By Wanda "LuLu" Harris
Have you ever thought about the mercy that God gives us on a daily basis? What would it be like if we knew what was going to happen tomorrow? We would worry ourselves sick.
Bro. Lynn brought out this point when he read the scripture from James 4:14 "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."
Our life should be one loving God, living for the Lord and loving the Bible. Many times, we leave God out of our lives and we tend to think like the world and believe that life is a party.
Just remember, "the way of the transgressor is hard." You don’t have to live in the ways of the world. Turn your life over to Christ and see what a difference it can make.
What a spectacular night. That’s the word that comes to mind to describe how Friday night was. It was spent listening to gospel music sung by The Gaithers at Verizon Arena. A group of about 20 spent the evening in fellowship and attending this great event.
It was one memorable time that will not be easily forgotten. If you missed it, you missed a great show.
Don’t forget our Wednesday night Bible study and prayer service beginning at 6 p.m. with a potluck. I would love for you to come and join us during this time. It is a great way to get to know the church members in a casual atmosphere.
Sunday services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Sunday school starting at 10 a.m. If you love old-fashioned singing and Bible preaching, then come and check us out here at Calvary Church.
"We are a fellowship of Baptist believers."
New Beginning Church
By Diane Robinson
The Lord is wanting us to pray for our country, our leaders, our military and so much more. I pray for people who are watching their loved ones fade before their eyes through the grief of Alzheimer’s disease.
I have had several in my family who have died with this disease. I pray for those who have Aids and for those who think suicide is the answer. Also for people who are on drugs or alcohol, for abused children and husbands and wives, for people who have mental disorders, for those who have lost everything in floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes.
I pray for the blind, the deaf, for the deformed because of arthritis, for lives being taken by murders for people in the hospital, but most of all, I pray for the lost who in a moment of time will be swept into hell by the cold hand of death, and find to their utter horror the unspeakable vengeance of eternal fire. They will be eternally damned to everlasting punishment.
As you can tell, we have so much to pray about and the Lord is waiting to hear from us. My list is so much longer than the things I have mentioned. I hope that you have spent some time with the Lord in prayer with your list. God never tires of hearing us in prayer. "This will be a better world when the power of love replaces the love of power."
We had a wonderful potluck this past Sunday. The food was fantastic, and I want to thank everyone who provided for the pot luck and who helped with all the kitchen work.
Pastor Bob preached from I Kings 17:1-7 and I understand it was a good message. I was busy in the kitchen and didn’t get to hear it; but I know it was a message from the Lord because my pastor spends time in prayer asking the Lord to give him the right message for the day.
Bethlehem Baptist Church
By Hazel Love
This past Sunday morning concluded the five services of our spring revival at Bethlehem. We were blessed to hear the preaching of God’s word from Bro. Martin Jameson.
Bro. Jameson currently is pastoring a church in Mississippi and will be leaving soon to take a position at Central Baptist College in Conway. The titles of the messages were "The Tragedy And Triumph Of The Cross", Psalms 22; "How Can I Receive Answers To My Prayer?", I John 5:14-15; "What Happens When I Sin?", Psalms 51; "How Do I Know The Will Of God?", Romans 12:1-2; "Life’s Greatest Discoveries", Acts 9:1-22.
Special music for the services was provided by, Danny Fagala, Tracy McAllister, Rod Davis and Danny Fagala, quartet consisting of Laura Burris, Nona Glover, Amanda Glover, and Rachel Powell, Rod Davis and Danny Fagala, Chase and Gavin Roberts and the adult sanctuary choir.
Sunday, May 8th, Shane Atkinson brought both the morning and evening messages. Shane is one of our own young men. He is currently attending Central Baptist College.
The Bethlehem Cemetery was held last Saturday evening. Thanks to all who helped make this yearly event a success.
Sunday morning, we honored our high school and college graduates with a breakfast in the Family Life Center. They were served breakfast casserole, bacon, sausage, fruit, sweet roll and biscuits. Our high school graduates are Amber Atkinson, Landon Belote, Brannon Daniels, Heather Davis, Dustin Evans, Kelsey Fagala, Ginnie Hall and Sarah Murry. College graduates are, Lauren Fagala, Brad Hartwick, Danielle Clark Higgins, Maggie Murry and Evan Smith (June 2010). Congratulations to all of these on their academic achievements.
The GMA Coronation and presentation will be tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. This is always a beautiful service as our young ladies are recognized for their dedication and achievement in the GMA program for the past year.
Immanuel Baptist Church
By Tracy Everett
"Since I met this blessed Savior, Since He cleansed and made me whole, I will never cease to praise Him, I’ll shout it while eternity rolls. He touched me, Oh He touched me, And oh the joy that floods my soul! Something happened and now I know, He touched me and made me whole!"
Do you remember that moment when Jesus touched you and made you whole? I hope you do.
I hope that feeling of pure peace, joy and love is still with you as much today as it was when you gave your heart to your Savior. And I hope you are still continuing to praise this wonderful, loving, gracious Lord. Psalm 100: 4-5 says "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations."
After all the Lord has done for us, is still doing for us and will continue to do for us, we should never want to cease to praise Him.
If you don’t have that feeling of Jesus’ precious love and mercy touching you, why go one more minute without it? Romans 10:9 reads, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
Yes, it really is that simple and that free! God gave up His one and only Son to die for your sins, to bless you with this free gift of everlasting life. Won’t you just reach out, accept His precious gift and forever know that feeling of being touched by the Heavenly Father?
What a busy time of the year this is for everyone! Our June calendar at Immanuel is completely full with all kinds of activities for our kids and volunteer leaders. Our Galilean and GMA groups have camps the first two weeks of June, Vacation Bible School is the third week of June, and our youth group leaves on their summer conference soon after that.
Please keep all these activities in your prayers if you will. We need to pray for traveling safety, health, attendance, and most of all, for God’s continued leadership and guidance for these young participants and adult sponsors.
These activities are not intended to just keep kids busy; they are to spread Gods saving message, to help them grow in Gods grace and love and to learn how to share that message with others. If you or your family is interested in attending any of these activities or have questions about any services here at Immanuel, call 501-679-2612 for more information.
We’d love to see you at services Sunday morning beginning at 10 or 11 a.m. and have a very blessed week.