August, 2022 Meeting at Antioch Church – Oxford, MS

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

On the first weekend of August (5, 6), Antioch Primitive Baptist Church – Elder Jeremy Wise, Pastor, hosted the annual August meeting.
(The meeting started Friday night and ended on Saturday afternoon.)
Elder Mark Quarles, pastor of Providence Primitive Baptist Church in Stringer, Mississippi, was the invited minister.

1411 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, MS 38655

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

Eld. Jeremy Wise leading singing
Thankful for all the dear Brothers that led singing!
Bro. John Mark Quarles (center), is the son of Eld. Mark and Sis. Emily Quarles

Friday Night, 08-05-2022

Eld Mark Quarles preached from Genesis 24 on “A Wife for Isaac”.
References included:
Galatians 3:16
From this message:
– Pray to God that He will guide you to a spouse that follows the Lord
– Abraham was rich in wealth, God is rich in His mercy and love
– God answers His Children’s prayers, as He answered the servant’s prayer
– Abraham’s servant led the bride to Isaac, as God’s Word and called ministers lead His people to Him

Saturday Morning, 08-06-2022

Eld. Mark Quarles preached from John 11 on “Raising Lazarus”.
From this message:
– Jesus was never late, always on time
– Our eternal home is based on Jesus
– Jesus is the only one with life-giving resurrection power to raise the dead
– Jesus’ voice is life-giving!
– The Gospel looses God’s Children from the grave clothes of untruth

Morning services were followed by a fellowship lunch in the dining room.

Saturday Afternoon
Eld. Mark Quarles preached on “Faith”
References included:
– Matthew 15
– Mark 9
– Psalm 27:14
– Psalm 40

From this message:
– Regardless of our circumstances, wait on the Lord
– How is Faith exercised?
* Never give up in seeking the Lord
* Get closer to Jesus and His Kimgdom

L-R: Eld. Jeremy Wise, Eld. Mark Quarles

Personal Note
We were very thankful for our first opportunity to visit Antioch Church.
We appreciate the kind hospitality of the church, and Bro.Mark’s preaching.

Thankful for the blessed preaching and loving fellowship at this meeting!

Church Information
For more information on Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, search for the church on Facebook.

For more information on Providence Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://www.providencepb.church/

God Bless!!

July, 2022 “Three Days Meeting” at Union Church

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

On the fourth weekend of July (22, 23, 24), Union Primitive Baptist Church – Elder James Conley, Pastor, hosted its annual Three Days Meeting.
(The meeting started Friday morning and ended on Sunday. We attended the services on Saturday.)
Elder Mark Quarles, pastor of Providence Primitive Baptist Church in Stringer, Mississippi, was the invited minister.

3955 Primitive Dr SE, Ruth, MS 39662

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

L-R: Bro Joe Young, Eld. James Conley, Eld. Joe Myers
ALL good singers!
Note the beautiful interior of the church building

Saturday Morning, 07-23-2022

Eld. Mark Quarles preached from Genesis 6 on “Noah and the Ark”.
References included:
– Genesis 7
– Hebrews 3:5

From this message:
– Noah = Rest and Comfort
– God made the world good, but man made the world evil
– Only God can give us rest on the “inside”
– Walk with God via Prayer and His Word
– As God shut Noah and his family into the Ark, so are God’s people in His grace and eternal salvation
– Let us stay in God’s ways!

Morning services were followed by a fellowship lunch in the dining room.
Later many went to the home of Joe and Romona Young for a wonderful time of music, singing, and fellowship.
A fellowship supper was served in the church dining room prior to the evening service

Saturday Evening
Eld. Mark Quarles preached from Genesis 7 on “The Flood”
References included:
– Psalm 69:14-15
– Psalm 40:13
– Genesis 8

From this message:
– The Flood was God’s “waters of judgement”
– God has given us the victory
– The ark was lifted up by the waters, like Jesus was on the cross
– The ark settled on land, like Jesus rose from the grave
– We will never find rest in this world

L-R: Eld. James Conley, Eld. Mark Quarles
Union Church is a wonderful place to worship and fellowship with God’s people.

Personal Note
We were very thankful to attend this meeting, and experience the loving fellowship of the members and visitors.
We appreciate the kind hospitality of the church (including being in the home of Joe and Ramona Young), and the wonderful preaching of our dear pastor, Eld. Mark Quarles.

