Pastor:  George Lynch

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"to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."  Ephesians 4:12-13
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First Baptist Church of Royal
7402 Albert Pike Road  Royal, Arkansas  71968
(501) 767-5462
Worship and Ministry Opportunities

Sunday AM 
      8:30 AM Early Worship
 9:45 AM Sunday School Bible Study
 11:00 AM Worship and Children's Church

Sunday PM
 5:00-7:00 PM Student and Adult Discipleship, 
  Womens Studies, Kidz Time

 6:00 PM Sanctuary open for Prayer, Open Gym
      7:00 PM Student Wired, Prayer Meeting, Childrens Choir

A Communication Resource of First Baptist Church of Royal

Someone has said if we can look back and recognize a time in our life when we sensed the presence of God in our lives more vividly than we do now, then we are in need of revival. This September, which is not far away, we have scheduled some revival services. Why?

Years back as a young pastor I was taught one thing I needed to do every year was have a revival. I knew nothing about conducting revivals, but there where people around me who did, and we managed to have revivals each year. In fact, it became like a routine. Realizing this, I asked God for direction and He told me not to worry about revival meetings until He led me to them…made a lot of sense to me. Several years later a lady of our church asked why we don’t have revivals. She had come for a while and we hadn’t had revival meetings, my answer was simple, when God led me to revival meetings then we would follow Him. So the first part of the answer to why is, God has led us to these meetings. There is no reason to have revival meetings or any other sort of action in God’s name for which He has not led us. I believe God has led me to lead us to these meetings. God has also led us to the evangelist, Bro. Sam Moore, as well as our worship leader, Grayson Inman. I know most of you do not know these men but pray for them as they prepare to come and lead us through this time.

Another aspect of our revival meeting I believe God has led me to is simplicity. There is nothing over the top we have planned. I have shared this with Bro. Sam and Bro. Grayson. The last thing I sense God leading me to do is make this revival complicated. We will have a nursery available and I am asking a few folks to sing a special. I have and will continue to encourage us to reach out to missing folks from our Sunday school classes and to our neighbors. I will continue to pray and encourage you to pray for our revival and for people. The Bible informs us that where two or more are gathered in His name then He is with them. As the time approaches God will lead you to invite someone to the revival or inform someone of the meetings, please do not fail to do so. We are having postcards made up that can be handed out or mailed, so it will be simple for us to invite others.

Something else I believe God has impressed upon me that He wants in this revival is genuine desire. I will do all I can to encourage folks to come to these meeting and make them a priority but the bottom line is we each have to personally invest if God is to accomplish the work He wants to do. We all have many things going on in our lives, all year long. Throughout the Bible God informs His people when we prioritize Him and obey Him, He will reveal Himself to us. For each of us to prioritize and obey God will cost something, it always does. I want to encourage each of us to prayerfully consider what God would have us invest in these meetings, don’t even give a second thought to what you think someone else expects, just seek God and as He leads you, obey.
The deepest need mankind has is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our second greatest need is for this relationship to be vibrant in our heart. Judas (not Iscariot) said to Jesus, “Lord, how is it you will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?” Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with Him.” John 14:22-23

Let each begin to pray and seek God, follow as He directs. If we will do this, then God is glorified and we will be revived.

One day, I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise. Ah the beauty of God’s creation is beyond description. As I watched, I praised God for His beautiful work. As I sat there, I felt the Lord’s presence with me. He asked me, “Do you love me?”
I answered, “Of course, God! You are my Lord and Saviour!”

Then He asked, “If you were physically handicapped, would you still love me?”
I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs and the rest of my body and wondered how many things I wouldn’t; be able to do, the things that I took for granted. And I answered, “It would be tough Lord, but I would still love You.”

Then the Lord said, “If you were blind, would you still love my creation?” How could I love something without being able to see it? Then I thought of all the blind people in the world and how many of them still loved God and His creation.
So I answered, “Its hard to think of it, but I would still love Your creation.”

The Lord then asked me, “If you were deaf, would you still listen to my word?” How could I listen to anything being deaf?
Then I understood. Listening to God’s Word is not merely using our ears, but our hearts.
​I answered, “It would be tough, but I would still listen to Your word.”

The Lord then asked, “If you were mute, would you still praise My Name?”
How could I praise without a voice? Then it occurred to me: God wants us to sing from our very heart and soul. It never matters what we sound like. And praising God is not always with a song, but when we are persecuted, we give God praise with our words of thanks.
​So I answered, “Though I could not physically sing, I would still praise Your Name.”

And the Lord asked, “Do you really love Me?”
​With courage and a strong conviction, I answered boldly, “Yes Lord! I love You because You are the one and true God!”
I thought I had answered well, but God asked, “THEN WHY DO YOU SIN?”

I answered, “Because I am only human. I am not perfect.”


No answers. Only tears.
The Lord continued: “Why only sing at fellowships and retreats? Why seek Me only in times of worship? Why ask things so selfishly? Why ask things so unfaithfully?”
​The tears continued to roll down my cheeks.

“Why are you ashamed of Me? Why are you not spreading the good news? Why in times of persecution, you cry to others when I offer My shoulder to cry on? Why make excuses when I give you opportunities to serve in My Name?”
I tried to answer, but there was no answer to give.

“You are blessed with life. I made you not to throw this gift away. I have blessed you with talents to serve Me, but you continue to turn away. I have revealed My Word to you, but you do not gain in knowledge. I have spoken to you but your ears were closed. I have shown My blessings to you, but your eyes were turned away. I have sent you servants, but you sat idly by as they were pushed away. I have heard your prayers and I have answered them all.”


I could not answer. How could I? I was embarrassed beyond belief. I had no excuse. What could I say to this? My heart had cried out and the tears had flowed, I said, Please forgive me Lord. I am unworthy to be Your child.”

The Lord answered, ” That is My Grace, My child.”

I asked, ” Then why do you continue to forgive me? Why do You love me so?”
The Lord answered, “Because you are My creation. You are my child. I will never abandon you. When you cry, I will have compassion and cry with you. When you shout with joy, I will laugh with you. When you are down, I will encourage you. When you fall, I will raise you up. When you are tired, I will carry you. I will be with you till the end of days, and I will love you forever.”
Never had I cried so hard before. How could I have been so cold? How could I have hurt God as I had done?

I asked God, “How much do You love me?”
The Lord stretched out His arms, and I saw His nail-pierced hands. I bowed down at the feet of Christ, my Saviour. And for the first time, I truly prayed.

Author Unknown.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:16-17