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The Pastor's Corner
March 8, 2015
Today we experienced the annual shift from Eastern Standard
Time to Daylight Savings Time.
We explain this as “springing forward” and essentially
we have more daylight in the day.
Even though it may seem that we have lost an hour, it
could be argued that we actually gained an hour because we have
the opportunity to be more productive because of the increased
Jesus said: I must
work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night
cometh, when no man can work.
This passage isn’t referring to EST or EDT, rather Jesus’
time on earth.
We only have a designated time frame to do Jesus’ work
– and we must have a sense of urgency to do what we can in the
time we have.
Just like Jesus’ Night, or the end of Christ’s time on
earth was coming, just as it is coming for each of us.
Let’s do the work of the Lord – and there’s no better
time to start than now.
Need an encouraging Word? Come study and fellowship each Wednesday night from 6:30 until 7:30 pm. You will enjoy the Word and the fellowship with us.
March 14, 2015 Quarterly
Comfort Nursing Home visit. The next Quarterly Comfort Nursing
home visit will be on March 14 at Quillen Manor Assistant Living
center at 10am. 709 Quillen Ave. Fountain Inn, SC
March 21, 2015 YWA are hosting the first annual Ringbow Tea Luncheon on Sat. March 21 from 11am to 1pm. If you are interested in attending this event please contact a member of the YWA Committee. We are also asking each participant to give a small donation of $5.00. Lunch will be provided. Members are as follows, Pamela Jamison, Lisa Greene, Kristy Neely, Angela Talley, Alfreada Walker Smith, Nisha Neely, Tia Bolden Bradley, Denise Walker, Ava Davis, Tasha Sullivan, Sharon Sullivan, Samantha Fuller, and Lakendra Workman-Kilgore, President.
March 28th Musical Recital at 2:30pm. This recital is HARD work put in by some of the students at Mt Zion. Please come out and support our students for all their hard work and effort.
Piedmont Athletic Association
You are invited to attend the Piedmont Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Twenty Second Annual Banquet and Induction Ceremony on Saturday March 21, 2015 at Embassy Suites Hotel 670 Verdae Boulevard Greenville Sc at 7pm
and 2015 Scholarships Available
MANY AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS ARE NOT APPLYING FOR
SCHOLARSHIPS!! MANY NEEDYOUR ENCOURAGEMENT, KNOWLEDGE AND
Even if you do not have a
college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who
does, pass this scholarship information on to anyone and
everyone that comes to mind, especially churches, fraternities,
sororities, clubs, etc. Though there are a number of companies
and organizations that have donated monies for scholarships
which are to be used for the further education of African
Americans, a great deal of the money is being returned because
of a lack of interest or knowledge.
No one is
going to knock on our doors and ask if we can use a
scholarship!! Please help get our children involved. There is no
need for money to be returned to donating companies or
organizations because we fail to apply for it. Please
pass this information on to family members, nieces, nephews,
friends with children etc. and help get them involved in
applying for these scholarships. We must get the word out that
money is available. If you are a college student or getting
ready to become one , you probably already know how useful
additional money can be. Our youth really could use these
scholarships. Thanks! (If clicking on the link doesn't work,
copy and paste the URL in your web browser.)
to do your homework and make sure that all scholarship offers
are legit and that they do not ask you to pay any money before
you get your scholarship. Make sure that you read all the terms
of the scholarships.
2014 Scholarships Available For Black
Students (Will probably be available for 2015 also)
Every year, more than $50 billion dollars
in scholarships are given away to students of all ethnic
backgrounds. This number includes many awards that are given
only to African American students and other minorities. Such
opportunities are needed because African Americans continue to
show the greatest need in the area of financial assistance. Even
more, the education gap between minority students and their
white counterparts is still very wide.
This web site was designed to help
African American students find the latest scholarships and
grants that are being given away by non-profit organizations,
government agencies and major corporations. Most of these
programs aim to assist disadvantaged people who come from poor
families and cannot afford to pay for college. However, there
are also programs that recognize and award students who can
demonstrate excellence in education, sports, etc. regardless of
their financial status.
Click here for a list of
scholarships that may be available to you.
2014 and 2015 Scholarships
Five Minutes in the Word
The Saddest Thing
Jesus Ever Saw
Jesus has seen
it all, from beginning to end. Can you imagine all of the things
He has seen. He saw Adam in the garden, when he disobeyed God,
and had to hide himself. But was that the saddest thing Jesus
ever saw? No...
Jesus saw Cain
kill Abel, and it was not the saddest thing He had ever seen.
When the floods came and Noah and his family were the only ones
to survive, and all of the people on earth died, it still wasn't
the saddest thing that Jesus saw. When the people with Moses,
turned away from God and made and worshipped idols and false
gods, that wasn't the saddest thing He has ever seen.
Himself walked the earth and performed miracle after miracle,
and His own people would not accept Him. Was that the saddest
thing He had ever seen? No...When Jesus learned that His good
friend Lazarus had died, it still wasn't the saddest thing He
had ever seen. When Jesus Came back from praying,and found His
disciples asleep, was that the saddest thing? No...
kissed Him and betrayed Him, it should have been the saddest
thing, but it wasn't. When He was made fun of and beaten and
Peter, His favorite, denied knowing Him, now that has to be the
saddest... but it's not. When His own people paraded Him down
the street mocking Him and taunting Him, and spitting on
Him...this surely is the saddest...No it's not.
When His own
people dragged Him to Golgotha and threw Him down and nailed His
hands and feet to a cross, not just simply did it, but they
hammered and hammered as hard as they could while He cried out
in pain. While His people and His disciples looked on. Was this
the saddest thing Jesus had ever seen? No it was not. They
hoisted Him up and up, the pain getting greater with every
movement of the cross. He looked out and saw His mother weeping
on her knees. Yes this should be the saddest thing He ever
saw... but again it was not.
thrust a sword into His side, He cried out again, Father!
forgive them! Father! forgive them for they no not what they do!
Is this the saddest thing you've ever seen. Maybe, but it was
not the saddest thing Jesus had ever seen. Jesus looked out from
that cross, with it getting harder and harder to breathe, and He
saw all mankind, through all the reaches of the earth and
through the span of all time.
He saw Adam,
Abel, Noah. He saw Moses and Peter, and He saw you and me. He
saw all of mankind living in their sin, and it still was not the
saddest thing He had ever seen. He tried to take another breath
and it just wouldn't come in. He tried again, and again and
again, but the weight was too much. He cried out to God one more
time from the cross...His weight was lifted. And with Him He
took the weight and the burdens of all mankind. He saw the
people walking away, and He saw the pain and grief in His
disciples as they left. But this is still not the saddest thing
He has ever seen.
He arose three
days later and declared victory over the grave and death. And
said whosoever believe on Him shall not perish but, shall have
everlasting life. He watched as His disciples were put to death
for the name of Jesus. He watched as Peter died upside down on a
cross. And it still was not the saddest thing He has seen. He
watched as Steven was stoned to death for the Name of Jesus. And
it too was not the saddest thing He had ever seen.
thing that Jesus has ever seen is to watch people read this
story, know who He is, know all that Jesus has done for the
salvation of their souls, and their families, the healings, the
pain and anguish of the disciples, the promises of God...And
walk away...That just broke His heart! Yes, that is the saddest
thing Jesus has ever seen.
put Him on the cross again. Give yourselves to Him, you don't
have to carry that weight any more, give it to Him, time is so
short. Don't be lost in a world without Jesus.