A LITTLE ABOUT OUR CHURCH

We believe the scripture of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God. This is the word that we live by to rule our faith and practice. Our mission is to seek and minister to the lost, presenting to them the gospel that they may know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We assemble together to be led by the Holy Spirit in our worship.  We believe in promoting spiritual growth among new believers & maturing Christians and to encourage one another in Christian love. 
 

SUNDAY WORSHIP

Sunday School begins at 9:00 AM followed by Worship Service at 10:00 AM. We also provide Children’s Worship Service every Sunday during our ten o’clock worship hour. Wednesday night services are held at 6:30 PM. Please see the Weekly Schedule or Upcoming Events section for more information. We would love for you to come worship with us in the Lord’s house.

God Bless You!

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, Feb 18th

9:00 am: Sunday School
10:00 am: Sunday Worship Service
Listen live in your car on 99.1 FM

Wednesday, Feb 21st

5:00 pm: Buildings & Grounds Meeting
6:30 pm: Adult Bible Study

Next Sunday, Feb 25th

9:00 am: Sunday School
10:00 am: Sunday Worship Service
Listen live in your car on 99.1 FM

Newsletter Feb 18th

GREETINGS FROM BARBEE’S GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH

This week we extend our love and sympathy to Lionel Hahn and family upon the death of his mother, Mrs. Kathleen Hahn. May the Lord’s peace and comfort surround each of you.
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We also note with sadness the death of Rev. Tony Bradley, a former Pastor of Barbee’s Grove. Please remember his family in your prayers.
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May I be permitted to get up on my soapbox this week? When I was a Kid, I heard this saying often, “A fool and his money are soon parted”. Folks who are not wise, soon find themselves in financial difficulty. I think of that saying often when I see the gambling craze that is consuming America. The Lottery, casinos, and sports betting are everywhere.

Sure, there are some winners, but at what cost? Many winners are broke a few years later. What about the losers? I can’t validate it, but I read that casinos pay out 10% in winnings and keep the other 90%. If that is true, when they pay out a million dollars, gamblers have lost 10 million. You say to me, “But Ed, what about the Education Lottery?” I well remember the day the Lottery was made legal. Our officials proclaimed a glorious, wonderful new day for education in North Carolina. How well has that worked out? Think of these remarkable results: 1-Underpaid Teachers, 2-Inadequate classroom resources, 3- Crumbling buildings, 4- Unruly students, 5- Metal detectors at the doors, 6- Armed Resource Officers, 7- Students who don’t know if they are male, female, or something else, and 8- In spite of the fact that there are some good, hard-working Teachers in the system, generally falling test scores. It is not a “glorious new day”!!

Let me share some personal stories. When I was a Pastor in the mountains, a new casino was approved. I know of one lady who gambled away a million dollar business. A tour bus from Atlanta broke down leaving the casino. Riders were stranded. Not a single person on the bus had the money to buy a meal while they waited for a replacement bus. A man was living blissfully in his retirement home. He had worked and sacrificed for years to buy that home. One day, he found out he was being evicted. Unknown to him, his wife had gambled away that home to the casino. Last I heard, he was living in a small camper on borrowed property. [I did not hear whether his wife was with him, or if he kicked her out.]

After I wrote the first draft of this Newsletter, I read where a major sports team was begging one of the gambling sites to return 20 million dollars. It seems that someone on the team staff manipulated team credit cards and gambled away over 20 million dollars of team money. Last I heard, the gambling site said something like this: “Tough, but that is between the team and the staff member. We are keeping the money. It is not our problem.” [It will be interesting to see if anything changes in the weeks to come.]

Friends, gambling is a way to lose all you have. God’s way to financial blessing is far more sure and certain.
   …”It is He [God], who gives thee the power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant….” Deuteronomy 8:18
   …”He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord: and that which he hath given will He pay him again”. Proverbs 19:17
   …”Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse….. I will open the windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it”. Malachi 3:10
   …”Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.”  Luke 6:38

ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS

  1. Sunday School is at 9:00 am
  2. Morning Worship and Children’s Church is at 10:00 am. Also available in the parking lot at 10 on 99.1 FM and on the website after 12:30 pm
  3. Prayer and Bible Study is Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall

Let’s make safe investments, not foolish ones.


Pastor Ed and Deacons of Barbee’s Grove Baptist Church

UPCOMING EVENTS

Building & Grounds –Wednesday February 21st

We will have a called conference today after worship.  We will vote on recommendations from Buildings & Grounds to repair the stain glass windows and other recommendations from the committee.

Choir Practice! – Sunday February 3rd

Calling everyone who loves to sing!  We will have CHOIR PRACTICE ON march 3rd at 6 pm.  We would love for everyone (men and women) to join us as we revive our choir.  We look forward to seeing you here!

CONTACT US

hello@barbeesgrove.com
(704) 485-4210

24819  Barbee’s Grove Road
PO Box 679
Oakboro, NC 28129

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