Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”
Today, I would like to ask for continued prayer for Jimmy Tolar, Theople Hurst, Bessie Hayden, Phillip Strickland, Linda Callihan, Buddy Morris, Buddy Waller, Brian Tate, and Wilma Smith.
This morning Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will serve breakfast at 8:00. The breakfast gives us an opportunity to contribute to a local family with a need. The ladies of the church carefully select a family each month. The breakfast is delicious. The opportunity to help meet a need is a good ministry in our area.
Tuesday, the “young” ladies of FBC,K will gather to honor our members who have had birthdays during the month. The ladies being honored at The Cafe Tuesday at 11:00 are Yvonne Birch, Ann Smith, Jan Yarborough, Mary Miller, Glenda Schilling, and Betty Simpson. The lunch is dutch treat. The birthday cake is always delicious.
Mission opportunities for our children and youth
- Children in Action – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
- Youth on Mission – Sundays at 5 P.M.
Mission opportunities for all
- Georgia Barnett offering for Louisiana ministries
- Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”
Read the Bible today.
- Isaiah 57
- Psalms 113
- I Peter 3
Today’s inspirational song – “Because He Lives”
Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.
”Christ makes us one body and individuals who are connected to each other.”
~Romans 12:5 GW~
Pray for Jimmy Tolar and his family as he will have a tranche put in this morning.
Phillip Strickland is better and has been released from Ochsner in New Orleans. Please pray for him and his sweet family.
Mrs. Jerrye Ichter passed away this week. She and Bro. Bill served as music minister missionaries in Brazil for many years. They also served at FBC, Amite before going on the mission field. Her memorial service will be shared live via the FBC, Minden’s website Monday afternoon. https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistminden/?__xts__=68.ARBfUBssOfQ9W9ntHoPTF1bSliCPAXzP2Shnuh4Z0x7ZCKq4tmyt-NMAWL2qIvwyYmIkrBhZ1hL-bGxEkoaS06xbjko8rdVLUvc3QiissfR_wACIevJUJ5syS1P1Xp7bxKJqxtsxZkemMWBEOZijTbS1Sveo5GGl3No1WzW86pH5ymjMbMDa3h8&__tn__=HH-R .
Read the Bible
- Isaiah 56
- Psalm 112
- I Peter 2
Thanks to all who gave to pay shipping for “shoeboxes”. I gladly will fill your boxes for you. I believe we should send as many as possible because that means we will reach more families for the Lord. You can write your check to Samaritan’s purse and give it to me until the end of October. Thanks for your participation.
The Youth on Mission class is growing. We meet on Sunday evenings at 5:00 in the missions classroom. This week we will begin packing some backpacks for children who live in Appalachia and begin to learn storying so we can share God’s Word with others.
Today is Day 7 of the Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions, Georgia Barnett Offering.
I really like the song “God on the Mountain”. This clip shows Lynda Randal as she sings at a Gaither concert. I hope you love it and feel it like I do.
May this day be a blessing in your like as you bless others. Share some of God’s love today! Actions always speak louder than words!
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Thanks to all who came to the fellowship hall and worked to complete more projects for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. That was our last Saturday workday for 2018.
Mr. Jimmy Tolar has improved. He is alert and talking, Please keep him in your prayers.
Continue to pray for all the victims of displacement and/or damage from “Florence”.
Read the Bible
- Isaiah 51
- Song of Solomon 7:6-13
- James 2
Don’t forget the Week of Prayer for the Georgia Barnett Offering for work in Louisiana.
ASK God to continue his great work at Philadelphia at Horseshoe Drive.
ASK God to use the funds given through the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering to revitalize other churches that are struggling across our state.
PRAY for Clay Fuqua, campus pastor of Philadelphia Church at Horseshoe Drive.
[Please note: On Day 1 of the Prayer Guide we incorrectly referenced Elijah when it should be Ezekiel. We have corrected this here and on the downloadable versions. We apologize to you (and both prophets) for this error.]
“Can these dry bones live?” This was the question God asked Ezekiel over 2,500 years ago. Ezekiel replied, “Sovereign Lord, only you know.” God has a passionate desire to breathe life into places where His Spirit moved mightily in past years.
