New publication: Ye Must Be BORN AGAIN
Jul
4
Aug 28

New publication: Ye Must Be BORN AGAIN

The statement, Ye must be born again, may seem strange to some, but it is understood by every saved person. The Bible does say, If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost. The connection between the gospel of Jesus Christ and the new birth is faith. Faith, saving faith, comes from hearing the word of God.

Men can hear, that is, receive, portions of the Bible, believe statements from the Scriptures, and not be saved. Consider creation, for example. In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. Men have believed in the direct creative act of God and assumed he has left his creation to maintain itself, like a time piece the clock-smith sets upon a mantle. They call their faith Deism.

Judgment can be believed without receiving mercy. Those who hold that their good works will out-weigh their bad works at a final reckoning are counting on earning their salvation. Though judgment is eternal (Hebrews 6:2), Hell can be strangely tolerable to some who believe it is for a limited duration, either through a reprieve, as with purgatory, or for a limited duration, as in the Seventh-day Adventist's idea of soul annihilation. They have heard some things from the Bible, but they have missed the gospel of Jesus Christ. They have failed to see the second birth. They have ignored God's gift of salvation. 

Jul
18
Aug 31

Praying over Open Sundays

These are some open dates at the moment, over which I am currently praying: September 3rd, October 1st and October 22nd.  Due to Shirley's cancer treatments, we must rely on the grace of our Lord to open Sundays where we can travel with relative ease.  Extended meetings are always a blessing, and we try to arrange them during the off-treatment weeks.  We do have time in both November and December for such a meeting per month.  It is our desire to be a blessing to your church -- testifying, singing or preaching and teaching God's Word.  Contact me through the website.  God bless!     

Jul
26
Jul 27

Dean Burgon Society

  • Bible Baptist Church

The Bible Baptist Church of Marietta, GA, will be hosting the annual meeting of the Dean Burgon Society, beginning Wednesday, July 26th, and ending on Thursday, July 27th.  Dr. David Cooper, the host pastor, has graciously invited us to attend the meeting.  Shirley and I look forward to hearing Dr. D. A. Waite, President of the Dean Burgon Society, and the men he has selected to speak throughout the meeting.  

Jul
30
10:00 am10:00

Bible Baptist Church, Marietta, GA

  • Bible Baptist Church

The week of September 23rd to September 30th is an exciting week at Bible Baptist Church, Marietta, GA.  The Ladies' Meeting held on Saturday, September 22nd, the regular Sunday services, the Independent Baptist Fellowship on September 24th, and the Dean Burgon Society Meeting on September 26th & 27th will fill the week with great preaching, great fellowship, and great praise unto our Lord and Saviour!  I am humbled that Pastor Cooper has asked us to stay through the 30th and have me preach for him once again.  Let me take this time to thank you once again for your prayers, especially for my wife and her ongoing battle with stage 4 cancer.  She faces her next treatment just after this meeting, on Wednesday, August 2nd.  This will start the third year of chemo infusions.  That the Lord has graciously allowed her to stay here is a great blessing.  She has faced death on several occasions along the way since learning of her cancer July, 2015; and, she has passed the two years that were the doctors' initial estimation for her life expectancy as of July 18th.  Praise the Lord!   

Aug
6
10:00 am10:00

Truth Missionary Baptist Church, Moncure, NC

  • Truth Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor Ronald Humphries, Sr., Truth Missionary Baptist Church, Moncure, NC, has asked that I fill-in for him on Sunday, August 6th.  Shirley and I are looking forward to visiting his church. Dr. Humphries has been a dear friend for many years.  I will miss his fellowship on this trip, and I count it a privilege to be of some service to him and his church family.  They are a wonderful group of believers.  Shirley's next cancer treatment will be Wednesday, August 2nd.  Thank you for keeping her in your prayers.  She had to slip out of the afternoon service at Bible Baptist Church, Marietta, GA, on yesterday (September 23rd) for a few moments.  I thank the Lord for her dedication.

Aug
13
10:00 am10:00

Redemption Baptist Church

  • Redemption Baptist Church

Pastor Ralph Byars has asked me to preach for him on Sunday, August 13th, at Redemption Baptist Church, Entree, SC.  We look forward to the opportunity to be with them once again.

