Category Archives: Louisiana Baptist Message


“Accept one another, then,

just as Christ accepted you,

in order to bring praise to God.”

~Romans 15:7 NIV~


Happy Father’s Day!


Read the Bible – Jer. 7-9 & Psalm 15

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Waylon Bailey’s

Thom S. Rainer’s

Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M. in the fellowship hall of FBC, K

Operation Christmas Child – Don’t forget to make some purchases all along so we will be able to pack lots of shoeboxes for needy children around the world.  You are always welcome to bring them to me before Sunday School, any week of the year.


All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me,

because I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for yourselves.

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

~Matthew 11:29-30 HCSB~

“Are Ye Able?” 


This is a special day to honor dad and the memory of dads.  They influence their children when they are trying to and when they do no realize they are doing so!

Anna Lee









I know that my redeemer lives,

and that in the end he will stand on the earth.


VBS continues this morning at 8:30!


Read the Bible – Proverbs 16-18 & Psalm 3


Louisiana Baptist

Friday Morning Bible Study will not meet this week due to VBS.


What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,

how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

~Matthew 7:9-11 HCSB~

“Jesus Loves Me” – in honor of VBS


Know that no matter what you do, Jesus loves you!

Anna Lee



For if, while we were God’s enemies,

we were reconciled to him

through the death of his Son,

how much more, having been reconciled,

shall we be saved through his life!

~Romans 5:10~


Praise report from Martha Pevey Dagro:

I “graduated” from breast surgeon/oncologist appointments every 3 months to going every 6 months!!!
So thankful and grateful for God’s AMAZING GRACE!!!


Request from Frances Gay:

My friend Darlene Ainsworth’s daughter has been diagnosed with MS.  She has 2 small children, 8 yrs. and 4 mos.   She requested prayers.  Darlene’s mother and I were best friends in Eastern Star before she passed away.

Update on Shea Williams:

Shea’s surgery went well.  She’s recovering and looking forward to putting all this behind her.

Read the Bible – I missed a day, so I’ll post two days today.

Wednesday – Psalm 1-2, Psa;m 147, & Video on “Psalms” found at

Thursday – Proverbs 1-3, Psalm 148, & Video on Proverbs found at

Have I told you lately how much I enjoy teaching the children at church on Wednesdays (Children on Mission) and Sundays (Bible Drill Class)?  I love my little friends, their eager hearts, their willingness to help each other, and so much more.  If you have a child or grandchild from Pre-K – 5th grade, I hope you are bringing them at 6 P.M. each week.  If not, please do so.


VBS Registration and Kick-Off Celebration – Sunday night from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sign up your children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends by coming.  Lots of food and games will be available as well as the opportunity to sign up and get t-shirts, etc. for VBS.


Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 12   We are enjoying learning about and from this book of the Bible.


Sunday School – 9:15 each Sunday.  We have numerous classes, so there is a class “just right” for everyone!




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Thank-you to those who bring red beans and rice for us to share with two local food pantries.  The food is in my car and ready for delivery.  Thanks for supporting a mission project of the Children in Action.



Keep asking, and it will be given to you.

Keep searching, and you will find.

Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

~Matthew 7:7 HCSB~

“Bring Them In”


That’s our responsibility!

Anna Lee



The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid.

What can mere mortals do to me?

Jan Yarborough requests prayer.  She will be at OLOL May 2nd for a hip replacement.  She requests your prayers.

Barbara Hutchinson will also be having surgery, a knee replacement.  Hers will be done May 1.

Gloria Gill will be having a test May 2nd.  Please pray for another lady from our church.

Rod Smith, formerly of Kentwood, “had a stroke on Monday, May 24, and has been in the hospital in Laurel since then.  They are putting in a feeding tube today  (Friday) because he has been unable to swallow – his major issue.  His speech has also been slightly affected but not his sense of humor.  He is still in his preacher mode telling everyone …’what is important is your faith in Jesus Christ’.”

Rev. Bill Ichter, the retired music minister to Brazil and former music director at FBC, Amite, was able to return home yesterday after being in the hospital in Minden because of pneumonia.  Thank God that Bro. Bill improved and will return to his family.

Wayne McNabb went home yesterday with a heart monitor for the next two weeks.  A date for nasal surgery has not been set yet.  The doctors suspect his problem was caused by medication, but are monitoring his heart to be safe.

