Monday, December 26, 2011

The End of another year

2011 has been a wonderful yet at tiles a trying year. Our theme for this year has been "Evangelism", many of our messages have been preached to bolster this thought.
Many have resolved to make Evangelism an everyday action. Without an Evangelist coming to preach the Word to me, I never would have accepted Christ. So it has been my burden to preach evangelism, and my prayer that the church would once again evangelize the world, starting with Knoxville, TN.
We have seen spiritual growth and maturity all year long. In recent weeks the focus has changed in preaching, this I believe is leading to the new year and our new theme for 2012.
We are looking forward to the direction the Lord will lead in. Can't wait to see what happens

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What a service

Sunday night was a great service in itself. The singing was great the music was wonderful. But the Spirit was real! It was a long time coming for me though, I have been longing to shout and really get "tore up" in the Lord. It happened Sunday night, it felt like the Lord really showed up and showed out. Thank you Lord for allowing me to be a part of it.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sunday School is NOT a thing of the Past

You know, a lot of folks think that "Sunday School" is archaic, old fashioned, provincial even, but I respectfully disagree.

It was in Sunday School that I first heard that Jesus was my  Savior, it was there that I first heard that Moses wandered in the dessert, I heard it first in Sunday School that a man named Noah was called to build a boat for a flood that would soon cover the whole world.

Oh yes, Sunday School has been around for many years, but without it men and women of faith would have stumbled as children, youths, and yes even adults.

It is Sunday School that sets the stage for worship, it is because of dedicated teachers who study and pray for their lesson, students and yes even themselves, that countless men, women, and children have come to know Christ as Lord in the Worship Service.

Would you be so kind as to determine in your life to seek out a good church, with a good, sound Sunday School department that can disciple you and/or your children in the basics and finalities of the Word of God?

I hope to see you at our church this Sunday, 9:30 to be exact is the time that we'll begin worshipping the Lord in Sunday School, will you please join us?

Friday, May 6, 2011

Storms and Trials, but still pressing on

This past winter was one of the "wettest" ones I've seen, there was snow, ice, and of course rain. The temperature was cold (very cold) most of the season, but that was a few months ago. now, its Spring, and the Storms have come through, in fact the most recent storm brought hail, tornadoes, and torrential rains to Knoxville. The hail at the church was around the size of a nickel, however in other parts of Knoxville, there were reports of near baseball size hail.  There were tornadoes from Alabama to Georgia, Tennessee got pummeled with Tornadoes (not as much as Alabama and Georgia). We had property damage all across East Tennessee, but the worst lost were the lives lost in this horrible storm.
It makes this preacher wonder, have I done enough? It also begs the question, is the church doing enough? In the recent days since these storms I have seen and heard of churches and other organizations band together to help in these times, that is commendable to say the least, but is it too late?

Don't get me wrong, know one could know that this was coming, and these organizations are doing what they can to help now, but I wonder about eternity. Eternally there are souls that either died and went to Heaven and all of its splendor, or they have died in their sins unprepared to meet a Holy God, they will spend eternity in that awful place called Hell. It makes my heart sad to know that someone, maybe even your neighbor or loved one has passed on unprepared.

In January, the Lord impressed on me the theme for this year at Cedar Bluff, its one word...Evangelism. It's high time for our church, your church...God's Church to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" other words we must Evangelize this world. Will you join me in the Lords mandate to preach His Gospel?

In spite of your answer to that question, I am determined to keep pressing on in this "Pilgrim way" I have faced many things, but God has always been faithful to take me through each of those trials or storms. I have a feeling that He will be with me in the next storm too.

Until next time,

Monday, April 11, 2011

New Episode of Conversation's

Part 2 of our Conversation with Dr. Beth Montgomery should post this evening! Please be looking for it in the player to the right, or you can catch it on youtube or facebook!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Revival Update

What a blessing we have received from this family and most of, the Lord! We've been preaching praying for and about Revival, God has brought it!(if to no one else to me)
Our Revival Choir has sang their hearts out, the Keffer's have sang the roof off, and the Men of God have preached the Truth of the Gospel of Christ!

Please continue to pray and if you can join us, we'd love to have you!

"Wilt though not revive us again that thy people may rejoice in thee?"

All of the Messages so far are posted on line at feel free to download or stream the messages!

God Bless!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Revival Flyer

March Revival                                                                                            

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Men of Purpose

Time is winding down until or Men's Conference and Revival.

Listen to WRJZ 620am in Knoxville in the morning to hear Mitch Mitchell, Bob Bell and I talk about the conference and the Revival. The Keffer's will be with us on Sunday Through Wednesday singing and preaching.
Personally I can't wait, The Lord is going to do great things, and I'm looking forward to it!!!

Please tell your friends, son's husbands, and even your enemies about both of these meetings!

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Welcome to the Cedar Bluff website.We're still working on it, so come back often and see our progress.

We've just returned from Pigeon Forge, we had a Sunday School Class Retreat this past weekend. Very encouraging time int he Lord, and sweet fellowship with God's people.
I spoke with Mitch Mitchell today and we may have a radio spot lined up to promote our Men of Purpose conference. So everyone help us pray about that!

I'll post some video's from this weekend sometime this week, and also post part two of the conversation with Beth Montgomery.

Don't forget to tell everyone about our conference, click on "Registration" and register today.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Page... Must See

Hey Everyone! Take a look at the new page, "Registration" if you want to join us for the Men's Conference next month. You HAVE to register. Space is Limited, and the sooner you reserve your space, the better.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Henley Street

I found this picture this morning. This was late December right before the closing on January 3, 2011. As you can see there was still snow on the Heli-pad of Mercy Riverside. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Episode

We've just posted our first episode of Conversations with Beth Montgomery! Check it out and tell us what you think.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Children of Light

Does it feel dark inside ur heart? Do u feel all alone? There is always someone who wants to make ur heart his home. The darkness that u feel inside is sin living in u. But Jesus is the light of God who will make the darkness flee. He died to take ur sin away and rose to set u free. If u want the light of god to live in u believe through faith what he has done.
You were once darkness, but now u r light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. Ephesians 5:8

---Submitted by Kati Smith