Church Information
For more information on Union Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://unionpbc.net/

For more information on Providence Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://www.providencepb.church/

God Bless!!

July, 2022 Meeting at Antioch Church – Brookhaven, MS

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 July (15, 16, 17), Antioch Primitive Baptist Church – Elder Ricky Myers and Elder Mickey Myers, Co-Pastors, hosted the annual July meeting.
(The meeting started Friday night and ended on Sunday. We attended the services on Saturday.)
Elder Hugh Sanders, pastor of Ideal Primitive Baptist Church in Petal, Mississippi, was the invited minister.

608 Antioch Ln NW, Brookhaven, MS 39601

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

Eld Ricky Myers leading singing

Saturday Morning, 07-16-2022

Eld. Hugh Sanders preached from 2 Timothy 2:19-20 on “Vessels”.
References included:
– Acts 9:15
– Acts 13:2
– 2 Timothy 2:22

Psalm 1
From this message:
– Strive to be an Honorable vs. Dishonorable vessel
– Avoid being too involved in earthly things
– Be active in the Kingdom of God
– Flee from sin to keep our “vessel” clean and honorable
– Display the good things of the Spirit

Eld. Hugh Sanders

Morning services were followed by a fellowship lunch in the dining room.

Saturday Afternoon
Eld. Hugh Sanders preached on “Prayer”
References included:
– Luke 11:2-4
– Matthew 6
– James 4:3
– Psalm 5

From this message:
– God hears and answers our prayers
– Jesus gave us a pattern example for prayer (Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:2-4)
– Do good without regard to the world’s recognition and compliments
– God knows what we need before we ask

L-R: Eld. Hugh Sanders, Eld. Ricky Myers, Eld. Mickey Myers
Established 1870

Personal Note
We were very thankful for our first opportunity to visit Antioch Church.
We appreciate the kind hospitality of the church, and Bro. Hugh’s preaching.

God Bless!!

July, 2022 Meeting at Little Union Church

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

On the second weekend of July (7, 8, 9, 10), Little Union Primitive Baptist Church – Elder Chris Crouse Pastor, hosted the annual July meeting.
(The meeting started Thursday night with preaching. We arrived Friday and stayed through Sunday.)

15510 County Rd 39, Lithia, FL 33547

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

Elder Chris Crouse is pastor at Little Union Church

Friday Evening, 07-08-2022
A fellowship supper was offered in the dining room prior to the evening services.
The opening prayer was offered by Elder David Crawford.

Eld. David Crawford is Pastor of Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church in Macclenny, Florida

Eld. Mark Quarles preached from Matthew 24 on “God’s Word”.
References included:
– Psalm 12:6-7
– 2 Timothy 3:13

– 2 Peter 1
From this message:
– God’s Word will NEVER pass away!

Eld. Mark Quarles is our pastor at Providence Primitive Baptist Church near Stringer, Mississippi

Eld. Philip Conley preached from 2 Timothy 3 on “Importance of God’s Word”
Other references included:
– 1 Corinthians 10:13
– Romans 5:3
– Galatians 3:16
– Romans 9:17
– Romans 8:25-25
From this message:
– God’s Word NEVER changes!
– We are saved by Hope (not seen)
– God’s Word will sustain us

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

Saturday Morning, 07-09-2022
Eld. Chris Taylor opened the morning services with prayer.

Eld. Chris Taylor is pastor of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church in Vero Beach, Florida

Eld. Philip Conley preached from Esther 4 on the subject of “God’s Promises”.
From this message:
– Mordecai believed in God’s promises to save Abraham’s seed
– God’s kingdom will go on, in spite of our enemies
– God’s providence will go on, regardless of ow bad things get
– Esther’s story is about God’s promises
– Pray without ceasing in all things
– In faith, we must trust in God’s promises
– God has placed a “treasure” in us
– God’s church is number one in our lives

Eld. Mark Quarles preached from the Joshua 2 on “Doing the Right Thing”
Other references included:
Hebrews 11:31
Joshua 6 :17-23
From this message:
– Rahab repented of her past sinful ways – she did “the right thing now”
– God gives us a way out of sin and to the road of repentance
– Rahab asked for mercy on her family for what she was doing, our family is blessed when we do right
– The “scarlet thread” (Joshua 2:8) is a symbol of our hope. Our lives look different when viewed through our “scarlet thread” of hope (our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ)

