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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

2018 is shaping up to be another great year for our fellowship. God is certainly providing for our new addition! The church ministries are doing well and each continue to plan and conduct ministries that make a difference. Thank you all for how you serve and honor God.
I don’t know what the future hold but as the old hymn reminds us, we know who holds the future! I believe God is putting together a very special time for our fellowship and I further believe God will work well beyond us. I am referring to a special time coming in September. I haven’t spoken much about this but I begin to now. I believe God has led me to schedule a speaker for some special meetings September 16th-19th. The evangelist’s name is Sam Moore.
Without going into a long explanation concerning revival, I simply want to say that I believe God has led me to lead us to focus on this time. Most of us would agree we could use revival on a personal level. The truth about revival is, there’s nothing complicated about revival, at least our part of revival. There is a mystery aspect in revival meetings. The Bible clearly instructs us that God in fact gifts certain believers to be evangelists. These are believers God has chosen to work through to bring His message of redemption and grace. I believe Sam Moore is one such person. Something else vital to revival and that is the preparation for revival. While God is not limited in power, He chooses to work through us and this makes our preparations vitally important. How we prepare for this time will, to a large extent, determine what God will do among us. This is why I humbly ask you now to begin to prepare yourself for these dates. We will have to prepare our hearts and our schedules for God. Both our hearts and our schedules can be real challenges! I will not put pressure on anyone and I will not use guilt but it is my responsibility to remind us, as well as, keep before us the significance of whom we serve.
I would hope that we never lose sight of the truth that all we do is for the Almighty God. I know as well as anyone that routine can quench this reality. The motivation for all our preparations has to be for the honor of our Savior. I very much believe each of us will determine how we will approach these meetings. I don’t want you to look at these meetings as something Bro. George wants or something the church is doing. I will tell you what I want to see God do.
I want to see God tear down all the satanic barriers that has been constructed to minimize His work in our lives and to keep unsaved people from coming to Him. Since we serve the Almighty God, we know He can. Since we know He is the God who wants to save, we know He will! Consider these words, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for the pulling down of strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
The most significant preparation for revival is prayer. We begin with prayer, we continue in prayer, and we finish with prayer. As we pray, God will speak to us and all we need, He will guide us into. Over the coming months you will hear how you can be involved, please make every effort to do so. As we pray God will tell us what we are to do, let’s obey. He will provide a way around any obstacles in our way. I am sure there will be sacrifices we will endure, as we contemplate our individual and cooperate responses to these sacrifices, I ask you to do only one thing. Remember the One who you serve. He is worthy! Love you all!

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