Brownwood News • Margie Ward
“Isaiah’s Defining Moment”
A good attendance was present for the beginning of our revival. We had some out due to reunions, sickness, etc. We had visitors as we always do. We pray they received a blessing and will come be with us whenever possible. We were blessed to have Jake Williams playing the piano for us during the morning service. He did an outstanding job, hope he will come and be with us again. Our special music Sunday was, “When the Roll is called up Yonder” and, “I feel like Traveling on,” by Mark and Ellen Harville. Other special music was, “Common Garments” and “Applause” by Peggy Harper. The message, “Call to Repentance,” by Rev. Hoyt Johnson using scripture Zechariah 1:1-6 and Ezekiel 14:6. Repentance is people turning from sin back to God. The Lord of host said if you turn to Him, He will turn to you. Repentance involves a complete change in the mind and will of the believer, it is surrender to God. We depend on God to set us free. Nothing is equal to the Word of God. We come to Jesus just as we are, we trust Him in every circumstance. He’s worthy of our praise. You repent because sin is a barrier that separates us from God.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. our revival continued with a good attendance present. We enjoyed having Terry Stutes’ singers with us. They led our music. Bro. Matt Alexander brought the message, “Isaiah’s Defining Moment,” Isaiah 6:1-8. We all have defining moments in our lives physical and spiritual, they change our life. Isaiah had a spiritual defining moment: (1) Isaiah saw God’s holiness; we must see God’s holiness to have defining moment. We must see Jesus as the Holy one. Sometime we worship everyone but God. He is not the man upstairs, etc. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lord. (2) Isaiah saw his sinfulness, it caused him to repent. Isaiah had hot coals laid on his lips, it hurt him but it helped him, Isaiah received forgiveness. (3) Isaiah heard the voice of the Lord and responded by saying, Here am I, send me. When do we hear God’s call and be obedient to answer Him? Delayed obedience is disobedience.
Next Wednesday night, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. shoeboxes will be filled for Operation Christmas Child. They will be taken to the Presbyterian Church in Madison and they will see they get where they need to go. We appreciate them for all they do for this cause. Anyone that has any questions call Peggy Harper 706-342-4914. We also thank Peggy and all that has helped with this at Brownwood.
The Morgan County Baptist Association Senior Adult Banquet will be held at Madison Baptist Church Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a covered dish.
Adam and Melissa LeClair and Karleigh spent the weekend with Peggy Harper and Brandon Grubbs and John.
Joe Brown, Toy Sims and Whitey Whitehead were among the men attending the Brotherhood meeting at Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church Thursday night.
Karleigh LeClair enjoyed a day of play with Carter Brown and Emma Vaughn at their home on Saturday.
Saturday afternoon Retha and Joe Brown, Ellen and Mark Harville, Margie Ward, James Harold Smith and Pastor Ron Swann visited some of our sick and shut-ins. Those visited were Lawrence and Ozell Moss, Paul Austin and Mary Jo Collins.
Bro. Hoyt and Dot Johnson, Christy Brown, Emma and Carter, Melissa Le Clair and Karleigh had lunch with Peggy Harper, Brandon and John Grubbs Sunday.
Sonny, Mary, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood had dinner Sunday with Margie Ward. Julie and Billy Phillips visited during the week.
Every seat in the church is a love seat.
Church attendance – come early for a backseat.
God put the church in the world – the devil put the world in the church.
If the church were perfect there would be no members.
Some churches teach history, while others teach His story.
A hearse is a poor vehicle to start attending church in.
One way to defend the church is to attend it.
The church needs workers not a wrecking crew.
A Christian without a church is like a bee without a hive.
In church you use to hear about dos and don’ts. Now you hear about dues and doughnuts.
It is impossible to build a great church on ignorance.
Every church has all the success it prays and pays for
Church members are often weakened by too much weekend.
Some people go to church to see who didn’t.
The world at its worst needs the church at its best.
A Christian outside a church is like an athlete without a team.
It takes years to build a church – seconds to need one.
A church only grows as the members grow.
Continue to pray for our nation!
II Chronicles 7:14
Printed in the November 8, 2012 edition