Sunday July 23rd, 2017 "What is Repentance?"

It was good to be back at BBT last week.  We honored the passing of our dear friend Galen Rich who passed away on July 6Th.  It was sad that we lost such a dear friend but we rejoiced knowing he was singing with the angels in heaven.  April was back in town for a few weeks and was visiting with us.  She also was gracious enough to sing for us.

This week I want to bring a message on Repentance.  It is a word that some young people may not even recognize. It is a word that is mostly used in the religious circles. Repentance is part of what we as Christians need to do on a daily basis. The scripture vs this week are in Matthew 3:1-12. In these versus John message to the people was to repent.  His mission was to announce the Messiah was coming and people needed repentance.  The same thing is true today as it was back then.  Jesus is coming again and people need repentance.  I want to talk about what repentance is really about and how it changed from the Old Testament to the New Testament.  I hope you will join us on Sunday as we discuss Repentance.

Last week we were really worried about Anita, I am glad to report she is doing better and is hoping to be in Church Sunday.  Ruth and Cathy are out of town this week for the passing of Ruth’s cousin but they will be back by Sunday.  Please pray they have a safe trip going and coming back.  I hope you are making plans this week to join us Sunday as we once again meet together to praise God for his mercy, Grace and his Blessings.  Make this a great week and do something good for somebody and we hope to see you on Sunday!

We Love you so much

Pastor David & Pris

 

Message by Pastor David Whitmore for July 16: Remembering Galen Rich

Galen Rich passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017. We are so sad that we lost a good friend and faithful member of BBT. As I was thinking about Mr. Rich I thought about how death is something we cannot escape and I wanted to bring a message about preparing for death. I know this is not a popular topic and not something we like to think about but it is important that we understand we as Christians do not need to fear death. The scripture vs this week are in Hebrews 9:27-28. The writer of Hebrews points out in this scripture that we have an appointment with death and after death judgement but scriptures also tells us that those of us who have accepted Christ are spared from judgment. It is important that we understand as Christians that the moment we take our last breath here we draw our first breath in Heaven. That is why when we lose a love one like Mr. Rich we can rejoice even in our grief because of what Jesus did for us. It is hard to say goodbye but we rejoice that we will see our love ones again.

(Excerpted from the pastor’s introduction)

Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of July 16

Rejoice with us and pray with us.
Ruth is thankful to be here and alive.  Tim thanks the Lord for the support of friends and family through his illness.  April is thankful to be able to pay us a visit and we’re glad to have her.  It’s good to have John back with us.  Cindy praises the Lord that her eyes are better after she hurt them.  Pam enjoyed her birthday and is thankful that her new shoes are coming.  She is walking today.  Lisa is thankful things are going well with Jane.  The pastor’s daughter Lindsey is home and getting better.  Kim is also improving and hopes to get the cast off in August.
Cathy’s mother-in-law is having more mental challenges.  Keep praying for Benny’s health.  Keep praying for Ruth.  Anita fell twice this week and is no longer able to stand.  Keep praying for Tim’s recovery.  Don has another test for kidney function this Tuesday.  April asks prayer regarding her engagement, grief over her mother, and health problems.  She also lost a friend unexpectedly last week.  Her name is Pat pray for her family.  Lisa asks us to pray for Cory.  Pam asks prayer for Chris’s mom suffering from dementia.  Keep praying for Kelly.  Cindy asks prayer for her family.  Brenda  asks that we pray for a postman named Don with cancer.  Pray for Linda.
Be a blessing this week, because you are blessed.
Larry

Sunday July, 16 2017 "Remembering Galen Rich"

Greetings followers of BBT, I hope you are having a blessed week.  Last Sunday we were not able to attend as our daughter Lindsey was rushed to the hospital early Sunday morning.  She is home now and recovering.  Thanks to Larry and Linda for leading in Sunday school and the worship service.  Also last week Tim was hospitalized with shingles he also is home and recovering but we had no one to drive the bus last week so those who usually are picked up in the bus were not able to attend.  I am truly sorry you had to miss but we will be back this Sunday.

