• August 20, 2020

    As I wrote about last week, the fall semester for our D-groups will begin on Sunday,

    September 13. These discipleship groups are an excellent way to dig into God’s Word and  connect with others in a small group setting. Many of our groups will offer a hybrid approach giving persons the option of either meeting in person or watching from home instead. In addition, some of our groups will only meet virtually. A list of all our groups can be found at https://fbclawrenceburg.flocknote.com/signup/12787.


    Go ahead and sign up today so that the proper number of books can be ordered in time for our kick off  in September! If you have questions, contact Kathryn Reed who serves as our Discipleship Training Director.


    Please continue to pray for our revival services on Sunday nights throughout the month of August. This Sunday, we are privileged to hear Bro. Glen Corn from Glensboro Baptist Church preach. In addition, our sanctuary choir will be leading us in worship! Don’t forget as well that we are taking up a love offering at each of these services for our revival team. Offering plates will be placed at each exit from the sanctuary.


    In His Service,

    Bro. Bob

  • August 13, 2020

    Please continue to pray for our revival services on Sunday nights throughout the month of August. This Sunday, we are privileged to hear Bro. Gary Elcessor from Alton Baptist Church preach. In addition, a ladies trio from his church called “The Hilltop Trio” will be performing as well. One of the members of that group is the daughter of our Wallace Thompson and the mother of our Melissa Burton! Don’t forget as well that we are taking up a love offering at each of these services for our revival team. Offering plates will be placed at each exit from the sanctuary.


    This weekend, Melanie and I will be moving our son into Cedarville University in Ohio. I certainly am  grateful for our Brian Black preaching in my absence this Sunday morning. Please be praying for all of our college students as they return to campus and adjust to the COVID-19 restrictions.


    Last but not least, D-groups are set to resume on Sunday, September 13. This semester we will be  reading Al Mohler’s book on the Lord’s Prayer entitled: The Prayer That Turned The World Upside Down. Books are only $5 each and groups will be offered for those who wish to come in person or watch virtually from home. Watch for more information to come soon as to how you can sign up to be a part of one of these small groups!


    In His Service,

    Bro. Bob

  • August 6, 2020

    The hymn writer, Robert Robinson, wrote: “Prone to wander, Lord I feel it; prone to leave the God I love.” Time and time again, we wander from the one true God who loves us in order to chase after all kinds of false gods who we think will love us and satisfy us but never do. It could be the god of ambition, the god of wealth, or the god of man’s approval to name but a few. Our God, however, is gracious with us and is willing to forgive us provided we humble ourselves and turn back to Him. But when we don’t and continue to drift further away from Him, God gives us over to the consequences of our sin. Whether we realize it or not, the severity of such judgment and the pain of our suffering do have a purpose. It is to wake us up so that we might repent of our sin and cry out to Him. 


    Today, as I look at all the problems we are facing as a country right now, I can’t help but wonder if God has removed His hand of provision and protection from us because we have forgotten Him. Isn’t it time we wake up? Isn’t it time we cry out? Isn’t it time we turn around and seek the Lord?


    With that in mind, please join me in praying for our revival services on Sunday nights during the month of  August starting this Sunday, August 9 at 6 pm with Bro. Larry Gritton. Bro. Larry currently serves as the pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and previously served as a pastor of churches in Florida, Georgia, and Kentucky as well as a teacher at Oneida Baptist Institute. He also is the brother of our Bud Gritton and Linda Baxter. Bring a friend and come hear Bro. Larry preach and our Hims of Harmony sing this Sunday night!


    In His Service,

    Bro. Bob

  • July 30, 2020

    This Sunday morning, I plan to bring to a conclusion the series of messages entitled “Why We  Gather” by looking at 1 Corinthians 11:17-26 and how “We Gather To Celebrate Together.” One way we celebrate together is through the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper. The ordinances of the church such as baptism and the Lord’s Supper are not to be observed in private but in public whenever the church as a whole is gathered. Because of the pandemic, we have not been able to gather together for the Lord’s Supper in several months and I look forward to getting to celebrate together again! Instead of passing trays however, there will be pre-filled cups already sealed and in the pew racks whenever you arrive for either the 8:30 am or 10:50 am service. If you choose to partake from home and wish to receive one of these pre-filled cups, feel free to call the church office by 4:30 pm this Friday and we will deliver one to you.

     

    Don’t forget to join us this Sunday at 6 pm for a special time of prayer for our upcoming revival  services. I have asked several individuals to lead us in praying that God would revive our hearts as we pray for our church, our community, and our country. Be sure to join us either in person or by watching from home on our Facebook page or Spectrum channel 376!

     

    In His Service, Bro. Bob

  • July 23, 2020

    The late Billy Graham once said: "To get a nation back on its feet, it must first get down on its knees.” He, of course, was right. If we’re going to ever see brighter days for this country, then we as God’s people need to get down our knees. We need to pray. It is why I am asking that you join me either in person or by watching from home next Sunday, August 2 at 6 pm as we gather together to pray. In addition to praying for ourselves, we will be praying for our church, our community, and our country as we pray for God to show us mercy. Let’s pray that God will use our upcoming revival services to not only revive our hearts but the hearts of many others as well!

     

    Don’t forget to join us this Sunday night to hear the Good Ole Boys. This southern gospel quartet  featuring our own Charles Casey will be singing in the sanctuary at 6 pm and a love offering will be collected at the conclusion of the concert. Please spread the word and encourage others to join us!


    In His Service, Bro. Bob