USA Today, reporting on a recently-published survey, found that most religious groups in America are losing influence and losing membership. To quote the article, â€œThe USA is now a land of freelancers when if comes to things spiritual; the percentage of people who call themselves Christian has declined by over 11% in a single generation. [...]
SETI has had no success since the 1950s. It lost government funding in 1993. It still has had no success. Why is the government throwing tax dollars at it again?The post NASA Resurrects SETI appeared first on CEH.
Listen to this sermon here Three weeks ago we began to study one of the most familiar passages of Scripture in all the Bibleâ€¦ the Lordâ€™s Prayer.Â Now familiarity can be good, but there can also be a down sideâ€¦ itâ€™s possible to think, â€œI already know this.â€Â Knowing is one thing, but putting into practice [...]
Join us on Friday, February 20, 2009 for BUNCO night! 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. $2.00 per person Bring a snack to share.Â Drinks will be provided. Childcare is available if you contact Laura Brown ASAP and let her know your needs. Bring a friend for a night of FUN!
Listen to this sermon here Last Sunday evening at the ABF at Brandon and Christinaâ€™s home we had a question and answer session about the morning sermonâ€¦ hopefully you will recall I preached on The Lordâ€™s Prayer last week, and I spent a good deal of time on the subject of forgiveness.Â One of the questions [...]
Sunday services at Heartland were very good. The attendance in the morning was such that the main room was nearly full. Sunday night was very well attended, with a special treat with Bro. Watson adding his guitar to our congregational music. During the last two days, several of our folks have been attending the preaching conference in Canton, IL with the Gray Brothers. I had jury duty up until last night and worked tonight, so I could not go. I am looking forward to getting the cd's for sure. Tomorrow night is Bible study. Sure hope to see you then.
What if the best data, the best science, lead to that conclusion that there might be a Creator? Only extreme atheistic bias would preclude God's existence.
Searching for a local church to join can be difficult, frustrating, and overwhelming, but God helps us to walk according to his will (Romans 12:2).
Preschool Children’s Church Teachers: Marlene Barlongo, Rochelle Ebeo, Marie Collado Junior Children’s Church Teachers: Alice Le Bron, Rhay Imbuido, Rose Buentipo, Susana Dejesa Pre-primary Sunday School Teacher: Jacklyn Gumataotao Primary Sunday School Teachers: Mark and Frances Ishmael Sunday School Juniors teachers: Jess and Portia Castro Sunday School Junior High teachers: Leo and Myrna Dejesa High School teachers: Frank and Carol Guerrero Tagalog [...]
Our church meets in an economically & spiritually challenged area of Sydney. Most of the women in the area live hard and fearfulÂ lives. To be treated with respect and love is a rare thing in many of the lives of these ladies.Â On Saturday 2 May, 2009; Glorious Hope Baptist Church held their third [...]
Jessica has arrived to work at FBCS as Bro. Jeff prepares to leaveÂ for the Philippines. Â
Thanks to Bro. Simon Peter YogontayÂ and materials assistant Â Bro. Cutright for their work in the office side. The post that has been cracked and held together by tape is now fixed and the hole left by the a/c is no longer there. Â
Bro. Rick Kelley baptized Brandon Schacher at Matapang BeachÂ at our back to back service last month. FBC went down to Sis. Frances’ family beach property by the Holiday Resort in Tumon to enjoy fellowship, food, and a devotion by Pastor Jay Aarseth. Â
Romans 12:1 , 2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that [...]
Friday, August 7th at 7pm Saturday, August 8th at 6pm Sunday, August 9th at 9:45am, 10:45am, and 5:30pm Join us for revival services with Dr. Peter Ruckman. Dr. Ruckman is the founder of Pensacola Bible Institute and Pastor of Bible Baptist Church of Pensacola, Florida. His unique preaching incorporates chalk drawings to truly ...
Dr. Comfort has often been heard to say, "I don't put a hard sell on anyone. All I want for every person is the will of God." Throughout the twenty years of Ambassador's ministry, God has brought folks to us in the will of God. He has also led some away in the will of God. Click here to view a video clip (or here for audio only) from the Thursday evening Bible Conference service with Evangelist Dwight Smith's testimony of how God is directing his family in the will of God.
