Monday's Musings: "and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (Jn. 8:32). "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death" (Rom. 8:2). "It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery" (Gal. 5:1).
This time of year we find ourselves reminded of freedom and its great cost. We celebrate our independence, our freedoms and rightly so. We honor those who have paid the price for that freedom throughout our history. We have much for which to be thankful. May we never forsake the freedoms purchased at such a great price.
However, as you know, the freedom we have in Christ is far greater, much more valuable, and paid for at a cost that surpasses human understanding. This freedom, in Christ, can never be lost or taken. This freedom is an eternal gift. May we use the month of July to continually remind ourselves of the debt we owe our Lord and to express our ceaseless gratitude for the freedom He has provided for all who believe.
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Keep the Son in your eyes,
Derrell Monday, Director of Missions
July 28 will be the second opportunity for a time for questions and answers regarding the proposed merger of the Red Fork and Salt Fork Baptist Associations. It will take place at the area office beginning at 6:30 PM.
"Dynamics of Teaching" will be the subject of the next seminary extension class. The class will begin September 11 and be held at Carey Baptist Church outside of Childress. This would be an excellent class for all Bible teachers. It will meet each Thursday from 6-9 PM for 9-10 weeks. For more information contact Derrell at the area office.
A call to prayer for revival and rain has been issued. Every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 PM, wherever you are, please join in an area-wide time of prayer until the revival and sufficient rains come.
The annual Senior Adult Day at Chaparral will be October 28. This year's program will feature the singing group "The Martins" and Christian comedian Taylor Mason. Please mark this date and be sure your senior adults have the opportunity to attend.
Take advantage of area opportunities for individuals, families, and groups to do missions. Volunteer to help at Chaparral by contacting Charles Hill at 940-885-4182. Take a trip to Possum Kingdom Lake and help in the ministry around the lake each Saturday by contacting Don Blair at 940-329-1048. Faith Mission in Wichita Falls usually has volunteer opportunities. Be a missionary this summer and help one of these area ministries or others you may know about.
For infromation on this challenge ministry project go to www.gobgr.org and click on projects. Click Bucket Project. The Bi-Fork office is a collection site for the buckets.
Note: you can now go online and order a filled bucket shipped directly to Houston for about $85 including shipping. www.bgr.gostorego.com. You can also order bulk items here if you want to have a bucket packing party at your church. Please notify our office if you send buckets in this manner so we can keep record of those going from our area. Thank you.
Ship buckets (if you do this online) to First Baptist Church of San Jacinto City, 10701 Wiggins St., Houston, TX 77029.
2014 Ecuador dates: October 14-21. (Participants needed)
Some dates and mission oppportunities for 2015 will soon be posted.
The following churches are currently seeking pastors: FBC Crowell, IB Jerusalem Graham; Calvario Vernon, New Hope BC Vernon, Second BC Vernon.