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Word From the Pastor

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2018

11Nov

NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT
Philippians 1:12-26

On yesterday I met with a core group of the Church leadership to help lead our entire church fellowship into a clearer focus on our guiding light in 2019. Strengthened by the celebrations of our 120 years throughout 2018, we ought enter now into 2019 with greater clarity about God’s love for us and His calling to us. Please join with them as they move among you and seek your sharings. On the 5th Sunday of December, following our 10:00 worship hour, let us prayerfully and enthusiastically gather for a table fellowship and a Congregational Business Meeting to commit the full year ahead as our offering unto God. May it be an acceptable presentation in His sight.

In the meantime, be reminded of our Joint Thanksgiving Day worship with Monumental Baptist Church here at White Rock on Thanksgiving Day at 11:00 am. What a testimony of gratitude would be reflected in a house filled by God’s people united in joyful praise. You can help make it happen.

Recall also our worship on December 9 at the regular 10:00 am service and the very special 3:30 pm coming together—both focusing on the “global” presence of our faith. The December celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ who’s coming was to all people is a fitting setting to take this worldwide look and to surrender ourselves anew to our worldwide mission.

Joy! We are one in the Lord.

“May God’s grace and peace be multiplied unto you. . .”

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Verse for Reflection

Posted Monday, November 05, 2018

05Nov

Verse for Reflection
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 
Proverbs 9:10
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Word From the Pastor

Posted Sunday, November 04, 2018

04Nov

God be praised for the manifestations of His Spirit and the participation of you His people in our Anniversary celebrations to date. As the under shepherd of the Lord here, my heart is gratified and encouraged. May God’s grace and peace be truly multiplied unto you.

Including today, nine Sundays or 51 days remain in the 2018 calendar year. There may be one or two more events acknowledging our 120 years; continue to support them. One special “happening” ahead is a focusing on the global face of our faith in Christ. This will take place on Sunday, December 9 at 10 am and 3:30 pm. Our challenge from the Lord is to be witnesses unto Him here and all over the world. I ask you to add this “happening” to your “must attend and participate in list;” more information will follow shortly.

In the meantime, each of the two months remaining has a regular moment of high calling. In November there is Thanksgiving Day. In December there is the observing of the Birth of Our Messiah. It is clear that the year does not wind down. It concludes in a crescendo of praise even as we would launch into 2019 with a renewed commitment to “push on” towards “perfection” in the Lord. We have not arrived, but we are propelled and attracted by our faith in God, our hope rooted in His promises and our love for Him and for each other.

Joy! We are one in the Lord.

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Thoughts

Posted Saturday, November 03, 2018

03Nov

We move and are enabled by GOD's promises, and GOD's promises are big promises. God meets us in the everydayness of our lives and calls us to commit to his future.
Sermon: Footsteps of the Faithful - Pastor William J. Shaw