SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 16
April 26, 2017
Rev. Donnie Miles is trying to downsize his pastoral library. He is willing to sell books at a good price to any interested pastor. If anyone is interested, his cell number us 843 992-4290.
Combined Women’s Retreat will be held September 15,16th at Evergreen FWB Church (Conway). Secure your room before July 31, 2 queen $119.95 Sleep Inn, Conway. 843-995-2785
If you would like to learn more about beginning a Women Active For Christ group in your church, please CLICK HERE
Open House New Prospect Christian School Friday April 28th at 7PM A tour of the school will be given and refreshments served afterward. For More info Contact the School at Phone: 843-493-2189
Youth Rally Saturday May 6, Starting at 1 PM, Hosted by the Eastern Conference For more information CLICK HERE
Summer Camps 2017…Mark Your Calendars!!
…PLEASE plan your VBS around these dates…..
Our Summer Camps have been scheduled and we are Excited for a great year coming up.
The Theme for both camps will be “Glow in the Dark!” Theme verse is 1 Peter 2:9
The camps will be at Camp Pee Dee in Marion, S.C.
Teen Camp will be in June this year …June 12th-15th Monday-Thursday morning cost $175
…The Preacher for Teen Week will be Rev. Cory Boyd
Junior Camp will be in July…… July 24th-28th Monday- Friday morning cost $135
… The Preacher for Junior week will be Rev. Kevin Bass
The State CTS Competition
CTS State Competition Convention Please send your completed Competition Event Entry forms and fees to Kim Driggers at 2894 Hicks Road, Turbeville, SC 29162, by March 25, 2017. The CTS State Competition Convention will be held on April 28-29 at Peace FWB Church in Florence. Activities will begin at 7 PM on Friday night and at 9 AM on Saturday morning. Registration begins 30 minutes before the start of the competition each day. Some of the Bible entries and all music entries will take place on Friday. All other entries along with Bible entries will take place on Saturday. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Driggers.
Dustin Hancock – Araras, Brazil
Gracelyn Coker – Chicago
Maggie Coker – Nashville
Hunter Langston – Nashville
Bayley Floyd – Virgin Islands
Michael Pennell – Virgin Islands
Hannah Reid – Ecuador
Kaylin Ridgeway – Illinois
Truth and Peace
Jonathan Carlson – Liberty FWB Church
Maysey Floyd – Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church
Nathan Ledford – First Freewill Baptist
William Sargent – Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church
Denise Wiggins – Peace Free Will Baptist Church
Alejandro Johnson – Spain/West Side
WMO This Sunday
Andy Moore (Brazil) As we continue to push forward in this new year, we are thanking the Lord for opportunities to serve Him here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.
We have restarted our weekly outreach ministry by giving free English classes on Saturdays and we are preparing for a baptismal service this month. Also, our church is now involved monthly in ministering to a group of twenty orphans. Please pray that we can show the love of Christ to these emotionally and spiritually needy children.- The Moores
Bobby Poole (Brazil) Pray for the hospital visitation program. (We have 14 hospitals in Ribeirão Preto) A number of the larger hospitals have organized a visitation program, that our First FWB Church is a part of. John, my son, said that the ministration of some of the larger hospitals in the city have realized that their patients make more progress when they have spiritual support. The First Church has a number of members working in the hospitals visitation program. Continue to pray for the leadership of our Lord for a pastor of the Marincek FWB Church.
Carlisle Hanna (India) From Pastor Subhas Das Thanks for today’s message, conference and its all blessings. Prayer for Uncle’s visa, uncle’s didi, mission board Friends of India , South India ministry, Stanley and David Rajkumar,Friends of India. Pray for all worker,Kadogaon area, Thakurganj, Relief work,Silas went to Delhi and came back safe. Baptism program. Pray for my wife will be going for 6 months for training. 2 unspoken Prayer requests.
David Aycock (Brazil) The Lord has really blessed! Thank you for your prayers! With gifts from our partners we have been able to keep the construction of our Christian school going through April. We are building by faith! We are counting on God’s people to help us get the project completed. Would you consider helping us? Pray for Amilton’s salvation. He works for the Brazilian Post Office. We have completed our second evangelistic Bible Study and he is really interested. Our Discipleship classes for our new converts will conclude this month. We plan to baptize five. Thank you, David and Annette
Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite – Pray for our friend Mrs. K, a Christian widow who is a part of our Bible study every Sunday. Yesterday she called and asked us to pray for her as she plans to share her faith with her friend who has been dealing with some physical and emotional problems. Please pray that God will grant Mrs. K the wisdom to say the right words to her friend in order to help her understand the glorious truth of salvation through Jesus Christ, Please pray for the family of one of our oldest daughter’s classmate. Once a week the little girl and her sister come over to our house for an English club. Recently, the parents told Amy that one of their daughters has been asking why they call Jesus the Savior. Pray that the little girl’s curiosity will be a catalyst for the whole family to be open to having spiritual conversations and that we will be able to share the Gospel with them. Pray for the people who attended the discussion about the resurrection last Saturday. While quite a few of the people in attendance were Christians, there were a couple of people who weren’t Christians and who had a lot of questions about our beliefs – one of these people was the owner of the cafe. Please pray that we will have more opportunities to engage with these people and to answer their questions in order to show them the wonderful truth of the gospel.
Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Are stateside and raising support to go to Ecuador to work in the Christian school, Jungle Kids for Christ. To schedule services contact Matt at email@example.com
Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) This past Saturday our church met at our house for a cookout. We invited the students from our university class. Praise the Lord half of our class showed up! None of these students are Christians and most know absolutely nothing about the Gospel. They asked many questions and we had several good discussions. Pray for the seeds that were planted Saturday. Please also pray for our family as we are continuing to battle illnesses. firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). Valandingham’s are in there home now. They are averaging 50-55 people on Sundays, recently with 1 saved 8 baptized.
Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) We have recently started a Bible study with two ladies in our church who were saved as children but are renewing their commitment to the Lord. It is always amazing to watch their faces as they learn new truths from Scripture during our time together. Pray that they will be strong in their faith as they face many challenges in their lives. One of the ladies will be baptized (along with at least 6 other people) on June 11th.
Mirial Gainer (Japan) Continues to care for her mother. Please remember them both in prayer
* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) has started chemotherapy treatments and is seeing some improvements. Please remember them in prayer.
*Rev. Parvis Ashoori (Central) is at home now but still has a long road of recovery ahead. Please remember he and his wife in prayer.
* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) had two pints of blood recently at the Cancer Center, in Greenwood. His potassium had dropped very low again and they decided to have him go for the transfusion. He has gone back to Wesley Commons Nursing Home now. He said he was feeling much better after the transfusion.
*Linda Wilson (Wife of Pastor Rodney Wilson, Low Country FWB Church) Continue to require fulltime care please pray for her and Bro. Rodney.
*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) Continues to receive regular dialysis. Please remember him in prayer.
MINISTER Events *Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Will resume in September.
*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast –The breakfast begins at 9 am on Thursday April 20 at the Grapevine Restaurant on Hwy 9 in Boiling Springs
*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, April 24 2017, at Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM
*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM
*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday May 16, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, Lake City SC
*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday July 8th, at 9AM Rains, Conway
*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday April 27th at First FWB, Church, Inman 5:00PM Rev. Earl Hendrix preaching. Offering will go to the missionary of Bro. Earl’s Church
*South Carolina Conference Meeting – June 23rd Friday 5:30 PM Columbia, FWB Church
*True life Conference Meeting –TBA
*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday June 10, New Vision FWB Church 9:30 AM
23-26 Revival North Spartanburg FWB Church (Beaver Creek) With Rev. Monte Guffey, Sunday 10AM & 5PM Monday – Wednesday 7PM
1-5 Revival New Prospect FWB Church (Eastern) 7:30 Nightly with Rev. Mike Wilson
21-24 Revival Temple FWB Church, Darlington (South Carolina) “A Call To Pray” Sunday 6PM Rev. Chris Todd, Monday 7PM Rev. Buddy Seay, Tuesday 7PM Rev. Jody Wynn, Wednesday 7PM Rev. Darren Squires
21-24 Revival Mill Branch FWB Chrch, Johnsonville (Eastern) with Rev. Paul Lambert Sunday Evening 6pm Mon-Wed 7pm
Please email church news and upcoming events to email@example.com
The calling of Peter, James and John
Lu 5:1 ¶ And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
- The condition of the vessel
- After a night of fishing was hardly a fitting platform for the Son of God to preach from.
- The Lord would use your vessel….
- Using Peter’s boat meant using Peter (prayed him he would thrust out a little)
- He had fished all night. He was tired.
- He had nets to clean.
- The teaching of the people.
- Peter sitting in the stern listening
- The command of the Lord.
- Seemed an unreasonable request to Peter
- But Peter submitted because it was the Lord’s word.
- This was not their first meeting Joh 1:41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. 42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
- The breaking of the Net
- Jesus blessed them so that their net broke.
- Sometimes to get you to do what the Lord would have you do He might break your net.
- The Sinking of the Boat
- Buthizo…means to sink, or drown
- Fear not from hence forth thou shalt catch men.
- They forsook all and followed Christ.
SCFWB Executive Secretary