Please pray for us in the passing of Rachel’s father, Pastor B.P. Boyle. He suddenly passed away Sunday morning at the age of 65. Please pray for his wife, Vickie, and the rest of the family, as well as Arrington Branch Baptist Church of Marshall, NC as they are without a pastor now. We all loved him so much and will dearly miss him. The visitation will be Friday 19th and the funeral Saturday the 20th. Any flowers and cards may be sent to Madison Funeral Home. Thank you.
We have had to cease making the prayer letters available on the world wide web so publicly. There have been matters that required discretion that only those that have specifically committed to praying for us as well as our supporting churches and the like really should have known. We now only send our prayer letters via email or snail mail. If you would like to receive them please email us below your contact information. Thank you for your understanding.
The King James Bible is the accurate Word of God in English!! As we have stated on our website, there are several good reasons (at Our Beliefs scroll down for the pull down article on “Why We Use the King James Bible”) why the KJB is the Word of God in English (such as the texts used, the translators themselves, etc.).
“Unto you therefore which believe he is precious…” 1 Pet. 2:7
When something is precious to you, you hold it in high esteem, you cherish it and count it worthy of sacrificing for. It has great value to you and you don’t have to think twice about giving up lesser things to keep a hold of it. From this verse can you say that Jesus is precious to you?
“I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)” 1 Corinthians 16:15
How grateful Paul must have felt that these, the first ones saved in Greece, caught his heart for the ministry. We, like these, ought to get addicted to the ministry! This word ministry here does not just refer to serving others through the church but also includes the ministry of family and the ministry of seeing the lost saved. This verse contains the only use of the word “addicted” in the Bible. By its solitary use here it is saying that having an addiction is permissible but the only Biblically sanctioned one is to be addicted to the ministry! All else are therefore not permitted and therefore condemned. Any others are most likely detrimental anyway.
“Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.” Luke 23:47
The centurion, a professional Roman military officer, who was assigned to Jesus’ crucifixion detail, is here quoted in the Bible. It is interesting how in the dramatic moments surrounding Christ’s redemption for us on the cross that His innocence is attested by six separate people, none of which are contributors of any written portion of Bible. To an unbelieving person that does not accept the Bible, these testimonies from people that were not His followers are compelling and irrefutable. They come from unprejudiced sources; in fact, four of them were previously inclined to think differently of Him (Judas, Herod, Pilate, the thief on the cross) but they all had to confess the truth about Jesus.
“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” Colossians 1:18
To put Him in 1st place:
1) is a privilege – He has done so much and been so good to us, we do not deserve it! It is an honor to be able to put Him in first place and we ought to be compelled by love to Him to do so.
2) is a prerequisite – A person can “survive” without Jesus but they will not thrive (John 10:10). It is a requirement that we put Him in first place. He will not have second best!