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October 7, 2016, 9:33 AM

Evil Trinity

We have already talked about Revelation 7 in our series and the “sealing of 144,000” from the tribes of Israel. One of my questions to myself about the saving of the Jews during tribulation is “who is witnessing to them?” I am not questioning God and or their salvation but if all the church/Christians are raptured who will be a witness?

I don’t know that it answers it completely but it helps and that is the effort of Dr. Daniel Fried and the Hope for Israel Mission which is printing New Testaments and taking them to Israel so that Jews can read about salvation today from the New Testament and if they do not get saved today hopefully they will find and read one of these during the tribulation.

I don’t agree with everything Dr. Fried believes or preaches but I do agree with the ministry to reach the Jewish people with the gospel. Dr. Fried is a Jew who is saved and wants to share the message of salvation to the world. He is an evangelist who is preaching salvation.  His daughter is a very talented and gifted harpist and we were blessed to have them minister to us this past Sunday.

Senior Adult day at BCBA in Lueders is coming October 11th. I think it is interesting since we have recently had a Jew, Dr. Fried come and speak that we have an opportunity to hear a missionary from Israel speak during the Senior Adult Day at BCBA. For more info on this you can check out the attachment to this week’s email.

 

BUSINESS MEETING AND MEAL this coming Sunday evening. We will meet at 6 and our meal this month is Soups & desserts.

 

Don’t forget Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box and our State Missions offering (November will be here before you know it).

 

PRAYER: Larry Thornton (health), Frank Healer (heart), Blaine Newman (Tammy Tucker’s son),

 

Pray for this week’s worship and message please. We will continue our series in Revelation and this week we will be in Revelation chapter 13. Chapter 13 tells us of the Beast that comes rising up out of the sea and the Beast that comes up out of the earth. When you the dragon from chapter 12 and two beasts in chapter 13 this is like the “EVIL TRINITY”. One of the beasts is the Antichrist and the other is the false prophet for the Antichrist and the dragon is the devil and they are all working together to destroy man and God’s creation.

Satan wants to be like God so badly that he will do anything to appear to be like God. We have God our Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit the Holy Trinity! Satan is not God and will never be God but to copy God he has the Antichrist which is his version of our Savior and he will have the false prophet which in my opinion is not even close to our Holy Spirit but will be Satan’s version to the world.

A few things to consider as we look ahead to this coming Sunday’s message about the difference between the Antichrist and the True and One and Only Christ; Christ came from Heaven above, the antichrist comes from below, Christ came in God’s Name, the antichrist comes in his own name, Christ came and was despised, the antichrist will be admired, Christ came to do God’s will, the antichrist will do his own will, Christ is the “Son of God” and the Antichrist is the “Son of Perdition”.

That is not the full list of differences but that gives you an idea of how the antichrist who is wanting to be like Christ is not like Jesus at all. Chapter 13 ends with “the Mark”. Sadly, once the mark is received salvation is too late. We need to be trying to lead our lost friends and family to Christ and Salvation today because it is going to get difficult during tribulation and I believe impossible with the mark.

Join me this Sunday as we talk more about the “Evil Trinity”!

See you in worship!

 

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith




September 30, 2016, 9:17 AM

Bible Prophecy for Israel

SPECIAL DAY OF WORHSIP DON’T MISS IT!!!

This Sunday, October 2nd we will have a day of special services. Sunday morning during our 10:45 am worship we will have a guest speaker and guest musician. Dr. Daniel Fried will be speaking and his daughter Naomi is a Harpist and is bringing her 7-foot concert harp to play. Dr. Fried is a Christian Jew and witness to his homeland about Jesus. He is leading the fund raising for New Testaments printed in Hebrew to give to as many as he can witness to in Israel.

Sunday evening, we will have a meal at 5pm and another concert by Naomi with her harp followed by a question and answer time with Dr. Fried.

CHRISTMAS IN POTOSI

Come by the church and do some shopping and support our women’s ministry as they host their annual “Christmas Bazar”. This Saturday, October 1st from 9am to 3pm.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

We still have shoeboxes if you have not yet picked yours up. We also have a display in the hallway for overage to help more boxes. As you purchase items for filling your box or boxes what you may have left you can add to the display table and it will be used to fill other boxes. If you would like you can give money and will get the items for you and fill a box. Remember our goal is 200 boxes by November’s turn in date.

