Providence Primitive Baptist Church – 2023 January Meeting

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

On Friday morning 01-20-2023 through Sunday morning 01-22-2023, Providence Primitive Baptist Church – Elder Mark Quarles, Pastor, hosted its annual January meeting. This meeting is normally held on the 4th weekend.

This meeting was not held in 2021 and 2022 due to Covid concerns. We were all thankful to again be hosting this meeting.

290 CR 10 Stringer, MS 39481

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

Bro. Jeremy Duckworth of Providence Church leading singing.

Friday Morning, 01-20-2023

Elder Travis Brown opened the meeting with preaching from Isaiah 53:5 on “The Sufferings of Jesus”.

From this message:
– Jesus suffered because of our sins, we are saved due to his sacrifice
– We are recipients of the blessings of Jesus’ holiness
– We should praise, honor, and glorify Jesus Christ

References included:
Hebrews 12:10
1 Peter 1:7

Bro. Travis is pastor of Providence Primitive Baptist Church located in Corsicana, Texas.

Elder James Isaacs preached on “Second Chance”

From this message:
– Only one offering, Jesus – was needed to redeem God’s Children
– Jesus has made us perfect
– We are made free by Jesus’ sacrifice
– Jesus is our best and compassionate friend

References included:
Hebrews 1:14

Bro. James is pastor of Reveille Primitive Baptist Church in Magazine, Arkansas.

Following morning services, a fellowship lunch was served in the dining room.

Friday Afternoon

Elder James Conley preached from Psalm 32:7 on “The Hiding Place”.

From this message:
– The Lord is our hiding place and advocate, from which we shall be preserved in Jesus
– Worry is NOT trusting in God
– He is the hiding place from the enemy and workers of iniquity
– We shall be delivered from evil
– The Lord’s Ways are the BEST ways
– The Lord is with us

References included:
Psalm 64:1
– Job 5:19
– Exodus 15
– Psalm 27:5
– Zephaniah 3:17

Bro. James is pastor of Union Primitive Baptist Church in Ruth, Mississippi.

Elder Jeb Owen preached from 1 Corthinians 1:13 on “Temptation”.

From this message:
– Avoid temptation, seek God who is faithful to help us
– God is our deliverer from trials and troubles
– He knows our needs
– Walk after the Spirit, not the flesh

References included:
Psalm 50:17
– Romans 8:1-2

Bro. Jeb is pastor of Pilgrim’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Stratton, Texas.

Proir to evening services, a fellowship supper was served in the dining room.

Friday Evening

Elder Philip Conley preached from Luke 2:52 on “Jesus Increased”.

From this message:
– Jesus grew up in wisdom and stature
– His love for us never failed, even when we did
– Jesus lived a childhood different than all others
– We are heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus
– Jesus’ love for us is without end

References included:
Luke 15:7
– Psalm 139

Bro. Philip is a member of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Lockhart, Texas.

Elder Ronald Lawrence Preached from Daniel 1:8 on “Daniel was Obedient”

From this Message:
– Daniel was obedient to God, seeking Him always
– We should bow our knees to God, praying with thanksgiving
– Daniel was not hurt in the lion’s den because he believed in his God
– God looked after Daniel, He will look after us!

References included:
1 Kings 8
– Ephesians 3:14
– Daniel 6:16

Bro. Ronald is pastor of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

Saturday Morning, 01-21-2023

Elder Mark Richards preached from Romans 11:33-36 on “The Knowledge of God”.

From this message:
– God has great riches of Wisdom and Knowledge
– All things are of God, to His glory forever
– Set our affection to the House of God
– Offer willingly and with a perfect heart to God’s House
– The Lord provides the gift of preaching to His ministers

References included:
1 Chronicles 29:9
– Ephesians 3:7

Bro Mark is pastor of Little Vine Church in Austin, Texas

Elder David Guttery preached on “The Prophet, Jesus Christ”

From this message:
– If we know Jesus, it is because He knew us first
– God annointed Jesus to do miracles
– Walk in God’s ways as a disciple
– The First Adam was Adam in the Garden of Eden. The Second Adam is the Lord Jesus Christ, who was made a quickening (live-giving) Spirit.
– Moses prophesized the “prophet” Jesus

References included:
Matthew 15:13-14
– Acts 10:38
– 1 Corthinians 14:45
– Acts 3:22
– Titus 2:10-14

Bro. David is pastor of Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church near White, Georgia.

Following morning services, a fellowship lunch was served in the dining room.

Saturday Afternoon

Elder Tony Lester preached on the “Love of God”.

From this message:
– God’s love (charity) for his people NEVER fails!
– There is much evidence of God’s Love for His People

References included:
1 Corthinians 13:8
– Ephesians 1
– Romans 8:24-25

Bro. Tony is pastor of Harmony Primitive Baptist Church in Tupelo, Mississippi, and and Beulah Primitive Baptist Church in Saltillo, Mississippi.

Elder Luke Addison preached on “Prayer”.

From this message:
– Our prayers are made known to God the Father through the intercession of the Spirit
– Hannah prayed a prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord for His providing her with a son (Samuel)
– “God be merciful to me a sinner” – the humble prayer of the publican
– Pray to God with thanksgiving

Bro. Luke is the pastor of Mt. Gilead in Smithdale, Mississippi.

Sunday, 01-22-2023 Morning:

Elder Sonny Huckaby preached on “Occasion”.

From this message:
– Occasion = base of operation for war
– We are in a war – Flesh vs. Spirit
– Seek to please the Lord
– Crucify the flesh, feed the Spirit
– Satan complicates, Jesus simplifies
– Salvation is in Christ alone
– Jesus is the “base of operation” in our spirit, don’t allow satan in to establish his own
– Our “continuing education” is in the House of God, to feed the spiritual/inward man
– Run to the Lord and His Church, no matter how good or bad things are! (Amen Bro. Sonny!)

References included:
Romans 7:20
– 1 Corinthians11:3 and 12
– Galatians 5:13
– Judges 16

Bro. Sonny is the pastor of Bethel Primitive Baptist in Lockhart, Texas.

Our dear Pastor Eld. Mark Quarles, and his precious wife Sis. Emily

Personal Notes:

We are thankful for the blessings of this meeting.
It was very well attended and we enjoyed hearing 11 preachers from several states (Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Alabama).
The church did a great job in hosting the meeting, and our pastor, Eld. Mark Quarles was an excellent moderator!

We were thankful for the attendance and preaching of Eld. Sonny Huckaby.
Bro. Sonny has recovered from the cancer and treatments he experienced in 2022.
Grateful for the Healing Grace of our Lord.

We very much enjoyed having Sis. Lillie James, Sis. Wanda Grubbs, and Sis. Becca James, all from central Georgia – in our home during the meeting. We had a blessed time together.

L-R: Sis. Lillie, Sis. Wanda, Sis. Becca, Sandra and I

Church Information
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God Bless!!!


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