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- Another Hero for Our Day: Josiah
SUNDAY July 9th, 2023 “A HERO FOR OUR DAY: JOSIAH” ll KINGS 22: 1 - 13; 16 – 20: 23: 25 INTRODUCTION: It has been said that there are three kinds of people in the world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened. Josiah was a person who made things happen. ll Kings 22 – 23 show some of the most exciting events that occurred in young Josiah’s life. Let’s give specific attention to: l. HIS RESPONSIBILITY. A. The circumstances of our lives do not determine the level of our achievement. B. The key to our achievement in life is not our external circumstances, but our internal response to those circumstances. ll. HIS RESPONSE. A. The negative dimension of this response is denial. B. The positive dimension pf this response is dedication. lll. HIS RESOURCE. A. The power of the Word of God can bring about change in personal lives. B. The power of the Word of God can restore righteousness to a nation.
- A Hero for Our Day
SUNDAY July 2nd, 2023 “A HERO FOR OUR DAY: MICAIAH” l KINGS 22: 1 - 18 INTRODUCTION: Most of us can easily identify with the Biblical names of Noah, Moses, David, or Samson. But unless we are real Bible scholars, most of us probably do not know anything about the Old Testament prophet named Micaiah. Yet, I am convinced he is just as important as the four aforementioned men, because he demonstrated a quality that is essential for every age and every generation. That quality is integrity. Micaiah teaches us two truths: l. INTEGRITY MEANS STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT INSTEAD OF WHAT IS CONVENIENT. A. Sometimes it is more convenient to bend the truth than to tell the truth. B. Often telling a lie is a “very present help in time of trouble.” ll. INTEGRITY MEANS BEING TRUE TO YOUR COMMITMENTS. A. We all should have some commitments that can’t be bought. B. We should be faithful to those commitments no matter what.
- "When God Calls"
SUNDAY June 18th, 2023 “When God Calls” Isaiah 6: 1 - 8 INTRODUCTION: In the opinion of many scholars, Isaiah is the high-water mark of Old Testament prophecy, of God’s communication to the people of Israel through His special spokesmen called prophets. But God does not just call preachers. He calls every person to the special task He has designed for them in life. What happens when God calls? l. PREPARATION A. We prepare ourselves to receive God’s call through regular worship. B. Our lives must be in tune with Him. ll. PERVASIVENESS A. The very glory of God filled the temple. B. It becomes a burning fire within us. C. Jeremiah 20: 7 – 9 ` D. I Corinthians 9: 16 lll. PROBLEM A. Isaiah expressed his inadequacy. B. We have all felt our inadequacy. C. ll Corinthians 4: 7 lV. PROVISION A. God is still on His throne. B. God always provides for us. C. Luke 1: 32, 33 V. PARTICIPATION A. We must make ourselves available to God. B. God wants us to say: “Here I am.”
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Bill Swearingen Pastor "That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death" Philippians 3:10 Fun Fact: I am bilingual in Spanish and English and have served in Spanish churches. Also, I like to rhyme and rap. TIM TIMMONS Music Minister "I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me" Philippians 4:13 Fun Fact: I was a contestant on the NBC TV Show, "What's My Line" in 1973. I've sang the National Anthem as a soloist at many Houston Astros and Texas Rangers Baseball games and at the US Olympic Festival. Secretary Secretary Verse Fun Fact: NANCY STEINLE Organist "Casting all your care upon him; he careth for you." 1 Peter 5:7 Fun fact: I'm so thankful that I taught mostly 3rd grade for 35 years. I loved the children that age. Also, I have been a member at TBC for 49 years. How I love my church family! JAN VINZANT Pianist "The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him." Psalm 28:7 Fun Fact: Bro Bill's humor eggs me on (it's all his fault; I'm not responsible)! I love watching Hallmark movies with my family. ERMA ROLLER Nursery Worker I don't have one favorite Bible verse since I love the whole Bible. Fun Fact: I enjoy working outside and being in nature. I also love children.
- COVID-19 | tcbcwaco new
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