Brownwood News • Margie Ward
Brownwood Revival begins Nov. 4
Our attendance for worship service Sunday morning was good; we were glad to see some of our members back after being absent for a while. We were also glad to have visitors with us and we pray each one was blessed and encouraged by coming and will feel welcome to come back to any of our services anytime as God speaks to them. During the Sunday school hour some from the Adult classes went to NurseCare to have singing, a message from God’s word, prayer and visitation with the residents there. Those going were Rev. Ron Swann, Ronald Atkinson, James Harold and Ellen Smith, Margie Ward and Kittie Mayfield. Back at church our service was opened with prayer and announcements and singing of the old hymns. The choir special was, “His Names is Wonderful.” Other special music was, “At Calvary” by Ellen Harville. Another special was by Ronald Atkinson, “Thank you, Lord.” At this time in the service many testimonies were given by people thanking and praising God for His many blessings to them in their lives each and every day. We all have so much to be thankful for all the time.
Bro. Ron’s message, “Holy Spirit in Book of Ephesians.” Paul’s prayer was for enlightment for the eyes of church of Ephesus to be opened to their needs, their possessions and riches in Christ, they needed to understand where they were in Christ. We have boldness to know sins are forgiven, we have access to the cross through Christ, He works through us. Our possessions, spiritual blessings are related to the Holy Spirit, we’re sealed unto the day of redemption. We have access to the Father; the body of believers is the temple of God. We endeavor to keep the unity of Christ; all born again believers are continually being filled with the spirit. The Holy Spirit is a person that points us to Jesus. We will never accomplish what we need to without Spirit of God.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. attendance was good in all groups. Bro. Ron continued message from Matthew 24:7, “Nature to get Man’s Attention”. We had much discussion on this, some things mentioned were, floods, drought, wars, plaques, sin, fire and etc.
Next Sunday morning, Nov. 4 revival begins at Brownwood Baptist Church with Rev. Hoyt Johnson bringing the message. Sunday night at 6 p.m. the Rev. Matt Alexander will bring the message; Monday night, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Rev. Wilburn Hill will be preaching; Tuesday night, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Rev. Fred Rowell will be preaching; and on Wednesday night, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Rev. Ronnie Barnes will be preaching. Everyone is invited to come to hear these men of God preach His word. Mark your calendars.
On Saturday the Fall Missions Festival was held at Brownwood, a beautiful day. The children enjoyed games, trunk or treat, cake walk with the adults. The men cooked hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill while listening to the Georgia-Florida game. Everything went well with around 65-70 in attendance for all the fun and church picnic enjoying hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, slaw, baked beans, chips, blueberry salad and desserts and drinks.
Thursday night, Nov. 1 the Morgan County Baptist Association Brotherhood meets at Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church at 7 p.m. The executive committee meeting will be at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday afternoon Carter Brown and Karleigh LeClair celebrated their birthdays together at Brownwood Baptist Family Life Center. They had a Super Hero Party. Their guests dressed for the occasion also. Carter will be four on November 2 and Karleigh turned three on October 20. There were 40 in attendance for this celebration. Carter is the son of Sammie and Christy Brown of Madison and Karleigh is the daughter of Adam and Melissa Le Clair of Snellville.
Items for the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes can be brought in until November 14 this is when the boxes will be filled. Hats, gloves, scarves, ear muffs and small blankets. Thanks for your help.
Time changes this weekend, set clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.
The cross is a symbol of God’s heartbreak over a world that has gone astray.
There are no amendments to the Ten Commandments.
Our sense of sin will always be in proportion to our nearness to God.
To sin is human; to persist in it is idiocy.
A little sin will add to your trouble, subtract from your enemy, and multiply your difficulties.
Sin causes the cup of joy to spring a leak.
If Christ is kept outside, something must be wrong inside.
Crime doesn’t pay- it costs.
Christ was delivered for our sins that we might be delivered from our sins.
We gain the victory when we give up sin’s pleasure in exchange for Christ’s power.
Hatred of sin should not keep us from loving the sinner.
Sin is not judged by the way we see it but by the way God sees it.
No sin is little for it is against an infinite God.
Because Christ died for sin, we can die to sin.
The Holy Spirit cannot apply the blood to unconfessed sin.
The wages of sin have never been reduced.
Wild oats need no fertilizer.
Grace does not offer freedom to sin, it offers freedom from sin.
At Calvary, Christ crossed out our sins
Confess you sins, not your neighbor’s.
Pray for our Nation and Vote!
Printed in the November 1, 2012 edition