“Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
~Matthew 6:32-33 NLT~
Scripture Writing for September 8th – James 1:2-4
Fall Food Round-Up for LA Baptist Children’s Home – You have one week to bring in your donations. Check with the church office if you need ideas about what to contribute. Remember, we are feeding the children for a year with our donations.
Georgia Barnette Mission Offering for Louisiana – This will be the focus of the Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting Monday, a week from tomorrow. The meeting will begin at 10 A.M. and conclude with a covered dish lunch. Everyone is invited to participate at Hillsdale Baptist Church that day.
Sunday School begins at 9:15 this morning at FBC, Kentwood. The worship service begins at 10:30. This is Bro. Darryl’s introduction/invitation for today.
This morning we pick up our journey through Numbers in chapter 19. What are you doing to prepare to meet God in worship this morning? In this chapter we learn what God told His people about preparing to worship. We are to be clean. How do we get clean? We are to start out by being obedient. Next, God asks us to become sanctified or “clean”. And lastly, we are to be reverent and to fear God (show respect for Him). The path to salvation mirrors this. We are to be obedient to God by obeying His call to return to Him. We are to ask Him to forgive us for our sins and transgressions against Him. This cleanses us. We are to respect God in the same way that we respect a loving parent. A loving parent will do what is necessary to help us become the person that we are supposed to be. This means support, love, encouragement, correction, and discipline. True worship of God comes when we enter His presence in a renewed state of mind and spirit. Are you truly prepared to worship today? Join us this morning at FBC Kentwood as we renew our commitment to God through Christ. (We will be leaning on Exodus 19 today).
For those who cannot be in attendance, you can view the service on Facebook (Kentwood, First Baptist Church) at 10:30 A.M.
Don’t forget to pray for the victims of Hurricane Dorian and for the many volunteers who are already serving to help the victims.
Have a blessed Lord’s Day! Be a blessing to someone else this Lord’s Day.
“You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus.”
~Philippians 4:19 The Message~
Request from Pam Sellers:
Please add Rick George to our prayer list. He will be having heart valve surgery on the 10th. Thanks!!!
Buddy Morris had a stent put in his leg and is doing well.
The obituary for Mrs. Hollis Ann Hayden is not on the home page of McKneely Funeral Home in Hammond yet. Pray for Adam Hayden, her grandson.
LC Football Players Baptized
Scripture Writing – September 7 – Isaiah 61: 10-11
- Week of 15th – Georgia Barnette Offering Week of Prayer for Louisiana
- 16th – Fall Food Round-Up
- 16th – Two Rivers WMU at Hillsdale
- 4th Thursday morning – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe
- Operation Christmas Child – Let me know when you are available to help prepare items for boxes.
Thank-you for reading and praying. You make a difference.
Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Scripture Writing – September 5 – “JOY” – Isaiah 35: 1-10
Today’s prayer focus is on those who have recently had surgery or who will have surgery in the near future. Pray for peace and assurance for those facing surgery. Pray for good results and the ability to put that uncertainly behind. Surgery is a “biggie” if it is done to you! Help others to face, endure, and move on.
As we learn more and more about Hurricane Dorian, let’s pray for those who had Dorian visit them personally. May these people be able to put their lives back together and move on with life. Thank those who are volunteering in various ways. Contribute to recovery by supporting Louisiana Baptist Relief in these areas, Samaritan’s Purse, and other reliable organizations who are not looking for a way to make money, but to help others. Prayers are always important!
Today we have heat warnings for our area. Be careful to stay inside as much as possible and to stay hydrated. Use your best judgment when making decisions about being out in the heat.
Pray for someone you have never prayed for before, but whose name God puts on your heart.
What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.
Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
~2 Timothy 1:13-14 (NIV)~
Today, I want to focus on unspoken prayers. Many people keep their troubles to themselves for one reason or another. Remember these people as they carry a big load on their shoulders and in their hearts.
Scripture Writing – September 4 – Isaiah 9: 1-7, 12:6
Reminder: The form for the month of September is available in the sanctuary of FBC, Kentwood if you would like one for your Bible or just to keep.
Fall Food Round-Up – September 16
Get your items turned in by the 15th. A list is available at FBC. Remember, this is to stock the LA Baptist Children’s Home for the next year. What an honor it is to help the children by providing food for their meals!
Katie McElveen will be sharing about the Georgia Barnette Offering at the Two Rivers WMU meeting on September 16th at Hillsdale. You will want to hear how our funds are used for missions in out state.
Remember our families with children and youth as they try to adjust to new schedules that include church, school, and extra activities. Pray that God guides them as they make both long-term and short-term decisions.
Continue to pray for those in the path of Hurricane Dorian and those who have traveled or will be be rushing to help in various ways.
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.
And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.
So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
~John 14:27 NLT~
Scripture Writing – September 3 – Hebrews 12:1-6
Continue to pray for those who have been/will be visited by Hurricane Dorian. Thank God for those who have gone to help the people recover from the problems brought by Dorian.
Fall Food Round-Up – All food and cleaning supplies are to be picked up from FBC, Kentwood first thing Monday, September 16. Help support these children from the LA Baptist Children’s Home. This is our once-a-year food drive for them.
Two River’s Associational WMU will meet Monday, September 16 at 10 A.M. at Hillsdale Baptist Church. Katie McElveen will be sharing about how the Georgia Barnette Offering is used in Louisiana. A covered-dish meal will follow the meeting.
September 24th is the date of this month’s “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe. Come for 11 A.M. The meeting is concluded with birthday cake for ladies with September birthdays.
Thank God for the decisions made at our local churches recently. May God continue to work in each church.
We had overnight guests from Texas arrive after we went to bed and sleeping a little late for my normal morning posting. I’m thankful for the company and hope they have a great day in Baton Rouge.
“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Good news from MS this morning. Carol B. Sealey got to leave the hospital yesterday. She will still be getting therapy and other medical care. Please continue to pray for her and her family. Thanks to all of you for praying and to God for answering our prayers in a great way.
Scripture Writing – August 30 an 31
- August 30 – Job 38:4-7
- August 31 – Genesis 12:2-3
I apologize for getting my days confused this month. Our life just doesn’t run on a regular schedule now, so I often am confused about the day. At least that is what I am going to blame it on.
The Scriptures for September will be available at church tomorrow.
Counting tomorrow, there are only three more Sundays to turn in items for the LA Baptist Children’s Home Fall Food Round-up. This is our once-a-year opportunity to help them with food needs for the next year.
In September, we begin to think of the annual mission offering for Louisiana, the Georgia Barnette offering. Help us share the Good News in various ways in Louisiana. The 2019 theme is “Impart Truth Today”.
I hope you are enjoying shopping for the Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes”. You can pack some for you as an individual or contribute the the church’s boxes. If you need a box or boxes, please let me know.
I want to end the day with a very big need. Pray for the people of Florida and other areas that will face destructive Hurricane Dorian in the next days. Pray for those who live in areas were the storm will go. Pray for the first responders who will be busy helping others. Pray for the others such as the electrical power people who will be working as soon as it is safe. I saw convoys for trucks going that way Wednesday. Pray for Louisiana Baptist and others who will be doing disaster relief for the coming months.