Aug
20
10:00 am10:00

Calvary Hill Baptist Church

  • Calvary Hill Baptist Church

Dr. Bill Pickle, pastor of Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Pacolet, SC, has invited me to preach for him on Sunday, August 20th.  We look forward to being with him and his great church for that Sunday.

Aug
27
6:00 pm18:00

Mount Bethel Baptist Church

  • Mt. Bethel Baptist Church

Pastor Bobby Watts has invited us to testify, sing and preach in the evening service, August 27th, at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in East Bend, NC.  This will be our first time with Pastor Watts, and we look forward to being with him and to meeting his congregation. 

Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Choice Hills Baptist Church

  • Choice Hills Baptist Church

Pastor Jeff Stewart has invited us to be with Choice Hills Baptist Church, Greenville, SC, on Sunday morning, September 10th.  I look forward to preaching and singing, and hearing Shirley play the piano and testify for the Lord.  These folk are dear saints of God, and we are honored to be a part of their fellowship on Sunday, September 10th.  

Sep
17
Sep 20

Community Bible Church, Camden, SC

  • Community Bible Church

I have the joy of holding a meeting at the Community Bible Church, in Camden, SC, from Sunday, September 17th, through Wednesday, September 20th.  The Sunday service are as follows: Sunday School (10:00 AM), Sunday Worship (11:00 AM) and Sunday Evening Worship (6:00 PM).  The services on Monday through Wednesday will begin at 7 PM.  Shirley and I thank the Lord for Pastor Peacock and his dear wife, whom we have known for many years, and for his faithful Church family, who have proven themselves our dear friends.  Pray for the Lord's leadership in the services, for souls to be saved and for the saints to feel a touch from heaven through the preaching of God's Word.

Sep
24
10:00 am10:00

Calvary Baptist Church

  • Calvary Baptist Church

Pastor Kevin Hembree has invited me to preach Sunday morning at Calvary Baptist Church, Greenwood, SC.  Shirley and I look forward to seeing him and his family again, and to having fellowship with his great Church.

Oct
8
Oct 11

Lee's Chapel Baptist Church, Gardendale, AL

  • Lee's Chapel Baptist Church

I have the joy of holding a meeting at Lee's Chapel Baptist Church in Gardendale, AL, from Sunday, October 8th, through Wednesday, October 11th.  Pastor Paul Pschirer has kindly extended this invitation to preach to his people and to have fellowship once again with he, his wife and their dear family.  It has been several years since we have seen Pastor Pschirer.  Shirley and I are looking forward to the meeting.  Pray for our health, safety as we travel and our financial needs.  Most importantly, pray for souls for Christ and a touch from heaven in the meeting.  

Dec
31
10:00 am10:00

Bible Baptist Church, Marietta, GA

  • Bible Baptist Church

The last day of the year is a Sunday for 2017.  Pastor David Cooper has asked me to spend that day with them, at the Bible Baptist Church in Marietta, GA.  I look forward to preaching and to having fellowship with Pastor Cooper and his great church.  The morning services will begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Sunday Worship at 11 a.m.   Since this is also New Year's Eve, I am not certain of the evening schedule, whether it will be the normal time or moved to a watch-night service.


Jul
24
Jul 25

Independent Baptist Fellowship of Georgia

  • Bible Baptist Church

The Bible Baptist Church of Marietta, GA, will host the Independent Baptist Fellowship of Georgia on Monday, July 24th.  This is the oldest Independent Fellowship of Georgia, started by the late Dr. Verdie Edwards.  The meeting begins at 2:00 p.m., with a supper at 5:30 and an evening service to follow.  Pastor Tim McCulley, Philadelphia Baptist Church, Calhoun, GA, will bring the evening message.  Special music will be provided by the University Baptist Church Choir of Atlanta, GA.  Their pastor is Dr. Gary Ledford.  Missionaries present in the afternoon will be given a time to present their ministry.  Among the afternoon preachers are Pastor Brian Swafford, Calvary Baptist Church, Carl, GA; Evangelist Larry Youngblood, former pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Carl, GA; and myself.  Dr. Youngblood is also an author.  Among his books is Biblical Principles for Parenting.  I highly recommend it.  You can write to him at P.O. Box 69, Auburn, GA  30011.  Bible Baptist Church is located at 2037 Eula Drive, Marietta, GA.  Dr. David Cooper is the host pastor.  You can call him at his church (770-592-2660) for more information.

