Pastor Barron To Preach On Jesus’ Passive Obedience Bringing Forth Kingship

Pastor Barron’s sermon for this Lord’s Day is titled, “Jesus Is Always In Control.” His text is John 18: 1-27.

Barrons Named New Area Representatives For The Rafiki Foundation

The Rev. Bill Barron and his wife, Sissy, have been named as the area representatives for Rafiki Foundation. Rafiki Foundation trains teachers and runs Christian Classical Education schools in ten nations in Africa. Founded in 1989 under the leadership of Rosemary Jensen, then the driector of Bible Study Fellowship, Rafiki started in Tanzania and has grown to new be a major education arm in the continent of Africa, serving in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.

The Rev. Barron serves as the pastor of North Greenville Church, meeting at The Woodlands at Furman. The church holds Sunday School, morning worship each Lord’s Day and a Wednesday evening Bible study on Wednesday at The Woodlands.

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting And Bible Study Continues

Join us on Wednesday evenings as we pray for our church and study God’s Word. We meet each week at 7:00 in the Orchid Room. Currently, we are studying the book of Romans and will be picking up with Chapter 15, vs. 14.

Next Church Discussion On Palm Sunday On The Topic Of Prayer

Our next Church Discussion time will be this Sunday, April 14, comprising a look at a number of articles from the March Tabletalk and all starting with “How Can I Pray for:”
Non-Christians?            Michael Lawrence
My Spouse?                Joe Holland
My Children?                Burk Parsons
My Church?                Aaron L. Garriott
Those Who Are Ill and Dying?    Kelly M. Kapic
For the World?            Daniel Timmer
We will meet at the home of Tommy and Erin Morgan.

Treasurer’s Report For March

  Actual March Budget YTD Actual YTD Difference YTD 2018 Annual Budget 2019 Annual Budget
Tithes & Offerings $3,311.46 $6,375.00 $7,831.46 $1,456.46 $65,595.00 $61,770.00
Expenses $5,477.28 $15,899.98 $14,591.06 -$1,308.92 $37,904.00 $55,335.92
Balance -$2,165.82 -$9,524.98 -$6,759.60 $2,765.38 $27,691.00 $6,434.08
Net Assets     $81,743.21      

We are ahead of budget for the year thus far, aided significantly by higher than anticipated tithes and offerings.

Dorcas Ministry Collection For April: Piedmont Women’s Center

The Dorcas Ministry focus for April is for The Piedmont Women’s Center. We will receive monetary donations next Sunday, on April 21. We will be participating in their “Baby Bottle Fund Raiser.” Bottles are available on the table in the back.

Church Nursery Volunteers Sought

The church now offers a nursery for children from infancy through age 3 during morning worship. It is the intention of the Session to provide nursery attendants from congregational volunteers on a rotating schedule. If you will agree to assist, please contact Pastor Barron.

Catechism Corner

Q. 49. How did Christ humble himself in his death?
Christ humbled himself in his death, in that having been betrayed by Judas, forsaken by his disciples, scorned and rejected by the world, condemned by Pilate, and tormented by his persecutors; having also conflicted with the terrors of death, and the powers of darkness, felt and borne the weight of God’s wrath, he laid down his life an offering for sin, enduring the painful, shameful, and cursed death of the cross.

(Westminster Larger Catechism)

Tabletalk Moment

Israel Sinfully Demands A King: The Bible tells us that God will often hand people over to sin when they pursue what they should not pursue. We should take care to do what the Lord approves of lest He allow us to wallow in our sin and cause much strife and destruction. (Tabletalk Magazine, April 20, page 42).


Short Items

Sunday School: This Sunday at 9:30am in the Camellia Room, we move on to the post-exilic prophecy of Haggai, looking at how secular concerns overwhelmed the returnees, causing them to lose zeal in worshiping and drawing near to the God of Israel. We will look at how in the space of three weeks the people turned their hearts toward the Lord by means of Haggai’s prophetic preaching. Dr. Iain Duguid’s lesson in the Adult Quarterly is titled, “Consider Your Ways.” To get the full context, read all of Haggai Chapter 1.

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