May 23, 2016 - The Annual New Hope Cemetery Homecoming will be on Sunday, June 5th at 12 noon.

New Hope Church is hosting the Sunday Singers at the annual homecoming on June 5, 2016.  Singing will begin about 1:15 and end about 3 p.m.  Come and join in some great gospel singing.

If you are unable to attend, you may send donations to:  New Hope Cemetery, 1721 FM 138, Center, TX 75935.

June 3, 2016 - Ramah Baptist Church of Tenaha is announcing bible school which will start on Monday, June 6 and last until Friday, June 10. The event will start each day at 6 pm and last until about 8:30 pm and is for ages Pre-K through 7th Grade. Music, bible study, food, game, and crafts will be among the activities available open to any kids who attend. 

June 2, 2016 - The Pastor and Members of Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church invites you to our Annual Family and Friends Day Celebration. This event will be held on June 12, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.  Our special guest will be Pastor Brian Wilson of First Baptist Church in Cullen, La.

June 2, 2016 - Paul writes, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Rm. 12:2). Peter also echoes these words, “As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;” (1 Pet. 1:14-15).

These are great, wise and important words, but how do we do it? David gives us a great explanation and example of how not be conformed to this world so that our behavior will be holy. “For thy loving kindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth. 4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. 5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked. 6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD: 7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works” (Ps. 26:3-7).

It is a very simple “formula”. Simply, have God before our eyes and do not keep company with those that are conformed with the world. In other words, keep a respectful distance with those walking in sin while at the same time telling them about the greatness of God along with a devoted life of service, worship and study.

David also writes, “I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. 3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me” (Ps. 101:2-3). If we take the wisdom and example of David we will indeed be on track to not be conformed to this world. Simply put, do not set the world in front us.

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June 2, 2016 - Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, Shelbyville, Texas (Todd Spring)  where Pastor Archie Thompson is the Pastor, will be having a Youth Program on June 11th at 7 p.m. We are inviting your youth group, singers, dancers, or whatever God place on your heart to do. Our guess speaker will be Mr. Jeremy Small of Center, TX who now resides in Arkansas, to speak to and encourage our Youth. For more information you may call Pastor Archie Thompson @ 936-590-9830. Thank You in advance!

June 1, 2016 - Cave Quest VBS at Joaquin First Baptist Church, Monday, June 6th - Friday, June 10, from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Ages Pre-K through 6th Grade. 

May 31, 2016 - Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Hwy 59S,Timpson, Texas is hosting Vacation Bible School "Heroes of Faith". Come out each night from 5:30-7:30 to learn how the Biblical heroes can help us to be heroes of faith in our daily lives!  Kids ages Pre-K - 6! Wear your favorite hero shirt! May 30, 2016 - June 3, 2016. Hope to see you there!!

Submitted by Janet Yarborough

May 31, 2016 - First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin would like to welcome all children ranging from 3 to 11 years old to their Vacation Bible School. VBS starts June 10th and will run through the 12th, each evening from 6:00-8:30 p.m. First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin is located at 11113 St. Hwy 7 East Joaquin, TX. Bring you children and let them experience “Pets Unleashed Where Jesus Cares For You”! There will be bible stories, skits, crafts and more. Loads of fun for the children! Pre-register starts at 5:30 p.m. Or call 936-572-8233 to register now.

May 31, 2016 - Hillcrest Baptist Church at 901 Southview Circle would like to invite the community children to come out and enjoy their "Submerged" Vacation Bible School! VBS will be from June 13th to the 17th, each evening from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. 

May 31, 2016 - The steadfast hope of God's children, the hope of the return of the Lord to earth, that He will return for us. (Hebrews 6:17-20)

Our duty is to be ready when He comes for us during the Rapture and we will then be with Him, our Lord, during the Kingdom age as He reigns in His new temple in Jerusalem.

Without this steadfast hope there would be no reason to live, no reason to persevere through this cruel and wicked world. But we do have the assurance of His counsel, His oath that He will indeed return for us as He has promised.

Our text helps to understand God's promise; "Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise, the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath," (Heb. 6:17)

He shows us that He does not change (immutable or immutability) nor does He lie. 

God made the covenant with Abraham, in it God made both a promise and an oath and His covenant is as true and sure today as it was the day He made it, on that we can rest assured.

"This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, and both sure and steadfast". (Heb. 6:19) 

How can we doubt His word, how could we, for even one minute doubt His return, God's Word gives us stability, it gives us security.

You know the Bible never tells us to worry, or to doubt, or to fear; but it does tell us over and over to "trust in the Lord" and to have no fear, for He is with us, always. 

One day Jesus will return for us and will remove us from this place and transport us to a most-beautiful place, called heaven. Seven years later He will then return us to this earth to serve Him for 1000 years as He reigns in His Kingdom in Jerusalem. And at the end of the Final Judgment we will then live with Him forever in the new Jerusalem, the new heaven. Oh, the joy, the fullness we will have in the presence of God, the eternal pleasure we will experience with the Lord of Hosts. Forever...

I think every believer hopes to still be alive when Christ returns for His own during the Rapture, we have that much confidence in His promise that we want to be alive to see Him coming in the clouds for us. 

The Apostle John may have said it the best of all when he said this; "Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure." (1 John 3:2-3)

May the Lord bless you and keep you. Please feel welcome to join us each week for Bible Study on Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM. (936-615-1427)