Phillip Strickland of Osyka was able to  return home to his family yesterday.  Thank God for this big step he has made.


While you are praying, please also pray for a new class at FBC, Kentwood.  We will be beginning a Bible Drill class.  Pray the boys and girls learn more about their Bible through our weekly classes.


Bible Reading – Isaiah 42-44 & Psalm 119: 1-32

Louisiana Baptist


Thom S.


Thank-you to all who have contributed paperback Bibles to our drive for parish prisoners and to those who have contributed dry beans and rice to our mission project drive for local food pantries.


“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”

Philippians 2:4-5 NLT, 2nd ed.

“To the Work”


God is giving us this day.  Let’s do the work that would please Him.  That is our Christian heritage and responsibility!

Anna Lee



Just as people are destined to die once,

and after that to face judgment, 

so Christ was sacrificed once

to take away the sins of many;

and he will appear a second time,

not to bear sin,

but to bring salvation to those

who are waiting for him.


Mrs. Estelle Raborn is still not well, but she is home again.  Please pray for her and for Bobby as he cares for her.
Harrell Sharkey. Jr. will probably come home today from Ochsner.  Pray for him and his family as they await biopsy results.
Alice J Blades

January 12, 1942 – April 02, 2017

Pray for our world.  There are many people full of terrible hate and not the love of God.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.

The life I now live in the body,

I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

— Galatians 2:20 (NIV)

“The Love of God”




  • Bible Study – 10:00 this morning – Ezekiel 4
  • Cantata, Jesus Messiah – Sunday, evening at 7 :00
  • Easter – 8:15 and 10:30 services
  • Missions March – April 23

Read the Bible – I Kings 14-16 & Psalm 98


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Take the “Love of God” with you and share it with others as God provides the opportunities.

Anna Lee





The crowds that went ahead of him

and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Pray for Jim and Sylvia Watson as he continues to progress from tests to a plan of treatment.
John Willard Helsel

December 04, 1935 – April 03, 2017

Read the Bible – I Kings 8-10 and Psalm 96

Baptist Press

Louisiana Baptist

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – Missions March at FBC, Kentwood on Sunday, April 23

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 4

Children in Action – Tonight at 6 P.M.


For Christ’s love compels us,

because we are convinced that one died for all,

and therefore all died.

And he died for all,

that those who live should no longer live for themselves

but for him who died for them and was raised again.

~2 Corinthians 5:14-15 (NIV)~

“Living for Jesus”

If you heard Wendel Rhodus speak Sunday, this song may describe how we are to live our “dash”, the mark between our date of birth and our date of death on our tombstone.

Anna Lee


The LORD is my strength and my defense;

he has become my salvation.


Thank you so much for praying for my friends who were traveling back to America.  Their plane had to abort a landing due to heavy winds.  Later, the second attempt at landing was difficult, but successful.  The family is so thankful for rooms and meals from the airlines last night.  Day three of their journey will be today.  They are so appreciative of your prayers.  My children in class Wednesday night prayed for them.  I am so anxious to tell the children how their prayers helped land the plane successfully.

Mr. Phillip Harrell is home and feeling much better.  Your prayers are appreciated here too.

Jim Watson has lung cancer.  He and his family are working with the doctors to develop a plan of treatment.


Pray for the WMU Missions Celebration, 2017 which will be at FBC, Mandeville.  The theme is “Grounded, Growing, and Bearing Fruit”.


Read the Bible – II Samuel 6-18  &  Psalm 91


Louisiana Baptist Message –


But he was pierced for our transgressions,

he was crushed for our iniquities;

the punishment that brought us peace was on him,

and by his wounds we are healed.

We all, like sheep, have gone astray,

each of us has turned to our own way;

and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

~Isaiah 53:5-6 (NIV)~

“Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know”


Friday Morning Bible – Ezekiel 3 – Come join us!


Thanks for praying every day.  You prayers certainly do make a difference!

Anna Lee



“Come, let us return to the LORD.

He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us;

he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.

 After two days he will revive us;

on the third day he will restore us,

that we may live in his presence.


Jerry Doughty‘s heart valve replacement went well.  Thank-you for praying for him.

Jim Watson was still in the hospital the last we heard.  Please pray for Jim and Sylvia.



