Pastor’s Pen – June 15, 2011

Last weekend’s Revival Services with Evangelist Max Alderman were truly a work of God!  Our church family spent weeks in prayer and fasting preparing our hearts for that which only the Holy Spirit could do.  I believe our hearts were primed.  The blessings overflowed our cups: there was great attendance at all five services; the special music was inspirational; the congregational singing was enthusiastic; the preaching was powerful; and the altar was so packed that folks were praying on the front row of pews.  To all of it, we say, to God be the glory!

This past Sunday morning, I continued my expository preaching series through Philippians.  In the evening, before we observed the Lord’s Supper, I preached from 2 Timothy 3 on: “The Lost At The Last Days.”  The teen and children classes were faithfully held at 10am and I continued my expository teaching series through the Psalms in my adult Sunday school class.

Soul winning, visitation, and John & Romans distribution are held each Tuesday.

Our greatest and most necessary service is our Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer meeting at 7pm.  Following the current expository study through 1 Kings, we break into our prayer groups and spend fervent time before the Throne.

This Friday, the men are meeting at Pastor Hird’s home for a BBQ.

Sunday is Father’s Day.  I will be preaching a special sermon to our dads.  On Sunday evening, Brother Blair Cassidy will complete his prophecy preaching series.

On Sunday, June 26th, our Missionary to Italy Frank Maietta will be us at 10am and 11am.

On Sunday, July 3rd, following the evening service, we will hold a baptism service.

On Friday evening, July 8th, there is a work night.

On Sunday, July 10th, we are having a Friend Day and BBQ.  There is no evening service that day.

On Sunday, August 7th, our Missionary to China Eddie Ray will be with us at 10am and 11am.

On Sunday, August 21st, we are having another Friend Day and BBQ.  There is no evening service.

Finally, on Sunday, September 18th, we will celebrate our 20th Anniversary.  There are many special things planned for this day which we will announce in the days ahead.

In my sermon Sunday night on “The Last Days,” part of the sermon focused on Paul’s statement to Timothy that the last days would be “perilous” times.  This word means dangerous and furious. We Christians must be very careful as we walk among the lost in this worldly “mine field.”  God help each of us, in these last days, to be faithful to our Lord and to walk wisely among the lost, knowing when to “turn away” (2 Tim.3:5) from them and when to turn unto them (1 Cor.5:9-10).

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