What Does Homecoming Mean to Our Church? Our church recognizes “Homecoming” as a special time for family, friends, and the community to unite under one pledge and that is to serve God. Homecoming to our church is where sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandparents come to enjoy the fellowship of worship as we did when we were children. Homecoming is a time where we can reflect on where God has brought us from and where we are today. Oh, what a blessed people we are!
Special Singers: Light of Truth Singers: Mr. Mike Carter, Mrs. Sarah Strickland, Mrs. Christiane Locklear, Mrs. Gail Carter, and Mr. Mitchell Carter. The basic message of our singer’s message was “Keep on Keeping on for Jesus”, said Mr. Mike.
Rev. Jimmy Locklear admitted that the best singers are not in Nashville but right here around Cherokee Chapel. “It is a blessing to have our “The Light of Truth Singers”. We await for more special singers groups coming from Cherokee.
Rev. Jimmy Locklear’s Message:
Welcome! We are glad you came to fellowship here at Cherokee. Rev. Jimmy expressed how our church families have changes. Daughters go away when they married following their husbands to another church while some of them after married decided to make Cherokee their home. Some sons bring their wife to Cherokee Chapel and make this there home church. The church is blessed!
II Timothy 3:1-5 “Being a Christian in an un-Christian World”.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
In the scriptures, Paul’s writing is similar today of the situation of County. “It’s as though Paul is talking about what is going on in our county today”. Paul is giving a good description of Robeson County because we can see some of the same trying times in your county. “It’s as though Paul is talking about us. In years passed, the sinner person would hide before they would be caught in public doing their dirty deeds and living a life of sin. Now, if you are not careful they offer the preacher a drink saying, What are you drinking today preacher? Things have changed in the year 2015 and it like Paul’s speaking to the people of Robeson County in his teaching back in 55 AD. Paul talking about this country and how this place called Robeson County has changed on this day, October 4, 2015. God’s teachings have been left out of their lives.”
The major thought: “Being a Christian in an un-Christian World”. In our community there were times when men use to be men and the doors of church did not have to be locked. “If a person needed to come into the church to given reverence to God in pray the doors were open.” Things have changed. The doors must be locked to deter thieves, robbers, and people who have no respect for the House of God. Why! We change walked away from God, God did not leave us but we left God. The Bible does not change; we as a people change and we must repent and confess our short-comings before God.
The writers conclusion: You may appear to be a Christian to the world, you may even profess to be a Christian in your church, but the real question is: How would you live your life if God was your neighbor? Would the evidence of your daily life be enough to proof to others you are a Christian? We are surrounded by lost people and our life must reflect enough evidence to proof we are Christians living in a non-Christian’s World.
Our Family Homecoming Celebration on October 4, 2015!