Margaret “Leilani” Adkins-Dean

December 30, 1939 – March 18, 2017

Jerry Lynn Ellzey, Jr.

March 21, 1958 – March 22, 2017

Louisiana Baptist Message –
For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~Romans 6:23 (NIV)~
“Jesus Paid it All”
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering


A: In 1895, the first missions offering to benefit the work of home missions (now known as North American missions) was promoted and taken up by Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU). The Home Mission Board (now known as the North American Mission Board) asked for $5,000 toward its work. WMU efforts exceeded that goal. Today, more than $1 billion has been raised since the beginning of the offering, for North American mission efforts. Every dollar of the offering (named after missions advocate/WMU leader, Annie Armstrong, in 1934) goes to missionaries and their work of sharing the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the United States, Canada and their territories.
A: The North American Mission Board supports 5,684 missionaries in multiple categories. NAMB’s annual report provides missionary count information, as well as a summary of missions efforts. Visit
Read the Bible – I Samuel 21-24 & Psalm 84
Bible Study this morning at 10:00  –  Ezekiel 2

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at the Cafe at 11:00 A.M.


Thanks again to all those who donated paperback Bibles and Christian magazines.  They are are the hands of the people who lead a ministry at the jail.  We will continue to collect the PAPERBACK Bibles and Christian magazines for a future date.


Don’t forget to bring batteries and other items to the church so they can be used at the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  There is a list available at FBC,Kentwood and of the home’s website.


If you know of anyone who needs a Sunday School class for adults, youth, or children or a combination of the above I will be glad to help them or at least steer them in the right direction.  FBC, Kentwood has a paid nursery lady of Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, Wednesday nights, etc.

Anna Lee



“ ‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you; 

the LORD make his face shine on you

and be gracious to you; 

the LORD turn his face toward you

and give you peace.” ’

~Numbers 6:24-26~


Please pray for Rev. Jeff Mizell of Line Creek Baptist Church.  He had throat surgery yesterday to remove a polyp from his lungs.  Can you imagine being a pastor and unable to talk for the next couple of weeks?  Please pray for him and his caregivers.


Louise Martin Chambliss

February 09, 1947 – March 09, 2017

Read the Bible – Judges 16-18 and Psalm 75

Baptist Press –

Louisiana Baptist Message – baptist


Annie Armstrong Easter Offering“What to Pray for in 2017” –



  • Third Thursday at the Cabin at 6:30 tomorrow night
  • Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 1
  • M-Jam for Children in grades 1-6 Saturday in New Orleans
  • Sunday School Sunday mornings in nearby churches


Then know this, you and all the people of Israel:

It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,

whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead,

that this man stands before you healed.

Salvation is found in no one else,

for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

~Acts 4:10,12 (NIV)~

“Ye Must be Born Again”


I hope you have been born again.  If not, find a pastor or church leader who can guide you.

Anna Lee





He guides the humble in what is right

and teaches them his way.


Ora Lee Wilson‘s pacemaker surgery went better than expected.  She’s home!  Let’s thank God for her good report.

Mildred Birch has improved greatly in recovering from her pain pump.  That’s another thanksgiving prayer for us today.

David‘s retina specialist was pleased with David’s progress in maintaining a good eye pressure and good vision.  Thank-you for all your prayers.

Early yesterday morning, I had my own ER visit.  The short version is that after all the testing, I was told I had a strained muscle in my arm.  That is much better than I expected to hear.  I’m wearing my ugly black sling again and am so thankful my problem is minor.


Helen Mae Hayden

March 04, 1943 – March 06, 2017

Inez Randall

September 22, 1925 – March 06, 2017

Maxine H. Varnado

July 12, 1924 – March 05, 2017


Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer Focus – KELLY & BRANDI PARRISH


Reading the Bible in 2017 – Joshua 13-21 (Skim) and Psalm 68

Time Change Reminder – This Sunday, we need to move our clocks ahead one hour.  If we fail to do so, we will arrive at our church one hour later than we planned.


Louisiana Baptist Message –


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,

who comforts us in all our troubles,

so that we can comfort those in any trouble

with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

~2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)~

“Near to the Heart of God”


We’re beginning something new in our Friday Morning Bible Study Class.  Come join us at 10:00 in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.


Today is Wednesday, so I’m looking forward to teaching my Children in Action class tonight at 6 P.M.  Have I told you that I love my little ones?

Anna Lee