We also learned last week that Galen Rich passed away on Thursday.  We are so sad that we lost a good friend and faithful member of BBT.  As I was thinking about Mr. Rich I thought about how death is something we cannot escape and I wanted to bring a message about preparing for death.  I know this is not a popular topic and not something we may not like to think about but it is important that we understand we as Christians do not need to fear death.  The scripture vs this week are in Hebrews 9:27-28.  The writer of Hebrews points out in this scripture that we have an appointment with death and after death judgement but scriptures also tells us that those of us who have accepted Christ are spared from judgment.  It is important that we understand as Christians that the moment we take our last breath here we draw our first breath in Heaven.  That is why when we lose a love one like Mr. Rich we can rejoice even in our grief because of what Jesus did for us.  It is hard to say goodbye but we rejoice that we will see our love ones again.  I hope you will join us on Sunday as we remember Mr. Rich

Please continue to remember us in your prayers as this ministry reaches out to those who are ignored or overlook.  My prayer for you this week is you will humble yourself before God and ask him to use you as his servant to those who need a touch from God.  Be blessed and do good things for people and we will see you on Sunday!!

We love you so much,

Pastor David & Pris

 

Message by Larry Thacker Jr. for July 9: What If God Gives You What You Want?

This week I talk about Saul. He doesn’t exactly fit the deliverer pattern we’ve been following. One of the commentators I read called him a type of the antichrist instead of a type of christ. Saul was Israel’s first king. He was appointed for them by God at their request, even though their request was a rejection of His kingship over their nation. He tells us so in our focus scripture, which comes from 1 Samuel 8:4-9. What was wrong with their request? Why would God grant it? What was the result? There are so many lessons we can learn here.

Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of July 9

Rejoice with us and pray with us.
Ruth praises the Lord that she feels much better. Cathy is thankful to have Ruth still with us.  She is thankful that Benny is recovering well.  We’re delighted to have Teresa back with us.  Don is thankful that his kidney function is much better than they first thought.  Pray for continued improvement.  Linda is thankful that her friend Angella is out of rehab and back home after her car accident.  She asks prayer for her continued recovery.
Cathy asks prayer for Rodney who recently had heart surgery.  Pray for Kelly.  We lost Mr. Rich last week.  Pray for Tim and Cindy.  Tim has shingles and Cindy has hurt her eyes.  Pastor’s daughter Lindsey fell and hurt herself.  Pray for Cathy’s mother-in-law who is having hallucinations.  Edith asks prayer regarding health decisions she needs to make.  Lisa is home caring for Cory because he is sick.
Be a blessing this week, because you are blessed!
Larry

Message for July 9: What If God Gives You What You Want?

Blessings to you.  i hope you were able to enjoy the celebrations this week and to take a moment to reflect on what it is that we are celebrating.  We’ve had rain, but it is as if God worked it around all the firework displays.  It always came late night or early morning.

I enjoyed our time together last week.  Linda challenged us to study our Bibles during the Sunday school time.  The songs Don chose flowed right into Pastor David’s message about the source of true freedom in our lives.

This week I’m going to talk about Saul.  He doesn’t exactly fit the deliverer pattern we’ve been following.  One of the commentators I read called him a type of the antichrist instead of a type of christ.  Saul was Israel’s first king.  He was appointed for them by God at their request, even though their request was a rejection of His kingship over their nation.  He tells us so in our focus scripture, which comes from 1 Samuel 8:4-9.  What was wrong with their request?  Why would God grant it?  What was the result?  There are so many lessons we can learn here.  I hope you’ll join us.

We got a report from Brenda today that Don’s kidney function was much better than what he was told before.  Thank God for answered prayer!  Keep praying for each other and remember especially the requests that have been made.  You can always refresh your memory from the Praise and Prayer Requests page.

See you Sunday!

Larry