Monthly Newsletter of      NMBC Baptist Church

 

 

 NMBC NEWS HEARLD

    JUNE 2017

 From the Desk of Pastor Frank 

 

 

A Personal Relationship

God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 Sometimes today it seems that our personal relationship with God is treated as a long-distance arrangement in which Jesus and his Father listen to us from afar—maybe nodding and smiling. In heaven each believer has a “sin” account, which God keeps wiping clean as Christ’s death pays each believer’s sin bill. But doesn’t a personal relationship involve more than that? A mere benefactor, however powerful, kind and thoughtful, is not the same thing as a friend. Jesus says, “I have called you friends” (John 15:15) and “Look, I am
with you every minute, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20, paraphrase). It’s reasonable to assume that this personal relationship of friends would include individualized communication—words and ideas God communicates uniquely to each friend.

MEDITATE: Slowly reread Hebrews 13:5 or another verse printed on this page. Say it aloud to yourself and pause. What word stands out to you? Pause again. Why do you think that word stood out? What might God be trying to say to you today?

 
Pastor Frank (Gal. 2:20)
 

Senior Ministry From Rev. Dr. Stan Reedy


                                        WADY’S NEWS

What a blessing it is to be part of the NMBC family. Our WADYS (We ain’t dead yet, saints) group is doing good. We have 20-25 people just about every meeting. Our next meetings will be June 7 (Linda’s cooking) & June 21 (pizzas from Pizza Hut). I encourage you to come out as we partake of bread for the body as well as bread for the spirit. If you’re not a part of the WADYS, we invite to come & check it out. If you’re a part of the WADYS, we encourage you to invite others–they don’t have to be members of NMBC to come. It’s a time when we can encourage, love, support & lift each other up as we serve the Lord & share the Gospel with those around us. Our Sunday night Adult Bible Study is doing well also. Again, we usually have 20-25 people just about
every Sunday evening. It’s a time for us to come together to study God’s Word as we seek to better understand His Word and, most importantly, to apply that Word to our lives & to live the Word in our everyday world–at home, at work, in our neighborhood, when we’re with friends & family. If we want others to believe the Gospel, then we’ve got to live the Gospel in our own lives. Again, invite others to come. They don’t have to be members of NMBC. There are churches around us who don’t have an evening service or Bible study. Let them know that we’d like for them to come & study God’s Word with us. And we’re not going to twist their arms to join the church. We just want to equip as many as possible to share the Word & minister to those around us. While I’m at it, let me put a plug in for Sunday School. We have 12=16 people just about every Sunday morning. Again, it’s a time to come together to increase our understanding of God’s Word & to encourage, love, support & lift each other up as we serve the Lord & share the Gospel with those around us. It takes a little more energy to drag yourself out of bed so you can get to church by 9:30 a.m. but I believe you’ll find the blessings you receive will be far more than the energy it takes to get you there. Let’s fill the classroom & get so many folks coming that we’ll have to divide & start another Sunday class. We need to take advantage of every opportunity we have to study God’s Word, to spend time together as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. I’ve said it before but
I’ll say it again. Every one of us was saved for 2 reasons: we were saved to serve God & we were saved to share His Son with those around us. Saved to Serve! Saved to Share! And He expects us to be doing both. As we study His Word, we learn how to serve God & how to share Jesus with those around us.

 

 

 

 In His service, Bro. Stan 

 
 

 

 
 

               Mark Your Calendar

 

 Jun 3rd – Lamb & Riley Wedding
 Jun 5th – ABM picnic-Graham Baptist 
 Jun 7th – Leaders Meeting
 June 7th – WADYS Meeting
 Jun 17th – Littrell & Murray Wedding
 Jun 17th – Father’s Cookout
 June 20th – ABW Meeting
 Jun 21st – WADYS Meeting
 

Squeakers The Church Mouse 

 

Greetings fellow Christians!! God, bless you all. Well summer is on its way. Be safe as you travel about and remember to pray. Pray for your family, your neighbors and even your church. Prayer works!! Here is a little devotion on prayer. Have a great summer!! Jesus’ Prayer for Us

John 17:20–26

Additional Scripture Readings: Romans 8:26–27; 2 Peter 3:9

Before we believed in Jesus, before we even knew who he was, Jesus prayed for us.

