August 8, 2019 - Pastor Marlin Cloudy, Sr., and the Abundant Love Ministries family, will host their Annual Revival, August 15th to 17th, 2019. Services will begin at 7pm, Thursday and Friday night, and at 10am, Saturday morning. Our guest revivalist is Pastor John Russell, Senior Pastor of Calvary Tabernacle, Alexandria, LA.  Everyone is welcome and invited!

Abundant Love Ministries is located at 1426 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas 75935.

August 8, 2019 - Back To School Day Camp at Old Home Church will be having Farm Fresh Faith VBS on Saturday, August 10th from 10am to 2pm. There will be Bible Story time, Science Lab, crafts, singing, hot dogs and water games. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the day. Registration is at 9:30am. Call or text for details: 936-332-9293.

August 8, 2019 - New Life Church is hosting Crazy Island VBS on Thursday and Friday, "2 Nights Left," August 8th and 9th.

Registration is at 5:30pm. Doors open at 6pm and the events end at 8:30pm. Online registration is available at www.mynlc.info

Crazy Island VBS is a free event! Come visit the island at 822 Hurst Street in Center, Texas.

August 7, 2019 – Wallace Chapel Baptist Church calendar of programs for 2019 is below.

  • September 1 – Church Anniversary at 3pm
  • To be announced – Youth Revival

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28

Wallace Chapel Baptist Church is located at 108 South Marcus Street in Timpson, Texas. Pastor is Reverend Derrick Rhodes with First Lady Sister Shaneeta Rhodes.

Past events: 

  • February 3 – Sunday School and Usher Day at 2:30pm
  • March 10 – Pastor and Wife Appreciation Day at 3pm
  • April 7 – Family and Friend’s Day at 3pm
  • May 19 – Men and Women Day at 3pm
  • July 7 – Homecoming
  • July 8 to July 10 – Annual Revival, Monday-Wednesday, 7:30pm nightly

August 5, 2019 - (Flier) - Come join us for an Exciting 3-Night Event of Crazy Island VBS! 

August 7th thru August 9th Ages: 5-11. Pre-Registration Available at mynlc.info/vbs-2019-registration

On-Site Registration: Wednesday, August 7th at 5:30pm. Event Time: 6pm – 8:30pm.

Fun Beach Gatherings & Tribe Meetings packed Full of Skits, Games, Reggae Worship and God’s Word! 

Get stranded with Hurricane Hannah, The Pilot, Calamity Calvin & Jo Mac who find MoGo the Full Motion Gorilla and a Mystery Castaway! 

Final night concludes with Luau-Style Feast and More Outdoor Fun.  

Please share with All your friends and we sure hope to see You there!

August 5, 2019 - Smyrna Baptist Church Huxley presents "The Porch" Monday, August 12, 2019.

Come join us and bring a friend, you won't want to miss our guest speaker, Teresa Richenberger, authot of SOLD to the Highest Bidder," as she reveals her life story and the transformation of an Exotic dancer.

Live Worship with Paul and Brittany Koiner and friend Abigail. 

Worship begins at 7pm, and as always we will have refreshments at 6:30pm.

August 5, 2019 - Mt. Gillion Baptist Church is hosting their Annual Revival and Homecoming Services.

Annual Revival is August 5th through August 9th at 7pm.

Revival schedule:

  • Monday, August 5th - Pastor Anthony Jackson, Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, Center, Texas
  • Tuesday, August 6th - Pastor Robert Lane, Sand Ridge Baptist Church, Nacogdoches, TX
  • Wednesday, August 7th - Pastor Archie Tinsley, Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Texas
  • Thursday, August 8th - Pastor Marquise Collins, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Winona, Texas
  • Friday, August 9th - Pastor Joseph Hall Sr., Benford Chapel Baptist Church, Tenaha, Texas

Homecoming Services are Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 11am with Pastor James E Wyatt, Union Temple Church, Gladewater, Texas and at 3pm with Bishop Joseph Hall Jr, Union Spring Baptist Church, Mansfield, Louisiana and First Baptist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana.

Mt. Gillion Baptist Church is located at 5920 State Hwy 87 North, Center, Texas. For more information, contact Pastor Gary Suell Sr at the church 936-598-5260.

August 5, 2019 - Love and peace from our brother, Jesus. I went to bed with a heavy heart on Saturday thinking of all those innocent people killed by gun violence in El Paso. And then woke up Sunday morning to hear of yet another mass shooting, this time in Dayton Ohio. There have been over 250 mass shootings in 2019 alone, and it seems to be only increasing. Our hearts really do go out to all the victims. We need to think about what we can do as a nation to curb such insanity.