      

Jul
23
10:00 am10:00

Bible Baptist Church

  • Bible Baptist Church

Dr. David Cooper, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, Marietta, GA, has invited me to preach for him on Sunday, July 23rd.  Shirley and I look forward to their fellowship.  These folks have been dear friends for a long time. 

Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Ladies Meeting in Marietta, GA

  • Bible Baptist Church

Shirley has been invited to speak to and fellowship with the Ladies of Bible Baptist Church, Marietta, GA, on Saturday, July 22nd, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.  The community is cordially invited.  Our appreciation to Pastor & Mrs. David Cooper for their prayers and fellowship over these years, especially most recently regarding Shirley's cancer.  July is an anniversary of sorts.  We were told of her cancer July 9, 2015.  Her first chemo treatment was July 27, 2015.  The assessment of the oncologist was 18 months to 24 months to live.  Her condition is stage 4 cancer: infection of the colon, the liver and the lungs.  Having her here, alive and functioning today in this world is a miracle.  God has altered our lives through her condition, and He is still changing it, as her treatments and their effects demand time and attention.  Two years since the news.  Two years through various treatments and dangers.  Two years in the valley of the shadow of death, and the Lord is still our helper!  Reaching July, 2017, makes it an anniversary month.  We appreciate your prayers, and we give God all of the glory!

Jul
9
10:00 am10:00

Community Bible Church

  • Community Bible Church

Pastor Jerry Peacock has graciously invited me to preach for him on Sunday, July 9th.  Shirley and I look forward to seeing both he and his wife, and to fellowship with his dear congregation.  I will preach in both the morning and evening services, the Lord willing.  I thank the Lord for the kindness of pastors who allow us to come just for a Sunday.  Given my wife's cancer treatments, weekly meetings must be staggered around her schedule.  However, the weekends are fairly regularly available.  We thank the Lord for the kindness of pastors willing to work with our schedule.  

Jun
23
Jul 5

We have such an High Priest

Hebrews 8:1 declares that we, who have believed upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, have a High Priest who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens.  He is a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord pitched, and not man.  He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises, what we read of in the New Testament.  By this new covenant, which is made possible through the blood the Lord Jesus shed, God has promised to be merciful to our unrighteousness and to remember no more our sins and iniquities (Hebrews 8:12).

I wondered about God's mercy toward our unrighteousness the other day, so I checked to see what was the first reference to unrighteousness in Scripture.  It is Leviticus 19.  The word appears twice, verses 15 & 35: Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment.  Exact wording, both times.  This is echoed by the Lord when he pleads for men to judge righteous judgment (John 7:24).  God is not unrighteous (Romans 9:14); the Lord is not unrighteous (Psalm 92:15).  Man is unrighteous.  

Leviticus shows us what righteousness and unrighteousness is.  We are not to be unrighteous: we are not to respect the person of the poor nor honor the person of the mighty in judgment; we are not to be a talebearer among God's people; we are not to stand against the blood of our neighbor (as in defending a murderer); we are not to hate our brother in our heart, nor rebuke him or suffer sin upon him; we are not to avenge ourselves or to bear any grudge.  In short, we are to love our neighbor (Leviticus 19:15-18).

Our High Priest is such an High Priest that he does not respect persons.  Christ died for the sins of the whole world.  You are as important to the Lord as any famous, intelligent, wealthy, popular, talented, handsome individual on this earth.  Our High Priest is not a talebearer.  He is not talking about you to your hurt.  He is not reviewing your past sins or spreading your present struggles.  Consider the Old Testament saints mentioned in the New Testament: nothing derogatory is said by the Lord.  Though Abraham hesitated at the Lord's directions (Genesis 17:17-18), God testifies that he staggered not at the promises of God (Romans 4:20).

No grudge is held by our Lord, no vengeance sought upon those who have turned to him in repentance and faith.  The Apostle Paul confesses that he was a blasphemer and a persecutor and injurious to those who loved Christ; but after his salvation, God elevated him, used him, honored him: no grudge, no vengeance.    

Such an High Priest can be your High Priest.  The Lord has given all this invitation, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life (John 6:47).  He that believeth on the Lord Jesus Christ (that he died for our sins and was buried, and that he is risen again) is not condemned before God.  But he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God (John 3:18).  Believe on him today!

