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September 8, 2017, 9:07 AM

Forgiveness


Thank you, Hunter, for preaching this past Sunday, you did an excellent job!

 

For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the LORD’s death till He comes. I Corinthians 11:26

Join us in worship this Sunday as we Worship thru the LORD’s Supper and proclaim our LORD’s death and His salvation for us because of His death in our place to pay the penalty our sins caused.

 

The LORD’s SUPPER will be our message this Sunday and the focus of our worship. As we prepare for this week’s worship and looking ahead to our sharing communion together I am thinking about our forgiveness.

 

Jesus death on the cross, dying in our place and redeeming us from the penalty of sin means GOD FORGIVES! God did not have to send His Only Son to be our Savior. Jesus did not have to die in our place but He did!

Jesus death on the cross is our forgiveness!

Matt. 26:28 “For this is My Blood of the new covenant which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”

Eph. 1:7 “In Him we have redemption through His blood the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”

Isa. 1:18 “Come now and let us reason together says the LORD, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

 

Thank You LORD for forgiving my sins!

 

Music to My Heart this week: YouTube Jason Crabb, “Please Forgive Me”

 

Prayer needs: Pat Smith (broken leg @ Wesley Court), Gail Curtis (at home), Victims recovering from Harvey, those in path of Hurricane Irma

 

Have you picked up your shoe boxes yet?

 

Mark your calendar for October 21st we will have our first “Car show”! This year we will have our annual “Ladies Bazar” on Saturday, Oct. 21st and we will also have a car show, start making your plans now to be a part of this weekend.

 

Remember this Sunday is our Fellowship meal and business meeting. Our meal will begin at 6pm and business meeting will begin at 6:30.

 

PBC Highlights!

Kyle and Rhonda Swinney and PBC Children’s ministry! Sunday morning Kyle and Rhonda are teaching our young children bible stories in Sunday School and on Wednesday evenings they are teaching our children about missions! Thank you Kyle and Rhonda for loving our children and their families and teaching them about Jesus and being an example of God’s love for them to follow.

 

Thanks for your prayers! See you in Worship!

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith

 

P.S. Glorieta Highlights… Great spiritual weekend focusing on forgiveness, learned because it is a God thing the gentleman that was leading the music will also be the gentlemen leading the music at the revival I will be preaching coming up the end of September (neither one of us knew this until this weekend), Great Hiking… 8 miles one trip 7 another, 10,000 feet elevation! I would have thought with all the teaching and hiking I would have lost weight but I have spent the week losing the pounds I gained on the weekend (the food and trip to restaurants was tooooooooooo gooooooood), All in All it was a great weekend, but I am ready to be with “my family” in worship at PBC!




September 1, 2017, 10:57 AM

Ooops


OOPS, I confess awhile back I noticed our Christian flag was looking a little worn and I was going to take it down to replace it. I went out to the poll and untied it and tried to pull the rope down but it seemed to be hung up and would not move. I tugged a few times but I really didn’t have time so I just tied it back to wait for another time. Will the other day that “another time” came and I went out expecting to have to use a little more muscle in the pulling to get the rope unhung? Well this is when the oops came in because I untied the rope and pulled and it started coming down very easily and I thought to myself “I wander why it was hard last time and easy this time”, and then as I was looking up I saw my big mistake. I forgot to make sure that both ends of the rope were tied together and by the time I realized what was happening it was too late, so all the rope is down. I apologize and soon you can come watch the preacher climb a flag pole to put the rope back thru the pully. And as Paul Harvey used to say “Now you know the rest of the story.”

 

Thank You for the gracious love offering to the Andersons. Thank you, Mike and Karen, for leading our worship last Sunday morning. I was blessed by the message in music and “His Word”, thanks again and our prayer is for God’s leading in your lives as you seek His direction.

Thank You for supporting our Super Summer Sunday Services! It is hard to believe they have already come and gone for another year. Thank you for attending, we had a considerable number from our church each week! Looking back, we had great attendance, great fellowship meals and we took up offerings and sent to “Hospice”, “a Church in Pennsylvania”, our State missions and to the Baptist Men’s Relief fund to help with the victims of Harvey. Thanks for your support of the offerings!

 

OUR SHOEBOXES ARE HERE!

We have 200 boxes ready to be filled for the Operation Christmas Child ministry. Here are some ways you can help fill boxes. Our goal is to fill all the boxes or even more to bless 200 or more children around the world at Christmas with the love of Jesus.

               Pick up a box or several and fill them as an individual or family project.

               Make a contribution, for $20 to $25 a box can be filled and the postage price of $9 each can be paid.

               In list the help of others, encourage your friends, other family members, neighbors or co-workers to fill a box.

               Bring extra things you have purchased from filling your boxes and we can use them to fill extra boxes here at the church.

