From our Family and Music Minister | Jesus is not only our Savior; He was a great teacher who knew how to reach people. Jesus met people at their point of need. He did not try to teach them about His Father until He showed them that He genuinely cared for them and was sympathetic to their current condition. Jesus met immediate needs by turning water into wine and feeding the five thousand, but he also took the time to meet the emotional needs of people.
From Our Pastor | Wow! Thursday is Thanksgiving! I hope you have a great day enjoying your favorite Thanksgiving traditions. But, more than anything, I hope it is truly a day of giving thanks unto the Lord. I hope we all “Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing” (Psalm 100:1-2). Further, I hope we “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name” (Psalm 100:4).
From our Family and Music Minister | My Dad always enjoyed making us laugh or playing a little joke on his family. One of his jokes that I vividly remember unexpectedly backfired on him; however, it was in a good way.
From Our Pastor | Child of God, rejoice! What a wonderful God we have! We should overflow with praise when we think of all our Lord has done, is doing and will do for us.
From Our Family and Music Minister | Do you ever have those memories that you wish you could forget? One I wish I could forget was an altercation with a new student at my high school. He was expelled from his previous school for fighting and had only been at Tiftarea for a few weeks. So I can say I didn’t start it, but I also let him get to me. As a result, I broke the Gym door, and he and I went to the principal. But fortunately, I was usually well behaved, so the principal told me to watch my temper and sent me on my way.
From Our Pastor | What a difference our Father makes in our lives! We don’t have to live in fear and emptiness. We can live in joyful, confident anticipation even in these dark days.
From our Family and Music Minister | Over the years, I have written many times about the adventures my Mother would get me into; however, she usually had admirable intentions. A lady that my Mother knew from Cordele had stopped by her store to shop and, more importantly, sit and talk for a few hours. In the conversation, the lady complained, as most mothers do at some point, that her children would not help her do anything around her apartment. Since this lady was up in age, my Mom asked her what she needed help doing. She needed her freezer defrosted and cleaned out. My Mother told her to go home and unplug it before she went to bed, and we would be there the next day to help her.
From our Pastor | How wonderful is our Father! He enables us to live lives of peaceful, joyful, confidence. When we consider His work in our lives, we are able to quietly rest in Him.
Truck Loading for Georgia Baptist Children’s Home at Baxley People in the churches of Turner Baptist Association will be collecting the following items for the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home at Baxley: Paper towelsNapkinsBleachDawn Dishwashing LiquidDegreaser SprayItalian DressingFrench Dressing Little Debbie CakesChipsHot SauceBarbecue SauceCream of Mushroom SoupCream of Chicken Soup A truck will be loaded at…
From Our Pastor | How frightening and unsettling are these times! Everywhere we look we see uncertainty and unrest. We are constantly bombarded with propaganda to heighten wise concern to terror and panic. Realizing there is such an agenda gives even more reason for alarm. These truly are disturbing days.