May 2nd Update
Dear TBC Family & Friends, There are different types of people in every local church. Some struggle to make ends meet and need to pray daily for their "daily bread." However, we find in the last verses of 1 Timothy that there are some who have more means. Both the rich and poor need to beware of covetousness as that is a sin that can afflict every person.
April 18th Update
A focused, dynamic believer is a powerful force for the cause of Christ. Satan tries his best to get us off the main track of God's will and become parked on some side track and become useless for the cause of Christ.
Happy Easter! We invite you to tune in on Sunday for our Easter livestream at 10:30am!
April 11th Update
Dear TBC Family & Friends, My wife and I viewed the testimony of an American pastor who faced opposition and prejudice from his neighbors because he was born a German and was living in America with his family during WWI. He understood the issue even though his own son was drafted to fight in the American Army against Germany. He encouraged himself and his family with the thought that if Jesus endured the hatred and the suffering of the cross for us, we ought to continue to love even those who misunderstand and misrepresent us. His love won over many of those who opposed him.
Good Friday Musical Meditations
Dear TBC Family & Friends, It is Friday, but Sunday is coming!
April 4th Update
Dear TBC Family & Friends, "Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" Matthew 6:26 Happy April! It is exciting to be in a new month. This past month has been difficult, but with the arrival of Spring and April, we are reminded that God is faithful and still good.
March 28th Update
Dear TBC Family & Friends, "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 These are interesting times. As a pastor my desire is to keep everything going in a normal routine. I work best when I can keep my normal routine and schedule. I have observed when people get out of their regular schedule, skip church, skip Bible reading and prayer personally and with their family, their life can get out of sync and life can become a slide down – until the pain becomes so great that they realize they must get back to God and their normal routines and spiritual disciplines again.
March 21st Update
Dear TBC Family & Friends, We hope this email finds you well and adjusting to a physically-distancing life and able to have spent time this past week reflecting on the goodness and faithfulness of our God. Do not forget that He is in control. To our knowledge, He has still protected our church family from this virus.
March 17th Update
Dear Church Family, I am grateful to God that no one we know of in our church family has gotten the virus. As I said on Sunday, my greatest fear is that I might have it, get it, or promote activities that could pass it to others, putting people I love in jeopardy of their health and their livelihoods. In light of the current situation, all formal church gatherings are temporarily moved online until further notice.
March 14th Update
Dear TBC Family, At Truth Baptist Church, we are a family. We are literal brothers and sisters in Christ, and by our love for each other the world will know that we are Christ’s followers. Our church family members and communities are facing two crises: a virus that is real, dangerous, and spreading, and a social/economic crisis with the shutting down of many parts of our society. In both the virus and the response to the virus, fear is abounding in our society.