Monthly Newsletter of NMBC Baptist Church



JULY 2018

Faith Is Stronger than Reason Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

An old writer said that Faith and Reason may be compared to two travelers. Faith is like a man in full health, who can walk his twenty or thirty miles at a time without suffering. Reason is like a little child, who can only, with difficulty, accomplish three or four miles. “Well,” says the old writer, “on a given day Reason says to Faith, ‘O good Faith, let me walk with you.’
Faith replies, ‘O Reason, you could never walk with me!’ However, to try their paces, they set out together, but they soon find it hard to stay together. When they come to a deep river, Reason says, ‘I can never ford this,’ but Faith wades through it singing. When they reach a lofty mountain, there is the same exclamation of despair; and in such cases, Faith, in order not to leave Reason behind, is obliged to carry him on his back. Oh, what luggage is Reason to Faith!”

Pastor Frank (Gal. 2:20)


Senior Ministry From Rev. Dr. Stan Reedy


IThere will be no WADYS meetings in July. There’s a lot of folks that are going to be gone. And Linda is having cataract surgery on the Tuesdays before both WADYS meetings with a follow-up appointment on the Wednesdays of the WADYS meetings. We’ll start back in August when vacations are over & the kids & grandkids are back in school.
Our meetings in August will be the 8th & 22nd. I need you all to help me with the program on Aug. 8th.. I’d like all of you to come prepared to share your favorite verse, passage of Scripture, Bible story & share with us how that passage speaks to your heart & life.


Also, we’re going to switch our meeting time to 5 p.m. through the rest of the summer & change back to 4:30 p.m. when the time changes. There are some folks who can’t get there at 4:30 p.m. but could make it at 5 p.m. We’ll give it a try.

We have 15 people signed up for the Derby Dinner trip on September 13th to see “Rise Up, O Men!” The cost per person is $34.00 (if we can get a group of 20 or more). If we can’t, the cost will be $38.00/person. Note: Neither price includes taxes & tip.

Also, if you didn’t get a bulletin last Sunday, it had Jean Richey’s new address in it. I’ve had a couple of folks ask me if we had one yet. Frank finally got with Jean’s daughter to get an address. Her new address is: Jean Richey, 5971 North Senior Dr., Apt. 4, Ellettsville, IN 47429. If you have a chance, drop her a card & let her know you’ve been thinking about her & praying for her.

Speaking of prayer, my wife Linda (my first, last & only wife) will be having cataract surgery in July at the SurgeCenter of Louisville. She’ll have one eye done on July 10th & the other eye done on July 24th , with follow-up appointments on July 11th & 25th. Keep her in your prayers. And, we both have several doctor appointments coming up in August. We’re going to keep the road to different doctor offices hot over the next couple months.

We have several on the prayer list in the church bulletin. We need to add: Richard Gourley Freida Johnson (Jerry Dunn’s sister) Michael Scott (Jerry & Pat Dunn’s grandson) Emogene Konkle’s sister in the death of her husband


As always, let’s lift each other up in prayer daily, asking God to bless us & then to work through us to be a blessing to those around us.
In His Service, Bro. Stan & Linda



 July 2nd – ABM Meeting
 July 9th – 13th – 4-H Fair Booth
 July 22nd – Church Picnic

Squeakers The Church Mouse


Greetings fellow Christians! God bless you! Well, the church has been busy cleaning, painting, and sprucing up. God’s house looks great!! I hope you are having a great summer. He’s a little devotion to help you.

Faith Honors Him Whom It Trusts No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God. (Romans 4:20)

I long for God to be glorified in our pursuit of holiness and love, but God is not glorified unless our pursuit is empowered by faith in his promises.

And the God who revealed himself most fully in Jesus Christ, who was crucified for our sins and raised for our justification (Romans 4:25), is most glorified when we embrace his promises with joyful firmness because they are bought by the blood of his Son.

God is honored when we are humbled for our feebleness and failure, and when he is trusted
for future grace (Romans 4:20). So unless we learn how to live by faith in future grace, we may perform remarkable religious rigors, but not for God’s glory.

He is glorified when the power to be holy comes from humble faith in future grace.

Martin Luther said, “[Faith] honors him whom it trusts with the most reverent and highest regard, since it considers him truthful and trustworthy.” The trusted Giver gets the glory.

My great desire is that we learn how to live for God’s honor. And that means living by faith in future grace, which, in turn, means battling unbelief in all the ways it rears its head.


  God said in 2 Corinthians 5:17


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come!

Just like Spring has gone and Summer has come; God is in control of all things in our lives. Enjoy what God has given you today because tomorrow he will have something new and different for you.




Verse of the Month

MARK 11:22-24

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered, “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ’Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.




 Summer is officially here! Yes it’s hot and rainy and hot and all the good things we love about summer! The corn and soybeans are growing, some faster than others, and the earth is green and lush from all the rain. It’s beautiful! God is so good!
Eight lovely ladies met on Tuesday, June 19, at Ethel’s Place for our monthly meeting. We were very talkative and full of fellowship, but we finally got our business done and enjoyed some snacks Ethel’s daughter had prepared for us.
Since we will not be meeting in July and August, I gave out Bible books for the next three months. They are Colossians for July, II Kings for August, and Obadiah for September. We will be having picnics in July and August and will resume meetings in September.
The offerings for the One Great Hour of Sharing have been pretty good. We have a little over $100 so far. Hopefully we will go over $200 before the end of the month.
We all signed a card we will send to Dwight Bolick and his family due to the death of his mother who was 95 years old. The Bolick’s will be returning to the states to do fundraising soon, and we hope we will be able to have Dwight speak at our church one day. Linda is working on arranging this. For those of you not familiar with the Bolick’s, they are the International Missionaries we support.
The annual church picnic will be on Sunday, July 22, at 5:00 p.m. This is in place of the 5th Sunday dinner. This will be a pitch-in with the drinks and tableware furnished. Also, several people have said they will be bring chicken too. Put this date on your calendar now!
We will be giving the children the Back-to-School cards on July 15 since school starts on August 3 so they will have time to get their supplies. Seems like they just get out of school and they are going back!
We will be having the picnic for the guys at Madison State Hospital in August. I will give more details later for this when I talk to them and get a date.
Have a great summer!
God Bless!




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House of Hope
Basket in the foyer


Jefferson County

House of Hope Pantry

They are in the lower level
of the Clearing-House Project Facility at
100 East Second Street
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