Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Weekly Message from the Pastor

Announcements for the week of May 22, 2019
Teamwork!
 
This past week I experienced an amazing example of teamwork.  Besting selling Christian Author, John Maxwell says, "Team is really an acronym for "Together Everybody Accomplishes More."  I'm convinced this is so true. I've seen it come to pass or "play out" in many of my life circumstances as a Christian leader.
 
Most recently, about 200 Christian leaders gathered in Ahoskie to pull our resources together and embark on the journey of building an orphanage in the poverty ravaged nation of Uganda.  While there are areas of Uganda that do very well, there are areas of extreme poverty and need among the people; most specifically children.
 
Our leaders come together to acquire a piece of property, build an orphanage, house it with staff and we are on our way to the provision of food, clothing, shelter, education, and Christian influence.  It takes about $30,000 US dollars to do this and to house 25 kids.  We came together this past week in a stretch from Roanoke Rapids to the Outer Banks and together we exceeded our goal by several thousand dollars.  To Him be all the glory.
 
How did this happen?  It happened because everyone provided some; not one providing all. It happened because everyone came in the door with the same heart, the same mind, and the same spirit.  We should learn that unity is powerful. Someone said it's like "two people in a boat rowing in the same direction."  You can get somewhere like that.
 
That night we all pooled our resources together and together everybody accomplishes more.  Teamwork makes the dream work!
 
Remember this principle.  Scripture states in the manner of spiritual warfare, that "one will put a thousand to flight, but two will put ten thousand to flight" (Leviticus 26:8; Deuteronomy 32:30) 
 
My challenge is for you to realize that no matter what you are doing in this life, the team is always better when they work together!  Together everybody accomplishes more! 
 
Dr. Wallace PhillipsPresident
 
 
Barnabas21 - "Caring For God's Servants in the 21st Century"
 
 
 
 
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P.O. Box 16
Edenton, North Carolina  27932          
Phone: 252.287.7572
 
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Weekly Message from the Pastor

Announcements for the week of April 30, 2019

Grounded!

 

Okay....I made the move!  Yes, I went to the store and bought the plants, potting soil, Miracle Gro, and all that is needed to get into the groove with porch pots and garden spots!  Seems I wasn't alone in this feat. The aisles of the greenhouse area were flooded with guys and gals making their picks of the popular plants - Gerber Daisies, Geraniums, and the like.

 

Next, I made my way to the vegetable packs and chose my favorites; red bell pepper, sweet banana pepper, grape tomatoes, Better Boy's, and so on.  Then it was off to the house to get these tender plants into the ground.

 

My first move was to clear the garden of weeds that had made their way up through my pine straw covering for the winter.  After weed removal I spread a little fertilizer and mixed it all in leaving a nice base of turned black Rocky Hock sand in which to plan these hopefuls!  

 

I gently removed them one by one and placed them in my garden and in the designated spots and pots.  When it was all done I set the water hose to mist and made sure all of them had an ample supply of water to get started on their journey.  

I couldn't help but notice to tabs on each one, telling me the number of days in which I could expect delicious fruits from my labor.  We shall see.

 

With the right sun, water, weed removal, and the like we should be in fine business especially since we juice them with a little Miracle Gro along the way.  My plants in the garden and in the pots are grounded well. That makes me think of the importance of myself being grounded in the Word of God as I walk out this journey as a Christian.  Paul prayed for this very thing for the Ephesian believers and for us as well ---

 

Ephesians 3:14-19 ESV   

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,

15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,

16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,

19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

 

Paul fully expected the power of the Holy Spirit to strengthen the believers.  And because they were "rooted and grounded" they would exceed anyone's expectation of walking in the fullness of God.  They would grow. They would produce fruit! Like them, let us make every effort to be grounded in the Word and nurtured through connection with other believers in fellowship.  Have a great week! And consider planting your own little garden.

 

Dr. Wallace Phillips, President

Barnabas21 - "Caring For God's Servants in the 21st Century"

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Edenton, North Carolina  27932

Phone: 252.287.7572

 
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Friday, April 26, 2019

Weekly Message from the Pastor

Announcements for the week of April 23, 2019
In All Things!
 