Eld. David Crawford preached concering the “Three Key Areas of Life”
Other references included:
2 Corinthians 4:6
From this message:
– Three Areas:
1. Light: The Gospel which tells us what Jesus did for us
2. Knowledge: Of what God has done for us through Jesus
3. Glory: The Creator of all things, including our salvation
– What we believe Spiritually is important
– Know about Jesus from the “true gospel”
– The Law was “DIAGNOSTIC” only concerning our sinful nature, the Gospel is the CURE
– Avoid athiestism and materialism, and self-creationism, seek creationism of

Morning services were followed by a fellowship lunch in the dining room.

Saturday Evening
A fellowship supper was held in the dining room, followed by the Communion and Footwashing service.

Eld Chris Crouse spoke on the Communion and Footwashing service.
He offered a background on each part and reminded us of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection was for the sins of God’s People.
Eld. Philip Conley spoke on the BREAD (Body of Jesus Christ), after which unlevened bread was provided to each participant.
Eld. James Allen spoke on the WINE (Blood of Jesus Christ), after which wine was provided to each participant.
Eld. Mark Quarles spoke on the FOOTWASHING (which Jesus did to all the apostles), after which partipants paired up to wash each other’s feet.

Sunday Morning, 07-10-2022
Bro. Brandon Good opened services with prayer.

Bro. Brandon is member of Van Buren Primitive Baptist Church in Findlay, Ohio.

Eld. Phlip Conley preached from the Matthew 1 on “Five Women in Jesus’ Lineage”
From this message:
– These 5 women had troubled pasts, but Jesus came into this world to deliver and save sinners
– Sin is a condition we should have never been in
– No matter our past, we must go forward properly
– God gave David peace through his son Solomon (which means “peace”)
The only true peace we can have is from God through Jesus Christ

Eld. Mark Quarles preached from Psalm 110:7 on “Bitter Cup to Drink”.
Other references included:
John 18:1
– 2 Samuel 15:23
– 2 Kings 23:4-6

From this message:
– Many types of natural “waste” went into the Brook of Kidron, which Jesus had to cross over to go to the garden of Gethsemane
– Jesus had to go to the cross because of the filt of our sin, Him ALONE!
After the morning services, a fellowship lunch was served in the dining room

Personal Notes
This was a very blessed meeting!
Bro. Mark, Bro. Philip, and Bro. David were all blessed of the Lord with very good preaching liberty and Grace.
This was our third time to attend a meeting at Little Union, As with past visits, the membership did an excellent job in hosting the meeting, and Bro. Chris was a very good moderator.
We have been blessed with many wonderful and loving friends at Little Union, and we look forward to future visits. It was great to be here when they were having Communion!
The meeting was also blessed with great participation by many, including those who led singing.
Here are some of the men who participated as song leaders.

Bro. Brady Johnson
Bro. Gary Cunningham
Bro. Jamie Arnold.
Bro. Jamie is also the church clerk, and is responsible for the Facebook broadcast of services.
I had the privilege of having Communion and Footwashing with Bro. Jamie! 🙏
Bro. John Mark Quarles is the son of Eld. Mark Quarles and is a fellow member at Providence Church
Bro. Matt Brown

Others with whom we were blessed to have fellowship.

Sis. Bea Cummingham, a precious and dear long-time member of Little Union
She is the widow of Bro. Julian Cunningham, who passed away since we last visited this church.
Our love and prayers for God’s peace and comfort to always be with her.
It was nice to be with Bro. Brandon Good again.
We enjoyed being with he and his Dad – Lane, in last November’s meeting at Little Union.
Sunset to end the day on Saturday of the meeting.
It was a blessed time…

Church Information
For more information on Little Union Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://www.littleunion.com/

For more information on Providence Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://www.providencepb.church/

For more information on Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
http://www.bethelpbc.com/

For more information on Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://www.macclennypbc.com/

God Bless!!!

Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church – 2022 June Meeting

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

On Saturday 06-11-2022, we attended the June meeting at Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church, Elder Luke Addison, pastor. The meeting started on Friday night, and continued through Sunday.
Elder Philip Conley was the invited minister.

