Monday's Musings: In a recent Peanuts cartoon Lucy is seen eating an ice cream cone in front of Snoopy. As he watches, she eats the whole thing and then when finished, walks away. The closing caption has Snoopy thinking, "That didn't really bother me....if you expect nothing, you get nothing."
I wonder how many of us and/or our churches have that level of expectation. Expecting nothing means not being disappointed when nothing happens. If we don't expect anything form folks then what does it matter what they do. If we don't expect anything from God, then we aren't disappointed when He doesn't perform the way we think He should.
William Carey once said, "Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God." What would happen in our lives and churches if we truly expected God to do mighty things?
Jesus said, "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father" (Jn. 14:12). Of course that must be understood in context, but how long has it been since we have really attempted anyting so God-sized that only God could do it?
If we don't expect the greatness of our God to shine forth, I guess we aren't disappointed when nothing ever happens!
Thank you for visiting our website.
Here you will find information concerning our association and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our association is a warm and loving one, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our association.
If you are considering relocating to our area, we would love to direct you to a place of worship.
When you visit one of our churches, you will find:
Keep the Son in your eyes,
Derrell Monday, Director of Missions
The Bi-Fork board will meet September 16 at FBC Seymour at 10:30am.
"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.
This annual event will take place in our schools on September 24.
RF: October 5, 4 P.M. at FBC Quanah
SF: October 12, 4 P.M. at FBC Olney
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.
RF: Calvary BC Vernon, Dec. 1; 6:30 P.M.
SF: FBC Seymour, Dec. 2; 6:30 P.M.
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: November 7-14. (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, Red Springs BC, FBC Vernon.