 

Prayer needs: Kyle Swinny and family (death of his mother), Frank Healer (heart), Gail Curtis (Hendrick hospital), Tom & Glenda Satterwhite (Bro Tom is having problems with Blood pressure and he said Glenda is weak and in need of our prayers), victims of the hurricane (Harvey),

Pray for Teresa and me as we travel to New Mexico. By the time you get this we should be will on our way to Santa Fe where I will be teaching a conference on forgiveness. Hunter will be leading our worship and preaching this coming Sunday. Lift Hunter in prayers and be in church to support him and one another in worship.

 

I pray you have a blessed weekend, see you next week.

 

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith




August 30, 2017, 10:11 AM

Music to Our Ears: The Andersons


Praise the LORD!

               The garage sale raised approximately $1500 and was able to also bless the Salvation Army with a donation of items and Good Will with a donation of items. We were also able to send some blankets to an Animal rescue and shelter and send some books to the “friends of the library”. Thank you to everyone for all your contributions! Thank you to all the workers!

               Super Summer Services: Thank you for making this year’s services and fellowships one of the best!

               With summer, you never know what the attendance is going to be like and it is usually all over the place from being high one week to being low the next. Amid being all over the place and up and down last Sunday we had one of the best attendances we have had in Sunday School and I thought it would be a PTL to share, we had 70 in Bible Study last Sunday, thank you!

 

Since this time last week heaven gained three of our church members. Please continue to keep the families of Doris Morton, Bettie Mashburn and Bob Wakefield in your prayers.

 

We had the first funeral service this past Saturday and then we had one funeral each on Monday and Tuesday of this week. For four mornings in a row we had a service either Sunday worship or the funeral service/worship of three Christians getting to go home to heaven.

 

Music to my ears: this week I suggest looking up on you tube GOLD CITY singing I’M RICH!

 

Well I’m rich in faith and hope and Love I got more than my share

I’ll be moving to my mansion just over in Glory where I’m a rightful heir

Yes I’m rich in faith and hope and Love I got more than my share

I’ll be moving to my mansion just over in Glory where I’m a rightful heir

 

My Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills I believe I own at least one

I stand in amazement to see His face knowing that I’m His son

Well I’m rich in faith and hope and Love I got more than my share

I’ll be moving to my mansion just over in Glory where I’m a rightful heir

 

I’ve a guardian angel watching me he’ll go everywhere

But when I need my Father in Heaven up above I pray just a simple prayer

He has redeemed and forgiven me for all of my sins He took me in

He’s building me a mansion beyond compare halleluiah I’m a millionaire

 

 

This week our “Music to our Ears” will be Mike and Karen Anderson!

Last week a lady replied back to our weekly email saying that the “Music to my ears” song and message had ministered to her. During one of the revivals a man came up to me and shared how the music had ministered to him. There are lots of messages in our hymns and gospel songs and lots of comfort we receive from their messages.

I pray you will join me as we worship this week and have an opportunity to listen to lots of messages in song!

SHOEBOXES ARE HERE!

We have 200 shoeboxes ready to be filled! Get your boxes soon and help us bless 200 children around the world!

BIBLES

We are in need of several NIV or NLT Youth Bibles for the youth group to use. If you would like to help purchase a Bible for our youth Bible Studies please let Hunter know.

 

Prayer needs: The Andersons as they lead us in worship this Sunday, continue praying for the families of Doris Morton, Bettie Mashburn, Bob Wakefield, healing for Gayle Curtis (taking chemo), Leann Davis (spent time in hospital this week, home now), Pray for all who may be in the path of “HARVEY”

Thank you for your prayers, see you in worship.

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith




August 21, 2017, 9:33 AM

Music to My Ears


New Series “MUSIC TO MY EARS”

I am just in the planning stages still and I am not sure how this series is going to take off or not, but I have hope and several old hymns that I believe make great messages so we will see what happens.

Our text for this week and our first message is I Kings 20:23-30 and our title will be “God of the Mountain”.

In the beginning of the chapter Ben-hadad king of Syria was bullying King Ahab of Israel and was going to come take all his silver, gold women and children. At first King Ahab was just going to let him have it all without a fight.

He changed his mind and that is when the Syrians said, “That is ok we will fight them in the plains because their God is ONLY a God of the Mountains”. God did not like that and sent word thru the prophets that He was going to give Israel victory so that Syria and the rest of the world would know that He is a God of the Mountain and Valleys!

You may not have heard it in a while but go to YouTube Lynda Randle/God on the Mountain and listen to the words. Below are the lyrics.

 

Life is easy, when you're up on the mountain

And you've got peace of mind, like you've never known.

But things change, when you're down in the valley

Don't lose faith, for you're never alone.

 

For the God on the mountain, is the God in the valley.

When things go wrong, He'll make them right.

And the God of the good times

is still God in the bad times.

The God of the day is still God in the night.