Imagine a church so packed in the ‘70s that, in order to accommodate the crowds, chairs had to be placed in the aisles. This was Horseshoe Drive Baptist Church in the ‘70s. This church knew how to think big.
This didn’t last though. As the years went by, Horseshoe experienced a steady decline. But a small group of members, grieved by the state of their church, surrendered to do whatever it would take to see God breathe life into a once thriving faith community.
With the leadership of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Deville and some funds provided by the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering, Horseshoe Drive is once again growing and impacting their community. New visitors are showing up at their doors and the waters of the baptistry are stirring.
These faithful members asked, “Can these dry bones live again?” God answered with a resounding, “YES.” What does God wa
nt to resurrect in your life and church? Remember, it’s not over when God is in it.
What is God doing in your heart to bring dead things to life?
Have a great Lord’s Day!
Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
Read the Bible
- Isiah 49
- Song of Solomon 7:1-5
- Hebrews 13
Please pray for Mrs. Grace Chadwick, a patient at the nursing home in Greensburg. “Miss” Grace is their oldest patient and the oldest friend David and I have. She is very sick today and has been moved to ICU. The family will be most appreciative of your prayers.
Mr. Jimmy Tolar was a patient at Hood Memorial yesterday.. Pray for Mr. Jimmy and his family.
Thank God for a place and medical staff close to home to care for these two.
Don’t forget to come to the fellowship hall in the morning for Mission Project Day. I hope to see you at 9 A.M.
Tomorrow night, Spring Creek will host the associational Harvest Revival Service with Dr. Preston Nix preaching.
Your faithful prayers mean so much to others.
”A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.”
~Proverbs 15:14 NLT~
Read the Bible
- Isaiah 48
- Psalm 108
- Hebrews 12
You can get a good overview of missions in Louisiana by looking at this site.
It’s beginning to look a lot like a missions project day! I hope to see you Saturday morning at 9 A.M. in the fellowship hall to work on some project for Operation Christmas Child. Everyone, men, women, boys, and girls, is invited to participate. This will be out last project day before the collection week, which is coming up in November.
I was asked to add a very sick child to our prayer list. He is Lane Gottschalk. Please pray for him.
Please continue to pray for the people in the path of Hurricane Florence. Pray for the storm trackers as they make predictions that influence many lives. Pray for electrical personnel and a disaster relief people as they head into that area to help the people who will have problems with the storm.
Many of the storms of our lives don’t come with names in alphabetical order or so much warning, but they some unannounced and without all the outside help. That’s okay, because God is there for us. He can handle any of the problems we face if we give him our worries.
We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
What a day with lots of memories yesterday (9/11) was. May today be a day of preparation for people in the path of Hurricane Florence. May families make wise decisions regarding the storm. I clearly remember how life stopped it’s regular routine after Hurricane Katrina.
Pray for Baptist Disaster Relief teams as they get in place to begin hurricane relief. Thank God for the many people who so freely give of themselves to help those in need.
Read the Bible
- Isaiah 47
- Song of Solomon 6:6-13
- Hebrews 11
Saturday, we will have out last mission project day for Operation Christmas Child. for 2018. I hope you will join us from 9-Noon as we complete more projects that make items for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot.
Read the Bible
- Isaiah 45
- Song of Solomon 6:1-5
- Hebrews 9
Days and Dates to Remember
- S.S. at 9:15
- Church at 10:30
- Youth on Mission at 5 P.M.
- Church at 6 P.M.
- Youth at 5
- Children in Action and Church at 6 P.M.
Saturday, September 15 – Mission Project Day form 9 – Noon
Monday, September 17 – Associational WMU Meeting at Hilldale at 10 A.M.
- Kay Bennett of Friendship House will be our guest speaker
- Potluck Lunch following Meeting
- Bring items to donate to Friendship House
- Individual snack items (fruit, pudding, etc,)
- Vienna Sausage
- Protein Bars
- Bug Spray
- Women’s Medium Athletic Pants
- Gift cards
- Home Depot
Operation Christmas Child – Now packing shoeboxes
- See me to get boxes and to return boxes
- I’ll pack them for you, if you choose
Have a fantastic Lord’s Day!