July 16

Three Things to Remember When You’re Opposed By Rick Warren
“God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven” (Matthew 5:10-12 NLT).
When you feel pressured by the world because you love Jesus and other people don’t, you need to remember three things: Opposition can make you more like Jesus. Jesus says in John 15:18-20, “If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you. Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you” (NLT). If you’re going to grow up and be like Jesus Christ, you’re going to have to go through the things Jesus went through, including loneliness, discouragement, stress, and temptation. Why would God spare you when he didn’t spare his own Son from those things? Opposition will deepen your faith. Your faith is like a muscle. A muscle doesn’t grow when you sit in a chair and eat popcorn. A muscle grows by being stretched, strained, and tested. You’re never going to grow a muscle if no weight is ever pulling in the opposite direction. If you don’t have opposition in your life, your faith is not growing. The strongest believers in the world right now are those who are having their faith tested the most. The Bible says in 1 Peter 1:7, “These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world” (NLT). Opposition will give you eternal rewards. Matthew 5:10-12 says, “God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven” (NLT). God’s going to bless anybody who’s persecuted because they live for him. Notice that you don’t get rewarded for being rude or obnoxious. If you live a self-righteous life when you get persecuted, you’re not a martyr. You’re just a jerk. You don’t get rewarded for that. You get rewarded for being like Jesus. When you share your faith, do it with gentleness and respect, just like Jesus, and you will be rewarded for it one day in heaven. Remember those three things whenever you’re harassed for your faith: It can make you more like Jesus. It can deepen your faith. And you will be rewarded for it in eternity. Have a terrific Tuesday 🙂

PRAYER LIST

Louie Osti
Jimmy Hiers
Linda Sue
 Jacobs Ronnie Hair
Margaret  Baxter
Unspoken
Norman Sainz
Dustin Cox
Theron Gill
James Raulerson
Megan Cady & unborn baby
Alma Sweat
ake Lynn
Jerome’s grandbaby
Bryan White
Virginia Howard
Garrett Thornton
Chandra Peacock
Archie McEuen
Dallin Thornton
Jenny Strickland
Rita Herrin
Mrs. Strickland
Skip Sasser
Margaret Baxter
Randy Harris
Joey Manning
Jesse Davis
Marie Smith
Amris Bedford
Joseph Manning
Juanita McDuffie
Janice Thornton
 
 

This Week at WBC..

 
 
*WEDNESDAY- Family Supper night. The Church will furnish hamburgers and hotdogs.( if you would like to help cook get with Mrs. Brenda Crosby). Bring a side dish and/or a desert.
 
 
 

BUILDING FUND

We are so excited to be underway with our building fund.  All your support to this ministry will be greatly appreciated and we know that Our Lord and Savior will greatly Bless You. You can give on our App, webpage, or mail it to WBC (address above).  Balance:  $112,082.38
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
*The nominating committee is working on teachers, positions, workers, etc. for the upcoming church year which begins September 1st. If you want to get involved in our church and serve please talk with one of the committee members. Committee members are: John Ed Smith, Tiffany Ross, Buddy Griner and Mark Griner.
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
*July 27 – All Walkerville Baptist Church men are invited to participate on July 27 in our Walkerville Invitational Golf Tournament. Tee Time 8:30am. Arrive by 8am to set teams, lunch will be provided. Devotion to follow. Any questions contact Floyd Russell at 912-390-1945. There is a signup sheet in the foyer.
 
*September 29 – We are having a wedding shower for Ginny Aldridge and Austin Lairsey on September 29th at WBC. They are registered at MyRegistry.com, Dogwood Memories and Country Bumpkins.
Helpers for Sunday, July 21
 
Nurseries during Worship Service (be there 10 min. early)
*AM Nursery – Hannah & Robby Gunter
*Pre-School Children’s Church – Paula & (need male volunteer)
*Children’s Church – Lisa Waldron & Tonya Curl
* PM Nursery- Danielle & Anna Griner
*Overflow Room (Multi-purpose room) – Adult Class
*Overflow First Responder –
*Ushers – Rush & Robbie
*Treasurer Assistants: Ellen & Allyson
*Kitchen Duty: Young Adults
 

Who do I see concerning….

Sunday School – Mark Griner 288-6715
Music – Austin Moore 670-5302
Nursery – Tiffany Ross 288-6475
Youth – Mark Herrin – 670-4155
Kid’s Ministry – Beth Barber 282-6051
Women’s Ministry – Alta Lowman 387-8549
Daughters of the King – Bixbee Carter 614-2511
Men’s Ministry – John Cox 281-6606
Events, Occasions, etc. –Carrie Carter 253-0185             & Hannah Boatright 281-8887
Missions – Beth Barber 282-6051 & Lisa Waldron 614-1131
VBS – Bixbee Carter 614-2511
Facility Repairs/Work – Chuck McCook 282-9370 & Barney Crosby 269-8007
Office –Stephanie Murray 288-6460
Any others – Kevin Moore, Deacon Chairman, 281-4507
 

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Pastor: Greg Carter
Secretary: Stephanie Murray
Address: 3000 Walkerville Road  Blackshear, GA
Church Office: 912-614-0463 Webpage: walkervillebaptistchurch.com Email: walkervillebaptistchurch@gmail.com
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