How are we as Believers supposed to deal with submission in a godly manner? Join us as Pastor Lee Cooper gets November started with a continuation of the “Encouragement” series (1 Peter) starting with “Submission to Authority and in the Workplace” followed by “In His Steps,” “Submission in Marriage” and wrapping up November with “4 Keys to Surviving Relational Storms”.
November 5, 2017 – (Encouragement) “Submission to Authority and in the Workplace” 1 Peter 2:13-20
Leesville Baptist Church Homecoming kicks off the month of October with the sermon subject Peace in Difficult Times. Pastor Lee will follow up continuing sermons on Encouragement and Unity for the remainder of October. Join us as we continue in 1 Peter chapter 1 (encouragement) and Phillipians chapter 2 (Unity)
October 1, 2017 – Peace In Difficult Times…Psalm 4 “God’s Truth! Troubles will either drive you to God or Drive you away from God” (Mark Devers)
October 8, 2017 – (Encouragement) Three Tubes of Glue That Hold Us Together…1Peter 1:22-251 Peter 2:1-8We are all Broken Vessels…We all need God’s glue to make us whole again.
October 15, 2017 – (Unity) Motivation for Church Unity…Philippians 2:1-2“Make my joy complete”
October 22, 2017 – (Unity) Maintaining Church Unity…Phillipians 2:2-4Personal unity among believers leads to unity throughout the church body.
October 29, 2017 (Encouragement) What We are to Do 1 Peter 2:9-12People read us a great deal more than they read the Bible!!!
52 days. That’s all it took for the nation of Israel, under the guidance of Nehemiah, to rebuild the walls that were once burnt out and decimated rubble. We have been in the book of Nehemiah for the last ten weeks, with three more weeks to go in September. Let me ask us all a question: how has the book changed you? Have you and I taken time to consider that the same God that helped fuel a 52-day-rebuild is the same God that wants to work in your life, your place of business, your marriage, your outreach, your parenting, and your finances? What about in the life of the church? How has walking through this great and powerful ancient text given us insight into the decisions we need to make for outreach and to provide for our community?
During the next 52 days in the life of our church, our Awana ministry will start a new fall session and we will have our annual Fall Festival in October; both of these are amazing ministries of outreach, discipleship and fellowship. My second question to us all is, what can God do inside not only those programs, but other outreach and service projects over the next 52 days as well? Remember, Nehemiah took three months of prayer before he went before his boss. We are coming to the end of our 3 months of prayer as we approach our October conference, asking God to direct and lead this church in his direction – not ours – with everything that He has given us.
In light of the fact that everything we have comes from God, I would like to share a need that has come to my attention this week through our Leesville Elementary School Back Pack Buddies. In talking with the program director, her heart’s desire is to have an emergency fund of $1000.00 dollars on hand to help families when unexpected disaster strikes. Last year a student and her family lost all of their belongings in an apartment fire. While our church helped out in various ways, which they were thankful for, if we contributed to this emergency fund it would be a step of faith closer to the Lord. Currently there are (26) children, but more will be added as Kindergarten classes start the week after Labor Day. More children in need, who can be fed through the contributions of Leesville Baptist and other churches in the area. What an amazing opportunity to step up and provide not only food, but extra funds, and yes – maybe even clothes, shoes and jackets as the weather turns cold.Please be in prayer for our church in the days of ahead.
Matt Chambers, Pastor, Leesville Baptist Church
This Sermon Series: “Rebuilding Broken Walls and Lives”