Sunday School by Priscilla Whitmore for November 5

Priscilla teaches us patience during times of suffering, leading in with one of her stories, bringing her special brand of humor to lighten an otherwise unpleasant experience.

I guess I better not stop there.  The experience was one she had last week, not the one we had today.  🙂

Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of November 5

Rejoice with us and pray with us.

Ruth came through her medical testing well.  Pam reports progress on getting her new shoes.  Debra is back with us!  Treatments are helping with her pain.  Didi is thankful for the help she has recieved and for the Lord’s protection.  Anita’s aunt is out of the hospital and doing better.  Richard and Barbara got their land.  Edward got a better car after his gave out.

Didi asks us to pray for a cousin Sonny who will have a heart operation.  Marry Ellen is still in the hospital and will need to go into rehab or maybe a nursing home.  Kimi has been feeling sick.  Cathy asks prayers for the Henderson family, related to one of Cathy’s friends.  Pray also for the situation in south Texas where there has been a shooting this morning at a church.  Pam asks prayer for ongoing medical problmes.  She asks us to pray for Brenda O as she struggles with medical needs.  Pray for Didi as she tries to resolve issues that will clear the way for her to get housing.  I was not able to capture the requests from Barbara.  Someone please chime in.

Be blessed, and be a blessing!

Larry

Sunday November 5, 2017 " What kind of neighbor are you?

It was a great day to be at BBT last Sunday.  Linda brought a Sunday School lesson on Martin Luther and how he was responsible for the freedoms we enjoy in this country today.  He was one man but he changed the world.   Larry brought a message on making good choices. He explained we make choices every day and many don’t seem that important but there are choices we make that affect us for eternity.  The most important choice we make is accepting Christ as our Lord and Savior.  When we make this choice we will make other good choices along the way as we look to him for guidance in the choices we make every day.  We will still make some wrong ones because we are not perfect but we will see our mistakes and do something about them.  If you were not with us on Sunday you can hear both of these lessons on our podcast.

As I was reading this week in Luke I read about the story of The Good Samaritan.  This is one of Jesus most well known stories.  It illustrates what Larry was talking about last week in making good choices.  I want to look closely at all the parties involved in this story and talk about what kind of good neighbors are we? Are we like the Thieves that beat and robbed the man or are we more like the Priest and Levitt that just passed by the wounded man are perhaps we are like the good Samaritan who had compassion for the injured man.  It depends on the choices we make that determine what kind of neighbor we are.  The scripture verses this week will be in Luke the 10Th chapter vs 25-37.  I hope you will join us on Sunday as we begin the month of November.

Please remember the ones mention in our prayer request last week.  As we come into this season of Thanksgiving I hope you remember to thank God for all your blessing. As we talked about 2 weeks ago everything we have is because God provided it to us and everything we have comes from him.  As we heard last Sunday make good choices this week  and help someone who needs your help. We can’t wait to see you on Sunday. Be blessed!!

We love you so much,
Pastor David & Pris

Message by Larry Thacker Jr. for October 29: Making Good Decisions

We make hundreds of decisions every day.. Most of them are of little consequence, but sometimes we may have no idea what will come of a seemingly insignificant choice.. Then there are those times when the choice is hard.. The right way is not obvious.. Are there principles we can apply that will help us choose well? There certainly are, and we talk about some of them.. I read from a few different places, but if one passage has to summarize the message, it would be Proverbs 16:1-3.

Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of October 29

Rejoice with us and pray with us.

Kim is healing well and walking well. Ruth praises the Lord that she can be here today.  We all do.  Anita says her aunt came through the surgery well.  Cathy is thankful that Ruth got through her procedure well and there is hope for learning what is wrong.  Didi is putting her trust in the Lord that her situation will work out.  John is glad to be here.  We’re glad too and especially that he’s feeling better and speaking up.  Pastor David enjoyed family and friends last week. Kelly may get to move back closer where we can get her to church.  Barbara and Richard have found land for a new house.  Pray for Benny as they are still dealing wiht issues surrounding the passing of his mother.  Keep praying for Didi. She needs a place to stay.  Pam is still trying to get her shoes and asks prayer for her friend Michelle who is now in a shelter.  Keep praying for Ruth’s recovery.Larry

Message for October 29: Making Good Decisions

Blessings to you, loved ones.  Here’s your weekly update.

As always, it was good to be together last Sunday to worship the Lord and learn from His word.  I long for the day when all of us are back where we belong.  It was good to have Anita back with us and also Didi.  John was almost back to his old self too.  Keep praying for those we didn’t get to see.  Priscilla led us in a time of teaching and sharing.  It is delightful to me that we have the freedom to do that.  Pastor David shared with us the importance of giving back to God.  There is none of us that does not have something that He can use for His glory, and you will be blessed.

This Sunday, I’m going to share with you about making good decisions.  We make hundreds of decisions every day.  Most of them are of little consequence, but sometimes we may have no idea what will come of a seemingly insignificant choice.  Then there are those times when the choice is hard.  The right way is not obvious.  Are there principles we can apply that will help us choose well?  There certainly are, and we’re going to talk about some of them.  I’m going to read from a few different places, but if one passage has to summarize the message, it would be Proverbs 16:1-3.

I’ll give you one good decision right now.  Choose to come and join us on Sunday!  I’m planning on seeing you there.  😀

Larry

Message by Pastor David Whitmore for October 22: Why We Need to be giving Back to God

This week I speak to you about why we should be giving back to God.. We know that the government requires us to pay our taxes and has made rules to enforce this payment, but that is not the case when it comes to God.. God does not demand our support. He gives us guidelines as to what we need to do and reasons why we should, but he does not force us to give back to him.. God always wants our support to be voluntary and with a glad heart.. The scripture verses this week are in Matthew 22:15-22.

(derived from the pastor’s introduction)

Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of October 22

Rejoice with us and pray with us.

Don is thankful for more work.  Didi is thankful for the friends letting her stay with them.  John is doing better.

Mary Ellen fell and broke her arm.  The Terrells are still out sick.  Anita’s aunt is in the hospital.  Her name is Margaret.  Ruth has more medical testing this week.  Gary is also going in for testing.  Didi asks prayer for a friend Annie with heart trouble and another friend Sandra with heart trouble.  Lisa prays for Jane to get well and stay well.  She has been diagnosed with asthma.  Pam is still trying to get her shoes.  Didi is still looking for a home.  Edward is out with a sore throat.  Priscilla’s niece is siffering from arthritis but praises God it is not lupus.  Barbara and Richard are still looking for a house.  This latest prospect didn’t work out.  Keep praying for Linda. Kimi is having more trouble with her arthritis.

Remember these requests this week and be  sure to thank the Lord for all that He has already done for us.

Larry