 

We talk of faith way up on the mountain.

Talk comes so easy when life's at its best.

Now down in the valleys, of trials and temptations

That's where your faith, is really put to the test.

 

For the God on the mountain is the God in the valley.

When things go wrong, He'll make them right.

And the God of the good times

is still God in the bad times.

The God of the day, is still God in the night.

The God of the day, is still God in the night.

 

The ole devil is like the Syrian leaders, Satan wants to make you think that God will not be there for you in the valleys and that He is only a God of the mountains. The music to our ears is that Satan is wrong and the God of the Mountain is the God of the Valleys also! I hope you will listen to the song and hope we can get it to play for this Sunday’s service.

Prayer needs: Wakefield Family, Bob Wakefield’s memorial service will be Saturday (8-19) at 10 am in our church, Morton family, Doris Morton’s funeral service will be Monday at 11 am in our church with burial in the Potosi Cemetery, Betty Mashburn (not doing well)

Praise the Lord for the Rain!

Remember this week we will go to Eula for our Super Summer Sunday Service at 6pm

Several have asked for the “Spiritual Gifts” test that I mentioned in a message a few weeks ago this is the one I talked about: mintools.com/spiritual-gifts-test.htm

 

Thanks for your prayers, see you in worship!

 

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith

 




August 4, 2017, 9:30 AM

Mission of Evangelism


1.  Nearly 85% of all Americans who accept Jesus Christ as Savior do so before reaching the age of ___.   (7, 23, 13)

2.____% of Americans are saved after the age of 50.   (8, 21, 37)

3.What percentage of people in church have never led anyone to Christ?   (55, 95, 15)

4.The majority of church members are not saved    True/False

 

In research done by LifeWay 80% of churchgoers who attend one or more times a month believe they have the personal responsibility to share their faith. Three fourths of church goers say they feel comfortable in their ability to effectively communicate the gospel.

What is interesting to me is that in another survey of Evangelism Statistics it is reported that 95% of all Christians have never won any one to Christ and another 80% say they do not witness consistently.

It is hard for me to imagine that so many people in church believe they should be witnessing yet they are not doing it. Wouldn’t that fall under the same sin as “those things we know we should be doing, yet are not doing”.

 

John 14:12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also, and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”

Do you believe in Jesus? If we say we believe in Jesus then shouldn’t we be doing what He was doing? Wasn’t He witnessing and sharing the gospel and leading people to a relationship with God?

 

Matthew 18:11 “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.”

 

Think about these questions: What do you expect from Potosi Baptist Church? What do you think God expects from Potosi Baptist Church?

Since Jesus came to do the work of His Father and save the lost and if we say we believe in Him shouldn’t we also be doing what Jesus was doing?

Join me this Sunday as we continue our series on “Keys to a Successful Church, Mission of Evangelism”.

 

 

 

SUPER SUMMER SUNDAY SERVICES

We begin our Annual August Activities this coming Sunday! We will host the first of our weekly combined Sunday evening services with our sister churches (Elmdale, Hamby and Eula Baptist churches). We will begin at 5pm with a hamburger/hotdog meal and our worship time will be at 6pm and we will be sharing about the Hendrick Hospice ministry.

Bring your family and friends, wear your PBC shirts, bring deserts for the meal and help us to be great hosts and bless our sister churches with a great evening of food, fellowship and worship.

Sunday August 13, Elmdale Baptist

Sunday August 20, Eula Baptist

Sunday August 27, Hamby Baptist

BAPTISM’s

Last Sunday we had the privilege of baptizing Cody Gaige Belyeu the grandson of Darren and Tammie Belyeu and this coming Sunday we will again have the privilege of baptizing another, Klayton Newman! Praise the LORD for the additions to “His Kingdom”!

P.S. We still have a couple of others who have made professions of faith and who we are in the planning of their baptism’s.

 

GARAGE SALE

Hosted by our “kitchen ministry team” on Saturday, August 12th from 8am to 2pm. Item may be brought to church beginning Monday, August 7th.

 

PRAYER NEEDS: Patty Richards & family (death of her father) Scott Henderson (having hip replacement Monday, August 7th), our worship service this Sunday, our combined services with our sister churches, the scheduling of other baptism services, PRAISE for salvations, PRAISE for rain

 

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS: 1. (7), 2. (8), 3. (95) and 4. (True)

 

 

There’s a story told about a Barber who got saved. One day not long after he was saved a stranger walked into his barber shop and asked for a haircut and a shave. The barber cut the man’s hair and had lathered up his face for his shave and something inside of him said that you need to tell this man about Jesus. The Barber had his razor in his hand and he walked around to the front of the chair and looked at the man with his razor held high and said, “are you prepared to meet your God today”. The man jumped up from the chair and ran out of the barber shop screaming still lathered up.

 

May we all be followers of Christ sharing “His message” with love!

 

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith


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