Monthly Newsletter of      NMBC Baptist Church

 

 

 NMBC NEWS HEARLD

    OCTOBER 2017

 From the Desk of Pastor Frank 

More Than Following Rules

For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:20

People sometimes dismiss the importance of hearing God by saying that if you just do everything God commanded, you are doing God’s will. But you could do all that God explicitly commands and still not be the person God would have you be. An obsession merely with doing all God commands may be the very thing that rules out being the kind of person that he calls you to be. The watchword of the
worthy servant is not mere obedience but love, from which appropriate obedience naturally flows. There is some good in the attitude of doing what we are told to do by God, which amounts to the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees. But this severely limits spiritual growth. A life of free-hearted collaboration with Jesus and his friends in the kingdom of God surpasses that righteousness.

REFLECT: In what situations would it be easy to do everything right and yet still miss out on loving people? What goes on in the mind of a person who is trying to do everything right? What goes on in the mind of a person who is seeking to love?

 
 

Pastor Frank (Gal. 2:20)

 

Senior Ministry From Rev. Dr. Stan Reedy


                                        WADY’S NEWS

Wow! September 25th was our 1st anniversary at NMBC. It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by since the Lord brought us into His family at NMBC. It’s been a great year. You’ve been such a great blessing to us. The love, encouragement & acceptance you’ve showed us means so much & makes us feel more a part of the family of God here. We pray that we’ve been able to be a blessing to you all as well. Wherever we go, our hearts desire is always to “Serve God” & “Share Jesus” because we’ve been “Saved to Serve” & “Saved to Share”.

We had a great time at the Creation Museum. They bring Genesis 1-11 to life & help us to understand why the world is the way it is today. They present the 7 C’s: Creation (God said, Let there be… & it happened), Condemnation (the 1st Adam disobeyed, bringing sin into the world), Catastrophe (man’s wickedness became so great, God destroyed humanity in the Flood, starting over with Noah’s family), Confusion (the tower of Babel), Christ (the last Adam came to live an obedient life), Cross (Jesus went to the cross as God’s Lamb & shed His blood to cleanse us of sin) & Consummation (He’s coming back for us one glorious day). If you weren’t able to go, we’ll try to schedule another trip next year for those who weren’t able to work this one into their schedules. Also, we’re trying to look ahead & plan some day trips for next year. If you have a suggestion for a trip somewhere, please let me know. I’d like to plan about 4 day trips for next year. I’m going to look at Derby Dinner Playhouse’s shows for next year & see if there’s one we might want to attend. Also, if you have a suggestion for someone to come & share something with our WADYS
group at one of our Wednesday meetings, please let me know. Get me the info & I’ll take it from there.

Our next WADYS meetings are:

October 11th – Linda’s cooking November 8th – Linda’s cooking December 13th – Christmas party fellowship. Everybody is to bring finger foods & a gag gift.

We’re just going to meet one time a month for the next 3 months. We’re moving into the holiday season & things get busy & hectic with family gettogethers, community events, church events, etc. Linda & I are also trying to figure out when we can get down to Alabama to spend time with her family for a few days. We’ve both got doctor appointments in October & November we have to work around. Also, I’m going to be tied up preaching starting the last Sunday in December through the end of February (maybe longer) so we’ve got to work our trip to Alabama in between now & that last Sunday in December. So, sometime between the middle of November & the middle of December, we’re going to try to disappear for about a week or so.

Keep us in your prayers as we keep you in our prayers. May God’s richest blessings come your way & may you pass those blessings on to those around you.

 Rev Dr Stanley Reedy

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
         

    Mark Your Calendar

 

 Oct 1st – Deacons Meeting
 Oct 2nd – ABM Meeting
 Oct 8th – Clergy Appreciation Day
 Oct 10th – ABW Meeting
 Oct 11th – WADYS
 Oct 18th – Pizza Hut Fund Raiser
 Oct 22nd – Roy Trimble
 Oct 27th – Soup Supper
 Every Sunday – Choir Practice

Squeakers The Church Mouse 

 

Greetings fellow Christians! Well fall is here!! Pumpkins, sweaters, falling leaves!! I hope you enjoy this month’s devotional! God bless you all.

