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    Philippians 3:17-4:1 Introduction: The Philippian Christians were citizens of Rome by virtue of living in Philippi, a Roman colony, and they were proud of that fact. Paul, though, said there are only two kinds of people – citizens of the world and citizens of heaven. And the contrasts between them are stark. I. DESCRIPTION OF THE CITIZENS OF THE WORLD a. Their destiny is destruction. b. Their god is their stomach. c. Their glory is in their shame. d. 1 Peter 2:11 II. DESCRIPTION OF THE CITIZENS OF HEAVEN a. We have the advantage of knowing there is something better. b. We have the assurance of knowing that the one who created us will take us until Himself. 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Hebrews 12:1-2 Colossians 3:1-2 Romans 6:23


    Isaiah 40:21-31 The Jewish exiles from Judah who were captives in Babylon had begun to feel despondent and dejected, helpless and hopeless. What did God want to remind them of, and what does God want to remind us of when we’ve come to the end of our rope? I. GOD ALWAYS HEARS HIS PEOPLE. (V. 27) a. The cry of God’s people is never out of God’s hearing. b. He is always involved in the life situations of His children. c. He is always there, even when it seems He’s not. II. GOD IS MUCH GREATER THAN HIS PEOPLE. (V. 28) a. There is no limit to God’s power or wisdom. b. God’s life-giving energy is limitless. III. GOD SHARES HIS POWER WITH HIS PEOPLE. (V. 29, 30) a. God’s greatest desire is to share His quality of life (eternal) with us. b. God’s strength is unfailing. (II Corinthians 12:9) IV. GOD’S PEOPLE CAN LIVE IN GOD’S POWER. (V. 31) a. God wants us to “exchange” our strength for His. b. Psalm 3:1-3 c. There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! d. There’s an old rugged cross and an empty tomb at the end of your rope!


    Genesis 22:1-18 In today’s passage, we have an example of a man, of a father, Abraham, who put his priorities in their proper place. The influence of a father, the effect he has on the lives of those around him, is enormous. It is imperative that we as fathers be spiritual examples in our homes. What are the spiritual principles taught to fathers in this passage? I. OUR FAMILIES BELONG TO GOD. a. God entrusts to us and expects from us. b. Isaac was a child of promise to Abraham and Sarah. c. Genesis 18:12 II. THE SPIRITUAL LEADER OF THE HOME SHOULD BE THE FATHER. a. Ephesians 5:22-25 b. Ephesians 6:1-4 III. GOD RICHLY REWARDS THE FATHER WHO IS FAITHFUL TO HIM. a. Abraham placed faithfulness to God above everything else in his life. b. Ultimately, God spared the life of Isaac. c. Eventually, God did not spare His own Son’s life! (Romans 8:32) d. Joshua 24:14-15

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    NEWS Read about what's going on in our church! Ladies Sunday School Birthday Potluck July 2022 Bring your favorite food to share! Optional: Bring a $10-15 gift for the birthday gift exchange. Invite a friend! When: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Time: 6pm Where: Fellowship Hall The Southern Plainsmen Quartet July 2022 The Southern Plainsmen Quartet will be our guest in concert on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 10:45 AM. Begin now to invite your family & friends! Please remember to pray... May 2022 Please remember to pray for all those most affected by the tragic school shooting in Uvalde this week, especially the families of the children and teachers who were killed. Also, pray for everyone who will be attempting to bring comfort and consolation to so many grieving and hurting people. Daylight Savings Reminder March 2022 Please remember to set your time-keeping devices ahead one hour next Saturday night, March 12. Suspended Wednesday Evening Service February 2022 The regular mid-week Prayer and Bible Study Service has been suspended for tomorrow, Wednesday February 23, due to weather conditions. Please take some time at home to pray and read James 2:14-26 between 6:30 and 8:00pm. Stay safe and warm! See you Sunday morning! Suspended Wednesday Evening Service February 2022 Wednesday Evening Service for this week (February 2) is suspended due to weather conditions. You are urged to observe a time of prayer and Bible reading sometime between 6:30pm-8pm at home. God bless, stay safe and warm! Visitations January 2022 Visitation for Mrs. Marceen Everett When: Friday January 14 at 12-2pm. Location: Bellmead Funeral Home Service to follow at 2pm. Burial at Waco Memorial Park. A Christmas message from the pastor December 2021 A Christmas message from the pastor: The very start of Christmas, the most important part of Christmas, the soul and heart of Christmas, is our Savior Jesus Christ! We wish you a beautiful and joyous advent season, and a very happy, fruitful and blessed new year! We love you in the Lord! Pastor Bill and Sister Rosa Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service December 2021 When: December 24, 2021 at 6PM. Breath of Heaven Choir Concert December 2021 Join us listening to our adult choir Breath of Heaven concert! When: Sunday, December 19 at 10:45AM. Ladies Sunday School Christmas Party December 2021 Bring your favorite food to share! Optional: Bring a $10-15 gift for the gift exchange. Invite a friend! When: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Time: 6pm Where: Fellowship Hall Carenet Donations December 2021 TCBC ’s donation of toys, diapers, clothes and canned goods given to Care Net Pregnancy Center. Thank you so much for your generosity! God bless you! * Reminder: Please remember to bring new toys for kids (newborns to 4 years old) and new baby clothes. Thank you for your response for the canned goods (we have enough 🙂 ). Deadline will be Tuesday December 14. Christmas Decoration December 2021 Don't forget to come tomorrow (Thursday) December 2 at 9am to help out with decorating the church for Christmas! Operation Christmas Child November 2021 We're excited to participate with Operation Christmas Child, a project through Samaritan’s Purse to reach out to children around the world. This year we donated 52 boxes! Freebies! October 2021 Free for your enjoyment! These can be found in the church lobby :) Pastor Appreciation Month October 2021 Don't forget that October is Pastor's Appreciation Month. Being a pastor isn't easy, so remember to pray and encourage Brother Bill and other pastors you know! =) Church October Needs October 2021 If anyone has unused highchairs to donate, we would appreciate them for our little ones during Sunday Morning Breakfast. Thank you! Ladies II Sunday School: Class Meeting & Fellowship Date: October 19 Location: Church Time: 6:30pm New Desktop September 2021 Pastor Bill is grateful for and proud of his desktop! Sunday School Leadership Team September 2021 Thank you to our Sunday School Leadership Team! Freebies! September 2021 The videos, tapes, and things on the table in the foyer are yours for the taking! Grandparents, if you still have a VHS player, then take some for your grandkids to watch. We will be giving them away to a business in the mall at the end of the month. Thank you. Employment Opportunity Timber Crest Baptist Church is now accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Secretary. Applications may be obtained at the church office, then filled out and returned to the office together with a resume, if possible. Specific questions regarding the position should be directed to the Pastor. Eventually, notice will be given about the deadline for turning in applications for the position. ​ Direct all inquires to: Timber Crest Baptist Church 1625 Crow Drive, Waco, TX 76705 254-799-5551 4 Years! September 2021 We are very blessed that God sent Bro. Bill and Rosa to minister with us at Timber Crest Baptist Church the past 4 years. New Chair August 2021 Pastor Bill is grateful for and proud of his comfortable new chair!

