Petros Baptist Church

Good Friday/ Sunrise Service/ Easter Sunday

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 18, 2014

We had a wonderful time today at Noon during the annual Good Friday service.  Nothing quite makes the day as special and as important as it can be as time reflecting on the mercy of God with brothers and sisters in Christ.

Sunday at 6:30 we will gather again for the sunrise service and breakfast.  Then at 10 we’ll have Sunday School, worship at 11, the community egg hunt at 2, and the Lord’s Supper at 7 that evening.

Sunday will be a very full day- full, that is, of opportunity to worship and fellowship.  We hope you can join us.

Many Thanks

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 18, 2014

Thanks to your generosity there was a carload of food for Mike’s family.


If You Can…

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 16, 2014

We are helping to provide food for the family of Mike G. whose father has passed away and whose funeral is Friday.  If you are able to help, please let Judy L. know what you can prepare.  All the food needs to be at the church NO LATER THAN 8:45 on FRIDAY morning.  It will be collected and delivered.

Thank you so much!

‘Heaven is For Real’: An Observation

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 16, 2014

Just a cautionary word about this popular film: it is NOT doctrine nor should it be viewed as such.  It is NOT ‘bible teaching’ nor should it be viewed as such.  It is NOT accurate at several points nor should it be viewed as such.  It is simply, merely, and only ENTERTAINMENT.

Getting your Doctrine from Hollywood films is like getting your doctrine from – well – Hollywood films.  If you really want to know what heaven is like, study Scripture.  It at least has the benefit of being theologically correct.

Prayer Request

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 15, 2014

Please remember Iris T. and her family.  Her daughter Theresa passed away this morning.  Funeral arrangements are as follows-

Mrs. Teresa Lowe, age 56 of Wartburg, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday April 15, 2014 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She worked at Advantage Center of Morgan County for more than 25 years and devoted her life to caring for those with disabilities. She was a giving person and always put the needs of others above herself. Teresa was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was a loving and devoted wife and mother. …  The family will receive friends Thursday April 17, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Davis Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 PM in the chapel of Davis Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Baldwin and Bro. Benjie Blakney officiating. Graveside services will be Friday morning at 11:00 in Morgan Memorial Gardens.

Funeral Arrangements For Mike G’s Father

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 13, 2014

A celebration of life will be held Friday April 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Brannon-Kreis American Legion Post 149 in Wartburg with Bro. Johnny Vespie officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brannon-Kreis American Legion Post 149, 202 South Kingston St. Wartburg, TN 37887.

Why Did God Make Us?

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 12, 2014

[W]e did not get eyes to minister to lust, and the tongue for speaking evil with, and ears to be the receptacle of evil speech, and the throat to serve the vice of gluttony, and the belly to be gluttony’s ally, and the genitals for unchaste excesses, and hands for deeds of violence, and the feet for an erring life; or was the soul placed in the body that it might become a thought-manufactory of snares, and fraud, and injustice?

I think not; for if God, as the righteous ex-actor of innocence, hates everything like malignity—if He hates utterly such plotting of evil, it is clear beyond a doubt, that, of all things that have come from His hand, He has made none to lead to works which He condemns, even though these same works may be carried on by things of His making; for, in fact, it is the one ground of condemnation, that the creature misuses the creation.   – St. Tertullian

Prayer Request

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 12, 2014

Remember Mike G and his family at the passing of his father.  And remember Debbie C.  Her mom is in the hospital.

Quote of the Day

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 11, 2014

The best theology refuses to be innovative. – A.J. Swoboda

Join Me In Congratulating…

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 11, 2014

Tracy W.- who today learned that she has passed the Bar Exam and is now, officially, a Lawyer!  Congratulations Tracy, we’re so very proud of you!

Some Folk You May Recognize

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 11, 2014

From Ricky B.’s exhibit at the school.  He’s a fantastic artist.

A Photo and a Prayer Request

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 10, 2014

From the Senior Day, a couple of folk you’ll know.  And if you would, remember Jimmy H. tomorrow- (Friday) – he’s having a medical procedure.


Youth Day Shots

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 6, 2014

Thanks to Debbie C. for sending these!

Dear Parents…

Posted in Announcements by Jim on April 6, 2014

May I speak to you plainly?

If you don’t love your children enough to introduce them to the importance of faith (and allowing them, naturally, to make their own decisions about God when they are old enough to), then, to be blunt, you don’t love your children.

Knowing, loving, and serving God is the most important thing a person can ever do. Running your children to every ball game, practice, outing, field trip, and birthday party in the world won’t provide them with that one essential thing, that one absolutely essential relationship.

Christian parents who have time for everything but God are setting a profoundly inappropriate example for their children. It is disheartening, saddening, and soul crushing to know so many children so excited to be in the house of God for worship and Sunday School, whose Christian parents obliterate that sensitivity and sincerity and soul-thirst for God by neglecting God and his community of faith.

When your children grow up, drift away, and find themselves in dire straits because they live lives of indifference to God, the only thing I will be able to say to you, the only words of comfort I will have to offer you are these-

I Told You So…
I Tried to Warn You…
But You Didn’t Care Enough to Listen…
And Now, You’re Simply Reaping What You’ve Sown.


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