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

 


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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

Pet Peeves and Other Trials...

 

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial...James 1:12

 

Good morning,

 

Do you have any pet peeves?
Things that get under your skin...
Things that others do that make you want to scream...
Things that happen to you that always push you over the edge...
If so, you're not alone...

This appeared in Readers Digest several years ago...

 

Knowing how much an acquaintance despises his wife’s parakeet, I was surprised one day to hear him coaxing it to speak. Upon listening more closely, however, I nearly choked holding back my laughter. Now, along with its constant, annoying jabbering, the bird also calls out a suicidal, “Here kitty, kitty, kitty.”

 

Listen...

Did you know God uses tribulation, trials and even aggravations and pet peeves to build our ability to be patient?

And for good reason!
Pay careful attention...
James says...

 

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing” (verse 4).

Williams (not me) translates this verse to read... 

But you must let your endurance come to its perfect product, so that you may be fully developed and perfectly equipped.

Do not give up but persevere until you are certain that God has perfected in you that virtue which needs His cultivation.

God wants each of us who is His child to be full grown, mature, lacking in no spiritual thing.

 

Hmmm.
Do you want to grow up in Christ?
Become spiritually mature?
To one day be conformed to His image?
If you do then GREAT!
Because that is exactly what God wants.
His goal for us is to be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Or, in other words...
Fully developed and perfectly complete.
How do we get there?

There's only one way...
Complete surrender.
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him Psalm 37:7
So quit trying to come up with ingenious ways to get rid of the parakeet...
The trials...
The aggravations in life.
Instead... 

Surrender to God.
Let Him take care of your pet peeves.

 

I once read the story of how a young minister, realizing he lacked patience, he asked an older man of God to pray that he might have more patience. The aged man knelt beside his younger brother in the Lord and began to pray that God would send trouble and difficulties upon the youth. After a while the younger brother tapped the older minister upon the shoulder and whispered: “You must have misunderstood me; I asked that you would pray that I might have more patience, not more trouble.” The older man replied: “The Scripture says: ‘Tribulation worketh patience.’ That is the only way!"

 

Let me close with verse 12...
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them who love Him.


Till He Comes, Bro. Bobby

 

This week at Hickory Grove Baptist Church…

Sunday Morning…

 

9:30 AM Men’s Prayer Meeting.  

9:55 AM Special Prayer. At this time, we invite anyone who has a special need and would like for us to pray for them to join us.

 

10:00 AM Sunday school…

Come and join us! We have classes for every age!

Our Adult class will continue the study this Sunday entitled: Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit

 

11:00 AM Morning Worship Service…

Opening Scripture: Psalm 34:1-8

 

Message: The Standing Orders of the Church—Part 3

1 Thessalonians 5:12-22

 

4:30 PM Mission Team meeting and Church Strengthening Team meeting


5:30 PM Evening Services

Empowering Kids

Worship and Bible Study

Tonight—Genesis 11 You Need Miracle Ear!

 

This Week’s Focus Verse… Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God


Looking ahead…

Wednesday Evening Services 7:00 pm

 

Children’s/Youth Bible study and activities

Women’s Bible Study

Pastor’s Bible Study and Prayer 

 

Coming UP!


Back to School Kickoff, July 30th

Observance of the Lord’s Supper, July 30th

 

Have a great day. I hope to see you all this Sunday.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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