Our Study of Hosea Continues Tonight

Join us at 7.

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The Annual Egg Hunt

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Happy Easter!

We Hope you have a wonderful day.

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Join Us Easter Sunday

At 6:30 for our Sunrise Service, at 10 for Sunday School, at 11 for Worship, after Worship for our Egg Hunt at the Park, and at 7 for the Lord’s Supper.

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Coptic Christians in Cairo…

A week after two of their churches were bombed, are out in full force to celebrate Easter.

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Here in America, where we are free to worship unattacked, you will still never see a church this full.

That says a lot about American Christians and their level of commitment.

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Reminder

You are invited to the Presbyterian Church in Coalfield at 7 tonight for the annual re-enactment of the Last Supper.  And tomorrow join us at noon at Petros Baptist for our Good Friday Noon Service.

And don’t forget- we have sunrise service on Sunday at 6:30!

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The Restoration is Complete

I’m happy to report that the restoration and repairs necessary both downstairs and upstairs after the water damage have been fully completed and most notably the restrooms upstairs are now fully available.  We’re sorry for the inconvenience repairs caused but we’re happy that they’ve been completed in time for Easter!  And they look great too!

 

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An Update

Kathy L’s doctors were able to save her little finger.  Continue to remember her as she recovers.

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Something Else to Think About

When we stumble to the cross, God releases our burdens, burying them forever in Christ’s own grave. –John Bunyan

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Something to Think About

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A Chronology of Jesus’ Last Week

If you go here you can read a very useful overview of the events of the last week of Jesus’ life.

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If You Have a Prayer Request…

Email it to PetrosBaptistChurch@gmail.com and we will pray for you.

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Sometimes People Say…

“I don’t have to go to Church to be a Christian”.  But those same people will often say “I have to go to ball practice to be on the team”.

You may not have to go to Church to be a Christian, but if you’re a Christian you attend worship.

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Prayer Request

Please remember the famiy of Judy Redmon.  She has passed away.

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Join us Tonight at 7…

For Bible study!

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Prayer Request

Please remember Kathy L.  She is in the hospital.

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Prayer Request

Please remember the family of Noah Kennedy.

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If You Have College Students…

The Tennessee Baptist Convention offers various scholarships that you might want to look into.

Here.

The deadline for application is April 30.

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Every Church Has Its Weeds

Jesus taught his disciples in parables because these simple illustrations made a lasting impression.  So, for instance, when he told this parable:

‘The kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.  While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off.  When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, then the darnel appeared as well. The owner’s labourers went to him and said, “Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? If so, where does the darnel come from?”   He said to them, “Some enemy has done this.” And the labourers said, “Do you want us to go and weed it out?”  But he said, “No, because when you weed out the darnel you might pull up the wheat with it.  Let them both grow till the harvest; and at harvest time I shall say to the reapers: First collect the darnel and tie it in bundles to be burnt, then gather the wheat into my barn.” ‘ (Matt. 13:24-30)

His point was a simple one- made powerfully:  every Church, every community of faith, has both weeds and wheat and it’s God’s job to sort them out on the day of Judgement.  Not ours.

Our job is to act like wheat- that is, produce fruit, not like tares (darnel) which produces nothing.  And our task is to examine our own lives to see if we are wheat (and we know it because we produce fruit) or weed (and we know that too because if we are we produce nothing).   Wheat uses the soil and the water (the resources of God) to bring forth fruit while weeds use soil and water (the resources of God) only for self.

Every Church has weeds.  And the punishment for weedyness is hell while the reward for wheatyness is heaven.

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Something to Think About

The face of death, and nearness of eternity, did much to convince me what books to read, what studies to prefer and prosecute, what company and conversation to choose. It drove me early into the vineyard of the Lord, and taught me to preach as a dying man to dying men. — RICHARD BAXTER

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