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April 6, 2018, 9:05 AM

Walk in the Spirit


“I say then, WALK IN THE SPIRIT and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16

Do you like to walk? When our kids lived in Henderson, Nevada I enjoyed visiting with them because the whole city is very “Walking friendly”. Every neighbor hood has a walking trail that is paved, neatly kept and well lighted. The trails that circle each neighborhood have connections to trails that circle the city which are connected to trails that take up and around the mountains. Just give me a backpack with water and some snacks and walking I would go!

The walking was good physical exercise and the beauty of God’s creation and seeing God’s handy-work was great for one’s spirit. Along the trail you would meet people of all ages some walking, some running, some riding bikes, some walking dogs, some walking as families and others by themselves. Some seemed to be on a mission as they walked, and others appeared to have no agenda. Some would smile and say hi or ask, how is your day? and others wouldn’t even look your way.

When I think of “walking” the similarities between walking physically and walking spiritually are a lot alike. Not everyone enjoys it and there are lots of different people walking with different goals in mind.

This Sunday we are going to begin a new series of messages that I have titled WALK THIS WAY. In this series we are going to talk about the fruit of the spirit. Our children’s sermons for the past six weeks have been about “Planting Seeds”. We have been talking about the importance of planting of seeds, the soil, the watering and caring for our seeds. Beginning this week, we are going to talk about the next step which is the “fruit produced by the labor of planting seeds”!

It is very important that we all be “seed planters”. Our world is lost, and people need salvation. It is also important that our planted seeds grow and produce fruit!

Our text for this series of messages will be Galatians 5:16-26. As you can tell by the verse this email began with we are told immediately to “walk in the spirit”. Our walk is going to produce either fruits of the spirit or works of the flesh. Our walk is important to what kind of fruit we are going to produce, that is why I have titled this series “Walk this way”.

I pray that you will join me in praying for this week’s message as we begin a new series and I pray that you invite your friends and family to join us each week as we share this series about producing fruit.

 

This Sunday!

               We will have a baptism service in our morning worship!

               We will begin a new series of messages!

               We will have our fellowship meal and business meeting in the evening service (6pm).

 

Praise & Prayer

               Thank You for a blessed Easter Service and Week!

               Shelby Borton (ICU Hendricks), Ethan Maxwell (Christy’s son and Dedra’s grandson, Our Youth as they prepare for summer camp at Glorieta,

 

Youth Fund Raisers

               The end of the month (April 29th) our youth will have a dessert auction to raise funds for summer camp.

               A diamond ring has been donated to our youth to be given away as a fund raiser. Tickets will go on sale this weekend. $10 a ticket or $50 for six tickets. The Drawing for the winning ticket will be May 6th.

               If you would like and can we can always use those who would just like to be a sponsor. This year’s cost for camp is $400 each.

 

MISSION HIGHLIGHT

Remember we are still gathering things for the Hospitality House. The display area is at the end of the hallway by the entrance. Items needed are bottled water, laundry soap and paper goods.

VBS

For a craft need we are gathering empty, smooth water bottles we have a sample in the office if you would like to see it. “Smart Water” is a brand that sells water in the kind of smooth plastic container that is needed.

Final thought: John 8:28 talks about “Lifting up Jesus” on the cross and John 12:32 talks about lifting Jesus from the grave to heaven and we are told that when Jesus is LIFTED UP He will “draw all peoples to Himself”! Thank You Jesus for dying on the cross and being LIFTED UP!

 

Join me as we “LIFT HIM UP” in worship @ Potosi Baptist Church!

 

 

Thank You for your prayers and support as your pastor! See you Sunday!

 

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith


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