There is a treasure that supports the home in the task of teaching eternal values. That treasure is called the Sunday School or Bible Class. Every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening of the year (with some exceptions) there is an hour given to teaching the Word of God and the way of life that flows from the text of the Scriptures through the life of a Bible class teacher. In an organized manner and at an appropriate level, children and adults are given instruction in the fundamental values, not of our country, but of the Almighty God, the Creator of the Universe.
Thank God for all those who actively support our Bible school, and thank God for the teachers and those who help the teachers. We have a pearl of great value!
The Lake Granbury Ministerial Alliance is hosting the annual Community Thanksgiving Service at First Baptist Church this Sunday, November 24, at 6:00pm, with refreshments to follow. As president of the Alliance this year, I encourage you to attend. We hosted this event several years ago, and it will be our turn again soon.
Many years ago, it was very common for communities to have such services. Today it is a rarity. Our community has been through a lot this year, so ending the year by coming together to express gratitude is a good thing.
There will be no service here at the building this evening, so come and join our community in giving thanks to the Lord. I look forward to seeing you there!
The contribution total for Harvest Sunday has increased to $167,982.00 with several contributions from last Sunday and during the weeks since November 10. Every contribution moves us closer to the goal, and every contribution is appreciated. With pledges that were completed for the 2013 funding period and the increased contributions, the ability to move forward with the projects planned for 2014 becomes much easier.
Every week we receive good news about what is going on with the works that we support. Just last Monday, Othoniel Gutierrez reported via email that “it is an honor and a blessing for me to be able inform you that the prison ministry is growing every day in number and in spirituality. Today, five prisoners were added to the church of our Savior, confessing their faith in Jesus Christ and being baptized for the forgiveness of their sins.” About three weeks ago, Javier Adame reported on some members of the Guereca congregation in Chihuahua who had moved to Delicias—a city about 50 miles southeast of Chihuahua. Ricardo and Anjelica Manjarrez have committed to beginning a new church in that area.
‘The Mission Continues’ and we’re thankful for your part in it.