[SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017]
- SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:45 AM. We have classes for all ages.
Pastor Barker is teaching Bible Doctrine.
Bro. Garry Lagradelle is teaching Bible Doctrine (in Creole).
- PREACHING SERVICES at 11:00 AM & 6:30 PM.
- WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE at 7:30 PM.
NYC Pastors’ Fellowship here at our church on Tuesday, April 11 from breakfast at 9 AM till lunch. All are welcome to attend. We will need help with the lunch. Those who can help should speak to Mrs. Barker or Mrs. Pam Lubin.
“Stewardship Emphasis Sunday” with Dr. George Riddell – April 23 at 9:45 & 11 AM and 6:30 PM.
Singing group from Pensacola Christian College May 21 PM.
Revival Meetings: June 25-30 with Evangelist Gary Gillmore
Vacation Bible School: July 17-21 with Neighborhood Bible Time
HEAR PASTOR BARKER preach on Sermon Audio
WORDS TO PONDER .....
“How foolish it is of men to spend their lives heaping up riches which in the day of adversity take wings and fly away! In the day when God arises to shake terribly the earth, of how little value will all those things be that worldlings treasure, and for which they are even willing to risk the loss of their souls!”
“The apostle points Paul out that there are two kinds of sowing and also two kinds of reaping. There is a sowing which reaps a carnal harvest – ‘He that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption’ (Gal. 6:8). There is no enrichment in this kind of giving. A carnal Christian sows to his flesh by spending his resources to gratify his own personal desires. Such a person must expect nothing less than the reaping of corruption. In other words, that which might have been rewarded by being invested in the Lord’s work will be nothing but ‘wood, hay and stubble’ at the judgment seat of Christ (I Cor. 3:12-15). Careful thought will reveal that this matter of carnal giving impinges upon motives as well as means, for it is not only what we give but how we give and why we give that matters in the presence of God. Having dealt with the negative aspect, the apostle then indicates that there is a sowing which reaps a spiritual harvest – ‘He that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting’ (Gal. 6:8). Here is the enrichment of fruitfulness in giving which is possible for all who will venture out in faith in the ministry of Christian stewardship. The text actually means that as we respond to the indwelling Spirit in love, sacrifice and stewardship, we shall be adding interest to the capital of eternal life which we already have in Christ.”
Stephen F. Olford
“God owns everything. We are the managers of the assets God has entrusted — not given — to us. My heart always goes where I put God’s money. Giving is the only antidote to materialism. God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving. God gives us more money than we need so we can give generously.”
Randy Alcorn, Treasure Principle Keys
“Never will the work of missions, or any other form of service to God and man, receive the help it ought until there is a new conscience and a new consecration in the matter of money. The influence of the world and the worldly spirit is deadening to unselfish giving. It exalts self-indulgence, whether in gross or refined form. It leads to covetous hoarding or wasteful spending. It blinds us to the fact of obligation, and devises flimsy pretexts for diverting the Lord’s money to carnal ends.”
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