STATE MISSIONS OFFERING

Just a little longer and then it will be time to switch from our State mission offering to our World Wide Mission offering. If you haven’t already I pray you will give soon to our State mission offering.

 

MEETINGS NEXT WEEK

Nominating Committee… Monday, 10/3 @ 6:30 pm

Kirby Krupa, Vicki Thornton, Phillip Hall, Judy Favor

Stewardship/Finance Committee…. Thursday, 10/6 @ 6pm

Terri Childers, Sendy Bolin, Brenda Price, Dan Fryer, Gretchen Hendley, Frank Healer

 

 

MANY THANKS

I would like to say thanks to you all for being good hosts! When we are called upon by our association to host meetings you always do a great job! I think this year’s Senior Adult Revival was a good one.

Thank you ladies in our kitchen ministry! Thank you for making every meal special and for serving and giving of your time to serve others.

Thank you deacons for the Senior Adult Dinner! It was a great time of fellowship and you prepared and served a great meal. Everyone who came was truly blessed because you served them well.

Thank you Tammy Tucker. We have more than just a church secretary in Tammy. When we need a pianist for a funeral or senior adult revival service she is always willing to help. When the preacher needs help decorating she is there. When the Joy ministry or kitchen ministry or other ministries we may have need a hand she is helping. Thanks Tammy for going above and beyond and doing lots more than your job requires.

Thank you Kyle and Rhonda Swinney for volunteering to teach a children’s Sunday school class. The children and their parents are excited that you are teaching. The children are learning and enjoying being in your class and the parents are thrilled that their children are happy to be in your class learning. Great job, thanks!

 

PRAYER NEEDS

Larry Thornton (health), Frank Healer (heart procedure), Ken Childers (Mark’s dad), ladies traveling to San Antonio for women’s conference, Kyle Clifton (my brother… starting a new business & not going well)

 

Do you know God and or does God know you?

But then, indeed when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are not gods. But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly element, to which you desire again to be in bondage? Galatians 4:8-9

Knowing God is important and if you know Him as Paul is saying you shouldn’t want to go backwards and live like you used to when you did not know God. It is sad but I am afraid we are seeing too many people who are wanting to call themselves Christians because they claim that they know God but the part of the equation they are overlooking is that “or rather are known by God” part.

Take a moment and think about it and read Matthew 7:21-23 and ask yourself again do you know God and you know that God knows you or is your thinking actually one sided and in danger of hearing someday “I never knew you”?

See you Sunday! Come and study God’s word with us in Bible study and join us as we Worship our Savior!

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith




September 26, 2016, 10:16 AM

Israel: God's Chosen

I was walking past the mental hospital the other day, all the patients were shouting "13, 13,13".

The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a little gap in the planks, so I looked through to see what was going on.

It was then that I was poked in the eye with a stick and then everyone on the other side of the fence started shouting "14,14,14".

Funny but makes you think

 

SENIOR ADULT DINNER SAT. 9/24 @ 5PM

Come and enjoy a great meal prepared and served by our deacons. If you would like a ride, contact any deacon or the church office.

 

SENIOR ADULT REVIVAL SERVICE SUNDAY EVENING

First Baptist Church in Clyde @ 6pm

Let’s all get ready to go and to support our annual associational senior adult revival. Leading the music will be Todd Wilson the minister of music at FBC, Abilene and preaching will be Jeff Reid associate pastor at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene.

Monday’s service and meal will be at FBC Baird @10:45 am

Tuesday’s service and meal will be at FBC, Eula @ 10:45 am

Wednesday’s service and meal will be here at PBC @10:45am

We are hosting but others (Wylie Baptist and Lytle South Baptist) are bringing food and desserts.

 

CHRISTMAS IN POTOSI JOY WOMEN’S BAZZAR

Saturday, October 1, 9am to 3pm

 

Don’t forget your Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box or Boxes!

Remember we are still receiving our State Missions offering!

 

Are there only good angels in heaven? If all the bad angels have already been kicked out of heaven can they go back and forth into heaven today? What angels are being talked about in Revelation 12:9 and where did they come from?

