It’s Harvest Time

Harvest Time (Hay on Trailer)Harvest time, Harvest time
The Savior’s calling. The grain is falling
Oh do not wait. It’s growing late
Behold the field is white, It’s harvest time

I hear the lyrics of this old familiar hymn in my mind as I since an urgency in my spirit to convey my heart to you this evening. I hear the words of an old familiar, yet ever more pertinent text ringing through the chambers of my soul tonight as I ponder and pray over the souls of men. It is found in the gospel of John; “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.”

I’m reminded that seasons are in God’s control. Daniel 2:27 says that “He changes the times and the seasons.” I am convinced that we are in a harvest time season. That’s good news for you and I if we take advantage of the season. You see seasons don’t last forever.

What a dreaded lament I read in Jeremiah 8:20; “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” Don’t let that be the deplorable cry of your soul tonight. Don’t miss your day of opportunity! Please join us Sunday at 2:00 P.M. for Word and Worship.

To the saints, allow me to challenge you to invite someone during this season. Someone is ready and waiting. Seize the moment and let’s reap a harvest!

Nobody Wants To Go To Church?

Why Nobody Wants To Go To ChurchReally? Really? Nobody wants to go to church anymore? Nobody?

I haven’t read this book, but I am having a hard time relating to this idea. I understand that many churches are in decline, but I still believe there are folks who would love to find a church home where they can grow spiritually and be productive in their service to God.

I also am acquainted with some folks who absolutely love going to church. There are those of us who can relate to the psalmist when he said “I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord” (Psalm 122:1).

If you want to experience the joy of going to church and living for God, then join us this Tuesday evening for Bible Study. You will find a group of folks who love God, we love His Word, we love church, and we love people. You will be welcome to join us at 15540 Lee Highway. We are located between Economy Inn and Skyland Coin and Jewelry. Bible Study begins at 7:30 P.M. and Pre-Service Prayer is at 7:00 P.M.

If you have other questions or concerns, click on the What To Expect tab at the top of the page and it may answer your questions. If there are further questions or concerns, click the Contact Us tab and we will do our best to assist you. We look forward to seeing you!

Eat More Chicken

Eat More Chicken (Picnic)Don’t be deceived by the picture as to the brand, but I can assure you that we will spare a cow this Sunday at the church picnic. There will be plenty of chicken along with the other side dishes you bring to
Shelter F at the Sugar Hollow Park.

The picnic begins at noon and you can stay until you’re fed up. This will be a good time of fellowship with some of your favorite folks and hopefully we will get to meet some new friends as well. Please bring your own drinks and join in on the fun!

Church Picnic

church-picnic1We are looking forward to a great time at the Church Picnic on Sunday, Aug. 23rd and we invite you to join us. The picnic is going to be at the Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol, VA.  This will be a great time of fellowship, food, and fun with the family of God.

We will begin at noon in Shelter F (F for Fun!). Please bring your own drinks and come enjoy a wonderful afternoon with us!

 

Balance

Balance (Stone Scale)It’s a word that conjures up questions for clarity when some clergy members mention it. It has been overused and even abused yet something so needed in the hour in which we live. It’s difficult at times to maintain or even attain unto. Balance is no doubt an area in which we could all use some assistance.

God in His Word has much to say about this all important subject. He is a God of balance.

We will take a scriptural look at this word and attempt through God’s help to even the scales. We want to be a balanced church. We need balance in the home. We need help balancing all of the responsibilities and pleasures of life. God is able to give us that needed help.

Won’t you join us tonight as we begin this very important and relative series? Bible Study begins at 7:30 with pre-service prayer at 7:00. We look forward to seeing you!

You’re Invited

Bring a FriendHave you invited someone to go to church with you this week? Life can get so busy that if we are not careful we can forget what it’s really all about. If we are not attentive, systematic, and most importantly; burdened, we can go weeks without even inviting someone to church.
Consider the following quotations:
“Eighty-two percent of the unchurched are at least somewhat likely to attend church if invited.” – Dr. Thom Rainer, The Unchurched Next Door
“Only two percent of church members invite an unchurched person to church. Ninety-eighty percent of church-goers never extend an invitation in a given year.” – Dr. Thom Rainer, The Unchurched Next Door
“A study including more than 15,000 adults revealed that about two-thirds are willing to receive information about a local church from a family member and 56 percent from a friend or neighbor. The message is clear that the unchurched are open to conversations about church.” – Philip Nation, LifeWay Research

The church has an awesome responsibility to reach this world with the gospel (Mark 16:15) and it begins with your world; your sphere of influence. What about your neighbor? What about the cashier that’s always so friendly (or the one that’s not so friendly)? What about your family? Have you asked them? Just came right out and asked them; Will you go to church with me? You could even say “Will you pretty please go to church with me?” If that don’t work say; “Will you pretty, pretty please with sugar on top go to church with me?” (Where did that phrase ever come from anyway? Oh well, who cares if it works?

If you must get drastic, it’s worth it. Luke 14:23 says “Compel them to come in.” The word “compel” really means to use persuasion. Now think with me. What could persuade someone you care about to come to church? A chocolate cake? Fixing or buying them dinner? What’s the value of a soul?

According to the statistics above, many would come with just a simple invitation. What do you have to lose by asking? They may be lost if you don’t. Friend God desires to save people, but he uses his body to invite. “The Spirit and the bride say come” (Rev. 22:17).

Why don’t you do it today? Like right now? While your courage is up and you sense the need, walk away from your computer or use the phone in your hand to make the necessary call.

If you’re reading this blog and you are not a member of our assembly, please consider yourself invited as well. We would love to have you join us. The next service is Sunday at 2:00 P.M. We are easy to locate. Our address is 15540 Lee Highway. We are between Economy Inn and Skyland Coin and Jewelry. Click on the What To Expect tab at the top of this page and it will tell you what to expect (imagine that!). Come see us! (Pretty, pretty please with sugar on top!)

John 3:16

John 3-16Join us this Sunday as we take a fresh look at an old text; John 3:16. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

We are looking forward to a great time of worship, fellowship, and the Word of God. We hope you will come and be a part of it. You are welcome here!