We gather at Christmas time to remember that Jesus is the Reason for the Season and to share a smile and a greeting of Merry Christmas.

We decorate our yards with Christmas lights and mangers telling His Story.

We celebrate in our homes with family and friends.  We work together to decorate the Christmas tree or to find the Christmas star to the top the tree.

Some gather in the kitchen for last minute dishes or just to sample all the wonderful Christmas goodies.

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year!  We remember the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Because Jesus came and became the Light of the World, we remember others.

It is not about us!  It is all about Him and His words for us to love one another.  That caring and sharing is the joy of Christmas.

Sunday, December 25, 2016 we had the special blessing of being in church on His birthday.  What a wonderful time to be in church with our friends, our families, and Jesus on Christmas Day!

Muzette and I want to thank you for the beautiful Christmas cards, goodies, gift cards and food.  You have blessed our lives.  We thank you so very much!

You are loved,

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Pastor and Muzette

It is wonderful to see our attendance growing for Bible Study!

Our Sunday night and Wednesday night attendance have been an encouragement to the entire church.

One of our families that drive in from Haywood County, sent me a text on Wednesday night after the service… “the spirit of revival is upon Trinity. God is offering, we must accept.”

Thirty minutes after that text, another member called about an answered prayer!   Yes, this is all after church!  He and some other men from Trinity had met Wednesday morning at 5am to pray.  After the prayer time, he wrote down 4 special requests they had presented to the Lord.  By service time God had answered all 4 requests with power and authority!  Glory!  Praise the Lord for answered prayer!

Our Bible study was about “one thing”.  What is your passion?  What is the “one thing that gets you out of bed?”

We hope and pray that the “one thing” is serving Jesus!

  1. Psalm 27:4—One thing have I desired…
  2. Mark 10:21—One thing thou lackest…
  3. Luke 10:41—One thing is needful…
  4. John 9:25—One thing I know…
  5. Philippians 3:13—One thing I do…

Let’s keep praying for a spiritual awakening in our hearts!  Thank you for being faithful!

You are loved,

Pastor and Muzette

PS—Don’t  forget to say…”MERRY CHRISTMAS!”

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind in our nation and state.  North Carolina has not determined who will be our governor next year and the national election is still being debated.

We need the peace of the Lord in our hearts and homes.   We thank the Lord for the sure foundation of the Word of God!

Last year in December you worked very hard to be the New Testament, “Salt and Light”.  You explained to family and friends that “Jesus is the Reason for the Season”.

Our Lord challenged us to be “Salt and Light”.  The “Salt” aspect of our walk with the Lord is explained by salt being used in preservation.  Salt is used to cure meats and fish to prevent spoilage.  Bible believing Christians are used by the Lord to be “Salt” to a perishing generation.

The “Light” part has to do with our spiritual walk in pointing men to Jesus for Salvation.  “Let your Light shine before men!”  Jesus is the way to God!

For the next few weeks, let’s be “extra Salty” by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!   Jesus is the reason for the season and we testify to our “Salt and Light” when we say “Merry Christmas!”  Thank you for being faithful!

You are loved,

Pastor and Muzette

This past Sunday night we studied about the Blessings of Numbers.  It was a play on words for Thanksgiving, and Count Your Blessings!

We considered how God used numbers in the Bible to prove that He is God, to prove that only God could write the Bible, and to prove that the Word of God is without fault or error.

We tied together the Psalms of Praise with the Blessing of Numbers.  We reviewed in our Bible Study on Prophecy these base numbers:

#1—unity or purpose of God

#2—the number of witness or division

#3—the number of the Trinity or Resurrection

#4—Earth number—4 seasons, etc.

#5—the number of grace

#6—the number of man—created on the 6th day

#7—the number of perfection

#8—the number or new beginning

#9—the fruit of the spirit

#10—the number of the law of God

Psalm 98:4 states “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord…”   The Word of God lists 8 instruments of praise to God:

  1. The Voice
  2. Voice with harp
  3. Trumpets
  4. Cornets
  5. Sea and its fullness
  6. Whole Creation
  7. The Floods
  8. The Hills

What a mighty God we serve!

You are loved,

Pastor and Muzette

Welcome Home Pastor and those who traveled to the Holy Land!  We are thankful that you are home safe and look forward to you sharing your trip with us in the near future.

Our founding fathers knew it was very important to be thankful.  On October 31, 1785, James Madison, Chief architect of the Bill of Rights included a Bill of Rights to Virginia Legislature for, “Appointing days of public fasting and thanksgiving.”   In 1789 George Washington proclaimed a National Day of Thanksgiving.

PSALM 92:1                                                                                                                                           It is a good thing to give thanks unto the lord and to sing praises unto thy name, o most high

We should be thankful for all the blessings from God, thankful for each other, thankful for our church and the good news that we have the Lord and each other.  We should be thankful for our freedom to worship according to the Word of God.  We are very blessed!

We should be Thankful to God!

  1. He Saves Us—Salvation—Jesus died on a Cross-John 3:16
  2. He Loves Us—We love Him because He first loved us-1 John 4:19
  3. He Forgives Our Sins—If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.-1 John 1:9
  4. He Provides For Us–Jehovah Jireh—The Lord will provide
  5. He Listens to Us—Able to pray—God of universe-Lets us pray to Him
  6. He Provides a Home in Heaven—I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you I’ll come again-John 14

A thankful heart and spirit connects us with what really matters in life.  We all need our lives built upon the foundation of a thankful heart.

Let’s pray together for the Lord to help us develop a Thankful Heart.

We are thankful for our Lord, for Trinity Baptist Church, and we are thankful for you!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pastor Allen and Ruth Rash