“Three, Two, One...Ignite The Flame of the Church!”
Greetings in the Name which is above every name, the Name of Jesus our Lord and Savior!!! I want to begin this letter to you with some inspiring words from God’s Holy Word that will encourage us to excellence. Acts 2:1-4a “Seven weeks after Jesus’ resurrection, the believers were meeting together in one place. 2 Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm in the skies above them, and it filled the house where they were meeting. 3 Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. 4 And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit…”
As the song goes…“I can here the sound of a mighty rushing wind. And it is closer now than it’s ever been.” I believe that the Lord desires to ignite the Church as a bright and powerful flame. As we prepare ourselves for revival which begins this Sunday, we need to pray! Pray! Pray! for a real Holy Ghost sent revival! Pray for David Spears, that God would fill him with His Spirit as he delivers God’s Holy Word. Pray that hearts will we willing to receive and to use this power to glorify God and His Kingdom by winning the lost to Jesus.
In my morning messages, I have talked about Christian fellowship, mobilizing for ministry, and the urgency of the moment. Last Sunday I asked you this question…“Do you think God will send revival if His people don’t really want it, and are not preparing themselves for God’s Spirit to be poured down upon this place?” In Acts 2:1-4 the disciples “were meeting together in one place” waiting for the promise of their Lord that He would send to them the Holy Spirit and “when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Let me ask you a question, are you ready for revival? Are you expecting revival? What are you doing personally to prepare yourself for an outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit upon this place? Have you been praying for this church? Yourself? Your family, your friends?
This Sunday morning is High Attendance Sunday. Are you going to make every effort to be in Sunday School? Have you invited anyone yet? Please make a commitment to the Lord that you will do your best to be in Sunday School and the services and that you will bring at least one person who can hear the Good News of God’s Redeeming Love!
Thank you, and may God bless you!
Congratulations also to Ashley and Brad Tedder upon the birth of a son, Braden Lynn, who was born on August 12, 2004.
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Cost: $5.00 per adult and youth, $2.00 per child.
Like the power of electricity,
“Now faith is being sure of what
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IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Dawn Smith Jordan, former Miss South Carolina and first runner up in the
Miss America pageant, will be guest speaker at South Florence Baptist Church
on Saturday, September 25, 2004, for the Joy Explosion for Ladies sponsored
by the Associational WMU. Seating is limited, so please make your
reservations now. The cost for the event will be $5.00 per person
which includes lunch. For more information call the Associational
Office at 662-5921.
26 – Martha VanHouten, Pearl Pierce
27 – Delaine Martin, Jean McLellan
28 – Uldine Taylor, Diane Miller
29 – Lucille McElveen, Al Pierce
01 - Staci Rittmeier
04 - Lois Gainey, Mark Lane, Bill Martin, Laurie Lynch,
08 - Betty Jo Jordan
09 - Virginia Allen
10 - Bobbie Jean May
13 - Lee McLellan
15 - Richard Binkley
16 - Sankey Moody
19 - Joseph Hatchell
20 - Julie S. Danner
21 - Rosey Rogers, Lori Clark
23 - Neil Graham, Sr.
24 - Dottie Lane, Willie Hugh Edgerton, Roberta Thornton
25 - Lindsey Thompson, Angela Pierce