“When we think we’re down to nothing God is up to something.”
By Margie Ward
On Sunday morning a good attendance with several visitors. Our visitors are very special to us and we pray they will come as God leads and worship with us again. The call to worship was “Surely the presence of the Lord,” by the choir. Special music, “I should have been crucified,” by Peggy Harper. The message “Jesus in the Passover” was brought by Rabbi Derek Leman, scripture from Matthew 26: 17-19 and others. The Passover was God’s way for people of Israel to celebrate their escape from Egypt and this should be the first month of their Jewish religious year, which on our calendar is somewhere in March – April. The people kept the Passover, followed by the seven-day feast of unleavened bread. The Passover recalled God’s passing over the houses of Israel when He killed the firstborn throughout Egypt. But God withheld judgment when He saw the blood on the doorpost; this blood was a sign that an innocent life had been taken in place of one under judgment. By Jesus time the Passover had some additions to the meal, wine for which the head of the household had a prayer of thanks and passed to others before and after eating the unleavened bread. They began to sing psalms from Psalms 113-118. Jesus’ last Passover he and the disciples ate the meal a day earlier, probably without a lamb, probably because Jesus knew He was now the Passover lamb. Jesus’ death on the cross was the great act of redemption. Once Jesus had died the Passover wasn’t needed, it was replaced by a new remembrance, “The Lord’s Supper.” This symbolizes what Jesus did for us.
On Sunday night at 6 p.m. a good attendance present. We had a short called conference. Bro. Ron’s message “Gift of Evangelism”, Ephesians 4: 11, Acts 8: 4-13, 25-40, Acts 21: 8, 1 Cor. 15: 1-3 and other scripture. An evangelist is called a messenger, servants in the early church, the first mention of Phillip was Acts 6: 5, Phillip allowed himself to be used of God, willing to be a servant. We are all witnesses but no evangelist. Jesus said, Go and tell others about Him. The greatest gift to all the saved is salvation. The contents of the gospel is the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, nothing can remove us from our place in Christ.
The Clothes Closet at Brownwood is open every second and fourth Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Brownwood Baptist is in the process of putting a new cookbook together; the cookbook committee will meet on Tuesday night, February 19 at 7 p.m. at the church.
The Morgan County Baptist Association Senior Adult Banquet will be held February 23 at 6:30 at New Hope Baptist Church.
The Annie Armstrong Home Missions Rock-a-Thon will be held on Friday night, March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Brownwood Family Life Center. The children will be asking the adults to sponsor them as they rock for missions.
Sonny, Mary, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood have returned home after visiting Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas on Friday and Saturday. This is a Southern Baptist University.
Keith and Cathi Scott went to Eastside Medical Center in Snellville on Saturday to see their great nephew Brandley Chase Smith, his parents are Ryan and Melanie Smith. Ginia and Barry Wood are the proud grandparents.
While in Texas Sonny, Mary, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood visited Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt English who is Mary’s uncle in DeSoto, Texas.
Margie Ward visited Randy Cottrell at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens on Monday afternoon.
As you pray we ask you to join us in praying for Mildred Hilsman, Florine Ward, Jane Hall, Peggy Stelle, Retha Brown, Gayle Grubbs, Jodie Harrison, Weyman James, Billy Phillips, Kent Mitchell, Curtis Estes and Lawrence Wood; our country, President Bush, military men and women, all in authority, local churches and pastors, schools, students and teachers, residents of Nursecare, doctors and nurses. Each of these will thank everyone for their prayers; God will answer in His time and way.
When we think we’re down to nothing God is up to something.