New Beginning Church
By Diane Robinson
Last week we had revival at Foothills Faith Tabernacle Church with evangelist Jeff Lewis. What an awesome and powerful week it was. The Rev. Doyle Patrick had been in the hospital and just got out on Wednesday and wanted to be in service Thursday night. He was still a very sick man and was getting things in order, knowing that his time was almost up and was ready to be with the Lord. We all witnessed a healing that night because he was touched by God and healed. He was in service the rest of the week and attended church on Sunday morning and preached, and a singing at Foothills that afternoon. I know some people don’t believe that healing can take place, but when the Lord shows up, it can happen. I know it can because I have experienced it for myself. First Corinthians 12:9,10 says "To another faith by the same Spirit; to another, the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, discerning of spirits; to another, various kinds of tongues; to another, the interpretation of tongues." Also you can read Matthew 4:23.
Our prayers go out to Bobby McNew who is still healing from foot surgery, Dorothy Lyon who has had throat surgery, Sharon Watts who is getting over pneumonia and several family and friends.
"Gratitude is the rarest of all virtues, and yet we invariable expect it."
By Tracy Everett
I’ve used this phrase so many times this week, but I can’t think of a better way to put it – Our God is an awesome God and we just have to open our eyes to see His blessings. I have personally witnessed prayer requests and pleadings being answered this week and it all started in our church last Sunday with more additions to our family. Harry Schneider, who along with his family, has been attending for awhile and came forward to officially join and we are also happy to welcome Bro. Gene and Mrs. Arlyn Gambill back to their church home. As always, we know God will continue to bless these individuals and they will bless His church through their membership and faithfulness. Bro. King continued his messages on leading a spiritual life by giving some direction in our daily struggles with sin and temptation. Psalm 119:11 says "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." It is so important that we study, learn and remember the word of God and we can constantly use it for strength and in turning back temptation. Our troubles usually begin with our thoughts and if we can keep those scriptures hidden in our hearts and the forefront of our thoughts, our outward actions would be more apt to reflect Christ instead of the world. Philippians 4:7-8 tells us that "the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ, and whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report and have any virtue or praise, think on these things." Pray to God for understanding and for strength and peace in His will to do that this week and continually.
There’s always an event going in within our church family and this week, our youth have been exceptionally busy! We had a great group of youth that attended Eternity House last Sunday evening after services. Thanks so much to Bro. Randy and our youth sponsors for taking the kids to receive the wonderful message that program shares.
Friday, our youth group and sponsors prepared a hamburger and hot dog after-school dinner honoring the Greenbrier Band before the big game with Greenwood. We have several IBC youth in the band and it’s always a blessing to see our fellowship hall full of smiling and happy teenagers! Speaking of a full fellowship hall, I’m sure we will again have one after morning services Sunday when we have our first Chili and Pie cook-off. Our competitors and chefs have already signed up and will have plenty of great food waiting for you. Everyone is invited to stay and enjoy this lunch hosted by our Youth Group. Donations will be accepted and those funds will help our youth attend the December MERGE Youth Conference in Gary, Texas.
We’d love to invite you to join us for this fellowship and for any or all of our worship services. Sunday morning services begin at 10 a.m., with Sunday School and worship is at 11 a.m. Our youth group meets at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, and regular worship service begins at 6 p.m. On Wednesday evenings beginning at 7 p.m., we have Bible study classes for all ages, including our Sunbeam, GMA and Galilean programs. If you have any questions about these times or any other services or functions, please don’t hesitate to call Bro. King or Lisa at 501-679-2612. Have a blessed week.