Mt. Gilead Road Smithdale, MS 39664

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

Eld. Luke Addison leading singing

Saturday Morning, 06-11-2022

Following the song service, Eld.Philip Conley preached from Matthew 1 on “The Geneology of Jesus Christ”.
From this message:
– Some in Jesus’ lineage led sinful lives
– Examples included Rahab, David, Solomon, Judah
– Jesus redeemed them through His sacrificial blood and the Grace and Mercy of God
– Be thankful for God’s His love for His People

References included:
– Gen. 38
2 Samuel 12:24-25
– Joshua 2 and 6

Eld. Philip Conley and his family are members at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Lockhart, Texas

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

Saturday Afternoon

Following lunch, a song service opened the afternoon services

Eld. Philip Conley preached from Psalm 17:15 on “Satisfaction”.
From this message:
– Fear not, for God is in charge
– Don’t feel “at home” in this sinful world
– Praise God and be satisfied in His Ways
– We need the “fatness” of God’s House while in this world

References included:
– Proverbs 19:23
2 Corth. 5:6-8
Psalm 65:1-4
Psalm 36:5-8

Personal Notes:
It was great to again be at Mt. Gilead.
We were so blessed with the wonderful preaching of Eld. Philip Conley, who has a very blessed gift.
It was also a blessing to see Bro. Philip and his family again, who we had not been with in over a year!
Also in attendance were Bro. Philip’s mother, Sis. Debbie Conley, and his brother – Eld. James Conley and his family.
We are so blessed with a loving fellowship and relationship with all of the Conley family!

Church Information
For more information on Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
http://www.bethelpbc.com/

God Bless!!!

Providence Primitive Baptist Church – 2022 June Meeting

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

On Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday 06-03/05-2022, Providence Primitive Baptist Church – Elder Mark Quarles Pastor, hosted its 2022 June meeting.
Elder Tom Griffin was the invited minister.
Due to Covid, this was the first meeting hosted by Providence Church in over 2 years.
We were very excited and thankful for the opportunity to do so again! 🙂 🙏

290 CR 10 Stringer, MS 39481

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

Song Leaders: (L-R) Daniel Burris, Sam Duckworth, John Mark Quarles
Eld. Mark Quarles, Pastor of Providence Primitive Baptist Church

Friday Evening,06-03-2022

A fellowship supper was held in the dining room, followed by evening services.

Eld. Tom Griffin preached from Ephesians 6:2-3 on “Long upon the Land (Earth)”.

From this message:
– Honor our father and mother and we will live long on the earth
– Honor God and we will be blessed in the Land
– The Lord led Israel out of Egypt (sin) and provided for them (including going into the promised Land)

References included:
Ephesians 5
Exodus 15
Jeremiah 44:27
Joshua 5:10
Hebrews 11:13-16

Eld. Tom Griffin is pastor of Middleton Creek Primitive Baptist Church, located near Meadeville, Mississippi

Saturday Morning, 06-04-2022

Following the song service, Eld.Tom Griffin preached from John 14:6
From this message:
– Love one another
– Jesus’ instructions to the apostle before He departed
– Importance of servant leaders

References included:
– Mark 10:28
Luke 22:15
John 13:31

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

Saturday Afternoon

After lunch, Eld.Tom Griffin preached from Romans 16:13
From this message:
– Simon carried the cross for Jesus
– Many years later, the apostle Paul mentions Simon’s son Rufus
– The Lord works in His time, as He did with Simon and his son

References included:
– Esther 4:11
Luke 23:26

Saturday Evening

Many gathered at the Duckworth’s home for a great time of fellowship, supper, and singing.
We very much appreciate their wonderful hospitality.
It is ALWAYS good to be with the Church Family!

Sunday Morning, 06-05-2022

Eld.Tom Griffin preached from Luke 22 on “Sacrifice”

From this message:
– Jesus died for the sins of God’s people, there was NO other way
– God provided a sacrifice for our sins (Jesus His Son), just as he did for Abraham and Isaac on Mt. Moriah
– Mt. Moriah was the same place where Jesus was crucified (where both sacrifices were made)!