This week I think I will take a front seat and the first person to have all the answers can have the preaching time to let the rest of us know all the answers!

More questions would be: Who is the Woman talked about? Who is the Dragon that persecutes the Woman? Who are the Beast of the Sea and the Beast of the Earth? Who is the Male-child?

 

Come Sunday and worship with us and hear God’s Word as we continue in our series of messages thru the book of Revelation. This week’s message will be "Israel God’s Chosen" and our text will be Revelation 12:1-17.

 

Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 2nd … we will have Dr. Freed who has been with us before come and speak. He is a Christian Jew and with what is happening in the world today plus our series of sermons on Revelation and my recent studies in "Sound the Trumpets" written by another Christian Jew and author Jimmy De Young I am anxious to ask Dr. Freed a couple of questions. His daughter is coming with him and she is bringing her full orchestra size harp to play. She will play her harp, Dr. Freed will preach our Sunday morning message and Sunday evening we will have a question and answer time.

 

Prayer needs: H.K Swinney (alias Kyle) thought he was having heart attack, they did heart cath and said heart is good and that heart was not his problem, Lynn Peterson continuing to battle cancer issues, Pat Smith had back surgery hopefully going home soon, Larry Thornton (having shortness of breath)

 

Thank you for all your prayers! See you in worship, Sunday!

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith

 

 




September 16, 2016, 10:04 AM

Now Hear This

Thank you for all the cards, calls, wishes and gifts for my birthday! I am really blessed to have the family and friends that I am surrounded with and be able to serve as your pastor.

 

DEACON ORDINATION

This coming Sunday afternoon at 3:30 pm the Ordination Council will meet at 2:30 pm with the deacons to be ordained. There will be a dessert fellowship to follow. If you can, please bring cakes and or cookies.

There will be NO evening services this week.

 

SENIOR ADULT REVIVAL Sunday, 25th thru Wed. 28th

The first service will be Sunday evening at FBC, Clyde at 6pm. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there will be a morning service and a noon meal to follow beginning each day at 10:45. We will serve as host church on Wednesday, 28th.

 

SENIOR APPRECIATION DINNER SAT. Sept. 24th at 5pm

Seniors you are invited to this special dinner in your honor at our church on Saturday, September 24th at 5pm. If you would like a ride call the church office or one of our deacons. Please come and let us serve you and show you our appreciation for your commitment and service through the years to others.

 

DON’T FORGET YOUR OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOX!!!

DON’T FORGET OUR MISSION OFFERING FOR OUR TEXAS STATE MISSIONS

 

For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land.  Ezekiel 36:24

 

On May 2, 1860 a man by the name of Theodor Herzl was born in Budapest, Hungary to a well-to-do middle class family. He did not live to see his dream completed but he is given credit as the founder of modern day Zionism and or the re-birth of the nation of Israel. He put a lot of work and time in organizing a group and writing a book, The Jewish State, 1896 (Der Judenstaat).

At the time the British controlled the land that is today Israel and in fact they offered land in Uganda, Africa for the Jews to have as homeland but because of the Jewish persecution during WWII and between the years of 1929 to 1939 immigration to what would become Israel exploded to 450,000. After the War and at the time that Israel became a Nation again the population was 650,000. Today a million others have come from various nations to live in their “homeland”.

This is just one of God’s many prophecies in scripture. He has brought Jews back to live in Israel, He will come again someday and take the church, His bride, to heaven and there will be a tribulation. You can trust God and His word to be true!

 

This week we will continue with our study and messages from the book of Revelation and look into chapter eleven. Chapter 11 is about the message that will be shared during tribulation and the witnesses that God will protect so that they can share God’s message.

You have heard me say this before and we will talk a little bit more about it this Sunday, yes I believe that people will have the opportunity and people will be saved during the tribulation, but I wouldn’t wait for it and or count it. Read 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 verse 11 says “God will send a strong delusion that they should believe the lie.” If you continue reading, the point God is making is that if you reject the opportunity to get saved before tribulation and you choose to live in sin, then He is going to make it harder for you to accept what you have already been rejecting.

Please join with me in praying for this week’s message and worship.