 

Jun
4
10:00 am10:00

Orangeburg Baptist Tabernacle

  • Orangeburg Baptist Tabernacle

We look forward to being with Pastor Tom Brookshire and the Orangeburg Baptist Tabernacle, Orangeburg, SC, on Sunday, June 4th.  I will be preaching both the morning and evening services.  These are very special folk to our hearts.

May
28
10:00 am10:00

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

We look forward to fellowship with Pastor Gary Hanks and his folk at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Gaston, SC, on Sunday, May 28th. .  I have the joy of preaching in the morning service.  

May
27
11:30 am11:30

Ladies' Meeting

  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Shirley has been asked to speak to the Ladies of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Gaston, SC, during a luncheon on Saturday, May 20th.  We look forward to the fellowship of the Pastor and his dear wife, and his wonderful church during this weekend.

May
21
10:00 am10:00

First Baptist Church, Atoka, TN

  • First Baptist Church

We look forward to spending the day with Pastor Freeman Weems, First Baptist Church, Atoka, TN, on Sunday, May 21st.  He and his dear wife have been our friends for a long time.  Shirley will speak to the ladies during the Sunday School hour; I will have the privilege of teaching a men's class and preaching during the day.       

May
20
10:00 am10:00

Ladies' Meeting

  • First Baptist Church

Shirley has the joy of speaking at a Ladies' Brunch on May 20th, hosted by the First Baptist Church, Atoka, TN.  Their theme is Fill My Cup.  It will begin at 10 a.m.  Please be in prayer for her, both for a touch from God spiritually and for added strength physically.  Shirley will have a cancer treatment on Wednesday, May 17th.  We will travel to Tennessee on Thursday and Friday.  She generally experiences a burst of strength the day after a treatment.     

May
12
May 13

Ladies' Meeting

  • Highland Baptist Church

Shirley will be one of four speakers for a two-day Ladies' Mother/Daughter Meeting hosted by Highland Baptist Church, Vass, NC.  The meal will be served on Friday evening, May 12th, followed by two speakers and resume on Saturday morning, with two other speakers.  She is looking forward to seeing Mrs. Vaughn, the pastor's wife, and the other dear women of the church, along with the many ladies who will be coming in for the meeting.   

May
7
10:00 am10:00

Emmanuel Baptist Church

  • Emmanuel Baptist Church

Pastor Shane Hull has extended to me the privilege of preaching the Sunday services at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Greer, SC, on May 7th.  Sunday school at 10 am, preaching at 11 and again at 6 pm.  It is always a delight to visit with this dear man of God and with his church family.

May
6
11:00 am11:00

Ladies' Meeting

  • Emmanuel Baptist Church

Shirley has the privilege of speaking at a Ladies' Luncheon hosted by Emmanuel Baptist Church, Greer, SC, on May 6th.  It will begin between 11 and 12.  She looks forward to seeing Mrs. Tanya Hull, the pastor's wife, and all of the wonderful ladies of Emmanuel Baptist Church.  

May
6
May 27

A STRONG CONSOLATION

The writer of Hebrews tells us that God confirmed the promise made to Abraham by an oath, to show the immutability of his counsel unto the heirs of promise (Hebrews 6:17).  God's oath was made "that we might have a strong consolation by two immutable things" (Hebrews 6:18).  Those two things are described as the two things in which it was impossible for God to lie.  Notice the it, which serves as an expletive to tell us the subject follows the verb.  The subject is the infinitive to lie.  To lie was impossible for God, especially in these two things.  These two immutable things are a reference to the two covenants, two declarations of God's oath: the Old Testament and the New Testament.  

The Old Testament and the New Testament agree on the way of salvation.  Early in his Roman epistle, the Apostle Paul declares that the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe is witnessed to us by the law of Moses and the prophets (Romans 3:21-22).  At the close of the Roman epistle, Paul declares that the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began but is now made manifest (a reference to the New Testament) was made manifest according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith (a reference to the Old Testament).  These two are not only in one accord, they are in agreement with Paul's gospel and the preaching and teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 16:25-26)        

Who can lay claim to God's strong consolation?  All who have fled to Him for refuge, to lay hold upon the hope that is set before us (Hebrews 6:18).  This hope is the anchor of our soul, both sure and stedfast.  This hope is the forerunner of our faith, even Jesus, who has entered into that holy of holies for us.  He has been made high priest forever, after the order of Melchisedec (Hebrews 6:19-20).  Have you fled to Christ?  Have you anchored your soul?   