References included:
Exodus 12
2 Samuel 24:12
– Genesis 22

L-R: Eld. Tom Griffin, Eld. Mark Quarles

Personal Notes:
We were all excited to having annual meetings return.
So many in the church participated and by God’s Grace, made this meeting the success it was.
It was also a blessing to see so many young people attend and participate.
Here are some of the young men whom we enjoyed being with…

L-R: Daniel Burris, Cooper Duckworth, Sam Duckworth, Stephen Burris, John Mark Quarles, Daniel Green
Praise God for these fine young men! 🙂🙏
Sandra and I were very blessed in the preaching and fellowship at this meeting.
We love our church family!

Church Information
For more information on Providence Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
http://providencepb.church/

For more information on Middleton Creek Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Church/Middleton-Creek-Primitive-Baptist-Church-2015644555396242/

The Glory of God can be seen in His Word, His Kingdom, and His Creation

God Bless!!!

Bethany Primitive Baptist Church – 2022 Spring Meeting

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

On Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday 04-22/24-2022, Bethany Primitive Baptist Church – Elder Silas Ford Pastor, hosted its 2022 Spring meeting.
Elder Adam Green and Elder Jon Mizell were the invited ministers.

5101 Old Atlanta Road, Suwanee, GA 30024

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

Eld. Silas Ford leading singing
Looks like Bro. Silas has a little helper!
And look, another little helper! Praise God…
Eld. Silas Ford, Pastor of Bethany Primitive Baptist Church

Friday Evening,04-22-2022

Eld. Adam Green preached from Matthew 10 on “Hearing and Believing, For Eternal Life?”.

From this message:
– There are examples of the Spirit not allowing preaching in certain locations at certain times
– God’s people are warned of the devil taking away the Word from their hearts
– We are saved by a holy calling, not according to our works
– The purpose of the Gospel is to bring life and immortality to light
– The Word of God is NOT Bound!

References included:
Acts 16:6-7
Mark 4:14
Luke 8:11
2 Timothy 1:9-10
2 Timothy 2:10

Eld. Adam Green is pastor of Old Union Primitive Baptist Church near Hot Springs, Arkansas

Eld. Jon Mizell preached from Acts 2:37-38 on “Repent and be Baptized”

From this message:
– Save ourselves from this untoward generation
– Four modes of New Testament Worship
1. Fellowship
2. Prayers
3. Singing
4. Preaching the Word

References included:
Acts 2:40
Isaiah 56:7
Ephesians. 5:19
Matthew 26:30

Eld. Jon Mizell is the pastor of Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Cairo, Georgia

Following evening services, an ice cream fellowship was held in the lunch room.

Saturday Morning, 04-23-2022

Following the song service, Eld. Jon Mizell preached from John 1 on “Worlds”

From this message:
– Worlds include:
1. Walking in God’s ways in this World
2. The World to come for God’s People in Heaven
3. The natural World of God’s Creation

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

Saturday Afternoon

Following the fellowship lunch, the church met to observe the Communion service (Wine and Unleavened Bread) AND Footwashing.

The Communion table is set, towels dispersed and small pans of water placed under the pews for use in the Footwashing

References for Communion Service:
Matthew 26:26-30
Mark 14:22-26
Luke 22:14-20

References for Footwashing:
John 13:1-17

Eld. Jon Mizell spoke on the BREAD (Body of Jesus Christ), after which the bread was provided to each participant.
Eld. Adam Green spoke on the WINE (Blood of Jesus Christ), after which wine was provided to each participant.
Eld Silas Ford spoke on the FOOTWASHING, after which participants paired up to wash each other’s feet.
These were followed by a loving fellowship handshake/hug and the singing of a song.

Sunday Morning, 04-24-2022

Eld. Adam Green preached on “Psalms to God”.

From this message:
– Songs (Psalms) of
1. Deliverance
2. Creation
3. Joy
4. Redemption
– The beauty of the Creation shows the Goodness of God

References included:
Exodus 15:1
Psalm 19.1, 65.13
Isaiah 6
Revelation 5:12

L-R: Eld. Adam Green, Eld. Silas Ford, Eld. Jon Mizell

Personal Notes:
Sandra and I were members of Bethany Church from August, 1999 until we moved in May, 2021. We always enjoy returning to our church home of nearly 22 years and seeing the dear people with whom we have a loving relationship.

