June 20, 2014

celebrate Jesus Son of God


“Do whatever he tells you.”

~John 2:5, NLT


The same Jesus Who turned water into wine can transform your life. He is still in the miracle-working business, and His business is the business of transformation.

~Adrian Rogers


No one knew Jesus like Mary. She had spent more time with Him than anyone on earth. She went to Him with her problem but His verbal response was, “It’s not My problem.” Actually He said, “Woman, it’s not My problem.” He was either disrespecting her or kidding her and I choose to believe the later. She knew He would do something but she dared not tell Him what to do. She knew that whatever He did, it would be something new, refreshing and probably incredible. I love this woman and this story…she says to the servants, “Do whatever He tells You,” and walks off.

Presumption may be the mother of all sins. The Jews presumed the Messiah would be a king in the mold of David and would lead the Jewish Nation to military victory over the domineering Romans. They never imagined a suffering servant who would be crucified by the Romans, with their help of course.

Now days we have all these prophecy experts telling us exactly what is going to happen in the end time. Time will reveal them to be as presumptuous as the Jews. He will do something they have never imagined. It is His nature and Mary knew Him well and so she said, “Do whatever He says.” She left all the details to Jesus. To quote Yoda,  “Intelligent woman she was!”


  • Essie Holladay, Gregg’s Aunt and the last of her generation was promoted on Tuesday June 17th at the age of 100. She was pretty active until the last year or so. Her COLS is today at FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH at 11:00 am with Dr. J. Wayne Penn, Dan Compton and Don Gentry. Mrs. Essie was born November 17, 1913, in Lawrence County to Dr. James Samuel Crow and Dona Bell Miller Crow. She and her husband, Clyde Holladay had six children. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two children: Parris Holladay and Lyle Holladay, and her siblings: Coy Crow, Myrtis Crow, Evie Holladay, Hazel Holladay, Zemon Crow and Christine McKay, and her son-in-law: Bob Puckett. Essie was a homemaker, quilter, gardner, hospital employee and caretaker of children and the sick. She was a life-long faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church.
  • Full slate this Sunday beginning with Deacon’s meeting at 8:00. We have one surprise which we will share with you Sunday morning. I know how much you like surprises.
  • Adam’s family, not the Adams family, left for China yesterday morning and the Guatemalan crew came home yesterday evening except for Haley Rae who is going to spend the Summer is beautiful Guatemala. Haley Rae is a good Missionary: she never gets home sick. You have to love the country and the people to be effective and I think she does both.
  • I am not responsible for what my daughters post of FACEBOOK!

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