Jesus Christ was crucified... he died on a Roman cross in Jerusalem witnessed by hundreds, perhaps thousands. BUT three days later he arose from the grave and walked on the earth for another 40 days being seen by hundreds.
That is the distinguishing fact between Christianity and all other world religions - we serve a risen Savior.
Satan had done his worst BUT God did His best! Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness.
If you will believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, that God has raised Him from the dead and will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord of your life, on the authority of the Word of God, you will be saved from the punishment of sin and can begin a new life with real purpose... a life that will never end. Do that today!
About 30-35 members have been returning Wednesday afternoons at 4 PM for worship in the sanctuary. All are wearing masks and keeping them on during the entire service. We have liquid hand sanitizer(not gel) for use as worshipers enter or depart the sanctuary. We practice safe distancing, using every other pew and proper spacing on the pews. Wonderful messages by Dr. Page. Prayer lists are available. Words are printed on screens for singing. We hope that you will join us next Wednesday.
We continue to honor the following guidelines from the CDC and State government
MISSISSIPPI SAFE IN-PERSON WORSHIP GUIDELINES:
PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MAINTAIN GOOD HAND HYGIENE
FACE COVERINGS (COVERING MOUTH AND NOSE) REQUIRED IN WORSHIP AREA AND OTHER PUBLIC AREAS IN THE CHURCH BUILDING
DISMISS IN A MANNER THAT ENSURES SOCIAL DISTANCING
1. Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the past 14 days?
2. Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat?
3. Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
4. Have you had a new loss of taste or smell?
5. Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?
IF YOU ANSWERED “YES” TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, WE REQUEST THAT YOU REMAIN AT HOME.
We are asking that AWBC members use the doors by the office [Oakhurst Drive] to enter the building. Wear your masks and self distance as you enter. We plan to have someone at the door to open it so we don't have to touch it after each other. Practice good hygiene and be safe.
YOU CONTINUE TO SHOW YOUR DEEP RELATIONSHIP AND COMMITMENT TO THE LORD JESUS EVEN THOUGH WE ARE NOT MEETING FOR BIBLE STUDY CLASSES. WE CAN TELL YOU WITH ALL CERTAINTY THAT WE ARE RECEIVING YOUR FAITHFUL TITHES AND OFFERINGS IN THE MAIL REGULARLY AND THEY ARE BEING POSTED TO YOUR CONTRIBUTION ACCOUNT. GOD'S WORK WILL CONTINUE BECAUSE OF YOUR CONSISTENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF HIS CHURCH. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS, GIVE US A CALL. SID IS IN THE CHURCH OFFICE EVERY MORNING MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
In August, we are responding to the call from the VA Nursing Home for socks, blankets, t-shirts, caps. Pick up some of these items next time you are out and bring them in August.
"Ephesians 2:8-10 You have been saved by grace because you believed. You did not save yourselves; it was a gift from God. 9 You are not saved by the things you have done, so there is nothing to boast about. 10 God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us new people so that we would spend our lives doing the good things he had already planned for us to do."
JACKSON, Miss. (Special) - The Baptist Record will cease printing after 143 years, going fully digital and free of charge on its own website, according to editor William H. Perkins Jr.
The new website will feature a modern, Internet-based look and feel while striving to retain the same level of quality news reporting, opinion, and local church news, Perkins said.
In the meantime, "We have no plans to reduce the content of the Record in any way. As a matter of fact, we want to expand the content to include items we have not been able to print because of the physical limitations of a small-format, weekly newspaper," said Perkins, in his 24th year as editor after serving four years as associate editor.
"Now that we're not constrained to twelve printed pages each week, we want to open up the Record for even more reports and features for and about Mississippi Baptist's commitment to our Lord's Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20)," he said.
David Watts has been operating a bicycle ministry for some time now. There are others who are involved, but he is the Main Man! He is always on the look out for bicycles that are new or used that he can give to needy boys and girls. He fixes old ones and gets them ready to ride. I have seen his handiwork and am very impressed. Perhaps you have a bicycle in your attic or basement or just lying around in the yard that needs a little tender loving care and could be a blessing to a child that doesn't have one. Maybe your neighbor or brother or sister or cousin has one that their child has outgrown and they no longer need it. David can turn it into a blessing for some boy or girl today. You can call him directly or call the church office and we will put him in touch with you.
Several months ago now, Cindy Hamil, daughter of Billy and Peggy Roberts, put a fresh face on our Alta Woods Website. We think it is really nice. Thank you, Cindy, for a beautiful job!