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

I would like to share with you some convictions of mine. I know many people receive this correspondence. There are more people receiving this newsletter who do not attend church, than those that do attend church. I seldom get any sort of feedback but that is okay, I think many people read this. 

Here are some of my convictions, many who read this article are indeed believers in Jesus Christ but for whatever reason do not attend church anywhere. Some issue in their life becomes an excuse to write off a very important and purposeful design of God, the church. I seldom meet the individual who states they are a believer in Jesus who is not also convicted if they do not attend church. Many share with me also that they do not pray as they know they should, do not know the Bible as they know they should. Most readily agree there is sin in their lives which needs to be dealt with. 

Let me share another conviction of mine. I believe Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God. I believe Jesus Christ set aside His divinity, became a man, revealed Himself to the world through miracles, wonders, and signs. I believe He died on the cross for my sins, was resurrected on the third day and now sits at the right hand of God, awaiting the command from God to return and gather His church. 

Let me share another conviction. Jesus Christ left those of us who trust in Him, a mandate. To go into all the world, preach, teach and baptize those who believe our witness. Teaching them to observe the teachings of Jesus. I believe Jesus will be with those who pursue His mandate. 

Many homes today are wrecks. The world will never comprehend the damage inflicted through divorce, drugs, illicit sexual behavior, and alcohol. For the same reasons many people are wrecks today. We may appear on the outside to be good people or good homes but on the inside much turmoil is present. 
There are many helps today for those struggling with addictions, depression, guilt, shame, and anger but there is only one answer and His name is Jesus. His body is the church. His word is the Bible. His love is toward us. His grace is sufficient. His heart is to forgive. His will is resolute. His promises are unfailing. His power is total. His knowledge is complete. His acceptance is sure. 

Jesus Christ is Lord and He awaits those who will simply be humble enough to admit we need Him. Humble enough to trust Jesus and obey Him. Just as sure as the Bible is the word of God, so the church is the hands and feet of Christ on earth. It’s time for some to get serious about doing what they know Jesus wants them to be doing. Will you be one of those? If you will, then the Awesome God of heaven will change your life. Not because you are worthy but because you simply gave Him a chance. Come to church and see how God can teach you, change you, and use you! 

Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the Apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” “For the promise is to you and your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” Acts 2:36-39


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