Pastor:  George Lynch

Youth Pastor: Thomas Little
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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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Worship and Ministry Opportunities

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

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

             Wednesday Evening
                 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 believe the accounts of Gods’ mighty acts found in the Bible are true. I believe what God has done He can still do. I believe anyone in any situation can turn to God with a genuine heart and God will respond to them for salvation. I believe the majority of people we encounter are thinking about God. God is on our minds because He is reaching out to people. No one is beyond God’s grace and mercy. God has not lost any of His authority and if just one person was beyond God’s grace, we all would be beyond His grace. God has never changed, He has never evolved, and there is no need for God to evolve. He is and always has been perfect, true, and righteous.

Many actually believe there is a God and would affirm much of what I have written above. There are some who would claim to be atheist and argue with me. They would be few. There are some who would have us believe there are more atheist than there actually are. Given the enormous body of evidence which we see every day in creation, there has to be a God.  

There are many things believed about God by people all over the world. If we search world history and read of what has been taught about God, we would have many conflicting opinions. I can tell you as I began to be introduced to these conflicting opinions, I grew very concerned. Who is right? Now that is a question to which there is no end. Some argue all are correct, just a different path to the same God. This thinking will only bring comfort to those seeking a plausible excuse to quit thinking seriously about God.  

There is much this world claims to know about God. There is much taught about God which is derived from the mere opinions and emotions of man with little reasonable evidence considered. For example, Joseph Smith claimed God gave Him a special vision, he wrote it down, and we have Mormonism today. Few know there is absolutely no archeological evidence of the cultures and cities recorded in the Book of Mormon. But as I said, people believe a lot of things about God and this is the worst thing. Many think believing things about God is the same as believing in God, the former being enough to get you into heaven. 

Just today, I heard a very well-known news personality say, “I believe everything about God is true”. This he equated to being right with God. I believe there are many who believe the right things about God, they just have never believed in God. It’s like knowing how to get to Hot Springs but never going to Hot Springs. Just having beliefs about God is not salvation. A person I was speaking to the other day was wearing a necklace with a cross on it. He held it out to me and said, “See how Christian I am.” I told him that cross around your neck does not make you a Christian. A Christian is someone who knows Christ and follows Him.  

There is a reason a person can believe the Bible is God’s word, yet disregard its contents. There is a reason a person can believe Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life yet never share the gospel with others. There is a reason a person can believe prayer works, yet not pray. There is a reason a person can believe God can do everything yet not trust God for even the simplest needs. This reason is they believe about God they just have never believed in God. Do you only believe things about God or do you believe in God?

 To believe in God is to trust Jesus with our whole heart. When we do this, the act is no mere mental or emotion acceptance to some beliefs. We abandon ourselves to the faithfulness of Jesus Christ alone. He in turn gives us new life and we follow Him. This is being born again. Have you been born again? If you have doubts or questions, even disagreements, I would love to visit with you. God can and will save all who believe in Him. John 3 

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
First Baptist Church of Royal
7402 Albert Pike Road  Royal, Arkansas  71968
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