Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Greatest of these is Charity

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The definition of Charity according to the Oxford dictionary is: A disposition to judge hopefully of men and there actions and to make allowance for their short comings.

Brother John spoke to us today about the final part of 1 Corinthians 13:13, Charity.  He pointed out that we often think of charity as love in action, but with the above definition it shows that charity is also an attitude- an attitude of hopeful judgment.  And more than just judgment, but an allowance of others' shortcomings.  Brother John pointed out that there is a difference in allowance and acceptance.  In 2 Peter 1:5-7 Brother John showed the things we are to add to faith with all diligence the last being charity.  And having fervent charity will cover a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8).
In 1 Timothy 1:5 Paul tells Timothy that the end of the commandment is charity with a pure heart.  And without this all things are vain.  Brother John pointed out that to have a pure heart is not a comfortable thing, just like the trying that happens with gold.  
In Colossians 3:12-14 Brother John shows that because we are the elect of God, we are to put on bowels of mercies (mercies from deep in our emotions), kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering (in forbearing and forgiving one another as Christ forgave us- and remember that we did not apologize to Christ before that forgiveness was granted to us), and above all charity which is the bond of perfectness (bond of maturity)
Finally Brother John spoke from the beginning of 1 Corinthians 13:1 and all the things that charity is and is not.  Again showing that without charity all of our gifts are worthless and of no profit in the kingdom.

Love (Charity) is the greatest thing this world shall ever know, it fits us for our service here and leads us nearer home,  We will have closer fellowship with God when we put on charity with a pure heart here on this earth!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Lively Hope

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three;
but the greatest of these is charity.
1 Corinthians 13:13

Brother John has been speaking to us about the components contained in 1 Corinthians 13:13.  Today he focused on Hope.  Teaching on different aspects of hope, Brother John showed in the scriptures where it is the resurrection of Christ in which we have hope, (1 Corinthians 15:19) and that there is a salvation in that hope. (Romans 8:24-25).  We also learned that Hope brings comfort (a salvation from sorrow) (1 Thesalonians 4:13) and finally Brother John showed us that hope brings forth joy.  This was illustrated in Acts 2:25-26/Psalm 16:8.  David, somehow knew about the resurrection and his heart was glad, his glory rejoiceth, his flesh shall rest in hope.  

And as with faith, hope is for this life.  We will have no need for this hope in eternal glory- what a blessing that our Father gave us something to look forward to and changed our eternal course from that of eternal damnation to a life with Him.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

A Praying Church

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:
and the same day there were added unto them
about three thousand souls.
And they continued stedfastly in the
apostles' doctrine and fellowship,
and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Acts 2:41-42

Today, Hebron Church met together in sweet fellowship and prayer. 
We started the morning with a hearty breakfast in the fellowship hall. 
We then moved to the sanctuary where Brother Jeff Green led us in our song service and then we entered into a time of prayer.
Our church prayed for the needs of others, we prayed for our nation, we prayed for our leaders.  We thanked the Lord for the unity He has instilled in our body and asked that He keep the peace and unity among us.  We thanked the Lord for our pastor and asked Him to provide all that he stands in need of.  We prayed for the Lord's presence to be known and felt as we desperately seek to feel His presence in our lives. 

Our hearts were knit together today as we worshiped the Lord in prayer and supplication.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Hebron Welcomes New Pastor

How beautiful upon the mountains are the
feet of him that bringeth good tidings,
that publisheth peace;
that bringeth good tidings of good,
that publisheth salvation;
that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Isaiah 52:7

On December 9, 2018, the members of Hebron Primitive Baptist Church met together for the purpose of pastor call.  The Lord has blessed us to invite and hear many abled men who all served the purpose of feeding our flock in a time without a pastor.  The Lord was so gracious to us!

With a 100% unanimous vote, we called for Licentiate John Harvey from Wintergarden PBC to be our pastor.  Brother John and his wife, Sister Olivia, have visited with us on multiple occasions as Brother John attempted to preach.  It was very evident that our love for them kept getting stronger the more often they came, and Brother John expressed his love for us had grown over that time as well.

After a period of prayer and supplication, Brother John lovingly accepted the call and will serve as our pastor.

We are thankful to all the sister churches that have prayed on our behalf as well as those who have visited with us and given us encouragement.  We are thankful to the Lord for supplying our every need and we pray that HE will be ever present with Brother John and Sister Olivia during this time of transition.

We welcome any and all to come visit with us.  We meet every Sunday at 10:30am.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January Preaching Schedule

January Preaching Schedule:

1/6/20199:30/10:30AMBreakfast/ Eld James Allen
1/13/201910:30 AMEld Randal Cagel/Bro John Harvey
1/20/201910:30 AMEld Roger Pinkston
1/27/201910:30 AMBro John Harvey

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Updated Preaching Schedule

12/1/20186:30 PMEld Bryce Lowrance
12/2/20186:30 PMEld Bryce Lowrance
12/9/20189:30/10:30Breakfast/Prayer Meeting/ Pastor Call
12/16/201810:30 AMBro John Harvey
12/23/201810:30 AMOPEN
12/30/201810:30 AMEld Michael Hataway

Monday, November 5, 2018

Updated Schedule

Here is the up to date schedule for the next few weeks:

11/11/2018 10:30 AM Bro John Harvey
11/18/2018 10:30 AM Bro Ray Blanchard
11/25/2018 10:30 AM Eld James Allen
12/1/2018 6:30 PM         Eld Bryce Lowrance
12/2/2018 10:30 AM       Eld Bryce Lowrance
12/9/2018 9:30/10:30 Breakfast/Prayer Meeting/ Pastor Call