Monthly Newsletter of NMBC Baptist Church

 

NMBC NEWS HEARLD

SEPTEMBER 2019

FROM THE DESK OF PASTOR FRANK


1 The word came to Jeremiah from the LORD after Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard had released him at Ramah. He had found Jeremiah bound in chains among all the captives from Jerusalem and Judah who were being carried into exile to Babylon. 2 When the commander of the guard found Jeremiah, he said to him, “The LORD your God decreed this disaster for this place. 3 And now the LORD has brought it about; he has done just as he said he would. All this happened because you people sinned against the LORD and did not obey him. 4 But today I am freeing you from the chains on your wrists. Come with me to Babylon, if you like, and I will look after you; but if you do not want to, then don’t come. Look, the whole country lies before you; go wherever you please.” Jer 40:1-4 (NIV) In our passage today, God’s judgment had been declared and the people were uprooted and taken into captivity to Babylon. All of these things were happening to the people for one simple reason, they refused to listen to God’s instructions and live a life of obedience by following God’s commands. The punishment the people was facing, was brought about by their defiant nature toward God. I want to share with you a story from my childhood that believe will illustrate this passage: When I was a little boy, my father would take me hunting with him. He had purchased my first rifle when I was 10 yrs. Old. We would take our two beagle dogs, “Queenie and Princess”, we would spend hours in the woods, and fields jumping rabbits and listening to the dogs bark and chase the rabbits. On one particular farm, that we would go hunting there was a railroad than ran through the property. At one place, there was a trestle bridge that crossed a deep ravine where a creek ran across the property. Dad would always want to walk across the bridge. Well, as a little boy I was scared to embark on that journey as you can imagine. I was small enough and skinny enough that I could see myself falling straight through the railroad tie spacing and plunging into the creek below. I would start out brave but the farther I went my little legs would just lock up. Dad would stop and look back at me and in a calming an reassuring voice he would say, “son listen to me, don’t look down, keep your head up and look directly at me, keep your eyes on dad and I will get you across to the other side safe.” Is not that exactly what God tells us our entire life, “Stay focused on Me, and I will get you to the other side, safe.” Maybe you are facing difficult decisions about your future. Maybe you are starting on a new journey in order to reach a goal in your life. Whatever you may be facing, do not be afraid, stay focused on God, and He will get you to the other side safe. He will guide you and I every step of the way.
Rev.

PASTOR FRANK



 

Calendar

 Sep 2nd – ABM Meeting  Sep 4th – Leaders Meeting  Sep 4th – WADYS Devotion Meeting  Sep 10th – Game Day  Sep 11th – Life Reserves Meeting  Sep 17th – ABW Meeting  Sep 18th – WADYS Movie Meeting  Sep 18th – River Trace Ministry  Sep 18th – Preschool Pictures Day  Sep 18th – Pizza Hut Fundraiser  Sep 24th – Game Day  Sep 25th – Life Reserves Meeting  Sep 29th – Fifth Sunday Dinner
 
 

Squeakers The Church Mouse

 
Well, here it is September! What! How can that be!! Time keeps a rolling like the Mighty Ohio River!! I hope you have enjoyed summer. The kids are back, and there are lots of crumbs around for this old church mouse. They are learning many things especially about God and Jesus and The Holy Spirit!! This month I give you a Bible verse on Trial and Temptations, something we all face. It can drag us down or we can learn from it. God bless you!! James 1:1-12. 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. Trials and Temptations 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. 9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business. 12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

 
DEACONS DIALOGUE
September is a time when the leaves begin to show more color and the hot days of Summer begin to cool. God has a path for our lives to follow, just as He also has a plan for the seasons on Earth that bless us everyday. God knows that if we make the correct choices in our life, it will bring us peace as we understand His plan for our life. Philippians 4:19-20 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his Glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. God is always able to meet our needs even when our lives have severe troubles. We open our hearts to God to understand Him better and to draw closer to Him. Our Father is waiting for us with open arms. God Bless All of You. Terry Preston
 
 
 
 
 
Verse of the Month
Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
 

ABW NEWS

 
Eight of us had a great time with the guys on Harmony Lane on Monday, August 19. After a delicious meal, we had a fun sing-a-long lead by Marilyn Volz. She also entertained with a beautiful solo to get us started. It was a fun day for all. Well, the kids are back in school, and the preschool has started and is going strong. We finally have been getting some rain, and the temperature has been dropping a little. Sounds like fall is just around the corner. I just can’t believe how fast time goes by. As the song says, “It gets sweeter as the days go by!” I hope you’re doing better on your Bible reading than I am. Remember August was II Chronicles. Well get ready because September is Revelation. If you have already read it, you can just review if you want, or read it again. Good Luck! We have to get back to having regular meetings in September, so we will start back on Tuesday, September 17, at 6:30 p.m., at Ethel’s Place. This will be a great time to join ABW and have a good time serving the Lord with a great group of ladies. 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

 

 

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