John Paul II and Ronald Reagan, a pope and a president, two leaders, one spiritual and one temporal, both shot and nearly killed just six weeks apart in 1981 -- only to survive and come ... (more)
Dear Prayer Team, [...]
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July 8, 2008 Dear friends, Greetings to all of you in the precious name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! It seems that I have felt HIS presence this past month closer to me than perhaps ever before in my life. It is hard watching someone you love so dearly suffer so much with the awful [...]
As I begin my efforts back into the blogging arena I thought I would begin with a post on St. George's Day. Now, as a believer, I find all born-again Christians to be saints, so I use it with George in a traditional sense. So what is St. George's Day? Well, it is in remembrance of St. George. Many look upon it as England's national day. You can find out more if you type it into any search engine. I wanted to share here excerpts from a speech Winston Churchill made in 1933. I first read it and some interesting notes here: St. George's Day: Labour Has Squandered What Churchill Fought to Defend (http://conservativehome.blogs.com/centreright/2009/04/st-georges-day-labour-have-squandered-what-churchill-fought-to-defend.html) I have been wondering what would have happened to him and his story if he had lived now-a-days. St George would have arrived in Cappadocia accompanied, not by a horse, but by a secretariat. He would have been armed, not with a lance, but with some flexible formulas. He would, of course have been welcomed by the local branch of the League of Nations, and, encouraged by them, he would have proposed a conference with the dragon. He would have made a trade agreement with the dragon and would certainly have lent him a lot of money raised from the Cappadocian taxpayers. The question of the maiden’s release, which is very important in the story, would no doubt have been referred to Geneva. It being understood that the dragon reserved all his rights in the meantime. Finally, St George would have been photographed with the dragon, inset the maiden. We ought not on these occasions to allow our thoughts to exalt England at the expense of our fellow countrymen in these islands. But there are a few things I will venture to say to you about England. They are spoken in no invidious sense. Here, it never occurs to anyone that the banks would close their doors on their depositors; here it never occurs to anyone to question the fairness of the courts of law and justice; here no one would dream of persecuting his fellow subject, man or woman, on account of their race or religion; here, everyone, except the criminals, looks upon the policeman as the friend and servant of the public; here we provide for poverty and misfortune with more compassion, and more substantial provision, in spite of all our burdens, than any other great country; here we assert the rights of the citizen against the state; or criticise the government of the day, without failing in our duty to the crown. This England, this mighty London in which we are gathered is still the financial centre of the world. From the Admiralty building, half a mile away, orders can be sent to a fleet, which though much smaller than it used to be, or that it ought to be is still unsurpassed on the seas... Historians have noticed all down the centuries, one peculiarity of the English people which has struck them most, and that is, that we have always thrown away after every victory, the greater part of the advantages gained in the scuffle. The worst difficulties from which we suffer do not come from without, they come from within. They do not come from the cottages of the wages earners. They come from a peculiar type of brainy people, always to be found in our country, who, though they do nothing help, take much from its strength. Our difficulties come from a mood of unwarrantable self abasement into which we have been cast by a powerful section of our own intellectuals. The come from the acceptance of defeatist doctrines by a large proportion of our politicians. We are told to believe that patriotism is worn out, except where paying income tax is concerned. But what have they found to put in its place? Nothing but a vague internationalism; a squalid materialism and the promise of a Utopia….Nothing can save England if England will not save herself. If we have lost our place and our capacity to guide, if we have lost our faith in ourselves, then indeed our story is told. If, while foreign nations are everyday asserting a more aggressive, a more militant nationalism, either by trade or by arms, while we remain paralysed by our own theories. If that be so, then deprived of the sovereignty of the seas, loaded with debt and taxation, our commerce shut out by foreign tariffs and quotas, England would sink to the level of a fifth rate power. Never should we accept such a fate for our country.
Resolving Conflict - James 4:1-3
Our church servivces will go on as scheduled today - January 11th, 2009. Hope to see you there!
FREE MOVIE NIGHT Sunday, February, 22 6:00 p.m.
Steveâ€™s parents wanted to do something special for our famiy, so they took us to see the play, In The Beginning, at Sight And Sound in Pennsylvania.Â While waiting to go into the auditorium a little girl became interested in our grandaughter, Addison.Â The little girl was precious and we allowed her to hold Addy [...]
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