Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Because You Gave

This is the time of year churches send giving statements, for tax purposes, etc., to those who gave to the church the previous year. Along with that statement, our church is also sending the following:
Because You Gave

In the Year of our Lord 2012 you gave to our church. No one forced you to give, and you did not have to give a penny. But because you gave, you made a profound difference.

Because you gave to Northside Baptist Church of Highlands:

The work of our church was continued for another year.

The salaries of our pastor and staff were paid.

The electric and utility bills of our church were paid.

Christian literature such as Sunday School books, gospel tracts, magazines, Bibles, and Bible Study material of all kinds were available.

The church building was repaired and maintained.

The church grounds were mowed and cleaned.

Christian counsel was available to many.

Our church continues to stand as a lighthouse for Christ in this community.

The Bible and the Gospel have been taught and preached to all ages.

Christian fellowship, singing, and worship have continued.

People in this community and around the world have come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

Guest preachers, singers, and missionaries were heard.

Many have been encouraged and have grown in their spiritual walk with the Lord.

Biblical values have been proclaimed.

You were obedient to God’s command to give tithes and offerings.

God has promised to bless and provide for you.

You were a good steward / manager of all that God has given you.

Mission money has been sent to continue the ministries of our Association, State Convention, and our national Southern Baptist Convention.

Thousands of missionaries throughout the United States and in over 120 countries have proclaimed the Gospel to a world in need of Jesus.

Benevolence work has been done in the name of Jesus around the world.

Many poor have been fed and disaster victims helped.

Mission funds have assisted ministerial and missionary students in colleges, universities, and six Southern Baptist Seminaries.

You have made an eternal difference in countless lives here and around the world.

There will be people in Heaven because of you.

You have laid up treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and thieves do not break in and steal.

Thank you for giving to the Lord!

“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”  -Jesus Christ; Luke 6:38

Sincerely, Pastor David R. Brumbelow.

-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, January 15, AD 2013. 

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