New Beginning Church
Do you know what habitual means? Well it means doing, practicing, or acting in some manner by force of habit. Pastor Bob’s message Sunday was titled “Habitual Sinner.” Once you start sinning and then you say, “the Lord will forgive me,” and then you do it again and again and again, it becomes a habit. When you start missing church and you think your excuse is OK, it becomes a habit. The same for praying, reading the Bible or working for the Lord, it all becomes a habit. I have heard it said that it takes 21 days to break a habit. If the trumpet was to sound and you are sinning at that time, and there wasn’t enough time to ask for forgiveness, where do you think you would spend eternity? The Bible tells us that no sin will enter heaven. Pastor Bob’s message came from several books of the Bible, such as Romans 4, 5 and 6; Proverbs 24; Psalms 32 and more.
Romans 6:1, 2 and 6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that hereafter we should not serve sin.
“Only one life, will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.”
Holland Baptist Church
Surely the Presence of the Lord was in the morning worship service at Holland Baptist Church Oct. 6. After a stirring message titled “Why Do I Need the Holy Spirit,” two couples came forward to join the family of God at HBC. They were Ted and Mary Drysdale and Todd and Lizzie Wells. Todd and Lizzie have four precious young children who participate regularly in Wednesday night activities of which their grandmother, Diane Cummings, is in charge. Both couple have been visiting for some time. We feel very blessed to have them in the family.
Our fifth Sunday singing and fellowship was enjoyed by a large number of folks. The youth and children sung as well as us “oldies.” Gillian Gilson played the piano and sung. Abigail Petty played her clarinet. Dorothy Haynes, Ashley Phillips and Shannon Wendorf sung “Here I Am to Worship” and assisted in other numbers as well. We’re so proud of our growing number of children and youth. Several of us seniors sung a couple of songs from the Heavenly Highway Hymnals.
Following a time of worship through music we enjoyed beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, and desserts. The fellowship was great! Nina Johnston always does a great job coordinating everything in the kitchen.
All of this was done in conjunction with Pastor Appreciation month. We just got a little early start. We enjoyed pounding the Brandons with food and household supplies as well as a check from the church and individuals to show our love and appreciation for them.
Howard, Diane, Julie, Kenny, Abby, Ashley, Caleb, and Chris were involved in an all day mission trip in Harrison last Saturday. We received a good report on the results of this effort.
A Fall Festival for kids is planned for Oct. 30. We will meet at our regular time for fun, games, and food. The adults will not have their regular bible study that night.
The senior citizens trip to Mountain View is getting closer. The van will leave the church at 8:30 a.m. heading to the Bean Fest and Championship Outhouse Races.
If you want to attend a good bible study join us on Sunday and Wednesday nights to hear Brother Chad Brandon lead us. We have voluntary group participation from anyone wanting to ask or answer a question or just share a thought. We want to do more than just study the Word. We want to allow it to make a difference in our lives.
The men’s monthly fellowship breakfast is in the morning. Men who want a hearty breakfast and good fellowship need to be at the church by 7:30 a.m.
We have many with spiritual and physical needs on our prayer list. We also offer sympathy to Jane Hairston whose sister went to be with the Lord last week.
May the Lord bless wherever you worship this week.