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Do I Seek To Please Men Or Do I Seek To Please God?
-Galatians 1:10

As a Christian, whose approval do you seek?
As a very inexperienced pastor, I had people in the church say that they wouldn't continued to sing specials if I didn't start bragging on them. My response back then was very kind. Today, those people probably wouldn't sing in our church for awhile.
I am not really hung up on how people dress to attend church, but for me, I give God my best. He deserves it.
David's greatest sin was numbering the people. 75,000 men died because of it. How do we judge a church? We number the people.
I cut out Easter egg hunts and Halloween parties in our church years ago. Do I seek to please men or God?
I have only performed three weddings in my ministry. I've been asked to do several but refused based on deep Biblical convictions. Do I seek to please men or God?
I have many shortcomings. I have many mistakes to answer for in front of God. However, I often ask myself if I seek to please people or so I seek to please God?
Our church is at 31046 Hwy MM. Services are at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Our phone is (660) 281-4775.

Unity Of The Lakes

This Sunday 5/19/24 Unity of the Lakes is very blessed to have Rev. Laura Bennett as our guest speaker. Rev. Laura brings a great deal of knowledge and energy with her. She has served as head of Bible studies at Unity Institute and has many other credentials. She is a very gifted speaker and this service is certain to help your spiritual growth. Service is 11 am. dress is casual and all are welcome. Come for service and stay for refreshments and fellowship. We want to feed you in every way. We are located 8 miles south of Warsaw on highway 65. Our physical address is 34948 Hwy 65 South. Unity offers Positive, Practical Christianity as taught and lived by Jesus Christ. The Truth you know is the Truth you live. We look forward to seeing you.

Lincoln First Baptist Church

Happy Mother’s Day.  Hope all the mothers had a great day with family and friends.  Today was well attended in worship.  We had a lot of mothers with us.  Our oldest mother was Nell Moor and the youngest was Sandra Bryant.  They both received a hanging plant.  All mothers received a flower after service. We wish April Jacobs a happy birthday.  Happy anniversary to Rick and Nancy Winn.  Church presented senior gifts to our graduates.  Joe Kaufmann, Greg Smith and Hailey Bohon.  We wish them well. 1 Kings and Matthew was  Pastor Jesse’s focus this Mother’s Day.  In 1 Kings he told us of the two women who had babies at the same time but one of the babies died.  They came before King Solomon to settle the argument of who the baby belonged to.  Solomon was going to cut the baby in to half and give each mother one half.  The true mother said to give the other the baby. In Matthew there was a woman who brought 2 mites to give because that was all she had.  People were talking about how little she gave.  Jesus said she gave all she had and was blessed for it. Mary also gave her son to die on the cross for our sins.  Mothers sacrifice a lot for their children.  Many women are called to be mothers.  How many are Christians?  Without grace and mercy from God we are not worthy.  Mothers love their children more than themselves.  You are saved because someone prayed for you.  Honor your mother each day.  She is precious in God’s sight. May your week be blessed.  God Bless.   COME JOIN US FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL AT 9:30 AND WORSHIP AT 10:30.  WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU. 


Hopewell Baptist Church

In Matthew 19:13-20:16 Parents, sent their children to Jesus for prayer, but the disciples say He is too busy. Jesus tells them, “Let the little children come to me because the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these”. Next, a young man asks what he can do to please God. Jesus tells him he must obey the commandments. Jesus knows he is a young man of money telling him to sell everything and give to the poor and the man walks away sad. Jesus tells the disciples, it’s difficult for a rich man to enter Heaven. The disciples ask, who then can be saved? Jesus makes it clear; everyone has equal opportunity access, not based on what you do, but who Jesus is. Peter answers, we left everything to follow You, what will there be for us? Jesus tells him, those who have left all their possessions for His sake, will inherit eternal life. Jesus goes on to tell them the Kingdom of Heaven is like a landowner who hires men to work in his vineyard agreeing to pay each a day’s wages. Going out multiple times, he finds some and asks why they are standing all day doing nothing and they replied, because no one has hired us. He told them to go and work in his vineyard. At the end of the day, the owner paid them their wages starting with the last ones going on to the first. Each paid a day’s wages angering the first ones hired expecting to receive more since they worked longer. They accused the owner of being unfair who replied, did you not agree to work for a day’s wages? I want to give the man hired last the same opportunity I gave you. So, the last will be first, and the first will be last. Anyone who walks with Jesus, will sit in Heaven with God. Doing good should be because of what God has done for us. Do we want to follow Jesus or not? Jesus is worth worshipping. Join us Sunday mornings for Sunday School at 10 a.m. with Worship at 11 a.m. We have a new Sunday evening Children’s Program at 5:30 p.m. with Adult Bible Study at 6 p.m. Our mid-week Bible Study is Wednesday at 6 p.m. Watch our service live at 11 a.m. each Sunday on Hopewell Baptist Church Facebook page.