The second weekend in November we will devote our attention to what God’s Word says about the home and family. Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” As our hearts turn towards “home and hearth” during the upcoming holiday season, my prayer is that God will burden our parents and give our fathers a clear vision of what each family could be for Christ.
On Friday night, November 11, Pastor Farrell Shepherd, from North Wilkesboro, NC, and his family will be with us in a service that will begin at 7:00 P.M. Brother Shepherd and his sons have a quartet, and the boys also sing in a mixed group with one of their cousins. You will be blessed by their music! Brother Shepherd is also passionate about God’s plan for the Christian home. He preaches God’s truth in a clear, powerful, easy-to-understand manner. He is also a truly humble, Christ-like man, who proves with his life and ministry that he realizes, “Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it.” Come praying and expecting God to give you more light to walk in!
On Saturday evening, we will enjoy a covered-dish dinner at the church at 5:30 P.M. Afterwards, we will move into the sanctuary for a good time of fellowship, music, testimonies, and a devotion from God’s Word. Bro. Gil Bates and family from Lake City, TN, we will be with us for the Saturday evening fellowship.
Then, on Sunday, November 13, we will begin our day with the 10:00 A.M. Sunday School hour. Brother Gil will be teaching a men’s class, and Sister Kelly will be teaching the ladies. Brother Gil will preach in the 11:00 hour, and throughout the weekend, we’ll enjoy special music from the family as well. After the morning service, we will enjoy a meal together (provided! Take the day off ladies!), and then have an afternoon service beginning around 2:00 P.M. Bro. Larry Raynes, member of Progress Baptist and faithful man of God for over 40 years, will close out this special weekend for our church.
The Bible has a lot to say about, “preparing our heart.” Please read, pray, and meditate on what God’s Word says to fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, and children in preparation for this special weekend. As we soften our hearts with the water of the Word of God, we will be far more likely to receive and retain the instruction we will receive during these days.