Newsletter | January 17, 2023

Join us as Havard Harris shares his experience of being captured by soldiers in Liberia while building a bridge with the GA Baptist Men Group.

Supper starts at 6:00 PM

Menu for Night
Pulled Pork, Baked Beans,
Cole Slaw, Bread, and Dessert

Join us on January 24th, after family night, as we start back Choir Practice.

We will begin working on the program “Homeward Bound.”

Associational Brotherhood
Thursday, February 1st, 7:00 PM
New Hope Baptist

Turner Baptist Women’s Spring Meeting
Harmony Baptist Church
Monday, February 19, 2024.
Men and women are invited.
Supper 6:30 PM | Meeting 7:30 PM

Giving as of January 9, 2024

Budget for 2024 . . . . . . . .  $329,423.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . $12,670.12
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . . $8,511.17
Needed for weekly budget . . .  $6,335.06
Tithes Received this week . . . . $2,887.85


Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion in the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.

From Our Family and Music Minster

When I was growing up, sitting still and being quiet was not an ability that I possessed. Therefore, I really enjoyed Sunday School, but attending worship services was a struggle, usually because I got in trouble for talking or moving around too much. So when Sunday morning came, I would stay upstairs quietly in my room, hoping my parents would forget me and go to church without me. However, in all the years, I was forgotten at daycare, my grandparent’s house, and even was left at church a few times, but they never left for church without me. Looking back, I can see what a great blessing it was to have parents who were faithful to God and did their best to teach me the Gospel.

One of the greatest privileges someone can have is to be raised by Christian parents. Paul reminds Timothy in his second letter to Timothy, that a flame dwells in him, the gift of God, and he must continue to fuel it. A flame that had been fanned and stoked by his mother and grandmother. One of the reasons for his strong faith was due to his mother, Eunice, and his grandmother, Lois, living out and teaching him their faith. They had rooted and grounded him in a faith that he was now tasked with sharing with others.

Parents must trust the Lord Jesus Christ and rear their children to trust Christ. They must root their children in the Scripture so that they will know how to walk with Christ day by day.

“. . . You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” Deuteronomy 6:4-7

This verse explicitly addresses parents, but we know through reading the rest of Scripture this truly applies to all of us. First, parents and believers are to place this commandment in their hearts. As believers, “loving the Lord your God” is to be more than something we acknowledge. We are to make it an action. Our love for our Savior should permeate every aspect of our lives from when we wake up in the morning until we close our eyes at night.

Secondly, this verse teaches us that a parent should teach this commandment to their children. Teaching is not just teaching facts and principles or passing along information. Actual teaching is living out what you teach. It is applying God’s principles and commandments to every aspect of your life. Moses said that when you walk, sit down, and even when you are lying down, you are to live out and teach about your Lord.

Whether you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, older sibling, or only child, you will always have someone who looks at you for the example you set. Just as Timothy’s faith was fueled by his mother and grandmother, we must desire to fuel the faith in whoever God puts in our path. We should follow the example of Peter and John as they were being ordered to stop speaking of the risen Savior. They respond to the council, “for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard (Acts 4:20). As a believer, how can we keep silent? It should be our desire to live out our faith through actions and words that all those around us, including children, desire to have the faith we have.

Sunday, January 21

Deacon of the Week:  David Flake

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  David Flake
Organ Greeter:  Carl Hobbs
Piano Greeter:  W. Greg Brown

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Sami Mastrario & Eilene Perry   

Sunday, January 28

Deacon of the Week:  W. Greg Brown

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  W. Greg Brown
Organ Greeter:  Tom LaRocca
Piano Greeter:  Daniel West

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Rachel Flake & Dianne Huff