Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Be Clothed In Modest Apparel

In like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing. -1 Timothy 2:9 
3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel—
4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. -1 Peter 3:3-4

There is nothing wrong in itself with nice clothes and jewelry, just don‘t go overboard. 
But a Christian lady should not rely on that for her beauty.

Nothing wrong with clothes that are in fashion.
But clothing should not be sexually suggestive.

Clothing should not imply that the wearer is immodest or immoral. 
Moms and dads should occasionally talk with their daughters about this.

Males are very attracted to the opposite sex by sight. 
Showing a little too much is going to get their attention, but the guys most attracted by sexy or immodest clothing - is that the kind of guy you really want to attract?
If that is what attracts him to you - is he going to be just as attracted to the next scantily clad girl who walks by? 
Is that the kind of man you really want to marry? 
By the way, these and other verses would also imply men should also dress and act decently.

Baptist Press, Do search for “Modesty.”
A Return To Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue by Wendy Shalit.
Teen Virtue,
Your Girl: Raising a Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World; More Than Just Talk: A Journal For Girls; The Virtuous Woman: Shattering the Superwoman Myth, all by Vicki Courtney

-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, January 23, AD 2013. 

Other articles in lower right margin.

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. 

Other Articles: 
Baptists on Tithing
More Articles in lower right margin.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Obituary - Emmett Hunt

Emmett Lee Hunt passed away December 27, 2012. Born February 7, 1921, he was married to Lucille Vandenberg Hunt for 62 years, and they had three children. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour at the age of 15.  Hunt served in the Army and was a graduate of Center High School, Center, TX and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored churches in Irving, Tyler, Houston, and Rosenberg, Texas. Burial at Houston National Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a tax-deductible donation to Sam Craig Ministries, 521 Bunte Rd., Smithville, Texas 78957.

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.  -Revelation 21:4

-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, January 2, AD 2013.