Bro. Billy Compton — 6/17/18 — Eph 6:4

June 17, 2018
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SURVIVAL IN FATHERLAND:  LEAVING A LEGACY

 

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in
the training and instruction of the Lord.”  (Ephesians 6:4) NIV  

INVEST TIME DELIBERATELY

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”
(Ecc. 3:1)

“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of
             you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” (Heb. 3:13)

MODEL SERVANTHOOD WITH HUMILITY

“Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life,     
             which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal
             of approval.” (Jn. 6:27)

INTRODUCE CHRIST PERSONALLY

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children by coming down hard on them.
             Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master.” (MSG)

Bro. Billy Compton — 6/10/18 — Phil 2:19-30

June 10, 2018
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GET ON THE “A” TEAM

Philippians 2:19-30

PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS.

                  (vs. 19-21).

  • Genuine interest in others.
  •   Looks out for others before self.

“Any man wrapped up in himself is no gift.”

 

A PERSON OF TRUST.

                  (vs. 22-24).

  • The more people trust you, the happier you will be.
  •   Keep your promises.    Be reliable.

“The greatest ability is dependability.”

TEAM WORK BEFORE COMPETITION.

                   (vs. 25).

  • Brother – Family
  • Fellow worker – Fellowship
  • Fellow soldier – Messenger

EMBRACE SOMETHING WORTH DYING FOR.

                    (vs. 26-27).

  • Sent
  • Sensitive      
  • Selfless

“Joy comes when service comes before security.”

 

If you insist on saving your life, you will lose it. Only those who throw away their lives for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live”    (Mark 8:35 LB).

Bro. Billy Compton — 6/3/18 — The Lord’s Supper

June 9, 2018
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THE LORD’S SUPPER

The Lord’s Supper is the title given by Paul (1 Cor. 11:20).  It bears other names.  Luke used the phrase “breaking of bread” (Acts 2:42-46; 20:11; Luke 24:35).  Paul employed the term communion, which referred to believers’ relationship with the Lord (vertically) and with fellow believers (horizontally).  Eucharist, another designation for the Lord’s Supper, is derived from the Greek word eucharistia, “giving of thanks”, as it implies the thanksgiving over bread and cup (1 Cor. 11:24).  Paul referred to it as the “Lord’s Table.”  (1 Cor. 10:21)

The Gospels (Matt. 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:14-20 and Paul’s accounts (1 Cor. 11:23) indicate the Lord’s Supper is rooted in the Old Testament ceremony of Passover.  Jesus used the occasion to identify Himself – by His actions and words – as the sacrificial Lamb.  Christ’s words and actions initiated the celebration of this powerful symbol, the early church practiced it (Acts 2:42, 20:7), and it continues to be observed as a powerful symbol of our faith. 

The Lord’s Supper not only carries historical significance, but also theological significance in that it symbolizes the sacrificial death of our Lord Jesus.  The bread and cup represent s the body and blood of Jesus Christ.  The blood, being essential to His earthly life and all other life, was shed redemptively for our lives.  The table affirms His love to us as He invites us to come to His supper, and our partaking affirms our faith in Him.   

There is no biblical requirement concerning the frequency with which the church is to observe the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper.  One might partake of it weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually without violation of the commandment or spirit. The Bible simply says, “This do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me” (1 Cor. 11:25).  More important than the frequency is the spirit in which the ordinance is observed. 

The celebration of Communion commemorates a past event, it also anticipates a future consummation in His coming (1 Cor. 11:26).  Thus a memorial of faith becomes a prophecy of hope!

 

Sunday School begins at 10:00am EST with Morning Worship beginning at 11:00am EST.  Evening Worship begins at 6:00pm EST

Wednesday Prayer Meeting begins at 7:00pm EST

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Bro. Billy Compton — 5/27/18 — Rev. 7:9-17

May 27, 2018
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A DAY TO REMEMBER

Revelation 7:9-17

  • DWELLING TOGETHER IN _UNITY__.

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…” (vs. 9).

  • WORSHIPPING GOD

“And they cried out in a loud voice…They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” (vs.10-12). 

  • CONTINUALLY AT PEACE AND SATISFIED

‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat.  For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes’” (vs.16-17).

  

Now none but Christ can satisfy, None other name for me!

There’s love, and life and lasting joy, Lord, Jesus, found in thee.

Bro. Billy Compton — 5/13/18 — II Tim 1:1-5

May 26, 2018
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I REMEMBER MOTHER

 

II Timothy 1:1-5

       

  • I REMEMBER MOTHER BECAUSE OF HER _CHRISTIAN FAITH_.

            ∙   She heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and acknowledged her
                 need of a Savior.

            ∙   I remember to compare her to Proverbs 31:28-29

           

 

  • I REMEMBER MOTHER BECAUSE OF HER PARENTAL _GUIDANCE_.

∙   Proverbs 22:15 “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod
of discipline will drive it far from him.”

∙    Proverbs 23:13 “Do not withhold discipline from a child. If you punish
him with the rod, he will not die.”

∙  Discipline that influences a life guiding one in the right way.

             ∙   Discipline as focused attention guiding one in the way of goodness,
                 faith and love.

