May, 2021 Meeting at Bethel Church – Goodlettsville, TN

Hi! Hope this finds you and your family doing well, and enjoying the peaceful and comforting grace of our Lord.

On the third weekend of May (May 14, 15, 16), Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (Elder Ronald Lawrence, Pastor) hosted its annual Spring meeting.

The invited ministers were Elder Chris Crouse, pastor of Little Union Primitive Baptist Church in Lithia, Florida, and Elder David Crawford, pastor of Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church in Macclenny, Florida.

515 Long Hollow Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Elder Ronald Lawrence is a very able pastor and preacher, and a loving family friend to us

Each service was preceded by a song service, led by song leaders, and sung by the congregation “a Capella” (without musical instruments).

Bro. Mark Lawrence leading singing

Friday Evening, 05-14-2021

Eld. Chris Crouse preached from Hebrews 4 on “Our Great High Priest”.
From this message:
– Come boldly to the throne of grace
Jesus understands our trials
– We have no greater love than Jesus

Elder Chris Crouse – Always enjoy hearing Bro. Chris’ wonderful preaching gift

Elder David Crawford preached from Matthew 18 on “Patience”
References included:
Hebrews 12
From this message:
– Patience is not natural, but spiritual
– “Long to Boil”: Take a long time to anger
– Lack of patience creates bitterness, which affects all parts of our life
Jesus had compassion and pity on many, we should do likewise
– For us to go to heaven, someone had to pay the debt, Jesus did that for us

Elder David Crawford – Thankful for Bro. David’s gift of preaching and love

Saturday Morning

Eld. David Crawford preached from Isaiah 49 concerning “Our Great God”.
From this message:
– The bigger our God looks to us, the smaller or problems seem
– Be thankful and joyful for what God does for us
God will NOT forget His people

Eld. Chris Crouse preached from Hebrews 13 on “Jesus’ Sacrifice”.
References included:
– Isaiah 49
From this message:
– As the blood of the sacrifice animals was used on the alter, the blood of Jesus is the sacrifice of His people
– We may forsake Jesus, but He will NOT forsake us
– Go to Jesus!

The meeting continued on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
We were not present for those services, but received a good report on the blessings received.

L-R: Eld. Chris Crouse, Eld. Ronald Lawrence, Eld. David Crawford

For more information on Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:

For more information on Little Union Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:

For more information on Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:

God Bless!!!


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