The Dixie Baptist Scroll
January 31, 2016
Order of Service
Current Status of Weekly Bible Studies
Children’s Sunday School
Fifth Sunday Sing
Sermon Notes for Today’s Sermon “God Has a Role in Life” (Psalm 139:13-17)
“Jesus is God, Part 2: He Has Been Given Honor”: Devotional for the sermon to be delivered on February 7th
Religious liberty setbacks addressed by ERLC
Since you havein obedience to the truthpurified your souls for asincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another fromthe heart,for you have beenborn againnot of seed which is perishable but imperishable,that is, through the living and enduringword of God.For,
“All flesh is like grass,
And all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,
And the flower falls off,
But the word of the Lord endures forever.”
And this isthe word which waspreached to you.
(1 Peter 1:22-25, NASB)
Pastor: Kenneth ReiterMusic Leader: Nikkole Douglas
21696 HWY 377 NORTH P.O. Box 646Whitesboro, TX 76273(903) 564-5100
Morning Worship Service
This Week’s Bible Studies
Sunday Evening:Revelation 8:1-13“The First Four Trumpets” (will resume next Sunday, Feb. 7th)
Wednesday Evening:Selected Passages“The Spiritual Gifts”
Sunday Morning Bible Study:Selected Passages“Philippians”
This Week’s Schedule
January 31st – February 7th
Sunday, Jan. 31st4:00 P.M.VBS Committee Meeting
5:00 P.M.Fifth Sunday Sing
Wednesday, Feb. 3rd5:30 P.M.Pastor’s Council Meeting
6:00 P.M.***Youth Bible Study (Special Announcement: See note below)
6:30 P.M.Potlock Supper Fellowship
7:00 P.M.Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
Sunday, Feb. 7th9:00 A.M.Prayer Service
10:00 A.M.Children’s, Youth, and Adult Bible Studies
11:00 A.M.Morning Worship
2:30 P.M.Pecan Point Service
5:00 P.M.Sunday Evening Bible Study
***Note: This Wednesday, the youth are meeting at Bro. David and Mrs. Sabrena’s house (2435 Dawkins Rd., Collinsville, TX, 76233). They will be watching a movie and having a time of study and fellowship. They are also starting at 6:00 P.M. so that the youth will be dismissed at the same time that Adult Bible study is dismissed. For any questions, contact Bro. David (972-415-7198) or Mrs. Sabrena (903-815-0130).
Feb. 3rd5:30 P.M.WednesdayPastor’s Council Meeting
Feb. 7th2:30 P.M.SundayService at Pecan Point
Feb. 8th4:00 P.M.Monday (@ the Keathly’s home)Youth Committee Meeting
Feb. 10th6:00 P.M.WednesdayYouth Group meets at Texoma Christian
Ruby Helms - health (Marcy Sellers)
Dixie Baptist Frontier Church - growth, outreach, direction, & healing
Tonni Shook - 2nd battle with thyroid cancer (Sabrena Vick)
Rick McCommon -health (self request)
David Clark - salvation and a job (Mary Burrows son)
Jimmy Davis Ministries- success in reaching the lost
Tommy Cassidy - health issues (Frank Martin)
Karol andLynnallenEllison - God's favor over a number of issues (Sabrena Vick)
Mellony Arial – new job (Amy Hollon)
Angel Davis - needs mental and emotional healing
Dawn Capps - back pain (self request)
McKenna Proffer - unspoken (Ken & NancyArtebury)
Nancy Davis – strength& health (Jimmy Davis)
Amanda Williams - health & personal issues (Jean Martin)
Liz Mitchusson - unspoken (self request)
Kyle Williams - salvation (Amanda Williams)
Ralph Gorley, pastor at 1st Baptist Church of Muenster -direction (Jimmy Davis)
Our country - to turn back to God
Charles Ray - salvation (Jimmy Davis)
Brenda Barnes - stage 4 cancer
Lewis Dressler - going blind (Jean Martin)
Elizabeth Hayes - post-partum pre-eclampsia
Mamaw's son - fighting alcohol addiction (Amanda Williams)
Mark - 24 yrs. old and has multiple tumors of different kinds (Amanda Williams)
Shawn Wade - health (Jean Martin)
LaDonna Darnell - back issues (AmandaWilliwams)
Bill Kendall - multiple health issues (David Keathly)
Living Oasis Ministries and Brother Elijah Abraham - protection and power/strength to reach the lost people in Islam and to educate Christians about the threat of Islam (David & Sabrena)
Livie- kidney issues (Jimmy Davis's granddaughter)
Devon Brinkley - possibly has leukemia
Cory – health & salvation - TroyLutkenhouse'snephew (Jimmy Davis)
Jimmy Davis - working out housing for his MIL (self-request)
Sue Hollon - health (Oren Hollon's mom)
Kenneth Reiter - wisdom and guidance (self request)
Lou Ann - husband passed away (Betty & Ray Prestage's daughter)
Wyatt – 14 yrs. old, in a wheelchair, has Muscular Dystrophy (Ann Conley’s great-grandson)
Pauline Bevans – breast cancer, had surgery on 10/26/15 and goes on 11/02/15 for checkup – PRAISE REPORT – cancer free, but needs prayer for death in family
Betty Foster – COPD, cirrhosis, & renal failure (Amy Hollon’s mother)