Jesus prayed in the garden, prior to his arrest and crucifixion. First, he prayed for himself, that God would complete the work of salvation he began in sending Jesus to live and die. He prayed for his disciples, that God would keep them faithful, that they might have God’s joy within them, and that God would protect them from the evil one.

And then he prayed for us. For you and me
and for all who would come to believe in him after his death, that we would be unified and that God’s love would be in us.

When we read Jesus’ words in this passage, remember that he prayed them for all of us. We can insert our own names and picture ourselves as the subject of his prayer. We can see in his prayers the events of our lives. Jesus also prayed for those we love who have yet to come to know him as Savior and Lord. He loves them even more than we do—so much that he prayed for them before he died on the cross on their behalf.

Jesus prayed for you. Nearly two thousand years ago, in a garden in Israel, you were on his mind Don’t you feel loved?
 

                       ABW NEWS

 

 I cannot believe this year is almost half over! It’s June already! Where does the time go? We have had a very interesting spring. The weather has been something else. But we have had some very nice times. The Spring Conference at Indian Kentuck was great. Our Mother’s Day Banquet went very well. We’ve had some great food. Our meetings have been fun and productive. Our White Cross quota’s have been filled and are sent off. We collected $181.00 for the America for Christ offering and $164.00 for the State Project Dinner ( which was more good food). We decided to send $250.00 for the State Project instead. We have been very busy and God has blessed us tremendously.

Now we come to the summer months where things sometimes slow down some (unless you have kids or grandkids in sports). In June we will be taking the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. The goal for this has been set for $200.00. Please be in prayer about your part in this offering.

For your reading time this month, the books of the month for June are I and II Thessalonians. That should keep you busy.

Looking forward to July, the annual church picnic date has been set for Sunday, July 16, at 5:00 p.m. This will be a pitch-in with drinks and table service provided. Put this date on your calendar so you don’t miss it.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Ethel’s Place. 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
June Deacon Tim Ehlers
The Deacons Are Here For You Call On Us 

Well it’s almost summer!! I can’t believe it!! You ever wonder why you can’t do what others do? You say I wish I had that talent. Well, we all have different ways to serve the Lord. Some can sing (not me lol). Some can do crafts or build things. Cooking might be your talent. Well, don’t worry, we all have something we can do to serve the Lord. Here’s a devotional that deals with that. Have a great summer and stay safe. God bless.

Useful Differences Trent was teaching his friend D.J. how to play golf. Standing on the practice range, he pulled a large club out of his bag. “This is the driver,” he told D.J. “It hits the ball the farthest.” Teeing up a ball, Trent hit it past the 150-yard target. Then he pulled out a smaller club. “This is a seven iron. It hits the ball higher but not as far.” Again he demonstrated. This time the ball flew higher, landing near the 100-yard marker. Trent pulled out two more clubs. “This one’s a sand wedge. It’s for hitting the ball out of sand traps. And this is the putter. It knocks the ball in the hole.” D.J. pointed at another item in Trent’s bag. “What does that club do?” Laughing, Trent said, “That’s not a club. It’s for getting your ball back after you hit it in the water!” Different golf clubs do different things. Yet a golfer uses them all to play golf. Likewise, people with different spiritual gifts serve God differently, but God uses them all to build his kingdom. Don’t compare yourself with others, in terms of what gifts you have or how you can serve God. Just be joyful in doing what God created you to do!

Bible Verse: We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. – Romans 12:6

Words to Treasure: There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. – 1 Corinthians 12:4-5

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                       Verse of the Month

                                                   

                                1 Corinthians 15:21-22

For since by man came death, by man also came the resurrection of the dead, For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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