God Bless America,
We ask God for blessings for our troops.
The Sovereign Grace Missionary
Baptist Church Of Texarkana, Texas USA
1217 Dillon St. Texarkana, Texas
Randy Johnson, Pastor
This Church Was Established in Texarkana, USA
Missionary Baptist Church
"Where The Truths Of
Godís Word Have Been Taught For More Than Fifty-Six Years"
1217 Dillon Texarkana, Texas 75501
March 11, 2018
Newsletter Number 661
Brother Randy Johnson, Pastor
Brother James Thomas, Song Leader
Pastor E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: www.sgmbaptist.com
"A Church Seeking To Please God In Prayer, Song,
Preaching, And Worship."
|Please Join Us As We
All of Our Military, Their Familyís & All the Civilian
Workers in The Middle East, Zee Mink Fuller and Family, Her
sonís Bryan Armstrong and Hunter Hackie, Daughter Shannon,
and Brother Philip & Sondra Thornsberry, Johnnie Stephens,
Alecia Stephens, and children, Frankie Baldridge and
daughter, Buckie Thompson, Frank & Sonya Trusty, Frank &
Dawana Reigel, Andrew Preston, Larry & Martha Mollette and
Her Family, Tyrell Loyd, Bonnie, Ted O'Bonion, Larry
Mollette II & Family, Kerry Adcock, Kim Poole, Danny & Nita
Mollette, The Muncy Family, Lee & Mary Mollette, Wendell
Henderson, Joshua Kidd, Matthew Kidd, Ronnie and Sarah
Henderson, Ronnie Henderson Jr. & Children, Ricky Henderson
and Family, Jacie Henderson, Velma Hammond, Charles, Don
Hammond and Families, Archie Griffin, Donna Johnson, James
and Luann Reynolds, Timothy Fails, Nathan Fails, Jacob
Ramsey, Jerry Hughes, Pastor G. L. Burr, Melody Carr, Janie
Capps, Linda Hughes, Donna Jones, Gina, Brother Kelley and
Sister Hinson, The Harris Family, Teresa Bookout, Little
Titan Thomas (Trent and Tiffane Thomas child), James Ė Diane
and Brooke Thomas, Jace Fails, Sister Ann McSwain, Elaine
Sparks, James daughterís mother-in-law, Danny Hammond, Jim
and Linda Meier, Ronnie Elam, Bonnie From Ohio, Brother Dan
Sullivan the work in Thailand, Brother Raul and the work in
Romania, Bro. Sergey Mochalov and the Churches in Russia.
|From Our Pastor:
This week I inserted an article from our former Pastor
Elder O. B. Mink - Now In Glory
The Lordís preachers are human (believe it or not) just
as much as any of us. They come from all areas and levels of
society, but mostly from homes poor in material wealth. They
come in all sizes - tall, short, fat, skinny, and in
between. But they are all of the male sex.
Most people do not care whether they exist or not; that
is, until they get in trouble. Then they ask, "Where is that
preacher, whatís his name?" Then the first question they ask
the preacher is, "Why in the world did God let this happen
But, in fact, Godís preachers are not hard to find, for they
are constantly being told by a great many people, "You get
in my hair, preacher", or, "You get under my skin", and that
is about as close as you can get to a person.
The Lordís preachers are required to have the wisdom of
Solomon; the disposition of a lamb; the swiftness of an
eagle. But when he makes a mistake, he is called an
ignoramus. If he unapologetically preaches the truth of
Godís word, he is accused of being hard-hearted, or
inconsiderate. And if he is not promptly at the scene of
every church related emergency, some of the members will
say, "He is lazy".
In the eyes of a great many people, the Lordís preacher is a
bogey-man who spends most of his time talking about the
place "down there".
While the great majority of secular employees get paid
vacations, holidays, and a host of other job benefits, and
rightly so, the Lordís preacher is on call twenty-four hours
a day, every day of the year, and his job benefits, other
than the meager salary, are few or none. He has no pastor,
nor labor union to take his grievance to.
Each church member knows, or should know that Godís preacher
has but one mission in life, and that is to reprove sin,
first in himself, and then in whomsoever it is seen. He is
considered a dedicated man, but, he should keep quiet about
the "little sins", "immodest dress", or "colored jesting",
and, oh yes, why does he criticize other churches?
If Godís preacher drives a big car, he is materially minded.
If he drives a little car, he is not concerned in bringing
people to church. He is expected to be the first and the
last person at the church building, no matter what kind of
car he drives.
He must be at all times ready to meet the public, and
represent the church. If his old faithful suit begins to
show wear from the many drops of pulpit sweat, he is
undignified. Yet, some members keep telling him, "Donít you
forget, we are giving you your living".
No matter how sour the grapes, he must ever be an extrovert,
which is sometimes most difficult. But, faith in God has
made an unceasing optimist of him and he knows the rain
which comes into his life falls from the cloud of Godís
merciful and beneficent providence which abides upon him.
Soldiers get medals for bravery. Industry gives promotions
and certificates of merit for jobs well done. Lodges bestow
accolades upon their worthies. The entertainment world has
their outstanding artists whom they award with trophies. But
none can compare with the reward that the Lordís preacher
will receive when he faces his God and hears Him say, "Well
done, thou good and faithful servant".
The Lordís preacher knows that in order to become President
of the United States, he would have to take a big demotion.
The Lordís preacher may, in old age retire from the
pastorate, but he will never cease to preach, for there is
no discharge from that high and lofty calling.
"This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a
bishop, he desireth a good work." (I Timothy 3:1)
No matter the heartaches connected with a God given
ministry, there is no better, or a more soul edifying work.
|Unless our study of
Scripture . . .
By: Arthur Pink
"He who says he abides in Him, ought himself to walk in
the same manner as He walked." 1 John 2:6
Unless our study of Scripture is conforming us, both
inwardly and outwardly, to the image of Christ ó it profits
"Leaving you an example, that you should follow in His
steps." 1 Peter 2:21
|Never nurse a child
for the devil:
By William S. Plumer
The heart of your child is
corrupt, and all your teaching and example will be lost
without God's blessing. You cannot change the heart, renew
the will, or wash away the sins of your child. God alone can
impart to him a love of the truth, or give him repentance.
You may use your best endeavorsóbut all will be in vain
without God's Spirit.
A mother of eleven pious children, who being asked how
she came to be so much blessed, said, "I never took one of
them into my arms to give it nourishment, that I did not
pray that I might never nurse a child for the devil."
Happy Anniversary to Brother James & Sister Dina
Thomas Tuesday March 13th
Pastor Johnson and a lot of our membership will be gone
next Sunday 3/18 to the Bible Conference at Northside
Baptist Church in Oakdale, La. For the folks that do not go
to Oakdale, Services are canceled unless otherwise notified.
Please remember, our bible Conference will be September
14 Ė 15 Friday night and Saturday all day
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