Saturday, July 25, 2009

Just a Quick Note

This past week has been a very busy week due to my wife having surgery on her back. I just wanted to write a quick note to thank everyone that prayed for her. She came through the surgery very well and is now on the road to recovery. Right now she is in much pain, and unable to do much, but the Doctor is expecting a full recovery.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Great VBS

Last week we were honored and privileged to have our annual Vacation Bible School. This is always an awesome time in the life of our church because the members of Salem Baptist Church always seem to rally around it that souls might be saved. I greatly appreciate the people that the Lord has given to our church. What a great spirit all of the workers had! No misunderstandings this year! No bad attitudes! Just a group of people serving Jesus!

The Lord really blessed us this year in both attendance and souls saved. On Monday night we had 99 kids & 29 workers. On Tuesday night we had 104 kids & 25 workers. Wednesday night there were 74 kids & 23 workers. Thursday night 89 kids & 28 workers. Friday night there were 73 kids & 29 workers. Then on Sunday evening we had a VBS commencement service and a country fair which many parents attended. There were also a total of 28 children come to know Christ as their Savior this week.

Personally, this week was exactly what I needed. It was a tremendous encouragement to me spiritually! I praise God for his goodness and grace. Isn't it a thrill to know that even in the midst of problems Jesus can still be glorified and souls can still be saved! Hallelujah!

Let me leave you with a verse that has encouraged my heart: 2 Corinthians 9:8, "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:"

May the Lord Bless you today as you live your life for HIS glory!

PRAYER REQUEST: Please be in prayer for my wife, Jamie. Next Monday she will be having surgery. The Dr.'s expect her to be down somewhere between 4 & 6 Months.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

New Series in the Book of Nehemiah

This morning I began preaching a series of messages from the Book of Nehemiah. The series is entitled: "Let us Rise and Build" from the text of Nehemiah 2:18. I thought that someone may enjoy this outline of the Book of Nehemiah.

Chapter 1- The Blessing of a Burden

Chapter 2-The Good Help of God's Hand

Chapter 3- Bringing Together by Building Together

Chapter 4- Perseverance amidst Problems

Chapter 5- Internal Troubles during Important Times

Chapter 6- Dealing with Distractions

Chapter 7- Watching over the Work

Chapter 8- The Working of God's Word

Chapter 9- The Reestablishing of a Right Relationship with God

Chapter 10- God's Word and our Works

Chapter 11- The Offering of Ourselves

Chapter 12- The Joy of a Job Well Done (from verses 43-47)

Chapter 13- The Sanctification of our Sanctuary

I hope that these might be a help. May the Lord bless each of you as you continue to serve him!

SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST: Please remember to pray for our Vacation Bible School which begins Monday night (7-6-09). As of right now we have signed up 95 children. Please pray that God would speak to their hearts this week and that the Lord would use this to see parents saved.