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…

Sunday Morning…

9:30 AM Men’s Prayer Meeting 
9:55 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 Worship and Children's Activities
Looking ahead…

Wednesday Night


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

Adult Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 7:00 PM


This Sunday Evening 

5:30 PM

Empowering Kids-New Building

Worship and Bible Study-Old Building

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


It's Complete Surrender...

Philippians 3:8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,

Good morning,

Did the Apostle really mean that?
I count everything as loss...
Maybe he was just trying to impress us.
Hmmmm.
No...
He really meant what he said.
Here's how I know...
Our translation starts with the word "indeed."
Do you see it?
INDEED.

And, here's the thing...
That little word "indeed" is really a translation of five particles in the Greek, all of which are there to indicate emphasis.
What Paul literally is saying is...
Though, indeed, therefore, at least, even.
He doesn't want to leave any doubt in our minds about his meaning.
He stresses what has done this, and it means everything to him.
So, we could translate the verse this way...
Though, indeed, therefore, at least, doubtless, I have counted everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.

WOW!
He really did mean what he said!
And so did these people...

Amy Carmichael (1867-1951)
Perhaps not many people thought that Amy Carmichael had much of a chance at being a missionary. Suffering from neuralgia, Amy was often weak and in pain so great that she was confined to her bed for weeks at a time. But Amy knew that God had called her to mission work. And with the encouragement of a few, she did go. In India, she found her life calling, and spent her remaining 55 years there without ever going home. Her life was dedicated to ending child prostitution and giving a home and a future to India’s many orphans. Amy was also a prolific author, and her many books have encouraged and inspired many throughout the years.

Dr. Nelson Bell (1894-1973)
Dr. Nelson and Virginia Bell worked in China for 25 years, serving the people’s spiritual and physical needs. Dr. Nelson kept a busy schedule as a doctor and surgeon in the clinic in which they served, and used every opportunity to let Jesus shine through his love and care for his patients. Ruth Bell Graham was their second child, and her parents’ example of faithful ministry and loving obedience to Christ obviously shaped her life and ministry.

Eric Liddell (1902-1945)
Eric Liddell was a successful athlete, but fame and honor didn’t sway him from what he knew was his life calling–to preach the gospel in China. Eric was born in China, to missionary parents. He attended school in London, where he trained and became known for his athletic abilities. He went on to compete in the Olympics but remained true to his convictions. In 1925, Eric returned to China and used his skills to minister and influence many young Chinese for Christ. He was captured by the Japanese during World War II and passed away of an inoperable brain tumor during his imprisonment. His death left a great empty place in the lives and hearts of the many people who he had spent his life serving. His final written words? “It’s complete surrender.”

"Beware of stopping anywhere short of total surrender to God. Most of us have only a vision of what this really means, but have never truly experienced it."
Oswald Chambers

Till He Comes, Bro. Bobby

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