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THE EVANGEL

March 2019

From The Pastor,

         Yesterday was a great day. Four of us Pastors rode down to a meeting in Cartersville together. The meeting was OK but the fellowship we enjoyed was even better. One of the pastors was one I don't see nearly often enough. For more than twenty years he has been a blessing to my life.

        Over lunch we mentioned something that I referenced a few newsletters back. We talked about how important it was that we as preachers proclaim the truth. The Word of God, which is absolute truth, has much to say about the importance and power of the truth. The passage I referenced a while back was Jesus' comment, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32

       Truth has taken quite a beating in the last several years. Our institutions of higher learning teach 'situational ethics' which in reality renders truth irrelevant. The media often takes accusations as fact without proof. Our culture seems to delight in inference and innuendo to the exclusion of facts and truth. Now we have major bodies of faith that seem more concerned about maintaining membership numbers than proclaiming truth.

     Allow me a couple of observations. By its very definition truth is absolute and never relative. Truth mingled with any amount of error is no longer truth. Truth may not always be pleasant, but it is always trustworthy. What I am about to say is truth. With these observations and statements I am opening myself to significant criticism. Some will say that I am old fashioned, dogmatic, inflexible, and close-minded. I will not agree with that generalization, but allow me to return to the lunch conversation we pastors had.

     When it comes to the Word of God being truth, I will quickly agree with the above characterization. God's Word is TRUTH! As a pastor and even as believers we have the joy and the responsibility of proclaiming the truth. Paul had something to say about the truth, "...yea, let God be true, but every man a liar;..." Romans 3:4 Paul had spoken of man's perception of God and his handling of God's truth, "Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen." Romans 1:25

     May I simply say that truth does matter and in terms of the Word of God it is paramount. 

     I say this if for no other reason than the age old belief that it is more important that you be sincere in what you believe than it is to make such a strong distinction about truth. Let me borrow an illustration from an aged pastor that I heard many years ago. It went like this. On a table sits two glasses - A & B. Glass A is filled with cool, refreshing, clear spring water. Glass B is filled with the same water only tainted with a deadly poison. You sincerely believe that glass B is the spring water and you drink it to satisfy a thirst. What happens? We all know that you will be sincerely dead. With that illustration may I ask this question, "Did truth matter?" I think the answer is obvious.

     The question may still remain, "Why make such a big deal about the Word of God beign truth?" For me the answer is very, very simple. Your eternity hangs on truth.                                                                                               Here are a few truths we all need: 

  1. Jesus loves you.
  2. You have sinned.
  3. Sin has a price.
  4. Jesus paid sin's price for you.
  5. You must believe not only that Jesus died for you, but that God raised him from the dead in order to be forgiven.
  6. These truths are available to all humanity.

     In summary, Jesus is who he said he was or he is a liar and a fraud. He did what he said he did in paying your sin debt or you will pay it yourself. Jesus keeps his promises or he is a con artist. lastly, Jesus loves you regardless of who you are or what you have done. 

 Bro. Danny

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Men's Retreat

"Running the Race"

April 19 - 20 at Amicalola Falls State Park

$90.00 per person

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 MARCH CALENDAR

3 - Deacons' Meeting 7:15 p.m. 

   5 - Care Night 6:30 p.m.

9 - TIME CHANGE

   10 - Brotherhood Breakfast 8:30 a.m.

13 - Conference

17 - Spring Association Meeting 6:00 p.m. (Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church)

20 - SPRING BEGINS

     23 - Youth Bowling 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

         24 - LORD'S SUPPER  

28 - Directory Pictures

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    SPRING FORWARD 

Daylight Savings Time

On March 9th When You Go To Bed, Turn Your Clocks Forward 1 Hour!

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Welcome New Members

Anita Peters

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BIRTHDAYS

1 - Bryan Lawler

    2 - Martha Brown

Robin Norvell

    5 - Lisa Durham

6 - Tony Brown

Lebron Durham

7- Janice Parris

Makayla Oxford

11 - Jeremy O'Rear

12 - Carl Hadley

14 - Leona Rhinehart

Gladys Eldridge

15 - Connie Mathis

16 - Brian Morton

Mark Coley

19 - Chloe James

20 - Tori O'Donald

22 - Carlton House

Crystal Gann

Gage Weldon

24 - Betty J. Wheeler

Steve Humble

Leanne Daugherty

26 - John Gaston

27 - Phillip Whitcher

29 - Alexis Lane

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 ANNIVERSARIES

5 - Don & Ann Sims

12 - Steve & Chareen Humble

Carl & Gloria Cox

17 - Stan & Elaine Creeden

23 - Brad & Terri Brown

24 - Shirell & Helen Majors

26 - Richard & Melissa Keef

30 - Jim & Christi Killian

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Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

Week of Prayer For North American Missionaries
March 3 - 9, 2019
New Liberty Goal: $5866.30

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Picture Make Up Day 

March 28, 2019 

This day is for those who want their pictures in the church directory and missed their first appointment, as well as all the new members since the directory was made. You can sign up at the church or call the church office for an appointment time.

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