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

Our hope is not in the last ballot counted in our elections.  Our Hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ!

Last Sunday in our Bible Study, we celebrated the truth of God’s Word.  We celebrated that we are in Christ and our hearts were filled with praise and thanksgiving that our sins are forgiven.  We rejoiced that we are in HIM!

In the book of Genesis, Eve is revealed as a type of the Church.  Adam gave himself for Eve.  He was not tricked.  Adam was not deceived.  Adam didn’t want to be separated from Eve, so he also ate of the fruit.

The illustration from the Word of God:

  1. Eve is a type of the church as in her relationship to Adam.  Genesis 2:22—God brought her to Adam.
  2. Eve is a type of the church in her creation. Genesis 2:21— Eve is out of Adam.  Ephesians 5:25—Jesus said that He gave himself
  3. Eve is a type of the church in her identification.  Genesis 2:23—Adam said, This is now bone of my bone and flesh of  my flesh:…

As Eve is in Adam, the rib, we are in Christ.  From the cross, Jesus’ side was opened that we could be grafted in.  Praise the Lord!

God the Father doesn’t see my sins or shortcomings, He only sees His Son, Jesus. We are in Him.

Thank you for being faithful!

You are loved,

Pastor and Muzette

It is election time again.  In our country, every four years, we vote for President.  We also vote for state and county officials.  These people will be placed into public office to vote for us.  In our republic we all can’t fit into one room, so we elect people to vote for us. 

As a Christian and a church member we not only vote, but we prayerfully vote.  We pray that as best we can, we vote our faith and values.  This is to fulfill Christ’s charge to the church.

Jesus is our head, we are His body.  He is in heaven and we are on the earth.   We are in this world, but we are not of this world.

Jesus taught us to represent Him in a sinful world by becoming SALT and LIGHT.

SALT represents our social and civic lives in this polluted society.  We are to be an agent of purification. We are to help prevent and stop the corrosive power of sin.  We ourselves are not perfect, but by living Christ-like lives we demonstrate the power of a life changed by Jesus.  Old things are in the past, new things in our lives today.

LIGHT is the powerful fact that Jesus abides in us and we abide in Him.  He is in Heaven; we are here in a sin darkened world.  Jesus declared that He is the light of the world and we are to be like Him.  We are to share Jesus as a light unto this world!

Your vote counts!  You are the only one that can represent a pro-life vote.  You must try to vote to protect the Supreme Court and you must vote to provide for the men and women in uniform that protect our country.

II Chronicles 7:14, Is our greatest strength!  During this election we pray for God’s protection and His will.  We pray together for revival for this generation!

You are loved,

Pastor and Muzette

After Jubilee we reflect on the emphasis that was placed on the Word of God.

Pastors, evangelists and missionaries all spoke of the importance of God’s Word. Not only that the Bible is the Word of God, but the Bible is the rock of our spiritual world.  It is the foundation that we build our lives, marriages and homes upon.

The Bible is our shelter in the storms of life. The Word of God is the source of our spiritual food and strength.  We cannot develop or grow as a Christian without the Word of God in our lives.  Remember, “The Word in us and us in the Word!”

The Old Testament and the New Testament combine together to connect law and grace.  Sixty-six books woven and tied together, with the promise of the Messiah and the prophecy fulfilled.

God uses the Old and New Testaments to connect the past, present and the prophecy of things to come.  Five important study areas are:

  1. To show the similarity of ideas
  2. To show parallel cases
  3. To explain a doctrinal point
  4. To prove a doctrinal point
  5. To prove the fulfillment of prophecy

Don’t be distracted by the world around you, but keep praying and reading the Word of God!

Thank you for being faithful to our church.

You are loved, 

Pastor Ralph and Muzette