Little Rock Baptist Church: 50th Women's Day Observance
Description: Program for the annual Women's Day Celebration with the theme of "To God Be The Glory".
Date: October 26, 1986
Original Format: Special Event Program
Rights Management: Little Rock Baptist Church
Contributing Institution: Array
Relation: Little Rock Baptist Church
Contributor: Icee Griffin
Transcript: (Page 1)
THE WOMEN'S DAY COMMITTEE
LITTLE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH
The Women's Division sincerely THANK all who have contributed to the spiritual and financial success of the Women's Day 50th Golden Anniversary Observance. Without your continued cooperation and help this joyous day would never have materialized.
God Bless and Keep Each of You.
MARY THRASHER, General Chairlady
JAMES ELLA IRVIN
Accolades to MATTIE CHAMBERS, EARL COPNEY, and their excellent Culinary Committee for the dining room services.
CHERYL MERCHAND, Minister of Music
**OUR SICK AND SHUT-INS**
MOTHER ETTA HINTON
SIS. MARIE LEE
SOS. CALUDETT ARLESS
SIS. MARION PATTON
MT. CARMEL HOSPITAL
MOTHER CALLIE WATKINS
SIS, EUNICE EASON
SIS. SANDRA WALKER
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL
5301 E. HURON RIVER DR.
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
**IN THE NURSING HOME**
SIS. DERRA CARTER
TAYLOR LIVING CENTER
22970 NORTH LINE RD.
SIS DOLLIE JACKSON
WESTBROOK NURSING HOME
SIS. CHARLENE HUNTER-BEY
CRANVROOK NURSING HOME
5000 E. 7 MILE ROAD
**PRAY FOR AND VISIT THE SICK**
BE OF GOOD COURAGE, AND HE SHALL STRENGTHEN YOUR HEART, ALL YE THAT HOPE IN THE LORD.
MINISTER: Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength.
CONGREGATION: Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
MINISTER: The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters.
CONGREGATION: The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of Majesty.
MINISTER: The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedar; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
CONGREGATION: He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.
MINISTER: The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire.
CONGREGATION: The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
MINISTER: The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests; and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.
CONGREGATION: The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea; the Lord sitteth King forever
THE LORD WILL GIVE STRENGTH UNTO HIS PEOPLE; THE LORD WILL BLESS HIS PEOPLE WITH PEACE.
29th PSALMS 1-11
GOD WANTS OUR BEST
He in the far-off ages
Once claimed the firstling of the flock,
the finest of the wheat;
And still he asks his own, with gentlest pleading,
To lay their highest hopes and brightest talents
at his feet.
He'll not forget the feeblest service, humblest love;
He only asks that --
We give the best we have.
Christ gives the best.
He takes the hearts we offer
And fills them with his glorious beauty, joy and peace,
And in his service as we're growing stronger
The calls to grand achievement still increase.
The richest gifts for us, on earth or in heaven
above are hid in Christ.
In Jesus we receive the best we have.
And is our best too much? O friends, let us
How much our Lord poured out his soul for us,
And, in the prime of his manhood,
Gave up his life upon the cross.
The Lord of lords, by whom the woulds were made, ...
Give us the best he had.
From - "The Larger Stewardship"
DON'T BE FOOLED
One of the most deceptive lures in the devil's tackle box and one which he employs so effectively in the destruction of souls is the "I'LL BE DIFFERENT" fooler.
The persons who bite on this bait exhibit an attitude of critical judgement toward the Church and its people. They point out the faults and the shortcomings of those "hypocrites" in the Church and declare, "They're no better than I am." Though there may be the admission that they have a belief in God there is the confession that they are not yet ready to accept His saving grace. "But," they add, "when I do join the Church I'm going to be for real."
This whole matter seems to have the ring of noble sincerity and strength of character. Under this delusion the outsider wears the mask of integrity as a cover for his ignorance and pride.
The Church is an association of "sinners saved by God's Grace." It is not a society of saints. It exists because we are weak, erring, faulty and sinprone. It would be as logical to stay away from hospitals when in need of in-patient care just because there are so many sick people there.
The hospital is addressed to the fact of human illness just as the Church is addressed to the failings of the spiritual life. They who are well and healthy do not need a doctor. He who measures the state of his spiritual health by the weaknesses of those who are under divine "treatment" is afflicted with a dangerous value structure. He has taken the devil's bait "hook, line, and sinker."
He who would be free of this delusion must humble himself before the truth that no man can save himself from the wiles of evil. He must accept the salvation that comest through Jesus Christ by faith just like everyone else. If he follows the idea that he can find salvation after he has overcome his sins he will never find it. If it were possible for him to accomplish such a self-acquired redemption he would then have no need for the Church or for Christ.
There is no sudden leap from sin to holiness. The whole discipline of spiritual growth is worked out in the conversion process that continues throughout the rest of one's life. There are no short cuts and no exceptions.
Whenever there appears the idea; "I'm different from others, or an exception to the rule," know for sure, the devil is seeking to lure you to destruction.
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