Posts from September 2019

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September 30, 2019

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today What is FAITH?  It is the confident assurance that what we HOPE for is going to HAPPEN.  It is the evidence of things we cannot see.  Hebrews 11:1 (Living) “It is God’s will to hear prayer and to do what faith in His word desires and accepts.”  Andrew Murray Our sermon “What’s […]

September 28, 2019

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today A deacon must be faithful in marriage and must manage his children well.  Those who do well as deacons will be rewarded with respect from others and will have increased confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus.  I Timothy 3:12-13 (Paraphrase) It always amazes me as I read Paul’s Epistles.  As best […]

September 27, 2019

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today Before being ordained as a deacon, folks must have other responsibilities in the church.  This gives opportunities to grow in Christian character and service.  Folks who are comfortable in service make great deacons.  I Timothy 3:10 (Paraphrase) Just observe folks who work in God’s Bathhouse.  Washing dishes in the kitchen, teaching a […]

September 26, 2019

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today In the same way, deacons must be people who are respected and have integrity.  They  must not be heavy drinkers or be greedy for money.  They must be committed to the revealed truths of the Christian faith and must live with a clear conscience  I Timothy 3:8-9 (Living) Christian character comes with […]

September 25, 2019

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today An elder must not be a new Christian, because he/she might be proud of being chosen so soon and the devil will use that pride to make him fall.  Also people outside the church must speak well of him/her so he will not fall into the devil’s trap and be disgraced.  I […]

September 24, 2019

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today He/she must enjoy having guests in their home and be able to teach.  He/she must not be a heavy drinker or be violent.  He/she must be gentle, peace loving, and not one who loves money.  I Timothy 3:2b-3 (paraphrase) Small group ministry is part of our spiritual journey.  Meeting in homes and […]

September 23, 2019

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today In the same way, if someone wants to be an elder (church leader) he desires an honorable responsibility.  It must be a person whose life can pass close examination.  He/she must be faithful in marriage.  He/she must exhibit self-control, live wisely and have a good reputation.  I Timothy 3:1-2a (paraphrase) In the […]

September 22, 2019

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today There is only one God and one mediator who can reconcile God and people.  He is the man Christ Jesus.  For He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone.  This is the message that God gave to the wold at the proper time.  I Timothy 2:6 (Living) This strong doctrine rings […]

September 21, 2019

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today i urge you, therefore, to pray for all people.  As you make your requests, plead for God’s mercy upon them and give thanks.  I Timothy 2:1 (Living) Although God is all powerful and all-knowing, he allows us to participate in His plans for us by prayer!!  I urge you to use your […]

September 29, 2019

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today No one can serve two masters.  For you will hate one and love the others, or be devoted to one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and money.  Luke 16:13 (Living) The last verse of our Gospel reading and the sermon subject on September 22 are a commentary on […]