Honoring Our Brothers
We are reminded in 1 Peter 2: 9 that we “are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church recently held its annual Men’s Day Celebration during the Sabbath morning worship service in honor of this royal priesthood.
The service featured the music ministry of the Bethel Men’s Day Choir. Eagerly, the men led worship service with a joyful noise and inspired us about Jesus’ love and salvation. This event was well attended as members, family, and friends filled the pews during the service.
Ray McCullough, a hospice chaplain, delivered a timely message taken from Romans 5:1: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” The message, entitled “Righteousness by Faith” was centered on all of us having a faith-based relationship with Christ. He used Romans 5:1 as a themed text to show us that our salvation is grounded on Christ’s righteousness only. Also, he described what it takes to be men and women of God exemplifying His love to others. In his uniquely inspirational style, he stated, “There should be so much love by the church to the community that there would be less crimes in the community. Because God freely forgives us, we should share the good news with others.”
His mission on this day was to encourage and challenge the congregation to cultivate the Christian life through a relationship with Christ and service of love to the community. By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he lit a fire in our hearts. Our souls were satisfied, and we magnified His holy name.
After the benediction, the women served the men a delicious meal in the fellowship hall. The tables and chairs were beautifully decorated. From a very relaxed atmosphere, we left feeling God’s love and blessings by honoring our brothers in Christ. Kenneth Edwards is the pastor of Bethel church.
By Nesie Mack