New Beginning Church
By Diane Robinson
"I’m just a nobody telling anybody about somebody who can save everybody." Read John 3:16,17.
Pastor Bob’s message was on reprobate silver. Taken from Jeremiah 6:26-30 and verse 30 says "Reprobate silver shall men call them because the Lord hath rejected them."
They profess that they know God, but in works deny Him, being abominable and disobedient. They reject and do things which are unlawful, sin. I pray that the Lord has not rejected you and you are a child of His, living the life that He laid out for us in the Bible. Are you telling anybody about that somebody who can give you eternal life?
We will be in revival at Foothills Faith Tabernacle Church this week with Evangelist Jeff Lewis. At 1 p.m. Sunday, there will be a singing with the Mercy River Boys at Foothills. New Beginning Church will attend the singing after the morning service. On Wednesday, we will have our annual business meeting and pastor appreciation will be Sunday, Oct. 30.
On our prayer list this week is Bobby McNew who has had foot surgery, the Rev. Doyle Patrick who is in the hospital, Dorothy Lyon, Georgie Jones and several friends and family members who need a touch from the Masters hand.
Bethlehem Baptist Church
By Hazel Love
We at Bethlehem have been enjoying some great messages and teaching on Sunday mornings, evenings and Wednesday evenings under the instruction of Bro. Martin Jameson. Sunday morning messages have focused on how to live a Christian life; Sunday evenings, Faith; and Wednesday evenings wisdom, from Proverbs.
The adult Sunday school class met this past Tuesday evening in the Family Life Center for a fish fry (fish provided by Bill Love). Potluck items included hushpuppies (Danny and Charlotte Roberts) potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, deviled eggs and desserts. Entertainment was provided by Calvin Davis, Rod Davis and Randy Ferguson.
The BBC Fall Festival is planned for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in the Family Life Center. This is an outreach event and includes food, games, costume contest and a hayride. The community is invited. All we ask is no scary costumes.
Sunday evening will be all auxiliary night. The WMA is planning a special time for the ladies. The theme of the evening will be "Slowing Down and Giving Your Day To God." We will enjoy a time of refreshments of cupcakes, cookies, and muffins. All ladies are invited.
Holland Baptist Church
By Kathy Pearce
Sunday morning, our Kids Own Worship children provided special music. They did a great job and blessed our hearts. Surprise visitors from World Wide Crusades were also asked to share. Big Dave and Darry each sung a special number. Darry shared about their ministry as well. They added much to our morning worship.
In the short time remaining, Bro. John Evans Jr. preached on the eternality of Jesus. He challenged us to make much of Jesus. Sunday night, he preached from Romans 12. He encouraged us to present our bodies a living sacrifice to God. God wants our entire bodies. He wants us to give ourselves completely to Him. That is our reasonable (spiritual) service. We shouldn’t be like the world. We must keep being renewed by focusing on Him. We need to be transformed by laying ourselves at His feet as an offering.
Several were missing from our fellowship because of sickness. Ronnie McGaha, Jane Hairston and Joe Bryant remain in our prayers for complete healing.
I attended the 83rd Annual Session of The Faulkner Baptist Association at Pickles Baptist Church Tuesday evening. The food was delicious and I received a tremendous blessing from the reports and program. Bro. Pat Batchelor and wife, Patsy lead the congregational singing. Bro. Pat also blessed us with a message in song. My daughter, Carla White, sung before her husband, Larry DOM, brought the message. The Lord was worshipped, honored, and glorified throughout the evening, He is at work in FBA.
We were happy to have new children and youth added to our groups Wednesday night. Youth Fall Fun night will be at the home of Nancy Calvin from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 29. On the 30th the youth will leave directly from church to go out to eat then to the Schaefers’ Corn Maze in Mayflower.
We would love to have you join us for Sunday and Wednesday services if you’re looking for a place to worship and fellowship.
Immanuel Baptist Church
By Tracy Everett
I hope everyone has been enjoying this beautiful weather we’ve been having. It finally feels like autumn, and I hope it sticks around awhile before winter blows in! But no matter the weather outside, we have definitely been blessed in our worship at Immanuel in the last few weeks. We’ve had three people, after professing salvation, join our congregation through baptism. Our church is so happy to welcome Cameron Roberts, Jared McKenzie and April Fulford and we have no doubt that they will continue to be a shining light for the Lord.
For the past few weeks, Bro. King has been bringing sermons entitled "How to be a Christian that is spiritually led," based on the three types of men that Paul teaches about in I Corinthians 2 and 3. It just seems common sense that men would always want to be spiritually led, but sometimes people forget the most important, and really the essential first step and that is salvation. Only by receiving Jesus Christ as your savior can you receive the Holy Spirit as your daily guide.
Many people have this idea that going to church, or reading the bible, or leading a good, nice life makes you a spiritual person and while these things are a good way to maintain spirituality after salvation, you MUST accept that saving grace of Jesus Christ first! How do you do that? Read Romans 10:9-13 and you can see for yourself this wonderful, free gift that God is offering to you today! Verse 13 says, "For WHOSOEVER shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Whosoever means you…nowhere in there does it say except this person or unless you’ve done this thing…God promises whosoever shall. Won’t you accept that beautiful mercy and grace from God today? I pray you will.
Activities in all areas of our church are covering our calendars for the next couple of months, but tonight we have a particularly special event going on. It is our annual Harvest Banquet, which is a time of food and fellowship honoring and in appreciation of the senior saints of our church. It is such a blessing to be a part of this small token towards them, and I just hope they all know what a tremendous blessing they are to us as a church and to us individually.
Our youth group is also staying busy in their fellowship together! Friday night, a group made the drive to support our Greenbrier Panthers in their game at Alma, and Sunday evening, the youth group will be attending Eternity House after evening services. Next Sunday, which is also Youth Sunday, they will be holding a church-wide chili and pie cook-off and lunch after morning services. I’m sure no one will want to miss that! And we’d love to have you join us for our worship and activities also. Our Sunday services begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Wednesday study group classes for all ages begin at 7 p.m. For more information on times or other group meetings and activities, please don’t hesitate to call Bro. King or Lisa at 501-679-2612.