. Good attendance was manifest again with good singing and prayer and another Spirit filled sermon by Brother Harcrow on Unfrustrated Grace from Gal. 2:20-21. “I do not frustrate the grace of God, for if righteousness come by the law then Christ is dead in vain.”
Elder Harcrow was able to stay through Sunday and we had good singing and an enlightening sermon by Brother Harcrow on Mount of Transfiguration as Peter, James and John saw Jesus’ countenance changed and talking with Moses and Elias and illustrating how experience is the most effective teacher but not necessarily the best. Peter remembered this experience the rest of his life and I am sure James and John did also.
You can find more pictures under Annual Meetings Page with September 2017 drop down selection.