Cherokee Chapel Church
January 3, 2016
Victory in Jesus: Happy New Years to all from Cherokee Chapel Holiness Methodist Church.

Alter Prayers: Many request were given to remember those of are sick: cancer patients, heart patients, families who have lost love ones, our children who don’t feel a need to attend church, church families who cannot be a part of this service today, and special pray for the lost souls of our world.

Anointed was given by Special Request: Mrs. Colbert, Mr. Chavis, Mrs. Locklear. Mr. Freddie Oxendine gave a pray of Thanksgiving and Blessings: “We Thank You Oh Lord for this another grand and glorious privilege for allowing us the strength, the heart, and the want to be to part and come to this place of worship. Our minds and hearts are set on Our Lord this morning here on the spot of ground . . . As we continue in Thy service may be always serve and honor Your Holy Name in Jesus Christ We Pray, Amen.”

Mr. Jennings and Mrs. Connie Bullard presented the church with ways to, “Share to Gospel” with a picture board box that displays different events in one’s life. 1)The Good News, Light of Heaven – God, 2) Gave Only Begotten Son- Jesus Christ, 3) Jesus was buried in Tomb and then sent an angel to roll away to stone, 4) God took Jesus back to Heaven as He had paid the price for our sins, 5) Jesus conquered death, hell and the grave, 6) The Bridge represent the Path to Heaven – Jesus tell us, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Light – so through Jesus we can be with God forever; 7) The Bible states, “Whosoever believes in Jesus has everlasting life – and those who does not believe have been judge already by God. The raft of God remains on a person until they accept Jesus as their Savior. The penalty for sin is death – when you hear the “Good News What Will You Do?”

Adult Choir: “I Remember The Day”
I remember the day when the Lord saved me
All of heaven came down
I was happy and free
Glory filled my soul
For I knew the Lord had made me whole
I shall never forget the day
When the Lord saved me.

Rev. Jimmy F. Locklear’s Message:
I Chronicles 22:7-10
Prelude: David knew that it was Solomon that God had called to build the house of the Lord. David is just like so many fathers here, who try to pass the knowledge they have accumulated over to their sons. David wanted to help with the temple any way he could, and he called Solomon to him, to remind him that he was to build the temple.

I Chronicles 22:7-10 “And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God: But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight. Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days. He shall build a house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.”

Prayer: “Dear Heavely Father, we humble come before you this day with honor, pray and glory to Your Name for this the first Sunday of the New Year. We ask that Thy will always be in the mist of Your Church that You will encourage us in heart and spirit, that we would go forth willing and with courage to do Your work without dismay – that we will look to You as a Guide and Savior . . “

Preparation is My Thought for Today:

When I think of the word preparation, I remember staying on that little sand hill and how my dad would ask about what we boys (Bobby, Joe and myself) has done in preparation for our daily chores around the home. How daddy would begin to prepare food (hog’s killing) so the family would have meat to eat for the family during the winter months. My Father, Rev. Lacky and Mrs. Essie and all them that had a part in prepared our winter foods would not go away empty handed. We had food to eat because preparation had been made over the previous weeks for that special day.

Likewise, God allowed David the make preparation for His temple but did not allow him to build the Temple. David had been a bloody king and was involved in many wars, as God had blessed him greatly in the winning of these wars. Also, God told David that he would have a son who would build the Temple and his reign would be of world renown. He would be the wisest and the wealthiest of all earthly kings. King David has gone all the preparation but chose Solomon the son of David to build His Temple. “Solomon” means peaceable and the name of Solomon will be well known forever all around the world. I will make Him My Son and I will be his God. Preparation – now that preparation.”

As we look at this scripture, you are here this morning thinking about what this year will bring.
Mrs. Emily stated as she enter the church’s door, “Preacher this could be the very year that the Lord could return”. Yes! It ties in so well with what this message is about today – Making Preparation.

So as we have read this scripture there are several proofs that we have noted:

1) God don’t need us to set His course of plan for His agenda,
2) God will always reveal His Plan for our life if we allow him,
3) God gives warnings – God speaks to us daily,

In summary, God is in control and He knows the whole plan. God will move in our life when we accept and invite him in. Let us prepared because God sees His plan to completion and there is nothing that will happen unless God allow it. There is nothing that will stand in God’s Way that will stop Him from complete His plan. So let’s look at what the new year should bring: “Prayer should be a vital part of one’s life, continue with praises unto God from His Saints, keep the commitment that you made when you were saved, and Bible Study because God got a message for you, looks at self-deny Luke, Let anyone deny himself and take up the cross and follow Jesus.” Preparation is something that we do daily. Amen

Genette Oxendine
January 3, 2016