October 20 Bulletin
“The Word is Quick, Powerful, Sharp”
Expect the Unexpected !
9:00 am—Music and Prayer with Worship Team
Impact Hour streams live at 10 am
Sermon streams live at about 11:45 am
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10:00 am—Impact Hour: Tom Szabo
"Israel: From Abraham to Netanyahu" 6
11:00 am—Worship for all ages
Celebration of birthdays and anniversaries
Welcome Larry Beckner
11:30 am—Morning Message: Pastor Clay Stidham
"The Good Samaritan: Lesson for Youth"
2 Kings 17
12:15 pm —Commitment and Dismissal
12:30 pm—Pot Luck Fellowship
October 21—Monday Marys 10 am Ladies Bible Study at Office
October 23—Men’s Bible Study 7 pm at Office
October 25—Open Bible Study 7 pm at Office
November 1—Baby shower for Laudato Family at office 6 pm
November 16—Women's Fair at First Baptist, Holbrook, 8 am - 2 pm
November 17--Pot Luck Fellowship and baby shower for Caley Family following service
In the News
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Pastor Andrew Brunson joins 'Fox & Friends' to discuss his new book 'God's Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance.'
The North Carolina native, who has spent 25 years in the region sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and working with refugees, thanked the senators for fighting as a unified body for his release.
"Our Heavenly Father. May your holy name be honored. May your name be held in high regard in this Senate. We give thanks to you for you are good. And your steadfast love endures forever. You have watched over this nation in various times of peace, prosperity, turmoil, and war. May we continue to look to you and be a people who seek your face," the pastor prayed.
A few days prior, on Saturday, the missionary also got a chance to pray over President Trump for the second time, when he was presented with the "Cost of Discipleship Award" at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.
In an two-minute prayer, Brunson said in part, "Father God, I ask now for an impartation of your Holy Spirit, may the fullness of the spirit of Jesus rest upon President Trump that he be anointed with wisdom and understanding, with your counsel and might, with knowledge and fear of the Lord."
Brunson asked God to give Trump "supernatural discernment to know who is trustworthy and who is not."
"Bring into the light all deception and intrigue, expose and reverse the plans of those who would harm President Trump and this nation," he said. "In the name of Jesus, I break off all voices and influences that do not come from you, father God."
Brunson then concluded, "God, you have raised President Trump to govern at a time when there is a resurgence of oppression. Only you Lord Jesus Christ can anoint him to have victories over strongholds and to establish justice for the needy. Give him strength and courage to persevere in the constant battle that surrounds him and refresh him."
The two hugged onstage next to Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council and chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
"I want to thank you for that beautiful prayer, it means a lot," Trump said, according to CBN News. "Our rights come from God Almighty and they can never be taken away. Together we will protect those God-given rights."
The Senate chamber prayer on Tuesday coincided with the release of Brunson's new book, "God's Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance." On that day he also met with Vice President Mike Pence at the White House.
Earlier in the week, Brunson told Fox News he believes God used his imprisonment to bring about a prayer movement in Turkey and around the world, and he shared his message for the next generation as he continues to ignite a prayer movement in the country.
"It's becoming more difficult to stand for Jesus...and I just feel this burden to encourage the next generation to stand without apology for Jesus, and obviously there can be a cost to this, but I think it's necessary and Jesus is worthy of it," Brunson said.
Word for Worship
“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20)
The word “amen” is a most remarkable word. It is transliterated directly from the Hebrew into the Greek of the New Testament, then into Latin and into English and many other languages so that it is practically a universal word. It has been called the best-known word in human speech.
The word is directly related—in fact, almost identical—to the Hebrew word for “believe” (aman), or “faithful.” Thus, it came to mean “sure” or “truly,” an expression of absolute trust and confidence. When one believes God, he indicates his faith by an “amen.” When God makes a promise, the believer’s response is “amen”—“so it will be!” In the New Testament it is often translated “verily” or “truly.” When we pray according to His Word and His will, we know God will answer, so we close with an “amen,” and so also do we conclude a great hymn or anthem of praise and faith.
The word is even a title of Christ Himself. The last of His letters to the seven churches begins with a remarkable salutation by the glorified Lord: “These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God” (Revelation 3:14). We can be preeminently certain that His Word is always faithful and true because He is none other than the Creator of all things, and thus He is our eternal “Amen.”
As our text reminds us, every promise of God in Christ is “yea and amen,” as strong an affirmation of truth as can be expressed in the Greek language.
It is, therefore, profoundly meaningful that the entire Bible closes with an “amen.” “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:21), assuring everyone who reads these words that the whole Book is absolutely true and trustworthy. Amen! HMM