New Energy Church (Ann Conley’s old church in East Texas)
Oilfield workers (Jean Martin)
Ronnie O’Neal Jr. – health issues (Kenneth Reiter)
Barbara Romo’s aunt – complications from knee surgery and falls (Nikkole Douglas)
Barbara Romo – fluid build-up (Nikkole Douglas)
Lilly – liver failure and needs transplant (Amanda Williams)
Sherry Faye’s family – passed away
Janet & Ray Arnolt – both very ill (Ann Conley)
Darlene & Teddy – diabetes (her) throat cancer (him) (Ann Conley)
Ed Keirns – failing health (Terry Keirns dad)’
Dolores Sweet family – passed away (Frank Martin’s cousin)
Melissa Anderson – eye cancer (Sabrena Keathly)
Glenda @ Dickey’s – hospitalized last week and son is in jail (Jordan Reiter)
Jamie Pettie – personal problems (Sabrena Keathly)
Ryan and Melody Trevino – personal issues (Sabrena Keathly)
Kristin Bowman-Dean – her health and finances and her father has bone cancer (Amy Hollon)
April McCarty – suffering from depression (Sabrena Keathly’s cousin)
Belinda Reynold’s mom – serious surgery (friend of Karol Ellison)
Phillip Lindsey family – passed away Dec. 8th (Sabrena Keathly)
Ruth Bryan – health concerns
Dixie Baptist church prayer team – that their prayers will be powerful and pleasing to God’s ear
Troy – continues to grow in Christ (Oren Hollon)
Kenneth Binkley – unspoken (Jean Martin)
Kodi Tutt – neuroblastoma in marrow (Kenneth Reiter)
All those affected by the shooting at the California Development Center
Tim Akins – lost job, strayed on his walk with Christ (Kaji Price)
Resident at Whitesboro Nursing Home – in very poor health, salvation (Liz Mitchusson)
Kylie Hock family – 13 yr. girl old who died of self-inflicted gun wound (Sabrena Keathly)
Betty Faye Cutler Kosley family – passed away 12/02/15 (Sabrena Keathly)
Judy Morgan – auto-immune disease and heart issue (step-mom of Sabrena Keathly)
Liz Stephens – 2nd time battling breast cancer and was told she would have to have chemo treatments the rest of her life (Amanda Williams co-worker)
Christopher Binkley – success and blessings on his auto mechanics course (Jean & Frank’s grandson)
Pat Rose – hip replacement (Sabrena Keathly’s cousin)
Kent & Glenn Reiter – salvation (brothers of Kenneth Reiter)
Allen Golden – needs heart transplant (Dakota Golden’s dad)
Libby Inglis family – passed away 12/13/15 (Amy Hollon) PRAISE REPORT – doing well
Stan Mason family – passed away (Frank Martin)
Troy Richardson – stroke (Sabrena Keathly)
Ted Matson – recovering from heart bypass surgery (Sabrena Keathly)
Robert Helms – back issues (Marcy Sellers)
Oren Hollon – safe travelling mercies (Amy Hollon)
Dawn Miller – endoscopy on 01/17/16 (Ann Conley’s daughter)
Janet McKinzie – in hospital (Mitch Seller’s sister)
Marcy Sellers – right hand acting up (self-request)
William Joseph Furhman – 15 year old boy killed in hunting accident on 1/26 (Misty Price)
Dale Lawrence family – killed unexpectedly on 01/29/16 (Sabrena Keathly)
Please pray for those on the list. Please check the list carefully for those that have your name beside them and let me know if any changes, updates, or praises need to be added. Also, let me know if any need to be removed.
The Youth have started a new 4 part study called ENGAGE.Teenagers live in a world that can be very hostile to their faith. As Christ-followers, students must be influencers rather than be influenced by the messages they receive from TV, Movies, and the Internet. How can students become this kind of influencer? The key is for students to be challenged to impact the culture instead of being impacted by the culture. They must learn to Engage.
We are embarking on a meaningful time of Bible study and application, learning exactly what Scripture says about how to impact the world around them in the name of Jesus Christ. Using youthministry360’s Engage Bible study resource, students will learn what the Bible says about:
• Evaluating their relationship with God and with the world around them
• Living like they are not of this world
• Living for the Lord and His Kingdom
• Engaging with the world as a light in the midst of spiritual darkness
• The cost of following Jesus and living an engaged life
THIS Wednesday Night…
…the youth are meeting at Bro. David and Mrs. Sabrena’s house (2435 Dawkins Rd., Collinsville, TX, 76233). They will be watching a movie and having a time of study and fellowship. They are also starting at 6:00 P.M. so that the youth will be dismissed at the same time that Adult Bible study is dismissed. For any questions, contact Bro. David (972-415-7198) or Mrs. Sabrena (903-815-0130).
