The Friday night message from Elder Michael Gowens was from Philippians 1:21 â€œFor to me to live is Christ, and to die is gainâ€ on â€œPaul the Christian.â€ Paulâ€™s life was now dedicated to serving the Lord and that is his goal; to be the Christian that would always honor the Lord. He wrote Philippinas while in a Roman prison but the Lord can visit his children wherever they are. Whatever situation we are in, we can have the Lord come and visit us and give us strength to press on and forget those things which are behind.
Elder Gowens message on Saturday night was entitled â€œOne legitimate fearâ€ using as the subject the wild Gararenen Mark 5 that met Jesus who had his dwelling among the tombs. His was possessed with unclean spirits and no man could tame him. Jesus could cast them out by just speaking to them as He did for the disciples who were so fearful in the storm and awoke Jesus asking if He cared that they perish. He rebuked the wind and there was once again a calm. They had forgotten Jesus had told them â€œLet us pass to the other side of the lake.â€ Whatever demon that may have us possessed, Jesus is able to solve the problem and cast the problem aside or give us the strength to overcome. We need not fear if Jesus is near and in the ship with us.
The Sunday message from Elder Gowens was from Psalm 95 on a â€œCall to Worship.â€ WE need to come and worship the king. We need to come and sing praises unto Him. We need to come and be thankful. We need to come and worship the great God of our salvation. We need to gather in the assembly of the saints . We need to come boldly and enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus who is our high priest. We need not a high priest as the Israelites of old. There isnâ€™t a god as Great as our God because He is the God of gods.
We had many visitors and great fellowship plus food at the meeting. Here is a video sample of the goings on at the May meeting: