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          Antioch Baptist Church Newsletter October 25, 2021

 

 

Pastor Acrostic

     Thessalonians 5:12 says “Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you.  Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work.”   11 Timothy 5:17 says “The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.”

 

     P – Preacher – “Exalt the Savior.” Jesus said when we life Him up, He will draw all men unto Him.  Preaching is not about us, but about Him.  He has been exalted and given a name that is above every name.

     A – Administrator – “Establish the Structure.” Paul told Titus “The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished.”  A pastor seeks a biblical structure so the church can stay on mission and be obedient to our Lord.

     S – Shepherd – “Encourage the Sheep.”  A loving shepherd will be faithful to feed and lead, to guard and guide the sheep under his care.

     T – Teacher – “Equip the Saints” Ephesians 4 challenges the pastors and teachers to “equip his people for works of service, so the body of Christ may be build up.”

     O – Overseer – “Examine the Spirits.”  1Timothy 4:1 says John reminded the church to “not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God.

     R – Restorer – “Extend the Staff.”  Pastors are always looking for lost sheep.  A faithful shepherd is like his master who came to seek and to save the lost.  The pastor goes out into the night to rescue and restore those who have wandered away from the fold. 

     One of the greatest needs of pastors is for people who will join with him in the work of the ministry.  Ask Bro Eric what you can do in the work of the ministry.  Pray; examine your expectations; find your place in the church (there are always jobs, even cleaning stools is a ministry); be the Christian you should be and keep growing in the Lord and be a witness.

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A girl asked her father, “Why does it rain?  Is it that God is sweating or crying?”  “No,” says her father.  “It rains to make the plants grow.  “Do you understand?”  “Not exactly,” says the girl.  “Why does it rain on the sidewalk?”

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 If you would like to give to Antioch you can send checks to to Antioch Baptist Church of Centralia and send to 1249 E. Hwy 22 Centralia, MO, or we do have “online giving.”

We will have visitation each Thursday night.

 The church will have a weiner roast Sunday, October 31st from 5-6.  We will be showing a video forbthe kids.  

Don’t forget to save Best Choice Labels, & save all sales tickets from Moser’s (any Moser’s store).  We need 186 more to make 2000.  We can use your help.

Check our “Facebook and, website www.abccentralia.church, or you tube for more news & Sunday’s messages.

Prayer Requests:  Pray for Bro. Eric & Trisha as they lead the church and pray for our church families; churches; friends; health care workers; President & Vice President; leaders; servicemen; and many who are ill. 

Sunday school 9:30; worship 10:45; and Sunday evening service 6:00 P.M. “facebookpastorerichill, web page at www.abccentralia.church; or you tube for more news and Messages