Church Van

VanWe are excited to announce that we have purchased our first van to pick up people for church! This is an exciting time at The Apostolics of Abingdon! We are moving forward in revival, evangelism, and church growth.

If you know of anyone who may like to come to church, but they are in need of transportation, please let us know. If you would like to help with this ministry either by donating to its cause and/or being directly involved, we would welcome your participation.

We will be discussing this further during Sunday’s service. We invite you to join us. Service begins at 2:00 P.M. We encourage you to come early for pre-service prayer which begins at 1:30 P.M. #letsgo!

Let’s Go!

IMG_5748Two simple words, but words that are intended to inspire, motivate, initiate, propagate evangelism, revival, and growth. Words that are Biblically inspired from passages like Matt. 28:19 – “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” and also Mark 16:15 – “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

“Let’s” – Let us. Together. Good things happen when we get together for a common cause. A Godly cause. Good things happen (God things happen) when the people have a mind to work.  There’s power in unity.

“Go” – It’s His mandate to the church – It’s us sharing the good news of the gospel. (You don’t even have gospel without “GO.”) “To every creature” – That excludes no one. He would have all men to be saved. He’s not willing that any should perish. Social status is irrelevant. Skin tone is to be a non-issue. Age makes no difference. Everywhere to everybody with the gospel – the good news.

“Let’s go!” – These are words of action. Words that cause the scurrying of the feet, the heart beating, the blood pumping, the adrenalin flowing. Words that move one from their comfort zone. Words that move us from the padded (or non-padded) pew to the paved streets or dirt roads of Abingdon, Bristol (both Bristols), and beyond. It’s to the highways and hedges. There’s no sacred territory. If there’s a lost person, we want them. Hills, hollows, apartment complexes, trailer parks, and subdivisions.

Words that propel us to the knocking of doors, sending of text messages, and making phone calls. These two words should inspire us to peddle church tracts, church cards, and flyers of invitation. We will continue to utilize newspaper advertisement, the internet, and other mediums that could be used to propagate this life changing, soul-saving message.

These two words are to be the mantra; the buzzwords for our assembly in 2017. When we hear them or see them may they awaken us from slumber and motivate us to action. It sets the tone and tenor for The Apostolics of Abingdon. No longer status quo. No longer complacent or idle. Not with eternity in view. Not with the gospel in our hands to give. Not with the judgement looming.

We know too much. God’s been to good. His blessings are too abundant for us not to share. Hell is too hot and eternity is too long. We must act. We must accept His challenge; His charge. The night is far spent. The day is at hand. Let’s work while there’s time. Let’s reach the lost. Let’s do it today. Come on, Let’s go!

Old Fashioned Revival

Tent Revival PicWe will be hosting and Old Fashioned Revival this Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7:30 P.M. nightly. We are believing God for great things and we want you to be a part of it.

If you need healing. salvation, or simply desire to enjoy God’s people and His presence, we invite you to come and be with us. Rev. Jonathan Dudley will be preaching each night and you will be blessed by the Word of the Lord.

We are located at 15540 Lee Highway in between Economy Inn and Skyland Coin and Jewelry. If our lot is full, both of these businesses invite you to use their paved lots. (Our lot doesn’t actually have to be full, you may just like their lot better than ours. That’s okay, we are not that easily offended.) The motel merely asks that we do not block their dumpster.

We hope to see you during these special services. Please join us in prayer that God would save souls and saints would receive what they need from the Lord. We also welcome you to join us for pre-service prayer at 7:00 each night as we prepare our hearts for what God would want to do among us. Now come on and let’s have church!

Get Them Here!

Push, Pull, or DragWhatever you’ve got to do, let’s get folks to the house of God for Revival this week. If you must push, pull, or drag them here, do it! If you must promise them dinner, do it! If you need to go pick them up and give them a ride, by all means give them a ride.

We will be having special services Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7:30 P.M. nightly. Bro. Jonathan Dudley will be our guest preacher for this revival, and we are going to be blessed. We want others to share in those blessings!

We have an advertising campaign in progress consisting of newspaper, radio, and best of all; word of mouth. We are praying, fasting, and believing God for a heaven-sent revival.

Please take a moment today and make a list of all those you could invite to this revival. After you make your list, pray your list, and then work your list. You can call, text, and visit folks to invite them to be a part of something very special. Now, don’t let me hold you up any longer. Go ahead and get started.

Mark Your Calendars

IMG_49741Mark your calendars and make plans to attend! We will be in Revival March 8, 10, and 11. Rev. Jonathan Dudley will be preaching each night at 7:30 P.M.

Bro. Dudley is a tremendous preacher of the gospel and you will be blessed by being there. Call and invite a friend and make plans to be with us during these special services.

We also want to remind the saints that this week begins focused prayer and fasting for these services. We desire to see souls saved and needs met during this revival so let’s unite together in seeking the Lord!

 

 

 

Revival Continues

Revival PicRevival continues this Tuesday, Oct. 6th, at 7:30 P.M. with Evangelist Nathan Carrier of Salina, KS. Great things are happening and we would love for you to come and be a part of it!

If this will be your first time visiting with us you may click on the What to Expect tab at the top of the page. This will hopefully answer some questions that you may have.

