Hickory Grove

 Baptist Church

 

 

 

 




And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I said, " Here am I! Send me."                        Isaiah 6:8

 

Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, even so I am sending you."      John 20:21

                                    

 

8065 Yager Drive

Moscow, TN 38057

 

Rev. Bobby Williams

Pastor


Rev. Charlie Herring

Associate Pastor

 


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O LORD,
You are
my God;
I will
exalt you;
I will
praise
Your name,
for you
have done wonderful
things,
plans
formed of
old,
faithful
and sure.




Isaiah 25:1  ESV

This week at Hickory Grove Baptist Church…

9:30 AM Men’s Prayer Meeting 

9:50 AM Special Prayer. We invite anyone who has a special need and would like for us to pray for them to join us at this time.

10:00 AM Sunday School for all ages!

11:00 AM Morning Worship
5:30 PM Evening Services

Wednesday Night


Mission Kids and Soul Fire Youth Group at 7:00 PM

Adult Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 7:00 PM

Have a great day. 


I know of nothing which I would choose to have as the subject of my ambition for life than to be kept faithful to my God till death, still to be a soul winner, still to be a true herald of the cross, and testify the name of Jesus to the last hour… .” Charles Spurgeon


When the Time Comes...

Matthew 6:31-34 (The Message) Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Good morning,

Ambition...
A strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.
Do you have that or does it wear you out just thinking about it?
Are you lazy?
Content?
Hmmm...
No???
You are ambitious.
Great!
So, let me pry...
Is your ambition primarily worldly and selfish and sinful?
Has you ambition simply let to anxiety?
Or, are you ambitious for God?
I mean...
Do you have Biblical ambition?
The kind of ambition that drives you to make a Christ-honoring difference in the world...
The kind that trusts God, obeys God, and puts others first.
The kind that is humble and loving.
If you've never thought about being ambitious for God...
You should read this...
In his book, Godly Ambition, John Stott wrote...

"In the end, just as there are only two kinds of piety, the self-centered and the God-centered, so there are only two kinds of ambition: one can be ambitious for oneself or for God. There is no third alternative. Ambitions for self may be quite modest (enough to eat, to drink, and to wear, as in the Sermon [on the Mount]) or they may be grandiose (a bigger house, a faster car, a higher salary, a wider reputation, more power). But whether modest or immodest, these are ambitions for myself — my comfort, my wealth, my status, my power. Ambitions for God, however, if they are to be worthy, can never be modest. There is something inherently inappropriate about cherishing small ambition for God. How can we ever be content that He should acquire just a little more honor in the world? No! Once we are clear that God is King, then we long to see Him crowned with glory and honor, according to His true place. We become ambitious for the spread of this kingdom and righteousness everywhere. When this is genuinely our dominant ambition, then not only will all these things…be yours as well (i.e. our material needs will be provided), but there will be no harm in having secondary ambitions, since these will be subservient to our primary ambition and not in competition with it. Indeed, it is then that secondary ambitions become healthy. Christians should be eager to develop their gifts, widen their opportunities, extend their influence and be given promotion in their work — not now to boost their own ego or build their own empire, but rather through everything they do to bring glory to God."

Let's pray...

Dear God, 
Please don't let me live my life consumed with what this world has to offer.
Let me be consumed by the desire to follow You.
And, please don't let me get so comfortable with this life that I stop longing for heaven.
Let my faith be an ambitious faith.
Let my primary ambition be to please You.
And when the things come up...
When hard things come up...
When I have needs that must be met...
When the time comes...
Help me deal with them. 
Amen.

Till He Comes, Bro. Bobby
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