ANNOUCEMENTS

ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAYS, CANCELLATIONS, CONDOLENCES, MARRIAGES, ETC.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

Guy & Judy Morgan - February 14th - 10 years

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Alphonso Tedder - January 1st

Deacon Dave Gatison - January 2nd

Will Sanders - January 5th

Amber Bennings - January 6th

Alayjah Ford - January 6th

Jill Brown - January 14th

Schamone Beall - January 23rd

Sapharie Sanders - January 24th

Godfrey Dewars - January 28th

Roberta Douglas - January 28th

Neusenda Osorio-Ortiz - February 2nd

Sam Smith - February 7th

Kiah Goldson - February 11th

Tashyira London - February 11th

Bruni Gatison - February 15th

First Lady Brenda Smith - February 16th

Saniya Shorter - February 17th

Germaine Gregg - February 23rd

Carmen Douglas - February 28th

CANCELLATION

*IN LOVING MEMORY*

Francine Washington - July 11, 1931 - February 6, 2014

Florrie Lee Lowe - April 28, 1917 - February 8, 2015

Anthony W. Bacote, Sr. - March 29, 1961 - February 10, 2016

Lenora Anderson - May 9, 1932 - February 21, 2016

CONDOLENCES

Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences go out to Brother Bobby Goldson and his family in the passing of his wife Dorothy (Dot) on Tuesday January 28th.  Long time member of Macedonia Sister Dorothy Mae Goldson, mother of our Associate Minister Bruce Goldson was a member of our Missionary Ministry.  We pray for the Peace of GOD, the Comfort of Christ, and the Strength of the Holy Spirit be in Bro. Bobby, Minister Bruce and family during this difficult and challenging time.

SUGGESTIONS FOR LENT & ALL YEAR ROUND

We can do more than just deny ourselves of things that we enjoy.  We can deny ourselves of things that GOD does not enjoy in us frown

Give up anger.................Be more patient

Give up apathy...............Reach out and help someone in need

Give up bad company......Bad company corrupts good character

Give up bitterness...........Turn to forgiveness

Give up complaining........Focus on gratitude

Give up discouragement...Be full of hope

Give up giving up............Hang in there

Give up gloom................Enjoy the beauty that is all around you

Give up gossiping...........Control your tongue

Give up hatred................Return good for evil

Give up jealousy.............Be content with your Blessings

Give up judging others.....Accept others with flaws as GOD has accepted you

Give up negativity...........Think, speak, and act positive

Give up pettiness...........Be more mature

Give up sin....................Turn to virtue

Give up worry................Trust Divine Providence

Give up immaturity (lack of wisdom) in thinking that while you continue to do the same things the same way, you have expectations that things will change for the better.

Let us live everyday not by the world's philosophy, but by seeking and obeying GOD's Word, wisdom and guidance aided by the Holy Spirit that dwells inside of every believer.

Let us always remember, trust, and proclaim:

No weapon formed against me shall prosper.  ISAIAH 54: 17

Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.  1 JOHN 4: 4

Thanks be to GOD, who gives me the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  1 CORINTHIANS 15: 57 

ENCOURAGEMENT

The Warrior's Prayer by Georgy

PRAY ON THE ARMOR OF GOD

Heavenly Father, Your warrior prepares for battle.  Today I claim victory over Satan by putting on the whole Armor of GOD!

I put on the Girdle of Truth!  May I stand firm in the truth of Your Word so I will not be a victim of Satan's lies.

I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness!  May it guard my heart from evil so I will remain pure and holy, protected under the blood of Jesus Christ.

I put on the Shoes of Peace!  May I stand firm in the Good News of the Gospel so Your peace will shine through me and be a light to all I encounter.

I take the Shield of Faith!  May I be ready for Satan's fiery darts of doubt, denial, and deceit so I will not be vulnerable to spiritual defeat.

I put on the Helmet of Salvation!  May I keep my mind focused on You so Satan will not have a stronghold on my thoughts.

I take the Sword of the Spirit!  May the two-edged sword of Your Word be ready in my hands so I can expose the tempting words of Satan.

By faith Your warrior has put on the Whole Armor of GOD!

I am prepared to live this day in spiritual victory!

In Jesus's name I pray, Amen!