Monthly Newsletter of NMBC Baptist Church

 

NMBC NEWS HEARLD

SEPTEMBER 2018

Okay folks, we have reached September. Time has its way of slipping by before we realize what has happened. God continues to Bless our Church every day. Things are happening in people’s lives, and God is at work all around us.

We have a trip to Derby Dinner Playhouse on Thursday September 13th. We will be leaving the church by 10:30am. Doors open at 11:45, and the show begins at 1:00pm. Looking forward for another fun filled trip.

We have scheduled a Family Fall Festival for Saturday, September 22nd from 5-9. We have planned 2 Inflatables for the children, Games, Hay Ride, Chili Supper with Hotdogs and cookies. We are working on having music that evening as well. Church family, Preschool
Families and the community are all invited. Make plans to attend.

I will be leading the Adult Sunday Bible Study and the WADYS due to Bro. Stan resigning. Please join me for both of these services. Looking forward to seeing everyone in attendance. During the month of September, I will be preaching sermons on the evangelistic nature. Excited to see what God is going to do in the lives of people. Bring a family member, friend, neighbor and fill the pews during the month.

The Lifesaving Rope

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith— and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:8-10 Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.… A person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.… As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. James 2:18, 24, 26

The stupendous Niagara Falls have been spoken of in every part of the world. But while they are marvelous to hear of and wonderful to see, they have been very destructive to human life, when by accident some have been carried down the cataract. Some years ago, two men were in a boat and found themselves being carried so swiftly down the current that they must both inevitably be borne down and dashed to pieces. At last, however, one man was saved by a rope that was floated out to him, which he grasped. Another rope was floated to the other man, but at the same instant the rope came into his hand, a log floated by him. The thoughtless and confused man, instead of seizing the rope, laid hold on the log. It was a fatal mistake. They were both in imminent peril, but the one was drawn to shore because he had a connection with the people on the land, while the other, clinging to the loose, floating log, was borne irresistibly along, and was never heard of afterward. Faith has a saving connection with Christ. Christ is on the shore, so to speak, holding the rope, and as we lay hold of it with the hand of our confidence, he pulls us to shore. But our good works having no connection with Christ are drifted along down to the gulf of despair. Grapple our virtues as tightly as we may, even with hooks of steel, they cannot avail us in the least degree. They are the disconnected log that has no hold on the heavenly shore.  

 

Pastor Frank (Gal. 2:20)

 
 

Senior Ministry From Rev. Dr. Stan Reedy


WADY’S NEWS

You all have been a great blessing to us & we hope that God has worked through us to bless you all as well. Thank you for all the love, support & encouragement you’ve given to us. It wasn’t an easy decision to make but it was one that had to be made. We have a ministry on both sides of the river. In the Carrollton area we visit several folks, folks we’ve known for 25+ years. Many of them were members at Whites Run BC when I was the pastor there. Several of them are now in facilities or homebound. We try to get around to see them as often as we can. We also spent 2-3 days down at the senior center where there are also folks we’ve known for 25+ years. We try to get acquainted with all the seniors down there (especially the new ones who start attending) & seek to plant a Jesus seed into their lives whenever we can.

I’ve gotten to that stage where “the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Between diabetes, vision issues & mobility issues, it was just getting to be too much. To do what we do on the Kentucky side of the river & then come over to the Madison side & do the same ministry (different folks, of course) on that side. Getting in & out of the car is difficult & then traipsing up & down the long hallways at the different facilities was also becoming more & more difficult. I was hoping to hang in there until the end of the year but just had to face reality & accept that I’m not a spring chicken anymore. I can still crow (preach/teach) but my strutting ain’t what it used to be; my tail feathers are dragging more & more.

We won’t forget you all. We’ll pop in from time to time. Lord willing, we’ll be there for Thanksgiving. May God’s blessings continue to be upon you & may He continue to work through you all to be a blessing to those around you.

Saved to serve; saved to share.

Bro. Stan & Linda

Calendar

 Sept 7th – Clark & Hawkins Wedding Rehearsal
 Sept 8th – Clark & Hawkins Wedding
 Sept 9th – Deacons Meeting
 Sept 10th – ABM Meeting
 Sept 12th – WADYS Meeting
 Sept 12th – Ministry Leaders Meeting
 Sept 13th – Derby Dinner Playhouse Trip
 Sept 18th – ABW Meeting
 Sept 22nd – Family Fall Festival
 Sept 26th – WADYS Meeting
 

Squeakers The Church Mouse

 

Well the children are back in school and learning about the Lord and other things. Laughter and fun times fill the Preschool. And crumbs are being dropped!! Makes an old church mouse happy. What are you doing for the Lord? Are you ready to step up? Throughout the Bible God has used the most unlikely people to do his work. Hear is something to think about.

Who is doing exploits for God today? Where is the enemy being driven back? That is the great yearning of all spiritually minded people. They are not enchanted with polished sermons and slick organizational technique. Where are the mighty men and women anointed by God to truly make a difference?

What is it really that stops us from becoming mighty warriors in the Lord? God has not changed. He is still superior to anything the enemy can throw against us.

No personal or church situation is too hopeless for the all-sufficient power of the Holy Spirit. God will be no more eager to act tomorrow than he is right now. He is waiting for us to take his promises seriously and go boldly to the throne of grace. He wants us to meet the enemy at the
very point of attack, standing against him in the name of Christ. When we do so, God will back us up with all the resources of heaven. —Jim Cymbala

To Take Away

What keeps people from stepping out in faith for the Lord and the cause of Christ?

Do you trust that God is superior to anything the enemy might bring against you? How does this assurance manifest itself in your life?

What would it take for you to trust God’s promises more fully and thereby become a “mighty warrior in the Lord”?

DEACONS DIALOGUE

In Hannah’s Prayer in Samuel 2:2

There is no one Holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no rock like our God.

As we draw closer to Fall, we will be blessed with the trees giving us vibrant colors that God brings into our lives. As we view the beautiful trees, we should be thankful that God provides for us everyday. We need to open our hearts to God so we may fully understand all the wonderful blessings that God has planned for us.

Terry Preston

 

 

 

 
Verse of the Month

ROMANS 10:17

So then faith

comes by

hearing,

and hearing

by the

word of God

 
 
 

ABW NEWS

 

It just doesn’t seem possible that September is here. Where does the time go? We’ve had a wonderful summer, but it’s not over yet, even though the calendar says fall is coming. Isn’t it wonderful, though, the change in seasons that God gives us. He is so good to us! We will be having our picnic with the guys at the Madison State Hospital on Monday night, September 10, at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us. We will meet at the church at 5:30 p.m. so we can go over together. If you would like to go with us, just be at the church then to go with us. Hope you have been reading your Bible this summer. Just a reminder, the book for September is Obadiah. We will be getting back to regular meetings starting on Tuesday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m., at Ethel’s Place. If any of you ladies have been thinking about joining our little ABW group, this would be a great time to start. If you don’t know what ABW is but would like to learn, come join us and find out. We have a lot of fun and fellowship while we serve our Lord and do mission work at the same time. If you need directions to Ethel’s Place, please ask me, Norma, Linda, Betty, Cindy, Nancy, Noreen, or the preacher. We are all glad to help. Some things coming up in the fall are Fall Conference in October and World Day of Prayer in November. Also our church is having a Back to School Bash in September. Keep an eye out for the dates. Hope to see you on September 18 at Ethel’s Place!

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

 

 

OTHER WAYS TO FOLLOW NMBC:

Facebook page:
North Madison Baptist Church
Radio:
WYGS 91.1 FM