Pastor’s Paragraphs: September 15, 2017

When life is going well we tend to take it for granted.  We begin to think that is the way it will always be and focus more and more on ourselves.  Then on a larger scale, events like the hurricanes Harvey and Irma come along.  If it is not from nature, sometimes it is from events closer to home like unexpected illness, accidents or other tragedies which reminds us we live in a fallen world.  We come face to face with not only our own suffering but that of others.  … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs: September 8, 2017

Some of you were not here Sunday and did not get the Week of Prayer brochure which was in the bulletin.  This coming week is a concentrated time of prayer for this state and various Great Commission Ministries of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and the Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union.  In addition to the week of prayer information which was in the brochure, the Myers-Mallory Mission Offering will help fund these various ministries.  We are blessed with more than … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs: September 1, 2017

Join me in congratulating those who were elected this past Sunday to serve on our Pastor Search Committee.  You should lift them up in prayer each day in view of the challenge before them.  We should also add that the church elected an outstanding group who will follow the Lord’s leading and in His time bring to us the next Pastor/Shepherd for our church family.  Unless a person has served before, few appreciate the demands of this task.  I also want to mention others on the … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs: August 25, 2017

Our church will face no more urgent and important decision this year than selecting those who will become the Pastor Search Committee.  These will need to be men, women and youth who possess both wisdom and vision.  I trust that you have given this selection utmost attention in prayer and that you will come Sunday with convictions of what the Holy Spirit desires for our church.  As I have stated, I am fully supportive of our church moving forward in electing this committee and … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs: August 18, 2017

I am sure you will join me in appreciation for the service of William Robles to our church for more than ten years as our Hispanic Ministry Pastor.  As you may know his father recently passed away and his mother and extended family remain in Columbia.  William has concluded his service with our church and has returned for a period of time to take care of family matters in his home country.  During this time his wife, Connie, and daughter, Isabella, will be here.  I know you … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs: August 11, 2017

You will note inside the list of names to be considered in Deacon Nomination.  On Sunday morning you will have the privilege of placing up to ten names in nomination for the coming three-year term of service on our Deacon Council.  Following a time of assessment and consideration by the candidates, a slate on names will be brought back to the church for election in early September.  I urge you to read carefully both the information about Deacon service in our church as well as … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs: August 4, 2017

Let me give you an update regarding the Mission VBS with Greg Gosselin and a team from our church, they are part of a larger group serving a church on the outskirts of a U. S. military base in Germany.  God has blessed with a huge group of children both from the military families and others from the surrounding area.  It has been a great time to plant spiritual seeds and to find new families for the church.  Continue to pray for their work and return early next week.  In … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs: July 28, 2017

Many of you have known about the work of Dr. Kline Johnson in the Family Resource and Counseling Center of the Montgomery Baptist Association.  He began that work twenty-two years ago and has continued to give outstanding leadership to this urgently needed ministry in our region.  Recently that work has expanded to include what has come to be known as the “City of Refuge” ministry which provides a short-term residence and support for Pastors in transition.  Depending on personnel … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs: July 21, 2017

Sunday we participate in the “Baby Bottle Boomerang.”  Far more than just a catchy title, this phrase carries with it a very serious purpose.  It is our way of adding financial support to the First Choice Women’s Center of Montgomery.  They do a magnificent job of assisting ladies in crisis pregnancy offering an alternative to abortion and of sharing the Gospel Message with each client.  I am proud we can offer support to this ministry and urge you to bring a gift in the baby … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraph’s: July 14, 2017

I was most pleased with the response Sunday evening to our discipleship study in homes across Montgomery and the surrounding area.  It’s not too late for others to join in a discussion oriented focus on how “ordinary Christians” should live.  That term is used because it has become easy to assume God will send “extra-ordinary Christians” to do the real work of Christianity while others just become church members.  But that isn’t the Biblical picture nor does it work in the … [Read more...]