On February 1, Brother Jerry Sexton (Bearing Precious Seed) called to give our church an invitation to participate in National Bible Publishing Month during the month of February. This year, four specific doors had been opened to the folks at BPS; Southern Sudan, Zambia, Philippines, and Mexico. We were familiar with the ministry and definitely sensed that God was leading us to be a part of spreading His Word in this way.
The church family immediately began praying about a special offering that would be received on Sunday, February 26 for this cause. In addition, a coin offering that had been received for the past year was also designated for the Bible-publishing offering. During the last week of February the coin offering was totaled and came to right at $1,100! We were excited about this great start!
On Sunday morning, February 26, Brother Sexton preached a challenging message from Esther about the urgency of getting the message out to a lost world. God continued to work and move in the service, and soon it was offering time! God had touched hearts, and His people were obedient, and when the total was given, $4,250 had come in for this year’s Bible-publishing offering! In addition to the blessing of being able to give, God has has blessed our church with a spirit of sensitivity to the Word, and we are seeing Him honor simple obedience. When God’s people respond to the Light of His Word, He always responds by giving them MORE Light to walk in!
To God be the glory, great things He hath done! We are praying and expecting God to continue to work mightily at Progress Baptist!