Announcements
 
CONDOLENCES
We extend sincere condolences to Mrs. Kimberly Davis in the passing of her sister, Mrs. Pamela Steward. Let us continue to pray for all of our members who have lost loved ones.                                                          Pastor Fullwood
 
THANK YOU
There are not enough words to fully express our heartfelt thanks for the sympathy, love and support you have extended to our family during this time of loss. Thank you for everything. The family of, Mrs. Equilla M. Pittman
 
Thank you Pastor & Mrs Fullwood and my Bellevue Church family for all the prayers, cards & expressions of love in the passing of my nephew, Darelle L. Townsend. I have the best church family in the world an I love you all.                                                                                                                                                                                                             Laura Bonds
 
 
PRAYER FOCUS PRAYING ALWAYS
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and request. Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
Dr. Frank Laubach gives many ideas for experiments in prayer:
Pray for whoever comes to memory.
Pray when you can’t sleep at night.
Pray while taking a walk.
Pray, using a prayer list of missionaries, pastors, of the sick and sorrowing, neighbors, and coworkers.
Pray while reading a newspaper – pause and pray for accident victims, for world leaders.
Pray for the Lord to give you open doors to witness.
Paul, recognizing the kind of world in which he lived, with Satan’s powers so intense, tells his friends to pray at all times in the Spirit. And Paul also reminds the Ephesians to pray for all Christians, “and also me.” Why not follow Paul’s example and ask many of our friends and fellow church members to pray for us. And then, let us “give ourselves wholly to prayer…and pray on every occasion in the power of the Spirit.” By Conrad M. Thompson
 
A Word of Encouragement the Pastor
 
We had a great time in  the parking lot worship service last Sunday. It was great to see all of you come to the parking lot to receive God’s Word. The Spirit of God was working; we could feel His presence. Thank you for taking the time to commune with us. Our last communion as a body of believers was the first Sunday in March.
 
The Lord gave us a very beautiful day to commune together on the Church parking lot. I would not have dreamed that this could happened a year ago, but the Lord made it all possible for us to have worship together. I especially want to thank all of our participatation. We were careful to wear gloves and masks so you were kept safe from the virus that is wreaking havoc in our world.
 
We thank the Lord for His protection and we thank all of you for trusting God enough to come out and share with us. The message on Sunday reminded us that we have much to remember when it comes to the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. We should remember that he suffered for us. He could have easily come down from the cross; He had the divine power to do so; but he stayed on the cross so that our sin debt could be paid off.
 
What a blessing! His suffering and death also reminds us that God loves us. He loves us unconditionally. He loves us when we are doing right and he loves us when we are doing wrong. Paul said it this way in Romans 5:8, “God commended his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” A third thing we should remember about Christ suffering and death is the provision that He made for us. In Jesus death on the cross, God made the provision for our salvation. The Lord has made a way for us to be saved. In summary we gave three things that we should remember about the death and suffering of Jesus: 1. He suffered for us 2. God loves us and 3. God has made provision for our salvation.
 
Why should we remember the suffering and death of Jesus? He instructed us to do so. He said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” When we eat the bread and drink from the cup we should remember the suffering and death of our Lord. Remembering his suffering and death is an act of obedience. A second reason why we should remember Jesus’ suffering and death, it is a renewal of our covenant relationship with the Lord. We are in covenant relationship with our Lord. He is our Redeemer and we are the redeemed. He is our Savior and we are the saved. Every time we eat the bread and drank from the cup in memory of His suffering and death, we renew our covenant relationship with Him.
 
A third reason why we should remember the suffering and death of our Lord: It reminds us that we belong to him. We have been purchased by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Paul reminded us in First Corinthians 6:19-20 that we are not our own; we have been purchased by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. So that makes each believer very precious in the sight of the Lord. Jesus Christ died on the cross so our sin debt could be paid off. We are redeemed by His precious blood.
 
Here are some benefits that God given to the redeemed. We have his presence, protection, and provision. Satan cannot do anything to you without God’s permission. You are never alone because the Lord promised never to leave us or for sake us. We have his provision; which means he will provide for all of our needs and finally he has given us the gift of eternal life. Jesus’ suffering and death did not just cancel our sin debt. His suffering and death made it possible for us to receive the gift of eternal life. In First Corinthians 15, Paul said it this way. “In Adam all die, but in Christ all will be made alive.” This is the message that we have from the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. Amen