May
1
Jun 1

THE WILLINGNESS OF GOD

Four passages of the New Testament use the word willing in relation to God's willingness, or the lack thereof: Luke 22:42, Romans 9:22-24, Hebrews 6:17 and 2 Peter 3:9.  The first reference is in Luke.  The scene is the garden, the night of Christ's arrest.  Our Savior is praying, and he asks of the Father, If thou be willing, remove this cup... (the cup of his death as the sacrifice for our sin).  Praise God, he was not willing to do so.  Isaiah 53:10 declares, Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, and shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.  God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16)!  The last reference is made by Peter.  He reveals that God is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  Hebrews clarifies that this repentance is repentance from dead works, and faith toward God (Hebrews 6:1).  Reformation has never saved any soul!  The Lord Jesus Christ saves!  As the Apostle Paul testifies, ...repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21).  In Hebrews, God willingly confirmed the immutability of his counsel by an oath.  What God promised Adam and Eve, Moses and Israel, Jew and Gentile, in saving our souls - He has and will fulfill!  God promised Adam and Eve the Seed of the woman as a Saviour.  He promised Moses and Israel the Passover Lamb as protection from the Death Angel.  And God has promised us, Jew and Gentile alike, the forgiveness of sin and eternal life through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  The last of the four passages to mention is Romans 9, where God reveals his charity toward man.  Three things are revealed here that God is willing to do while He endures the vessels of wrath fitted for destruction (which we also were before we found mercy through Jesus Christ, for we were dead in trespasses and in sins).   God is willing to show his wrath (Romans 9:22).  He is willing to cast the unrepentant into hell.  He is willing to gather the vine of the earth and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God (Revelation 14:19).  God is also willing o make his power known (Romans 9:22).  Men mock their Creator, they mock God's holy Word.  God is willing to reveal his power as he did to Pharaoh.  But he is enduring the wickedness of men because the Lord is willing to do something more: God is willing that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he hath afore prepared unto glory (Romans 9:23). Who are the vessels of mercy?  All those who seek the Lord by faith (Romans 9:30-33).  God declared to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion (Romans 9:15).  So, who does that include? Does it include you and me?  Yes!  For God hath concluded them all (both Jew and Gentile) in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all (Romans 11:32).  What must I believe?  That you are a sinner (Romans 3:9-11), that the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).  If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:9-10).  Why die in your sins, when you can die in the Lord, who paid for our sins?

 

Apr
30
10:30 am10:30

Gospel Light Baptist Church

  • Gospel Light Baptist Church

Pastor Aaron Abreu has invited us to sing and for me to preach at the Gospel Light Baptist Church, Orangeburg, SC, on the fifth Sunday of this month, April 30th.  They will hold a special morning service, beginning at 10:30 a.m., with singing and preaching, and a meal to follow on the church grounds.  We look forward to being at Gospel Light Baptist Church once again and to meeting Pastor Abreu.  

Apr
23
9:00 am09:00

Grace Baptist Church

  • Grace Baptist Church

Pastor Darrell Wilkins, Grace Baptist Church, Orangeburg, SC, has asked me to fill-in for him on the Sunday after Easter, April 23rd.  Shirley and I both look forward to fellowship with this wonderful church.  I am grateful for the opportunity to be of service to the Lord, to Brother Wilkins and to his congregation.   Grace Baptist Church is the home of three Christian radio stations: WPOG 710 AM, WWOS-AM 810 and WWOS-FM 91.9.

Apr
13
May 1

To him that is of power to stablish you...

The Apostle Paul closes his Roman epistle with these words, Now, to him that is of power to stablish you...to God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever.  Amen (Romans 16:25-27).  God has the power to establish us, that is, to put us in a position that will last for ever.  In these verses, the Lord reveals the four means by which God establishes us in Christ.  Each is identified by the words according to.  Each is in agreement with the others.  They are as follows: according to (#1.) my gospel and (#2.) the preaching of Jesus Christ; according to (#3.) the revelation of the mystery and according to (#4.) the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith by the scriptures of the prophets.  The scriptures of the prophets refers to the Old Testament; the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began refers to the New Testament.  Paul's preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ fills the period prior to the New Testament's completion, as does our Lord's preaching and teaching.  Jesus declared to those who sought to kill him, If ye believe not his writings [the writings of Moses], how shall ye believe my words (John 5:47)?  Of the saints during Christ's public ministr, the Lord testifies, I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me (John 17:8).   God's great salvation has not changed: it has always been through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, God's gift of grace to sinful man.