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    Covid-19 Announcement Pastor Bill strongly urges those coming to Sunday services and Wednesday evening prayer meeting to prayerfully consider wearing a mask when close to others and exercise caution. This request comes from a genuine love in Christ of a shepherd for his flock and a desire for health and safety. Ultimately, the decision is yours to make. Texas Department of State Health Services Information Stay safe! Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2 While COVID-19 is still a real and tangible risk and health issue in our community and church, we can be grateful that we are beginning to see its effects lessen and risk decrease. Governor Abbott’s removal of the state mandates for mask-wearing and building capacity puts the focus on churches, schools, businesses, and other entities to establish their own policies. After reviewing our church’s COVID protocols, it seems best to maintain our current practices for a bit longer. The Governor did encourage all Texans to follow safe practices, especially when gathering in groups and with others outside of your household. At this point, I request that you continue to wear a mask into and out of our Sunday morning gatherings, in other words, when moving to and from your seat in the sanctuary. Once you are in your distanced seat, you are free to leave your mask on or take it off. I don’t see any reason to change this policy until we can see the effects of more widespread vaccination. Hopefully, that will be soon! You’ve done a great job keeping appropriate space between yourselves and others – please keep it up! Of course, if you are ill or have health concerns, please stay home, and join our worship services online. However, if possible, please do your best to overcome any other barriers that might keep you from worship. My desire is that no one would unnecessarily be isolated from the “Fellowship of the Saints” gathered in God’s house! Now more than ever, we need to pray for each other. There are indications we’ve turned a corner on this pandemic. How long before we “get back to normal”? No one perfectly knows, but count me among the optimists! Philippians 1: 3 Bro. Bill

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    To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. SUNDAY OUTLINES May 16 “THE PREACHER AND OTHER SINNERS” Ephesians 4:11-12, I Thess. 5:12-13 Introduction: Every Christian is a minister, and every Christian has a ministry. However, not every... 4 views 0 comments 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 May 10 “STUBBORN FAITH” Luke 8:40-56 “STUBBORN FAITH” Introduction: We have before us a passage from Luke’s gospel that so clearly bears the mark of a physician.... 8 views 0 comments 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 May 3 “MARY: MODEL OF MOTHERHOOD” Introduction: From the beginning of Jesus’ earthly life until the end, and beyond, Mary proved to be an exemplary mother. She was... 10 views 0 comments 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 Apr 25 “AN EXTRA-ORDINARY BREAKFAST” John 21:1-17 Introduction: Bible scholars and pastors have long debated why this twenty-first chapter was added to the Gospel of John.... 7 views 0 comments 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 More Posts ABOUT CHURCH I send you warmest greetings in the strong and lovely name of Jesus Christ our precious Lord and Savior! I pray this finds you rejoicing in Him!... Read More > FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE Enter your email Subscribe Thanks for subscribing!

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