Brownwood News • Margie Ward
Bro. Ron’s message: “Who is this Baby?”
Sunday morning a good attendance present, glad to have people back Sunday that was out last week. Some are still out with sickness. We pray for their recovery soon. We were blessed with several visitors and it was good to see them. We pray they were uplifted and heard something that will help them to have a blessed week. We invite them to come worship with us anytime we have services. Our hearts and doors are always open to anyone that doesn’t have a regular church home.
The choir’s special was, “One Day.” Other specials were, “The Lighthouse,” and “Jesus Pilot’s my Ship,” by Mark and Ellen Harville. Bro. Ron’s message, “Who is this Baby?” Matthew 1:18-23, Micah 5:2, Is. 7:14, Isaiah 40 and other scriptures. As we get close to the Christmas season we remember the wonderful stories of Christmas, never get tired of hearing them. The birth of Jesus was foreseen in the Old Testament messianic prophecies and is proclaimed in the New Testament as being fulfilled. Jesus was conceived of the Holy sprit and born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem, City of David. He is called the Son of God, Joseph is not known as Jesus’ Father, but the husband of Mary and the protector of Jesus. Some may say who is this Baby? He is God with us, a son, God with us a shepherd. As a whole Israel rejected the messiah but God said, I will shepherd my people again, the great shepherd laid down his life for His sheep. He cares for us, knows us, feeds, and guides and carries us. The chief shepherd will appear and the sheep will follow Him because they know His voice. God with us Immanuel sent His son to be Saviour of the world. Our greatest need is forgiveness; God sent a Saviour, Jesus was Lord at His birth.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. a good attendance. Bro. Ron’s message, “Preparation for Christ,” Galatians 4:4-14, Deut. 6:1-10. Paul was concerned about those that thought they could be saved by keeping the law or how they live. He told them Jesus kept the law, redeemed those under the law, he told them the purpose of the law was to bring conviction to the lost. Hebrew people taught Majesty of God. God first and is one, His unity, His person is Omnipotent, the law spoke of miracles, there was grace in the Old Testament. The cycle of judgment, teach them a lesson to get their attention.
Next Sunday morning, Dec. 9, the Peppers Family IMB Missionaries will be at Brownwood for the morning service. They will speak on the importance of the Lottie Moon Christmas offering.
Saturday, Dec. 8, the Brownwood Women’s Ministry will meet at 10 a.m. for their Christmas meeting with an ornament exchange, Christmas brunch. Our guest speaker will be Margaret Keck, director of the First Call Pregnancy Center in Greensboro. We will meet in the Brownwood Community buildings. All ladies are invited.
Dec. 19, Wednesday night, Brownwood will go caroling at 7 p.m.
Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, Brownwood will have Christmas Eve Service. Time to be announced.
Margie Ward visited James Harold and Ellen Smith during the week.
This was in our church bulletin on Sunday. I thought it was very good.
Count your blessings not your troubles.
Learn to live one day at a time.
Learn to say “I love you” and “I appreciate you.”
Learn to be a giver and not a getter
Seek the good in everyone and everything.
Pray every day.
Do at least one good deed every day.
Learn to count. Put GOD first.
Let nothing bother you.
Practice the “Do it now” habit.
Fill your life with good.
Learn to practice the happiness habit.
Learn to fear nothing and no one.
Learn to let go and let God.
Printed in the December 6, 2012 edition