Portland News

January 28, 2018

Sunday Evening Service

Prelude: A violin trio of Susan Anderson, Brian Ewers, and Jane Ewers played “Peace Like a River,” “Like a River Glorious,” “Down to the River to Pray,” and “Down by the Riverside.” Following this, an octet sang “This Is Your House.”

Featured testimonies: Mikayla Worthington thanked God for helping her get a job and said when she called about her application, she learned that the job would have gone to someone else a few minutes earlier if that person had answered their phone, but instead the employer gave her the job. Austin McCarville (pictured above) testified that he had experienced bouts of depression, but after he got saved at the 2016 youth challenge, that struggle went away. Jeremy Heintz shared that as a child he had worried about what would happen to him when he died, but his mom explained that if he asked Jesus into his heart, he would go to Heaven when he died. In 2006 he did pray and was saved, and his fear went away. Brad Mathews testified that he felt conviction at age twelve, so he went to the altar and prayed, and God saved him.

First Special: The choir sang “Saved by Grace.”

Last Special: Norman Hall sang “Nearing the Shore.”

Sermon: Erik Calhoun took his text from 1 Corinthians 2:14-16 and spoke on having the mind of Christ, explaining that this means being spiritually minded, always desiring to do God’s will, and making decisions with eternity in view.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.