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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

Wednesday
 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

​Recently, I received this email from a church member and I wanted to share her comments with everyone. I preached a message on our Spiritual Wealth. My text was Ephesians 1:6. In this passage Paul explains that in Christ Jesus we have been made accepted to God. This is such a powerful, liberating, and comforting truth. I believe as you read how God used this message in her life, you will understand how important this message can be.
Many people in this world are trying to work for the favor of God. Some will trust their works and only realize in death that their works are inadequate. Many believers live under the crushing weight of doubt because they feel they are not doing enough to please God or to earn His approval.
Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, once we have trusted in Christ we are “in Him”. God receives us just as He receives His own son. The Son, Jesus, is therefore our whole confidence before God. If you have not trusted in Christ, then I invite you to start this year out right by coming to Christ. Ask Him to forgive you and follow Him.

The sermon today was wonderful to me!! It took me 67 years to fully understand salvation and acceptance. I accepted Christ when I was 16, but felt that my life style in my early adulthood had taken God’s acceptance away from me. You once asked me in an email if I felt I would go to heaven or hell if I died that day. My reply was that it would probably be hell because I had not done enough work at repentance for my sins. I did not have the correct definition for repentance: I thought it meant make up for what you had done, not turn from it.
In all I read in the Bible, there were verses that said to me: “if you do as I command, you will be saved, but if you do not, you will die.” I kept bouncing back and forth from thinking I was saved to thinking I was not because of things I had done or not done. When a friend asked me if I was saved, and I said I did not know, she was startled and worried for me. That’s when I came back and asked you again about salvation I told you I thought I had done all the things I was supposed to do to be saved, you told me to pray and ask God if there was anything more I needed to do. No prompting came to me. . I also had not read closely enough to see that salvation was not a “give and take back” gift. I finally read things like David praying that God would restore to him the joy of his salvation in Psalm 51 (not to restore his salvation), and Jesus saying that no one could snatch the saved from his hand in John 10, and others about being sealed, etc. did I understand. My total belief in Jesus as my Savior was all that I needed. Not to do anything. And it was then that I finally realized that I am saved, have been since I accepted Jesus, and will always be saved. My job is to keep on listening and surrendering to what I am called to do. It is the most freeing experience I have ever experienced, or ever will, I’m sure. I know I have been accepted, and eternal life is mine. The poem you read was beautiful; it is hard to imagine being loved that much. Your sermon made my heart swell with joy, and I thank the Lord for putting that topic on your heart to remind us all of that love.

This is shared with permission, and I pray it has helped many to understand more clearly the abundant grace of God afforded to us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you have questions I would welcome an opportunity to talk and pray with you.

A LOVE STORY

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.”

“THEN WHY IN TIMES OF PEACE DO YOU STRAY THE FURTHEST? WHY ONLY IN TIMES OF TROUBLE DO YOU PRAY THE EARNEST?”

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.”

DO YOU TRULY LOVE ME ?”

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