Jesus Christ was crucified... he shed His blood and 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 FORTY DAYS BEING SEEN BY HUNDREDS. He was the Sacrificial Lamb, making a way for us to be right with God by paying the debt for our sins on that old wooden cross.
Jesus promised that one day he's coming back! He will come back for you if you will believe in your heart that Jesus Christ came to earth as God in the flesh... taking on the form of a man... that He died a sacrificial, substitute death on the cross for your sins and mine, was raised from the dead. If you will confess with your mouth that you accept him as Lord of your life; then on the authority of the Word of God, the Holy Bible, you can avoid the punishment of sin, you can inherit eternal life, and you can begin a new life with God... a life that will never end. You can do that today right where you are. If you truly mean it - and He will know if you are serious about Him - then He will come into your life and give you a new life, a new hope, a new purpose, and a new commitment to live a selfless life, surrendered only to Him.
My dear friend, all my sins are forgiven because I have put my faith and trust in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is preparing a place for me in heaven and for all those who will receive Him as Savior and Lord.
Praise God... Jesus took our place on the cross so we could have a place in heaven!
His grace is sufficient for you. He still saves all those who will come to him. Romans 10:13... "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Revelation 3:10... "Behold I(Jesus) stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice and open the door I will come in to him." You must open the door from the inside. Jesus will not force himself into your life.
Funeral Service- Saturday, December 2, 11:00 am at Alta Woods Baptist Church. Visitation at 10 am at the church. Graveside at Lakewood Cemetery Pavilion for family only.
Sunday School classes meet at 10:00 am.
The Ladies Sunday School class is meeting in the Fellowship Hall.
Del Slone's Class is meeting in the old chapel.
The Men’s class is meeting downstairs in what used to be the conference room near the church office.
Sunday Morning Worship at 11:00 am.
Wednesday morning prayer meeting, 11:00 am
We as Southern Baptists observe a Week of Prayer for International Missions each year. We collect an annual offering called the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Every cent goes directly to the missionaries to meet the needs of their mission in their locality.
There are 4.6 Billion people in the world considered unreached. Over 90% of the International Missions Board's teams are actively engaged in at least one of these unreached peoples.
It is estimated that 173,451 lost people are dying daily. There are 7,225 unreached people groups. You have missionaries sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in South and Central America; Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples; Sub-Saharan African Peoples; Asian Pacific Rim Peoples; South Asian Peoples; Central Asian Peoples; European Peoples. As well as with Deaf Peoples all over the world.
Pray for those missionaries and ask the Lord what He would have you give to support them as they tell people about Jesus.
(Bro. Steve's Knee surgery - Nov 29)
December 3 - Martin Hayden
Brother Steve's Sermon Topics
December 10 - Gabriel Stopped By Today - Luke 1:26-38
December 17 - My Christian Pre-Christmas Checklist: Luke 1:57-80
December 24 - Christmas Colors: 2 Corinthians 9:15
December 24 - Regular Morning Schedule; Vesper Service - 4 PM
December 24 - Vesper Service, conducted by Rev. David Watts
December 25 - Christmas, Jesus birthday (office closed)
December 27 - No Prayer Meeting
December 31 - The Road Map for a Great Year: Matthew 11:28-30
January 1 - Happy New Year - (office closed)
Billy and Peggy Roberts delivered 34 Christmas Child Shoeboxes to FBC Clinton last week. Thank you for giving in such a beautiful way so that children all over the world can know who Jesus is and receive a box of gifts on his birthday.
Baptist Children's Village has sent a thank you note to the church for the $1,200 we send them each year... $100 per month... thanking you for the difference you are making in the lives of children in their care. With your faithful offering, they have new clothes, healthy meals, and a safe place to sleep at night. More importantly, they are all told of the wonderful saving grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They do an incredible job of raising children in a wonderful Christian environment. Continue to pray for them as we approach the holidays.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me. And the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
DR. JIM FUTRAL, GUEST SPEAKER
THE BEAGLES, Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
JOE MCKEEVER, CARTOONIST/SKETCH ARTIST WILL DO PERSONAL SKETCHES, 8:30 A.M.
INTERNATIONAL MISSION BOARD SPEAKERS AND MS BAPTIST CONVENTION BOARD
Gift bags for all registered and attending
Livi Cate Osborne is a Freshman at Mississippi College this fall, 2023. She has been awarded the AWBC Scholarship for the year. We were so pleased to meet her and hear the calling of the Lord on her life. We pledge to pray for her as the Lord opens His will for her in the future.
Here is a copy of God's call on her life.
"In the months before my junior year in high school began, I had been praying to God asking for guidance. I was starting to consider colleges, and I had no idea what I wanted my major to be or what I wanted to do after college. Then, on August 22, 2021, I felt God calling me to be a missionary. I was at a Youth Retreat when the speaker asked us to bow our heads and pray for just a few minutes in silence as a way to reflect on what God had taught us that weekend.During that prayer, God answered my questions about my future by calling me to be a missionary. God called me through the Great Commission. Soon after I realized I happened to be wearing a pair of pants I had gotten during a mission trip to Ecuador. It was a beautiful coincidence that also solidified my wandering thoughts. It confirmed that I had just spoken the words to myself, but that they were divinely placed in my mind.
The year that followed this calling was filled with many reminders of the calling of God in my life, along with instances that I did not then realize were going to be as impactful as they were. I happened to meet new people who were either current missionaries or were on the track to becoming missionaries. I became more devoted to Christ than I was before. For the first time in my life, I had a disciplined devotional in the mornings. Through this I realized that the beginning my day with God brought and still brings me so much joy.
After my junior year of high school, I was just beginning to explore the calling God
had asked me to live my life in accordance with. The summer before my senior year, i started to apply to Mississippi College. During the application process, I had a chance to speak with my head pastor, David Ethridge. I explained how I felt God working in my life, and he asked me the following question, 'At this point in your life, do you feel as if following any other path would be almost disobedient to God?' This opened my mind to how deeply I felt this calling, and I agreed to the question he asked.
After this ultimatum, I decided to make a public commitment to full-time vocational ministry. On August 24th, 2022, I shared this with my church. The purpose of this was to share with them how God was working in my life, and to ask them to join me in prayer as I follow where God leads. I am pursuing a major in Christian ministry, specifically missions. Now that I am in college at Mississippi College, I am studying Christian Studies with a concentration in Missions. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for me, but for now I am simply following where He leads."
Steve Davis with Gifts Coordinators, Amber and Pepper
Mary Ann Cooper, daughter of 3rd Pastor, Percy Cooper