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Pastor David Jones Associate Pastor Richard Peck

Agst 2020

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We eist to love and kno God more deepl, to gro more like Jesus each da, and to reach the orld in the poer of the Hol Spirit ith the message of the Cross and the Resurrection beginning in the Mulberr communit.

Baptist Home Famil,

For some time toda I have struggled ith hat to rite in this letter. And its as though the Lord spoke and gentl said give them M ord.

I had just read from Psalm 91 and it sas. He ho dells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shado of the Almight. I ill sa of the Lord, “He is m refuge and m fortress; M God, in Him I ill trust.” Surel He shall deliver ou from the snare of the foler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover ou ith His feathers, And under His ings ou shall take refuge; His truth shall be our shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror b night, Nor of the arro that flies b da, Nor of the pestilence that alks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that las aste at noonda. A thousand ma fall at our side, And ten thousand at our right hand; But it shall not come near ou. Onl ith our ees shall ou look, And see the reard of the icked.Because ou have made the Lord, ho is m refuge, Even the Most High, our delling place, No evil shall befall ou, Nor shall an plague come near our
delling; For He shall give His angels charge over ou, To keep ou in all our as. In their hands the shall bear ou up, Lest ou dash our foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The oung lion and the serpent ou shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I ill deliver him; I ill set him on high, because he has knon M name. He shall call upon Me, and I ill anser him; I ill be ith him in trouble; I ill deliver him and honor him. With long life I ill satisf him, And sho him M salvation.”

Ma the ord of God strengthen ou, comfort ou, encourage ou and sustain ou. Keep looking unto Jesus ho is the author and finisher of our faith.

I look forard to Worshiping ith ou this Lords Da at 10:00 am in the Famil Life Worship Center.

Hope to see ou there ith Bible in hand and a friend b our side.

God Bless,
Pastor David Jones

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If I ca a ca, fahf, ad cfed he he middle of the turmoil of life, the goal of the purpose of God is being accomplished in me. God is not working to- ward a particular finish His purpose is the process itself.Wha He dee f e ha I ee H ag he ea h he, cce, ga gh, b simply having the absolute certainty that everything is all gh becae I ee H ag he ea (Mark 6:49). It is the process, not the outcome, that is glorifying to Gd.

Oald Chambe, God Ppoe o Mine?, ac- cessed at www.utmost.org, 7/28/2020

We find ourselves in August, a time usually pre- pared for Back to School, plans for Fall season, the antic- ipation of fall sports, and the agony of summer break coming to

an end. Needless to say, in most years, our calendars and plans may look full as we prepare for changes in schedules anddailyroutines. Thiswholeyearhasbeenabout change, han i?

What normally would be a routine start to another fiscal year brings with it a certain degree of change on the horizon. Things may not look normal as in years past. Is

that necessarily a bad thing? Most people, I believe, would admit that unless you are used to it in your daily life, the thought of change comes with some level of emotional concern. When plans get inter- rupted or things become uncertain, there is a tendency for the pressures of life to squeeze the calm out of us.

B ha if change i omehing ed fo good? Oald Chambe od aboe eeal ome- hing ha I hink e hae been condiioned o foge eail hen i come o life. If God limae purpose for me is to conform me to the image of His Son (see Romans 8:28-30), then what if all of the things that I observe happening around me serve a greater purpose to bring about change in me?

Often times, we prefer to know the end before getting there. While the process is hard, we old ahe ele fo a qick fi o he poblem, foge abo i, and ge on ih o lie. Throughout these trying months, my mind has often drifted to the thought about how God may be us- ing these pressures we currently experience in our world to draw us back to a raw, uninhibited faith andtrustinHim. WetendtotrustinsomanythingsinourliveswhenGodistheonlysurething.

Inouronlinestudentgatherings,wehavebeenstudying2Peter. Thereisasectionintheletter in which Peter urges his readers to make every effort to grow in the knowledge of salvation found in God Wod. The Scipe ee a he pima a in hich God eeal Himelf o , and he promises and truth in them serve as the firm foundation upon
which we can stand in times of great turmoil. A recent research
study revealed that many are neglecting their engagement with
God Wod ding hee da, and I hae been eing o o
students the critical importance of digging deep into the Bible.
With so many voices shouting into our ears and minds during
these tumultuous times, there is only one voice that matters and
we must seek it out above all the others. You can be sure that if
you do, then it will most likely lead to change in your heart and
life. And that type of change is never a bad thing. Praise be to
God that He never leaves us as we are!