Sunday May 28th, 2017 " Let's Remember"

I hope you are having a great week and as Larry said last week I hope you have a happy heart.  There were several people missing last week but the ones that were there were blessed.  Linda brought another lesson on looking at a legacy, this week she portrayed David Brainerd. He has such a great influence on missions.  Larry brought a message on how to have a happy heart.  You can hear both of these on our podcast if you were not with us last week. They are certainly worth listing to.

This week I want to talk to you about celebrating Memorial Day.  This is a day for us to remember those that made a huge sacrifice for us. It is a day we need to look back and remember.  Apostle Paul was writing to the church in Philippi and he spoke about how he was remembering them.  The scripture verses this week is Philippians 1: 1-11.  Paul tells them how much he loved them and will always remember their help in this ministry.  Paul knew he was not going to be with them much longer and he wanted to encourage them to keep up the good work.  As we remember those that paid the supreme price for us this week also know that they want you not to just remember them but to keep the work going.  We have a responsibility to be an inspiration to the next generation and give them something to remember us by.  I hope you will be with us on Sunday and invite someone to come with you as we celebrate Memorial Sunday.

I want to encourage you all to keep praying for this ministry.  We need all of you to be a part of this, caring about others more than we do about ourselves.  I have great hopes for where this church is going to do in the near future.  Pray for those mentioned in our prayer request and as always, look for something good you can do for somebody, you will be blessed.  See you on Sunday!!

We love you so much,
Pastor David & Pris

 

Message by Larry Thacker Jr. for May 21: How to Have a Happy Heart

In the New American Standard Bible, Proverbs 15:15 says, “All the days of the afflicted are bad, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.”  Depending on how we read that, it might be kind of depressing, especially if we think of ourselves as afflicted.  But maybe how we think is the point.  Regardless of our circumstances, joy comes from the heart.  Your version might even seem to say something totally different.  We find that more frequently in Proverbs than other places.  There are reasons for that, but what’s really important is the basic truth behind the text.  That doesn’t change.  Let’s dig a little deeper here and see what we find.

Sunday School by Linda Thacker for May 21: “Leaving a Legacy: David Brainerd”

Linda uses the story of this 18th century missionary to illustrate the power that one dedicated life can have when dedicated to the Lord.

Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of May 21

Rejoice with us and pray with us.
Ruth enjoyed getting to have her sister with her last week.  Priscilla’s parents’ house is now under contract.  Priscilla also thanks Kim and Edward for helping out on the bus.  Kelly got a new phone.  Heads up everyone!  🙂 We’re thankful for the rain.
Keep praying for Edith.  Her test results were inconclusive.  There appear to be multiple medical issues.  Kim is having trouble with her stomach.  Keep praying for Kelly.  Galen was not feeling well and didn’t come.  Priscilla is fighting a cough.  Didi asks prayer for her eyes and finances.  Keep praying for Shelly.
Be an answer to prayer this week!
Larry

Message for May 21: How to Have a Happy Heart

Blessings to you, family and friends of BBT.  I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day last Sunday and got to bless your moms. We had a good service.  Priscilla led us in a time of prayer and healing for people who had unresolved issues relating to their mothers.  Pastor David covered my favorite subject as he talked about love.  I thought the Sunday school time might bless someone if I posted it, but in keeping with our desire to maintain privacy regarding anything that someone might not want to share with the whole world, I held back.  If you were involved and don’t mind it being shared let me know and I will post the podcast

I bet Linda is rolling her eyes at my topic for this week.  I don’t think I’m an unhappy person, but happy has never been my word and probably isn’t the way others would describe me.  So you might say this message is for me too.  maybe we can learn together.

In the New American Standard Bible, Proverbs 15:15 says, “All the days of the afflicted are bad, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.”  Depending on how we read that, it might be kind of depressing, especially if we think of ourselves as afflicted.  But maybe how we think is the point.  Regardless of our circumstances, joy comes from the heart.  Your version might even seem to say something totally different.  We find that more frequently in Proverbs than other places.  There are reasons for that, but what’s really important is the basic truth behind the text.  That doesn’t change.  Let’s dig a little deeper here and see what we find.  I’ll be happy to see you on Sunday!

Larry

Message by Pastor David Whitmore for May 14: What Does a Mother’s Love Look Like?

This week is Mother’s day and I want to bring a message on Love.  The scripture verse this week is John 15: 9-17.  I think when you read these verses you will understand what real love is all about.

(excerpted from the pastor’s introduction)

Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of May 14

Happy Mothers’ Day!  Rejoice with us and pray with us.
Cindy rejoices that Tim is on his way to getting new teeth.  Cathy got a card from her brother.  Ruth and the rest of us praise God that her sister Mary Ellen is here today.  Kim enjoyed spending time with her sister and nephews.  Priscilla is thankful for good results from the doctor.  Kelly is getting stronger.  Didi thanks the Lord for His provision.
Edith is awaiting decisions from her doctor.  She is home resting today.  Keep praying for Debra.  Lupe has been sick.  Pray for wisdom for Galen and for Kelly.  Tim is still hurting from the dental work.  Keep praying for Kim’s health.  Brenda’s neighbor had surgery on her knee.  Cathy lost a cousin this week.  Keep praying for Shelly.  Pam is still waiting for her special shoes.  Keep praying for Rachel.
Be blessed to be a blessing this week!
Larry

sunday May 14, 2017 "What does a Mothers love look like?"

It was great to be in the house of the Lord again last week. We got to know more about our member of the month Mrs. Fox.  Priscilla brought the Sunday School on how important it is for us not to just be nice but we need to be kind as well.  I got to speak on even though we go through hard times and natural disasters, God is still in control.  I hope you received something by attending service last week.

This week is Mother’s day and I want to bring a message on Love.  The scripture verse this week is John 15: 9-17.  I think when you read these verses you will understand what real love is all about. You will see Love is required from Christians and is sacrificial. Love is so important.  I hope you will make plans to celebrate Mother’s day with us on Sunday.

Everyone made a promise last week to pray for Edith and for Don & Brenda Potts this week, I hope you are keeping your promise. There are many others that need our prayers and I hope you will be willing to pray for those that need your prayers.  You can help so much by just remembering to lift each other up and don’t forget to praise God for his many blessings.  Hope you have a blessed week and hope to see you on Sunday as we honor our Mothers!

We love you so much,
Pastor David & Pris

 

Message by Pastor David Whitmore for May 7: Ok God What is Going ON?

We have suffered through many natural disasters over the last few years. I read from Romans 8: 18-27. There are many questions that arise when we see disasters that we label as “Acts of God” that do so much harm.  There is so much we do not understand about the ways of God but there are reasons for the things that happen. I hope we see by the end of this lesson that God is still in control.

(Excerpted from the pastor’s intro)