Here are some of those with whom we enjoyed a fellowship time:

With Shelby Lawrence, one of our dear and precious “Church Granddaughters”
With Ramsey Collier, another of our precious “Church Grandchildren”.
Sis. Ramsey is graduating from high school, and plans to attend Georgia Tech.
With Bryan Camp, a deacon at Bethany Church.
Bro. Bryan and I are long-time friends and brothers, and have enjoyed several hikes together in the Lord’s Creation.

With Sis. Charlyne Harrison. She and her husband Dr. John were our
“Georgia Parents”, and we had many good and loving times of fellowship
together.

Church Information
For more information on Bethany Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://www.bethanypbc.com/

For more information on Old Union Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-organization/Old-Union-Primitive-Baptist-Church-112687637132382/

For more information on Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://www.facebook.com/tiredcreek/

The Glory of God can be seen in the beauty of His Creation surrounding the building.
The Love of God and Edification of His People through the Gospel preached, can be heard inside…

God Bless!!!

Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church – 2022 Anniversary Meeting

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

On Friday evening, and Saturday 04-15/16-2022, Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church – Elder Josh Coker Pastor, hosted its 2022 Anniversary meeting.
Elder Ronald Lawrence was the invited minister.

2441 Columbiana Road, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216

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

Thankful for the good attendance

Friday Evening,04-15-2022

Eld. Ronald Lawrence preached from Genesis 18.14 on “Is There Anything Too Hard for the Lord?”.

From this message:
– The Lord is able to give us what we need (and more)
– Don’t worry about tomorrow, seek the Kingdom of God first
– Do things God’s ways, NOT our ways

References included:
1 Kings 20
– 2 Chronicles 25:9
Matthew 6:25
Isaiah 55:8-9
Revelation 1:8

Eld. Ronald Lawrence is pastor of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Goodlettsville, TN

Saturday Morning, 04-16-2022

Following the song service, Eld. Ronald Lawrence preached from Revelation 1:10 on “In the Spirit”

From this message:
– Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega (beginning and end)
– Blessed are those that read the bible
– Be in the Spirit, walk in the Spirit, do all things in the Spirit
– Keep Jesus in the center of your life
– Celebrate the resurrection each day! (AMEN Bro. Ronald!)

References included:
Revelation 1:8
Galations 5:25
Following morning services, a fellowship lunch was served in the dining room.

Saturday Afternoon

Following the fellowship lunch, Eld. Ronald Lawrence preached from Psalm 119:18 on “Open my Eyes”

From this message:
– We can call upon the Lord always
– The Lord will “stand still” for His People
– The Lord gives us “eyes” of understanding

References included:
Luke 24:13
Acts 9:18

L-R: Eld. Josh Coker, Eld. Ronald Lawrence

Personal Notes:
Sandra and I were members at Vestavia Church in the 1990s, during which time Eld. Ernie Stump was our pastor. In recent years, he has experienced some health issues, for which we request prayers.
However, on Saturday, he was able to attend this meeting, along with his dear wife Sis. Imogene and their daughter Sis. Karen.
Bro. Ernie was a loving and caring pastor, for which we will always be grateful.

Front: Eld. Ernie Stump, Sis. Imogene Stump
Back: Sis. Karen Stump

It was great to be in fellowship with many in the church who we knew while attending in the 90s. Some were young children while we were there, now grown.
As expected – after so much time, there are many new faces at Vestavia as well.
It is evident that Vestavia Church continues to thrive in their service to our Lord because of their loving dedication, and the gifted preaching, caring, and loving service of their pastor – Eld. Josh Coker.
It is our prayer that Bro. Josh and the church will continue to be blessed, and we will have the opportunity, Lord willing, to return for more meetings. 🙂

And finally, it should be evident by past postings, of our love for the ministry of Eld. Ronald Lawrence. The Lord has blessed Bro. Ronald over the years with a fine gift to preach. Bro. Ronald has traveled extensively among God’s people and has exercised that gift, to provide them with wonderful messages and teachings from God’s Word.
We are also thankful for our personal and loving relationship with Bro. Ronald, his dear wife Sis. Karen, and their precious children and grandchildren. Yet another example of God’s love towards us, His mercy, and His grace. We are blessed … 🙏

Church Information
For more information on Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
http://vestaviapbc.org

For more information on Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://bethelpb.org/

God Bless!!!