It's 10:00 PM.  Joy and I were traveling from a late night meeting after a nursing home visit.  She said, "Honey, the car is knocking!"  We turned off the AC to make sure it was not associated with the recent addition of freon to our AC system.  The knocking continued.  Being the mechanical person that I am NOT, Joy makes a call to our son, Josh. He's on the West Coast this week ministering at a church and visiting family.
 
She describes what we have seen as we raised the hood to examine this knocking of the engine. We had seen that the serpentine belt had slipped over about a quarter of an inch. Josh tells her what we need to do and tells her to go to the nearest store and purchase a 14 mm box wrench.
 
On my way down the aisle of the local WalMart, I'm swiftly heading to the hardware department while Joy looks over the Easter markdowns and "spring and summer arrivals" filling the emptied Easter sales spaces.  I noticed the T-shirt the man that was directly in front of me was wearing. It read, "Sawyers Repair" and noted that it was a diesel repair shop.
 
When I summoned him my intention was to confirm that I was looking for the right thing as I told him my story and what my son had encouraged us to do.  He quickly said, "That's exactly right, but you don't need to purchase a wrench.  I've got a 14 mm in my truck."
 
We made our way to the parking lot and he was parked a couple of spaces over from our "knocking Mazda."  I raised the hood, held the trusty cell phone LED light for him to adjust the tensioner pulley and it was over in a matter of minutes -- the knocking ceased.
 
During our conversation, I had told him that I wasn't very good with mechanical things; that I worked with people and was a pastor.  We exchanged a few more words and I made my way to the ATM.  I pulled out some cash and found him catching up with his wife in the store.  I presented him the money.  He tried to reject it, but I insisted.
 
He expressed thanks and said, "Did you say you are a Pastor?"  I affirmed and then he said, "Would you please remember me?  We have some problems in our family." In a matter of moments I was speaking healing over Crohn's Disease, calling for financial provision, and ministering Christ to this unchurched man.  The Holy Spirit settled in and we were both blessed immensely. I then recommended a local church for him to consider next Sunday.
 
I caught up with Joy and we made our way to the car thanking God for our car trouble.  Paul said that's exactly what we should do.  "In all things give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."  I Thessalonians 5:18
 
A little car trouble resulted in an opportunity for me to shine the light of Christ and spread a little love.  Remember to give thanks.....in all things. 
 
Dr. Wallace PhillipsPresident
Barnabas21 - "Caring For God's Servants in the 21st Century"
 
Barnabas21
P.O. Box 16
Edenton, North Carolina  27932          
Phone: 252.287.7572
 
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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Here's a Bible passage I'd like to share with you...

"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:19‬ ‭NIV‬‬
http://bible.com/111/isa.43.19.niv


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Monday, October 1, 2018

Bible Study Invitation & Update

PUBLIC WELCOME
MONDAY NIGHT DINNER & BIBLE STUDY
 
Adult Ministry & Kids Ministry (Ages 6-13)
Dinner: 5:45 – 6:30pm
Cost: $5.00 (Adult)   $3.00 (Child)
I am excited to say Chef Joanna will add her Grandmother's spaghetti sauce to the Pasta Buffet tonight and banana pudding will be served for dessert – Can't wait for dinner, see you there!
 
God's Word: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Series: The God You Many Not Know
Tonight: Knowing an Eternal God
 
A clip from Dr. Jeremiah's Study Guide:
Because God is eternal, we who are created in His image have a longing to reconnect with the eternal. Every person created by God is going to live for eternity somewhere. Contrary to the naturalistic worldview present in our culture, we do not just die and contribute our carbon remains back to dust. The human soul lives forever – the question is where.
Putting one's faith in Christ is how we answer the question of where we will spend eternity. Embrace Christ and spend eternity with Him; reject Christ and spend eternity without Him.
Jesus said to John 5:24, "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgement, but has passed from death into life."
 
BIBLE STUDIES WILL LEAD YOU BEYOND
KNOWING ABOUT GOD TO KNOWING GOD
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