Up Against the Wall

“Keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God.” Acts 27:25

A few years ago, one of our Focus on the Family staff members visited Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona, a magnificent canyon lake about 185 miles long. She was especially impressed by its massive rock “sideboards” that extend hundreds of feet in the air. That night she approached one of these gigantic structures, a wall that rose at least five hundred feet above the campsite, and placed her hand on the warm rock. A thousand tiny pieces of this seemingly solid fortress crumbled in her hand. Incredible! she thought. These immovable canyon walls can be stripped away by a person’s fingers!

Sometimes the barriers and obstacles that
present themselves to us are like those porous walls. From a distance, they seem impenetrable and massive, but when we dare to confront them, they crumble in our hands. People like Helen Keller and Franklin Roosevelt have overcome seemingly insurmountable physical barriers. Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, paralyzed by Lou Gehrig’s disease, dictates complex mathematical computations on a computer by moving just the tips of his fingers.

When the apostle Paul’s life was in danger, the Lord Himself exhorted him to “Take courage!” (Acts 23:11). If we encourage our children to do the same when they’re “against the wall,” they may see those walls come tumbling down.

Father, be with our children as they confront the daily obstacles and walls in their lives. Surround them with Your unfailing love, and show them Your power to move those things that in their eyes seem to be mountains. Amen.

 
 
 
                     

 ABW NEWS

 

They say that fall has arrived, but the weather seems to say otherwise! This is October but feels like July. But in a few days, it will change and feel like October again. Isn’t it great to have changing seasons? It would be so boring to be the same all the time. God knows just the right things to keep us happy (and guessing!). We have started back having our regular meetings, and we had a good meeting at Ethel’s Place on Tuesday, September 19, with seven ladies present. I hope you have been keeping up with your Bible reading over the summer. The book for October is II Samuel. We have several things to look forward to this

fall. Our Fall Conference will be on Tuesday,

October 17, at First Baptist Church. Registration is at 4:30 p.m. and the meeting will be at 5:00 p.m. There will be a pitch-in supper at 6:00 p.m. The evening session will begin at 7:00, and there will be special music and a mission speaker, Lauren Nowlin. All ladies of the church are invited to attend. If you would like to go, please let me or one of the members know. We can meet at the church and go together. It will be a fun and informative evening. Also in October is Women’s Day at Columbus First Baptist on

October 14. If anyone wants to go, please see me for the registration forms. On Monday, November 6, is the World Day of Prayer here at our church. Graham Baptist ladies will be in charge of the program this year. We will be meeting in the basement while the men will be upstairs at the Brotherhood meeting. Afterwards we will all have dessert! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Ethel’s Place. This is a week earlier due to the Fall Conference being on the 17th. Hope to see you there
 

God Bless! Mary

 
 
 
 

 

                       REMEMBER THE HOUSE OF HOPE
                             
 SUNDAY CHALLENGE!!
                           Bring one nonperishable item
                                 per person for the
                                     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
              in downtown Madison
          hohinfo@cinergymetro.net

DEACONS DIALOGUE

Fall is finally here and things are changing. Our church is doing well, and we have had some changes in our services too. With Pastor Frank and Pastor Stan we are growing spiritually and getting closer to the Lord. I enjoy reading the “Jesus Calling” devotional. One passage really spoke to me, and I would like to share it with you. It’s as if Jesus is talking to you, and it says “COME TO ME FOR UNDERSTANDING, since I know you far better than you know yourself. I
comprehend you in all your complexity; no detail of your life is hidden from Me. I view you through eyes of grace, so don’t be afraid of My intimate awareness. Allow the Light of My healing Presence to shine into the deepest recesses of your being–cleansing, healing, refreshing, and renewing you. Trust Me enough to accept the full forgiveness that I offer you continually. This great gift, which cost Me My Life, is yours for all eternity. Forgiveness is at the very core of My
abiding Presence. I will never leave you or forsake you. When no one else seems to understand you, simply draw closer to Me. Rejoice in the One who understands you completely and loves you perfectly. As I fill you with My Love, you become a reservoir of love, overflowing into the lives of other people.” We always know the Lord will be there for us. Reach out to other people to be there for them. As always, we deacons are there for you to help in any way. You can call on us or on Pastor Frank or Pastor Stan if you need us. Have a great fall and remember, the Lord is always with you.

Deacon Richard Gorley

 
 
 
 
 
                      Verse of the Month
                                                   

                        GALATIANS 6:2

Bear one another’s

burdens, and so fulfill

the law of Christ


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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