 

PRAYER NEEDS; Praise for a kidney donor for Shea Leech he will get his new kidney this December! Praise for rain, Thank You LORD for continuing to send rain! Continue to pray for Jack Tucker (in the process of being moved from Hendrick to a care home), Keep all our upcoming activities in prayer.

 

Thanks for all your prayers, support and encouragement as your pastor! Thanks again for all the Birthday, wishes, cards, calls and gifts! See you in Worship and remember we are going to talk again this week in Revelation about the importance of getting saved “before Tribulation”.

 

You pastor and friend

Bro. Keith




September 9, 2016, 10:41 AM

The Word was with God

Psalm 141:1-3

LORD I cry out to You; make haste to me! Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You. Let my prayers be set before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Set a guard, O LORD over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.

 

Before I say anything else I would like to say something about last week’s email. If you still have it and you read it again you will notice I said “and the other IS LIKE two brothers who…” We do not have two brothers fighting in our church. I was using an illustration. The illustration is that like two brothers sometimes get into fights because they are brothers they get up and go about loving each other as brothers because they are part of the same family. Church members can be like that, they can at times not get along but then because they are family they get past their difference and continue being family and loving one another.

If you were or are still trying to figure out “who the brothers are the preacher is talking about” you can stop because that is not what was said. If you have been having conversations with others about “Who the fighting brothers could be” please speak to them again and share the truth that that was JUST AN ILLUSTRATION. Please let everyone know we do not have brothers fighting at PBC!

 

SEINIOR ADULT DINNER

Saturday, September 24th at 5pm

We have not done one of these in awhile but our deacons would like to bring back the tradition of serving our Senior adults! If you are a senior, please mark your calendar and plan on joining us for this special meal and fellowship.

 

ASSOCIATIONAL SENIOR ADULT REVIVAL

Sunday Evening, September 25th thru Wednesday, Sept. 28th

Sunday Service @ FBC, Clyde 6pm

Monday thru Wednesday there will be a morning service at a host church with a noon meal to follow. We are hosting the Wednesday service and noon meal.

 

DEACON ORDINATION

Sunday, September 18th at 3:30 pm

We will have the ordination council meeting at 2:30, the Ordination service at 3:30 and a fellowship to follow with refreshments (not a meal).

We will not have an evening service on Sunday, September 18th.

 

Don’t forget: Operation Christmas Child (fill a shoe box or two or three), Mary Hill Davis State Missions offering (our offering to support mission work in our state) our goal is $1,000, this week (Sunday evening) is our monthly business meeting and fellowship meal.

 

Prayer needs: Jack Tucker (Hendrick hospital), Jeannie Fridrick (Shoulder surgery), Mark Childers is taking his dad today to meet with the doctors to discuss what action they will take (pray for the trip and the meeting to make the right choice), Prayer of praise for the donor for Shea and a new kidney (pray for the team of doctors as they meet to schedule the process), Brian Clifton and family (this is the weekend our son and his family are officially going in view of a call to be the Worship Minister at a church in California)

 

Pray for this week’s worship and message! Yes, we will continue our series on the book of Revelation. We are in chapter 10. As I have been preparing these messages one of the new things that seems to be appearing to me is the amount of focus that John is being given of God, Christ and heaven. The book of Revelation is about the end and the time of tribulation and all the bad stuff that is going to happen but the truth is that the Book of Revelation when you study it and think about it is about God and His glory and greatness and not “just tribulation”. To those who do not read it or want to study it because of the tribulation information, “you are missing out on great stuff about God”.

I don’t know if you have picked up on the pattern but during the first seven seals the first four are bad but the last three are even worse. There was a break after seal number six and before seal number seven was opened and the same pattern follows for the trumpets. Revelation chapters 10-11 are the break between trumpet numbers 6 and 7. Chapter 11 is the half way point to the book of Revelation and in the first 11 chapters we have read more about the Glory of God than the tribulation of earth.

I am not real certain if at this point Chapters 10 and 11 will be one message or two. I am still praying and working on that. To be honest one of my desires in sharing this sermon series has been to keep it fresh and new and not let it get overwhelming and too long.

Please be in prayer for this week’s message as it is still in preparation. A couple of questions for you to think about as we think ahead to Sunday and worship are: "Is this an Angel being described?" and "What is the purpose in eating a book?"

See you Sunday!

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith

 

 


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