Sunday, February 27th is World’s Missions Sunday and our guest is Executive Director of BMA Missions, Dr. John David Smith of Little Rock. All Adult and Youth classes are invited (10:15) into the main sanctuary to hear him speak about Missions and missionaries. After he speaks in the 11:00 morning worship, a World Missions Offering will be taken at the church doors. Please let your offerings be above our regular tithes and offerings. Let’s do it for His glory and for souls!
Layman’s Day is one of those delightful church days as we see God’s great men stand and share their love of Jesus Christ. No different in 2011, this Sunday the 20th God is going to bless us through the F.B.C. men!
11:00 A.M. 6:00 P.M.
Pastor – Brian Prochaska Pastor – Randy Boyd
Bible Reading – Alan Sheffield Bible Reading – O. R. Dulaney
Music Director – Charlie Magers Music Director – David Grissom
Special Music – Men’s Trio Special Music – Grant Jenkins
Speaker A.M. – Dennis Mitchell Speaker P.M. – Scott Clouse
II Corinthians 6:2
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
On December 28, 1908, a devastating earthquake struck Messina, Italy, killing eighty-four thousand people. Just hours before the earthquake, local authorities passed a number of ordinances reflecting their ungodly character. In fact, the Christmas Day issue of the local paper had contained a parody actually daring God to make Himself known by sending an earthquake! And He obliged.
It is not wise to refuse the grace of God. Jesus gave such an opinion in a parable about some evil tenants (Matthew 21:33-41). They refused to give their landowner his rightful share of their harvest, even after he made numerous requests. They killed the landowner’s messengers, even his own son, in their arrogant rejection of the landowner. So the landowner rejected them and gave the vineyard to others.
Many people have the mistaken notion that God is infinitely patient, that the rejection of His offers of salvation do not offend Him. But parables such as this warn us not to reject the grace of God when it is being offered. If you have heard the offer of God’s salvation but have not responded, receive it while it is still being made.
Of all the days suitable for salvation, none is better than today.
Dr. David Jeremiah
Seeing Joseph alive and well was so incredible that Jacob was able to say, “Now I am ready to die, since I have seen for myself that you are still alive”. Genesis 46:30
Jacob was satisfied even though his life, like ours, was often a puzzle to him. We often have no explanation for life’s disappointments, failures, and even its joys. But can we look at all of that and say, “I am satisfied,” in face of the puzzles? Yes. As the workings of God’s providence become ever more real to us, as we look back and realize that He has been preparing us for the present day we can say, “Father, I am satisfied in You, even though life is often a puzzle to me.”
Dr. Adams' Blog