Hallelujah! The Lord brought us through another uplifting day of Worship. The previous week was one of renovation going on in the church. We were blessed with new flooring throughout the upstairs and in Chairman Robert Smith’s classroom, Supt. A. T. Monroe’s office and the Sound Room. It looks really good.
As you know, Church School is near and dear to my heart! I thank God for the upbringing that I had as a child that set the foundation for me by taking me to Sunday School at Calvary B.C. On yesterday (4/28/13), we were edified by the tremendous lesson from 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 – “Standing Firm in Hope,” Class #6 shared with outstanding input regarding the lesson. I am so grateful for them for being prepared to participate in the lesson. I want to give my shout outs to this blessed Church School Administration, Teaching Staff and Students. A. T. Monroe, Bernadine Bush, Denise Smith, Rhonda Bateman, Donnie Little, Chairman Robert Smith, Gloria Moore, Rev. Anthony Long, Rev. Marvin Davidson and yours truly.
The Male Chorus led out in Praise & Worship in Morning Worship. These Men were a tremendous blessing. Led by the Male Chorus director Carl Overstreet along with Tommy Callahan, Kevin Manning, Rev. Anthony Long, and Richard Holt. The Lord blessed them and the congregation joined in with the Men. I want to give a shout out to the Visitors that came out to worship with us, and I want to thank God for the Welcome and Greeters. We want to continue praying for Mother Richardson who is getting better every day. Also, shout out to the Ushers, Sound Ministry, Nurses, Musicians, Transportation Ministry, to the Children, Youth and Young Adults of NPBC. I love all of you.
The Lord led me to preach from Matthew 4:1-11 – Spiritual Battle that Leads to Spiritual Victory. It is my prayer that every child of God knows the Scripture in order to be victorious against the attacks that come from the enemy. Finally, I thank God for Sis. Joyce Ann Callahan Stidum for the outstanding job she did in Chairing the 52nd Church Anniversary. Mass Choir, You were Wonderful. Male Chorus Praise Team, What can I say? Outstanding. Anita Drummond, Wonderful job; Mother Bowman as always you are the best! Thank you Rev. Marvin Davidson, Rev. Bryant Overstreet and Rev. Anthony Long for all you do!
I Love you New Paradise!
Your servant in Christ,