 

 

  • I REMEMBER MOTHER BECAUSE SHE HAS A LIVING __HOPE_.

               She prayers her children will experience Christ as their Savior.

            ∙   Mother has an ETERNAL HOPE …a mother of faith
                 and faithfulness will give you a hope to live with and a hope to die by.

Bro. Billy Compton — 5/6/18 — Growing a Joyful Life — Phil 2:12-18

May 6, 2018
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Sunday School begins at 10:00am EST with Morning Worship beginning at 11:00am EST.  Evening Worship begins at 6:00pm EST

Wednesday Prayer Meeting begins at 7:00pm EST

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GROWING A JOYFUL LIFE

Philippians 2:12-18

 

 

CULTIVATE A PLEASING DISPOSITION

 

“…work out your salvation…with fear and trembling” (vs. 12).

Do everything without complaining or arguing” (vs. 14).

 

  • Are you ready for the challenge of shining like a star?
  • Will you do your part?

 

CREATE A POSITIVE WITNESS

 

So that you may become blameless and pure, children of God

without fault in a crooked and depraved generation in which

you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word

of life” (vs. 15-16a).

 

  • Visualize your relationship to Christ.
  • Will you make a difference? Be real.

 

CONCENTRATE ON AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

 

But…I am glad and rejoice with all of you, so that you

too should be glad and rejoice with me” (vs. 17a-18).

 

  • Be thankful in all circumstances; not for all

circumstances.

  • Remember God’s care and celebrate His goodness.

 

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s

will for you in Christ Jesus” (I Thess. 5:18).

Bro. Billy Compton — 4/22/18 — Surival In Family Land

April 22, 2018
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Sunday School begins at 10:00am EST with Morning Worship beginning at 11:00am EST.  Evening Worship begins at 6:00pm EST

Wednesday Prayer Meeting begins at 7:00pm EST

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SURVIVAL IN FAMILY LAND

                        

F                _Fun_ Time Planned.

                  “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries

                  up the bones” (Pro. 17:22 NIV).

A                _Attention Given.

                  “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but

                  also to the interests of others” (Phil. 2:4 NIV).

M               _Memories Created.

                  “But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself

                  have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind

                  as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your

                children and grandchildren” (Deut. 4:9 NLT).

I                 _Inspiration_ Provided.

                  “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up,

                  just as in fact you are doing” (I Thess. 5:11 NIV).

L                _Love_ Unconditional Offered.

                  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have

                  loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will

                  know that you are my disciples, if you love one another”

                  (John 13:34-35 NIV).

Y                _Yield_ To God.

                  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all

                  your soul and with all your strength. These commandments

                  that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress

                  them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home

                  and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when

                  you get up” (Deut. 6:5-7 NIV).

Gideon Guest Speaker Sonny Fentress — 4/15/18 — The Gideons International

April 18, 2018
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Wednesday Prayer Meeting begins at 7:00pm EST

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FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE GIDEONS AND HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE:  

https://www2.gideons.org/

Bro. Billy Compton - 4/08/18 — Phil. 2:1-3

April 8, 2018
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Sunday School begins at 10:00am EST with Morning Worship beginning at 11:00am EST.  Evening Worship begins at 6:00pm EST

Wednesday Prayer Meeting begins at 7:00pm EST

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                       SERVING BETTER TOGETHER

                                Phil. 2:1-3    

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So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy…” (Vs. 1 ESV).

  • Be consistent.

Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much” (Luke 16:10 NIV).

 

  • Be confidential.

A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret” (Pro. 11:13 NIV).

 

  • Be close.

Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble” (Pro. 17:17 MSG).

 

______________

…complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind” (Vs. 2 ESV).

…live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble” (I Peter 3:8 NIV).

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn” (Rom. 12:15 NIV).

 

_______________

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves” (Vs. 3 ESV).

  • Each other’s needs.

Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us asking…’How can I help?’” (Rom. 15:2 MSG)

 

  • Each other’s abilities.

God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well…” (Rom. 12:6 NLT).

Bro. Billy Compton - 4/01/18 - John 20:1-8;29-31

April 3, 2018
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Sunday School begins at 10:00am EST with Morning Worship beginning at 11:00am EST.  Evening Worship begins at 6:00pm EST

Wednesday Prayer Meeting begins at 7:00pm EST

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PASSION WITH A PURPOSE: THREE

John 20:1-8 & 29-31

 

 

YOU WERE MADE TO BE LOVED BY GOD.

 

  • The Bible declares that God has a purpose for every life.

 

  • You were made to be loved by God.

 

 

YOUR LIFE IS SIGNIFICANT.

 

“… I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

(John 10:10b NKJ

 

            “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given

            us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead …”

(1 Peter 1:3 NIV)

 

  • Survival level

 

  • Success level

 

  • Significance level

 

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTNER WITH GOD.

 

  • God is at work in the world and He invites you to join Him.

 

  • Before we are followers of Christ His invitation is “Come and See.” After we become a Christian His commission to us is to “Go and Tell.”

 

“Come and see the place where he lay … Then go quickly and tell …” (Matt. 28:6-7 NIV)

 

 

Admit your need! Believe in Christ! Commit your life to Christ!