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    Ephesians 3:14-21 Introduction: The apostle Paul had a God-given dream of the Ephesian Christians growing into mature believers. I have a dream for Timber Crest Baptist Church. I dream of a church: I. INUNDATED BY THE POWER OF GOD a. This power is supernatural. b. This power is explosive-like dynamite. II. BUILT ON THE FOUNDATION OF FAITH a. Faith more than feeling b. Hebrews 1:1, 6 III. KNOWN FOR ITS LOVE a. Galatians 5:22 b. Colossians 3:14 c. 1 Corinthians 13:13 d. John 13:35 IV. GUIDED BY BIBLICAL KNOWLEDGE a. Philippians 3:10 V. SUPPORTED BY ACTIVE, ATTENDING MEMBERS a. Acts 2:46, 47 b. Hebrews 10:25


    Genesis 1:26-31 Genesis 2:7, 15-24 Psalm 139:13-17 Jeremiah 1:4, 5 Galatians 1:15 God’s knowledge of, and involvement with, human life begins long before physical conception occurs. God told the prophet that He “knew” him long before he was conceived in his mother. The Hebrew verb used in this verse for “to know” is yada, which conveys great meaning in the Old Testament, going far deeper than mere intellectual knowledge or awareness. Yada means personal commitment and intimate experience with the person known. Yada is used for the sexual union between husband and wife (Gen. 4:1). God not only knew “about” Jeremiah, he “knew” him and was involved in a personal way with him before he was conceived. This personal and intimate involvement by God in individual lives extends to this personalized involvement in their conception and development. God says that each life is “woven” (Hebrew, sakak “to weave”) by Him (Gen. 2:7, Ps. 139:13) and that He knits together (Hebrew, raqam “to embroider”) each human frame (Hebrew, estem “skeleton”) in the womb (Ps. 139:15). God’s personal, detailed, intimate, divine involvement with each human life is what imparts to each life its sacred value and unique worth. It is God’s personal interest in, and involvement with, each human life which reveals that He has a “personalized” plan for each human being even prior to actual conception (Ps. 119:16; 127:3; Is. 43:7-8; Eph. 2:10). Thus, abortion (the killing of an unborn human being), infanticide (the killing of the ill and the infirm), and homicide (the murder of human beings at any stage in life) are all a revolt against God and an attempt to usurp the prerogatives and plans of the Creator. God loathes such bloodshed and rebellion and has made it clear that He will judge those who perpetrate or condone such bloodshed (Gen. 9:5-6; Ex. 20:13). Sermon Video


    Matthew 9:35-38 Introduction: When is Jesus coming to earth again? How near are we to this magnificent event that will consummate human history as we know it and usher in the Kingdom of God in all its fullness? Although we don’t know the precise answers to these questions, the indications are that the day is drawing near. Whenever this may take place, we can be sure that this incident from the life of Jesus tells us exactly what we are to be busy doing until He does come! While we await Jesus’ Second Coming: I. WE MUST VISUALIZE a. Matthew tells us that Jesus “saw” the multitude. b. This means much more than making visual contact – it means to perceive and to understand the soul. c. We must “see” what is around us. II. WE MUST AGONIZE a. Jesus was emotionally affected by what He saw. b. The lostness of those around us must be viewed as simply intolerable. III. WE MUST EVANGELIZE a. There is no shortage of work to do. b. There is a shortage of workers to do the work! IV. WE MUST STRATEGIZE a. This means we will have to organize, mobilize and utilize. b. To fail to plan is to plan to fail! Supplemental Scriptures: Luke 19:41 Matthew 23:37-38 Romans 9:3 Matthew 28:18-20 Acts 1:8 1 Peter 3:15 II Corinthians 5:14

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  • 2021 News | tcbcwaco new

    OLD NEWS Read about what happened in our church! 2021 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! Out of gallery

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    NEWS Read about what's going on in our church! 2022 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. Out of gallery

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    RESOURCES Periodically, we will add content discussed in sermons or small groups or we might include some good reading suggestions. 2021 Our Daily Bread Looking for a good daily devotional? Click the link to be routed to Our Daily Bread's website where you can register! Discover the Word AUDIO Subscribe, listen or download audible Bible discussions and lessons from Our Daily Bread free of charge. The Roman Road Romans 3: 23 All are sinners ​ Romans 6: 23 Sin has a penalty ​Romans 5: 8 Christ paid our penalty ​ Romans 10: 9 - 10, 13 Confess, Believe, Pray Book Recommendations “If I could, I would put this book into the hands of every Christian in America.” —Dr. David Jeremiah ​ ​ In We Will Not Be Silenced , Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer prepares you to live out your conviction against a growing tide of hostility. Gain a better understanding of nonbelievers' legitimate hurts and concerns regarding issues like racism, sexism, and poverty - and identify the toxic responses secular culture disguises as solutions. In the process, you'll see how you can show compassion and gentleness to those outside of the faith without affirming their beliefs. (back page blurb) 10 REASONS WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD VOTE 1. Voting publicly recognizes that we submit to the authority of the political system in our nation as established by God. (Romans 13: 1-7 ; John 19: 10 ) 2. Voting recognizes the equality of all people and their right to speak and be heard. (Deuteronomy 10: 17-19 ) 3. It is one way that we can obey God’s command to seek the good of those around us and our nation as a whole. (Jeremiah 29: 5-6 ) 4. It shows that we care deeply about who our leaders are as we are urged to offer prayer and intercession on their behalf. (1 Timothy 2: 1, 2 ) 5. It is a simple yet significant way we can do something about politics in our nation. ‘All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing’, Edmund Burke. (Psalms 34: 14 ) 6. It makes a difference the way a grain of salt makes a difference, and that is how we are to influence our society for good. (Matthew 5: 13 ) 7. It is a privilege not to be taken for granted. Those of us who reap the benefits of living in a constitutional republic should play a part in preserving the principles of that republic. 8. Not voting is a form of voting, as it will influence the outcome. We need to take responsibility for our actions, as well as our lack of actions. (Luke 10: 25-37 ) 9. Voting has biblical precedence for example Acts 14: 23 describes that the early Christians elected elders by voting. 10. Voting is part of our stewardship to use all the resources we have been given in ways that honor God; to waste a vote is to squander a gift. (Matthew 25: 26-28 )

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