Friday, August 27, 2010

Hell's Plan for our Revival

As we continue our study of Nehemiah, here's a little preview of Sunday's message, "Hell's Plan for our Revival."

The people who do not deserve an attack do not deserve a victory. And the pastor who is not worthy of criticism is not worthy of praise.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Outside Preaching Schedule

I am very thankful for several invitations to preach in addition to my weekly privileges at Emmanuel.  If any of my friends are near these events, I would count it a joy to see you in person.

August 22 at 6pm
Awesome August Nights
First Baptist Church of Thomasville, GA
Dr. Dan Spencer, pastor

September 26-29
Fall Revival
Walkerville Baptist Church
Blackshear, GA
Brother Greg Carter, pastor

October 5-6
Fall Revival
Shady Grove Baptist Church
Blackshear, GA
Brother Edmund Thrift, pastor

October 21
Fall Meeting
Piedmont-Okefenokee Baptist Association
Riverside Chapel Baptist Church
Nahunta, GA

October 25
Upstate Bible Conference
Fellowship Baptist Church
Pendleton, SC
With Dr. Don Whitt (host) and Dr. Phil Hoskins

November 15
South Carolina Baptist Convention
Pastor's Conference
Riverland Hills Baptist Church
Irmo, SC
With Dr. Brad Whitt (host), David Landrith, Emir Caner, James Merritt, and Ken Whitten

December 29
Harvest Community Church
Nahunta, GA
Brother Joey Taylor, pastor

January 25
Alabama Pastor's Conference
Dr. Don Whitt (host)

March 27
North Jacksonville Baptist Church
Jacksonville, FLA
Sunday AM and PM services
Dr. Herb Reavis, Jr., pastor

I have also been privileged with an invitation to preach at all 3 "Real Evangelism" conferences hosted by Dr. Bailey Smith in 2011.  They will be held in GA, NC, and MS.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Inviting All Men!

I am convinced that one of the biggest problems facing our church, families, community, and nation is the absence of real men of God. That’s why Emmanuel Baptist is offering a brand new Bible study on Monday nights for men only. It is going to be a great joy as a pastor to facilitate this Bible study.

The class begins at 8:15p and will end no later than 9:30p. The schedule is designed to accommodate the busy calendar we men have. Most men can get home, enjoy some time with their family, fulfill some evening duties (like getting the kids bathed or helping with homework) and still make the 8:15p start time. Since the class ends by 9:30p, most men in our area can still be home by no later than 10p and in bed shortly thereafter.

I want to invite every man in our church and our community to join me for “Man of His Word.” This study by the late Dr. Adrian Rogers is a dynamic invitation to authentic Biblical manhood. The 8 sessions will take about 10 weeks to complete due to the Labor Day holiday and our Fall revival schedule.

“Man of His Word” begins Monday, August 23rd at 8:15pm in our church fellowship hall. I hope to see you guys there!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Finishing Strong

Tomorrow morning I have the privilege of preaching about a special two-Sunday offering we will be receiving this Fall.  It is going to be a great joy to finally be debt-free as a church. 

Church members, please use the logo contained in this blog post to make your own personal "offering box" for yourself and your family.  Just click on this picture and your computer will take you to a screen where you can "right mouse click" and save this logo to your computer.

I think for our three children we will use three old coffee cans, one for each child.  We will probably let them decorate it themselves and glue or tape this logo on the box.  Using something like MS Word or MS Publisher we will probably personalize the label for each child.

Of course you can use other items such as shoe boxes, milk jugs, mayonnaise jars, etc.

Just use this logo to make this entire emphasis a special time of reflection and gratitude for your whole family.

Looking forward to finishing strong,
Pastor Mike