What a blessing the month of April has been serving God with you here at Hilldale Baptist Church. We have had some special services with presence of the Holy Spirit evident and working among us. I do hope that you will seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness in your life that God might keep adding unto us all that He desires for us to experience. Do you know or remember the desires you had for your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews as they were growing up? Do you remember how you longed for the best things possible to happen to them and be a part of their lives? Your Lord wants that to happen to you. He longs for you to experience the power of His presence through the Holy Spirit working in you every day. Set the Spirit free to do His work in you. Trust Him with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.
I have begun a series of sermons on James on Sunday nights that will be a compliment to the more in-depth look you can take on Wednesday nights at 6:45 with Richard Duncan as he facilitates, Living a Christian Life in a Modern World. Let God apply the practical aspects of living out your faith daily as your join others in the study of this practical living book. Or get even more practical and join Donny Holley on Wednesday nights for Managing Your Finances God’s Way. To grow in your Christ you must study His Word with other believers to help challenge and encourage them as they challenge and encourage you.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and you will want to celebrate with your family. Honor your mother this year by being in church. Bring her to church with you or go to church with your mother. Let her know that you recognize that she has been an important part of your life. Our Ladies Ministry will be providing a small gift to help Hilldale Honor those mothers who are present in worship with us on Mother’s Day.
In preparation for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham in August we are encouraging you to take a “Bring a Friend” Brochure and use it to list the names of some of your friends who need to come to church. Write their names down on the brochure, keep it in your Bible, and pray for them BY NAME daily. Invite them to come to our own “Bring a Friend” Day on May 31, stay for the covered dish lunch, and join us that afternoon for “Worship Through The Years” with special music and singing. Don’t miss it on May 31, right after the morning worship service. Bring a Friend and if you don’t have any, bring an enemy. Bring someone to be a part of that special day with us.
Bringing a friend to worship with you,