Attendance seemed to be down Sunday morning for various reasons. We know of some that visited churches where their family members were in Easter programs. We will be looking for everyone to be back with us next week. Visitors were present and again we welcome them to come to any of our services and pray they are also as blessed as we are by them being with us each week. The call to worship was “He has made me glad.” Ronald Atkinson opened service with prayer. The choir’s special “Who Is This King?” Other special in song was “Beyond the Open Door” by James Butler. Bro. Ron’s message, “Gospel of Christ” using scriptures throughout the book of Galatians. The gospel is the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Christ.
Some people want to hear about Jesus and the cross, some run to the cross, others run from it; believers believe there is power in the cross, Paul preached the cross and freedom in Christ Jesus, God’s law had to be satisfied, love had been manifested and liberty was secured for us at the cross. We’re free in Christ to obey that freedom. Paul’s proclamation is loud and clear, I am crucified with Christ, God’s word cannot change, and we are eternally with Christ. Paul said if you’re crucified, you’ve been raised with Him. As a child of God we have a new identity, no longer I, but Christ, the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God. We are motivated by knowing He loved me and He gave Himself for me. Sunday night at 6 p.m. good attendance. Bro.
Ron continued the study of Ephesians. Sunday, April 20 is Easter. Brownwood Baptist will have an Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship will be at 11 a.m. No evening service at Brownwood Baptist Sunday, April 20. Brownwood Baptist Revival will begin Sunday, April 27 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Hoyt Johnson bringing the message and 6 p.m. message also by Preacher Hoyt. Monday night, April 28 at 7 p.m. Rev. Matt Alexander will be guest speaker. Tuesday night, April 29 at 7 p.m. Rev. John Autry will be guest speaker. Wednesday night, April 30, 7 p.m. is Youth Night. Rev. Terry Hopkins will be guest speaker. The youth are asked to be there at 6:15 p.m. for pizza. Mark your calendars and come hear these men preach God’s word. Julie and Billy Phillips and Margie Ward were among many to visit with the family and friends of Keith Arnold on Wednesday afternoon at A. E. Carter Funeral Home. Our Christian sympathy continues to go out to his family during this time, trust God for your every need, He is always with you. Friday afternoon Julie and Billy Phillips visited Alice and Donald Cheatham in Athens. On Saturday morning, April 12 the Brownwood Women’s Ministry met for their regular meeting with 17 present.
Those attending were Brenda McAdams, Elaine McClure, Janice Cronic, Ann Harrison, Laura Jenkins, Margie Ward, Barbara Sims, Ashley Rhoades, Millie McNair, Adalyn Rhoades, Dot Stewart, Ellen Smith, Maya Simpson, Janice Jenkins, Melody Bowling, Olivia Simpson and Kittie Mayfield. John and Brenda McAdams visited Page Bryans at Newton Medical Center Saturday night. Margie Ward, Dot Stewart, C. J. Jackson, Millie McNair and Eleanor McNair attended the Passion play at Centennial Baptist Church Saturday night. Saturday was work day at Brownwood. Thanks to all the men that came and helped you all did a great job and we all appreciate so much everything you did. Have a Blessed Easter.