Some kids in our region are heading back to school this week. In Joaquin and Tenaha, teachers and staff return this week; the kids will be getting ready for next week. Sue and I have seen the Joaquin band practicing and know that the football team is also getting ready for a new season. I sure hope they are all careful in this heat. We wish the students, teachers, and staff a safe and productive school year. 

We started a new series in our Sunday school lessons. Today’s scripture came from the Old Testament—1 Samuel 18-20 and 19: 1-17. The title of the lesson was “A Covenant Between Friends,” exploring the bond between David and Jonathan. Our writer reminds us that friendship is intentional: We must create space, time, and place in our lives for friendship to grow. The author also notes that the art of listening is one of the main ways to encourage and enrich closeness with others. 

My sermon preparation was very ragged this week, as I wasn’t sure exactly where my sermon was heading. I usually write down ideas and then spend parts of the next several days writing my sermon. Many ideas on my outline never made it into my sermon. The Old Testament Lesson was from the first and second chapter of Ecclesiastes, where the teacher is overwhelmed by the fleeting nature of life. He looks back over his years, wondering why he worked so hard. The Gospel Lesson included Jesus’ parable of the rich fool who has such an abundance of harvest that his only thought is to replace his current barns with even bigger ones. In the parable, God calls this man a fool and informs him that he is going to die that night. Vanities of Vanities! In the Christian Testament, the harvest is always a symbol of God’s Kingdom. We are invited to work in the Kingdom here on earth, weaving Kingdom moments into our lives and the lives of those around us.

Today is the first Sunday of August, so we celebrated Holy Communion. We sure appreciate Ms. Fannie bringing the elements of communion each first Sunday. Tomorrow is our ministry at Focused Care. Ms. Hilda sent everyone a reminder email, and we are looking forward to seeing our friends there. 

Our worship time is 10:00 AM; we would love to have you come to worship with us. I know how very busy everyone is: Our early meeting time enables you to move on to family get-togethers or jobs afterward. Not to mention naps, which my wife says are best on Sunday afternoon. Whoever you are, in whatever faith you were born, whatever creed you profess; if you come to this house to find God you are welcome here.” Paxton United Methodist Church is an inviting church that takes to heart the idea of “Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds.” Sunday School starts at 9:30 and Worship begins at 10:00. Our email address is paxtonumc@yahoo.com. If you would like the weekly email newsletter about Paxton Methodist you can send me your email address to the Paxton email address and I will add you to the list. God’s Speed.

August 5, 2019 - Every day all people are bombarded with all manner of evil. Much of which is disguised as being the word of God, brought to all by the self-professed champions of light and preachers of the gospel.

Yet, the Bible tells us about those who would deceive and draw away from the true gospel.

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone into the world.” (1 John 4:1)
 
The apostle Paul cautions us at length about this as well as John the Beloved, both letting us know that we are not to blindly follow the teachings of man without first testing to see that it is truth and not deception.

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.” (1 John 4:2-3)

Because of the doubts of people, because of their failure to trust, by faith, in the power of Christ Jesus as Lord these false teachers and false preachers are able to draw man away from the truth of the gospel, that Jesus Christ died on a cross for the sin of all people and that he now offers the free gift of salvation from sin to all who will simply trust in him. 

And so Paul being a very learned man realized the difficulty many would have in believing the gospel message, the message of the cross. And he even said of the gospel; “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18) 

And so he preached to those of the church at Corinth of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.

But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:23-24)

And I, when I came to you, brothers, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. (Of which Paul was fully capable for he was highly educated) “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:1-5) 

And the words of John the beloved echo the words of Paul when he says; 

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation (an atoning sacrifice) for our sins.” (1 John 4:10) 

WOW!!! How beautiful is that, love is that God so loved the world that he sent his only Son to die for the sin of all people. There is no love greater than giving one’s own life for others.

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.” (1 John 4:11-12)

May all whom I meet each day see in me, through my life, the goodness, love, grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ and may the Holy Spirit of God convict them of their sinful ways and may they accept Jesus Christ as their own Lord and Savior. Amen…

August 2, 2019 - Do you need a miracle? Do you need to hear from God?

Then the Awakening is for you. It is come as you are Bible study where genuine encounters with God are found. We are a group of people from various churches with one purpose: to lift up the name of Jesus.

So, grab a friend and come worship with us on the first and last Friday of each month at 7pm. The address is 707 Willow Street, Carthage, Texas. Hope to see you there.

Upcoming Schedule for first and last Friday: August 2nd, August 30th, September 6th, September 27th

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