Harvest Baptist Church
Apr
9
Apr 10

Harvest Baptist Church

From left to right, Pastor Robin Taylor, Harvest Baptist Church, Bessemer City, NC, and his wife, Debbie, Brother Robert Ammons and his wife, Polly, and Shirley and myself.

Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

Old Fashion Sunday

  • Wayside Baptist Tabernacle

Wayside Baptist Tabernacle, Pelion, SC, will hold an Old Fashion Sunday on March 26th.  Sunday School at 10 am, preaching at 11 am and again at 6 pm.  We are looking forward to being with Pastor Williams and his dear folk.  Shirley is doing better.  Her cancer is at its lowest activity since it was discovered in July of 2015.  We are thankful to the Lord.   

Mar
19
10:00 am10:00

Truth Missionary Baptist Church

  • Truth Missionary Baptist Church

We have the privilege of traveling today to Moncure, NC, and having fellowship with Pastor Ronald Humphries, his family and his church family on Sunday, March 19th.  Dr. Humphries has asked me to preach for him, both services, and to teach the adult Sunday school class.  I am thankful to the Lord for his friendship over the years.  He and his church have been a great blessing to us.  We are looking forward to Sunday.  Shirley's next cancer treatment is this coming Wednesday.  She is being treated through the Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC.  On the weeks she has an infusion (which is every other week) our travels are limited.  We are grateful to the Lord for the pastors who are willing to have us on a week-end, especially during the treatment weeks.  Her gospel tract, CANCER - What it cannot do, is available, free of charge, upon request.  Her colon cancer, which also touches her liver and lungs, was discovered July, 2015.  We praise the Lord for each and every day; and, we praise Him for our eternal salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ!

Mar
15
7:30 pm19:30

Oak Grove Baptist Church

  • Oak Grove Baptist Church

Pastor Leon Porter has always been a great friend over the years.  I thank him for opening his pulpit to me on Wednesday evening and letting me preach.  Oak Grove Baptist Church has a great choir.  They love the old songs, and they sing them with the Lord in their hearts.  

Mar
14
Mar 15

Tabernacle Baptist Church

  • Tabernacle Baptist Church

Tabernacle Baptist College, a ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, will host their Alumni Days on Tuesday, March the 14th and Wednesday the 15th.  The banquet will be at 5 pm on Tuesday.  Tabernacle Baptist Church will host a Bible Conference, with services each night, during the week of May 12th.  Last year, we were only able to be in a portion of the Tuesday meeting, due to Shirley's cancer treatments.  We look forward to being able to spend the day there on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Mar
9
Apr 9

Waiting on Revival?

The 85th Psalm contains this precious prayer, Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?  The Psalmist has asked God to turn us (v. 4), to shew us thy mercy (v. 7) and to grant us thy salvation (v. 7).  While he awaits the revival for which he prays, he determines what he will do.  Beginning with the words I will (v. 8), he declares that he will hear what God the Lord will speak (v. 8).  He will fear him (v.9) by obedience to God's word.  He will agree with the Lord regarding mercy, truth, righteousness and peace (vv. 10-11).  He will give thanks by acknowledging that God shall give that which is good (v. 12).  Finally, he will follow God in the way of his steps (v. 13).  Waiting on revival?  Follow the Psamist's pattern.

Mar
5
9:30 am09:30

Harvest Baptist Church

  • Harvest Baptist Church

We praise the Lord for our dear friends who have us in their prayers.  One such pastor and congregation is Pastor Terry McMillian and his church, Harvest Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC.  I thank them for their love and fellowship, and for the privilege of preaching there.  We give the Lord thanks for their faithfulness to Christ.

Feb
28
Mar 2

Friendship Baptist Church

  • Friendship Baptist Church

 

The Sunday services at Friendship Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach, SC, were wonderful. I thank Pastor Will George for the opportunity to be with them and to preach the services. Shirley was able to attend the Sunday School and the morning worship service. Her meeting with the ladies on Monday and Tuesday has been very special. She speaks again today, March 2nd, from 10 am to noon. We praise the Lord for the strength she has felt and for the remainder of each day wherein she can rest. I will preach again tonight, the Lord willing, as the Church meets for prayer. Our thanks and appreciation for the kindness and understanding shown us by Pastor George and his dear folk.