- February 10th @ 6:00pm - Youth Group meets at Texoma Christian School for free pizza and the opening night of "Revive '16" conference led by the Contemporary Christian band Sixteen Cities (Dallas-based group)
- March 6th @ 5:30pm - Harvest America Revival led by Greg Laurie and music by Chris Tomlin, Mercy Me, LeCrae and others at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. We will leave early afternoon and try to arrive around 3:30 to ensure we get in.
Children’s Sunday School
We have services for younger children on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in helping out or being involved in any way, please get with David or Sabrena Keathly or Jordan Reiter!
With 2016 now upon us, it is time to start thinking about Vacation Bible School. It may seem like it is still a long ways off, but it will be here before you realize it. Start praying about this important outreach event. We are also looking for any who feel led to be on the VBS Committee. If you feel led, please see Bro. Kenneth. The committee will have its first meeting this afternoon at the church at 4:00 P.M.
We are looking for people who have a heart for youth to serve on our Youth Committee. This committee will organize activities and provide oversight for the youth ministry. If you are interested in serving on the Youth Committee, please see Bro. Kenneth. The Youth Committee will have its first meeting on Monday, February 8th.
Fifth Sunday Sing
Tonightat 5:00 P.M., Dixie Baptist Church will be celebrating the Lord Jesus Christ through song. This is an opportunity for you worship God through singing, Scripture recitation, poetry, and other means that worship Christ. Come be a part of this special service.
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;
2 Thessalonians 1:3
Sermon NotesDixie Baptist Church
January 31, 2016
“God Has a Role in Life”
I. Because God is the One who controls life and purpose, He is sovereign over life.
A.God is the one who gives life, forms life, and takes life.
1.God gives life.
2.God forms life.
1. God is the One who creates and weaves together every human being
2. God ordains the number of days that each and every life will live.
3.God takes life.
B.Children are a work of God, and they should be recognized as such.
(Genesis 2:7; 11:30; 20:17-18; 21:1-3; 25:20-21; 29:31; 30:22-23; Exodus 4:11; 23:26; 35:35; Deuteronomy 7:14; 32:39; Judges 13:2-3; 1 Samuel 1:4-5; 2:6; Job 10:8-12; 14:5 Psalm 40:5; 113:9; 127:3; Matthew 10:29-31 Luke 1:5-7)
II.People are sacred before they are even born.
A.God ordains the steps of each person before they are born.
Examples that demonstrate this truth:
- King David
- John the Baptist
- The Apostle Paul
- Even the wicked
B.God does this in the mother’s womb.
(Numbers 12:12; Judges 13:6-7; 16:17; Job 3:3, 16; Psalm 22:9-10; 58:3; Isaiah 49:1, 5; Jeremiah 1:4-5; Luke 1:15, 43, 60; Galatians 1:15)
III.In light of what the Scriptures teach about life, God’s children need to respond.
1.Accepting that life is indeed the work of God.
2.Actively walking in the truth that life is the work of God.
Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Hemakes the barren woman abide in the house asa joyful mother of children.PraisetheLord!
Behold,children are agift of theLord,thefruit of the womb is a reward.
He has filled them with skill to perform every work of an engraver and of a designer and of an embroiderer, in blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and in fine linen, and of a weaver, as performers of every work and makers of designs.
8'Your hands fashioned and made me altogether, And would You destroy me? 9'Remember now, that You have made me as clay; And would You turn me into dust again? 10'Did You not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese; 11Clothe me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews? 12'You have granted me life and lovingkindness; and Your care has preserved my spirit.
29Are not two sparrows sold for acent? Andyetnot one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30Butthe very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31So do not fear;you are more valuable than many sparrows.
The Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?
“Since his days are determined,thenumber of his months is with You;And his limits You haveset so that he cannot pass.
1 Samuel 2:6
“TheLordkills and makes alive;He brings down toSheol and raises up.
‘See now that I, I am He,and there is no god besides Me;It is I who put to death and give life.I have wounded and it is I who heal,and there is no one who can deliver from My hand.
Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.
6Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, "A man of God came to me and his appearance was like the appearance of the angel of God, very awesome. And I did not ask him where he came from, nor did he tell me his name. 7"But he said to me, 'Behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and now you shall not drink wine or strong drink nor eat any unclean thing, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.'"
17So he told her all that was in his heart and said to her, "A razor has never come on my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother's womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like any other man."
9Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb; You made me trust when upon my mother's breasts.
10Upon You I was cast from birth; You have been my God from my mother's womb.
1Listen to Me, O islands, and pay attention, you peoples from afar The LORD called Me from the womb; From the body of My mother He named Me.
And now says the LORD, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, To bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel might be gathered to Him (For I am honored in the sight of the LORD, And My God is My strength)…
Now the word of the LORD came to me saying, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."
"For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother's womb.
15But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, was pleased…
The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.
Luke 1:43, 60
43"And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me?
60But his mother answered and said, "No indeed; but he shall be called John."