We are located at 15540 Lee Highway in between Economy Inn and Skyland Coin and Jewelry. Parking is available on the right side of the church as well as overflow parking at Skyland Coin and Jewelry. Service begins at 7:30, but you are welcome to join us for pre-service prayer at 7:00. We look forward to seeing you!

Yellow Ribbon Revival

Yellow Ribbon on Tree #3If you follow this blog or are a member of our church, you know that the theme for 2015 is “Welcome Home.” This has been an exciting year for the Apostolics of Abingdon. Some new folks have found a home with us and we as a congregation have found a church home.

We are now in the closing quarter of 2015 and we are believing there are others who are searching for a place to call home. I realize I’m being repetitive from previous posts in restating the definition, but the word “home” has been defined as “any place of residence or refuge.” The phrase “at home” means “in a situation familiar to one; at ease.” To me, home is a place where you are comfortable. It’s a place where you can just be yourself and also allow those who share that space the same privilege. It is a place where love is given and love is received. Home is a place where others can come in and feel that “homey” atmosphere.

Experience has taught me that home doesn’t have to be fancy to be home. Home doesn’t have to be in the nicest of subdivisions to be home. It doesn’t have to have fine furniture to be home. It pertains more to the environment than the edifice. It’s the feeling; the comfort. Home is a place where you know you belong.

It is with this in mind that we are presenting the “Yellow Ribbon Revival.” To the best of my research, the yellow ribbon stems from a story of two men in a railroad train. One was so reserved that his companion had difficulty in persuading him to talk about himself. He was, he said at length, a convict returning from five years’ imprisonment in a distant prison, but his people were too poor to visit him and were too uneducated to be very articulate on paper. Hence he had written to them to make a sign for him when he was released and came home. If they wanted him, they should put a white ribbon in the big apple tree which stood close to the railroad track at the bottom of the garden, and he would get off the train, but if they did not want him, they were to do nothing and he would stay on the train and seek a new life elsewhere. He said that they were nearing his home town and that he couldn’t bear to look. His new friend said that he would look and took his place by the window to watch for the apple tree which the other had described to him.In a minute he put a hand on his companion’s arm. “There it is,” he cried. “It’s all right! The whole tree is white with ribbons” (www.loc.gov/folklife/ribbons/ribbons.html).

It appears this evolved through time and various usages, most often soldiers returning home from war, to the familiar “welcome home ribbon” being yellow in color. However it originated, most associate the yellow ribbon as a sign of someone desiring the return of another to their rightful place. That’s exactly what we want you to think when you pass by the church and see the ribbons, read the blog, or come inside and see the ribbon before you. That’s what we want you to feel when we greet you on the street or shake your hand as you are our guest. We want you to understand no matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done, you are welcome with us.

Maybe you are a prodigal that once attended church or you’ve always kept your distance from church, we welcome you. The ribbons are going up soon. Don’t be like the released prisoner, afraid to look. Look over our way and understand you are loved, then come on in and experience the warmth and welcome of some fellow prisoners that have been set free and “free indeed” (John 8:36).

We are located at 15540 Lee Highway in between Economy Inn and Skyland Coin and Jewelry. Parking is available on the right side of the church as well as overflow parking at Skyland Coin and Jewelry. We are currently engaged in Revival services with Evangelist Nathan Carrier of Salina, Kansas. Join us for Sunday Word and Worship at 2:00 P.M. with pre-service prayer at 1:30. We look forward to seeing you!

Fall Revival

Revival PicPlease join us for a special Revival Service this Friday, Oct. 2nd, at 7:30 P.M. Bro. Nathan Carrier of Salina, KS will be the guest evangelist. We are expecting great things and would love for you to come and be a part of it!

If this will be your first time visiting with us you may click on the What to Expect tab at the top of the page. This will hopefully answer some questions that you may have.

We are located at 15540 Lee Highway in between Economy Inn and Skyland Coin and Jewelry. Parking is available on the right side of the church as well as overflow parking at Skyland Coin and Jewelry. Service begins at 7:30, but you are welcome to join us for pre-service prayer at 7:00. We look forward to seeing you!

River Baptismal Service

River Baptism (Black & White Painting)Revival continues! We have been having old fashioned revival and tonight it continues with an old fashioned river baptismal service. We will meet at 6:00 P.M. at the Holston River to baptize those who have repented of their sins.

For those traveling from the Bristol and Abingdon area, you will take the Porterfield Highway (Rt.19), go across the bridge and turn left onto route 802. We will be baptizing in behind the Regular Baptist Church and parking in their parking lot. If you have trouble locating us, please call 276-821-8342 or 304-237-7449.

This is going to be a great time and we want everyone to come out and be a part of this special occasion. It is special not only for those being baptized and we want to celebrate with them, but it is also a joyful time for the church body. Please join us as we pray, worship, and baptize this evening!

Revival Continues

Revival #2We have been in Revival with Evangelist Joey Waldrep from Tulsa, OK and what a time of refreshing it has been! If you have been unable to attend, you will have another opportunity this Tuesday (June 16) at 7:30 P.M. If you have attended any of these Revival services then you know you don’t want to miss this.

Great things have been happening among us and we want others to experience it for themselves. Please join us in prayer for this Revival service and come expecting! We also invite you to join us in pre-service prayer at 7:00. We look forward to seeing you and worshipping together. The church is located at 15540 Lee Highway in between Economy Inn and Skyland Coin and Jewelry. See you there!