Pastor Parrish wraps up our November Stewardship and Missions month with the message The Giving of Thanks. I Thessalonians 5:16-18.
Romans 6:1-14 God Forbid, living in a transitional state moving closer to God.
Ephesians 2:1-11,19-22. Under new management. Living life with the attitude that we know Jesus and are living for Him.
Dear Church Family;
Just a final note to say thank you to all that support the work being done in and through this church for Jesus Christ. We are doing all we can to obey the great commission to make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:18-20, And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.)
Together we have accomplished much. God expects His people to come together in a unified effort to do His work instead of many doing things according to their own desires.
Our church has a biblical plan of supporting the work of Christ by the tithes and offerings of the members. If we truly come together in one accord and together support the church and missions, a great work can be accomplished.
To all of you that faithfully give a tithe and an offering to missions, Thank you. You are the engine that keeps this train running. Carrying the load and delivering the Gospel message.
This Sunday the Abbott family will be with us at 10 a.m. They will sing and Brother Abbott, Evangelist, will bring the messages Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. then Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. Mrs. Abbott will have Jr. Church with the kids ages 4- 10 in the evening services, 6 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Soon Christmas will be here. During the month of December T.V. will show “It’s A Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart the story of a man who got to see his many contributions to the lives of many by seeing what it would be like if he was not there. It will happen one day in heaven that we will see just how we contributed in God’s plan.
Another classic that will be shown is “Scrooge” by Charles Dickens. A wealthy, bitter, man who was visited by the ghost of Christmas past, present and future. The result changed his life and he became generous and happy and a friend to family and his employee.
You and I are faced with the same opportunities in the real world. A kind word to a discouraged person, a good deed done that changes an attitude of someone, an opportunity to invest in the outcome of many by supporting the work of the church and the support of missions, the bus to bring kids to church, the class where they are taught of God and the Bible and Salvation. The missionaries sent to establish churches and ministries to those in need. Shoes for Africa we participated in and shoes to the Ukraine over $2200 sent for the deaf church and orphans and kids at Simferopol. A church in the Philippines with a Christian school of over 200 and anniversary Sunday they celebrated with 240 adults and 150 children, 3 saved and they have started 10 mission churches and helped 6 more pastors in establishing others. I imagine one day in heaven like “It’s a Wonderful Life” you will see the “Fruit that has abounded to your account.” Philippines 4:17
Or even like Ebenezer Scrooge some need to awake to an opportunity of change and transformation only possible through Christ Our Lord and Salvation which makes us a new creature in Christ 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Please join me in systematic giving of a tithe to the church and a gift to missions. We are currently sending $105 a month to most of our missionaries. Has God so blessed you that you could support a missionary through your church? $25 per week will do this or $105 per month. That might be a large sacrifice for some but maybe they could do 1/2 that so 2 people would support one missionary.
The church gives 10% of all the tithes to missions and all that you give above that allows us to give over $80,000 last year toward the support of over 40 mission projects and church planting missionaries. Only eternity will reveal all that is accomplished.
This Sunday November 13th Our Missionary to Cambodia Tim Stephens will be with us. He will speak in the 10 & 11 a.m. services.
Pastor Parrish shares a missions update from many of the outreaches Bible Baptist Church has. Pastor encourages us to run the race as described in Hebrews 11.
Hebrews 12: 1-2
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
November is Missions and Stewardship Month. Pastor Parrish shares a message from Romans 10:13-17.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.