Ideal Primitive Baptist Church – Annual Spring Meeting + Deacon Ordination

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

On Friday evening, and Saturday 03-11/12-2022, Ideal Primitive Baptist Church – Elder Hugh Sanders Pastor, hosted its annual Spring Fellowship meeting.
Elder Josh Coker was the invited minister.

413 N Main St, Petal, MS 39465

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

Friday Evening,03-11-2022

Eld. Josh Coker preached from Matthew 3 on “The Importance of Preaching”.

From this message:
– Preaching of the Gospel is essential for a Child of God

References included:
Acts 1 and 9
Mark 16:15
2 Timothy 4:1-2
Matthew 11
Romans 1:15-16

Eld. Josh Coker is Pastor of Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama

Saturday Morning, 03-12-2022

Eld. Hugh Sanders intoducing Eld. Josh Coker

Following the song service, Eld. Josh Coker preached from 1 Corinthians 10:1-12 on “Avoid Idleness, live a Purposeful Life in the Lord”

From this message:
– Israel wandered in the wilderness with no purpose
– Avoid a life consumed in vanity and hopelessness
– Abound in the Work of the Lord!

References included:
Numbers 13 and 14
Psalm 78:33
Ezekiel 16:49
– 1 Corinthians 15:58

Personal Note: This was a VERY inspiring message to me. I’ll explain in a future posting.

L-R: Eld. Hugh Sanders, Eld. Josh Coker

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

Saturday Afternoon

A Deacon ordination was held in the afternoon.
(The following offers a high-level summary description of a Deacon ordination.)
The office of Deacon in Jesus’ church was initiated in Acts 6:1:6.
Qualifications for Deacon are defined in 1 Timothy 3:8-16.
A presbytery of member and visiting Elders (ordained ministers) and Deacons was formed. Eld. Josh Coker was chosen to be the clerk (taking notes of the proceedings).
Eld. Hugh Sanders was chosen to be the moderator and give the charge (responsibilities) to the candidate – Bro. Jason Gerald.
A spokesperson for the church was asked about the candidate.
The candidate was questioned about his beliefs and understandings, and a “charge” was given regarding the duties.

Eld. Sammy Odom “questioned” the candidate Bro. Jason Gerald
Eld. Hugh Sanders delivered the “charge” to Bro. Jason
After the questioning and delivery of the charge, the Presbytery laid hands on Bro. Jason in prayer.
Bro. Jason and Sis. Tina Gerald, a precious couple dedicated to the service in the Lord’s church.

It was a precious time of worship, fellowship, and ordination. Thankful for the opportunity to attend!

Church Information
For more information on Ideal Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Church/Ideal-Primitive-Baptist-Church-111049633858293/

For more information on Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
http://vestaviapbc.org

God Bless!!!

New Years Eve (day) in Church!

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

On Friday, 12-31-2021, Ideal Primitive Baptist Church – Elder Hugh Sanders Pastor, hosted the annual New Years Eve meeting.
Elder Lonnie Mozingo was the invited minister.

413 N Main St, Petal, MS 39465

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

It’s a blessing to see young people in the church take part in the services!
Elder Hugh Sanders is the pastor of Ideal Church
Bro. Hugh has wonderful gifts of preaching and love of God’s People

Friday Morning,12-31-2021

Eld. Lonnie Mozingo preached from 1 Corinthians 2:2 on “Look Only unto Jesus, and Him Crucified”.
From this message:
– Look to Jesus, regardless of what is happening
– This is the standard of our belief
– We worship a RISEN Savior!
– Jesus is our mediator with God
– Jesus completed His Work!

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

Friday Afternoon

Eld. Lonnie Mozingo preached from 2 Timothy 2:15 on “Study God’s Word”
From this message:
– Study to rightly divide the word of truth

Eld. Lonnie Mozingo is pastor of Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Natchez, Mississippi

Bro. Lonnie was our pastor for several years while we lived in the Atlanta area.
He is a VERY able preacher, and a loving, kind pastor.
It was great to be with him again and hear his fine preaching gift!

Eld. Lonnie Mozingo and Eld. Hugh Sanders

Church Information
For more information on Ideal Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Church/Ideal-Primitive-Baptist-Church-111049633858293/

For more information on Salem Primitive Baptist Church, see this page:
https://www.salempbcnatchez.org/

God Bless!!!