Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Guyana 2009

This year another trip to Guyana took place. Traveling together with Dale Wallace, Michael Guy and Vann Sorrells we visited Brother Randy Nagaur. The routine was the about the same and the fellowship was just as sweet as it was in 2007.

Added to our pleasure was meeting and spending time with many of his family. His mother, two sisters, a brother-in-law and two sons were all there in Bloomfield village. At 93 years old it was Brother Randy's mother's first trip to Guyana. She lives in Trinidad as does his two sisters, Pearl and Marilyn.

It was blessing to witness anew the faithfulness to the Lord's work of the few and the interest of the many to attend the annual meetings. Overflow crowds at both Grace and Landmark Baptist churches in Bloomfield and #36 respectively sat and listened to gospel preaching. Seed was sown and we pray that it fell on hearts prepared.

For some our next meeting may be on the other side. This experience gave us something of a taste of what it will be like there, we trust.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Teach Me Lord to Number My Days - J.R. Miller

Thanks, again to Dale Wallace for passing this along. is a reference for this material.

Lord, teach me to number my days!

(J. R. Miller, "Life's Byways and Waysides")

"Teach us to number our days aright--that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Psalm 90:12

We so number our days aright, when we give to each one as it passes, its own measure of faithfulness. Our days come to us 'one by one'. God breaks up His great years, into 'little sections' for us--that we may be able to get along with our work, our burdens, and our struggles. Take the 'single days' as they come to you. He who has learned this secret--has gained a heart of wisdom.

Take the 'one little day', and . . .
do all its duties faithfully;
seize its opportunities;
endure its trials;
meet its temptations victoriously;
bear its burdens;
receive its blessings;
miss not its privileges;
do all the kindness you can;
make it a beautiful day.

Anyone can live 'one single day' sweetly and victoriously. Make today beautiful. Then do the same with tomorrow, and with the next day--and so on, to the end of your life! Thus you will 'number your days' in a way that will make each one profitable. Thus you will write on each day's page--a record of which you will not be ashamed, when it is spread before you on the judgment day.

Our morning prayer each day should be, "Lord, teach me to number my days!" ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Letter Out of Grief

This is a most humbling account of how a grieving pastor faced the loss of his three dear children. The thought that comes to mind is 'As thy days shall demand, shall thy strength ever be'.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Hallowing of Our Burden by J.R. Miller

This is a particularly good article in my opinion on how we should view our burdens.

Thanks to Brother Dale Wallace for sharing this today.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

2009 Bible Conference Sermons Now Online

Our 2009 Bible Conference is now history. Sermons are posted on-line for your listening and downloading.

We had a good conference with great preaching and good fellowship. Our Saviour was the central theme.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bible Conference 2009

Our annual Bible conference is to be held June 12-14 at GMBC Dothan. The theme this year is The Enigmatic Christ. You can see a list of scheduled speakers and their assigned topics and view the conference program by following this link.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Election: A Mystery Revealed

"If you take the Bible as God's Word, you must expect that Bible to have in it some things that are dark to you. Mystery is dark and God is mysterious. 'Lo, these are parts of His ways, but how little a portion is heard of Him.' (Job 26:14) 'How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!' (Romans 11:33) 'Great is the mystery of godliness.' (I Timothy 3:16)

If the Bible is the Word of God it will tell us things that are strange to us, things that reason did not know and could not guess. What were the use of God's giving down from Heaven a revelation of things which we already know?

If the Bible is the Word of God, not only will it contain things strange, but contradictory to nature. 'For My thoughts are not your thoughts; neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.' (Isaiah 55:7,8,9.) 'The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God neither can he know them, but God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit.' (I Corinthians 2: 10-14)"

George S. Bishop "The Doctrines of Grace"

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Lord Direct Your Hearts Into the Love of God (II Thessalonians 3:5a)

"All religion is in effect love. Faith is thankful acceptance, and thankfulness is an expression of love. Repentance is love mourning. Yearning for holiness is love seeking. Obedience is love pleasing. Self denial is the mortification of self love. Sobriety is the curtailing of carnal love."

A.W. Pink "Gleanings in Paul"