LOOKING BACK~LOOKING AHEAD
Psalm 103:2 ...do not forget all His benefits
Philippians 3:13 ... reaching forward to what is ahead
My Prayer:
Praying for Holy Spirit anointing
  • so I can be a doorman to usher people into God’s presence,
  • so I can be a prophetic voice to call people to repentance,
  • and so I can be an ambassador who leads people to surrender to the King.
LOOKING BACK
Last Sunday's Message
THE REDEEMED WILL SING FOREVER
Revelation 19:1

BECAUSE OF . . .
1. HIS CROSS THE REDEEMED WILL SING FOREVER JESUS SAVES
     – Ac 4:12, Cl 1:19-20, He 12:2, Galatians 6:14, 1 Peter 2:24
2. OUR FORGIVENESS THE REDEEMED WILL SING FOREVER JESUS SAVES
     – Romans 4:7, Ephesians 1:7, 1 John 2:12, Psalm 86:5
3. GOD’S HEAVEN THE REDEEMED WILL SING FOREVER JESUS SAVES
     – Revelation 21:3-4, 23-27

Ozarks Berry Festival
August 11th, 2018
For the second year in a row the Ozark Berry Festival will be held by Macedonia Baptist Church in Springfield Missouri. All proceeds go to meet the operational needs of Missouri Baptist Children's Home. Missouri Baptist Children's Home is YOUR ministry to hurting children, youth and families. Your support of this vital fund-raiser is critical to the agency.
A home style breakfast will be served at 8:00 am with a gospel concert by the "The Ascension Quartet" starting at 9:00 am.
Come join us for:
  • Handmade Quilts and Crafts
  • Delicious Food and Beverages
  • Homemade Cobblers and Ice Cream
  • Fun Children's Activities
  • Air Conditioned Facilities
  • Paved Parking Lot - Handicapped Accessible

LOOKING AHEAD
This Sunday's Message:
CHOKING THE WORD
THESE THREE CHOKE THE WORD
Mark 4:2-20 

LORD Teach us to Pray- - Luke 11:1
LAST CALL!
HOW TO PRAY:
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We have just concluded an 8-week study on HOW TO PRAY.  These Wednesday night sessions included handouts with fill-in blanks.  These would make GREAT devotional tools.  We are offering all 8-week handouts along with the answers and the audio from all of those sessions.   If you would like a set, please see Julie, there is no charge.
Ladies Conference
September 8 will be our annual Ladies Conference from 9-3. All ladies are invited for a WONDERFUL time of fellowship, learning and of course good food!
Special Speakers this year include:
COUPLES FIGHT NIGHT

November 1
Meal before the Fight
Join us for a fun event filled with humor, fresh insight, and new strategies for relationships. Fight Night; How to Fight Fair is for everyone – newlyweds, “oldyweds,” seriously dating, engaged couples – anyone wanting to make a good relationship great.
 
What you’ll learn
Round One: Why We Fight
Round Two: How to Fight a Good Fight
  • Bridging the Gender Gap in our Fights
  • Avoiding the Four Red Flags of Conflict
  • Discover the Surprisingly Effective Conflict Card
  • Learn the Secret to Keeping a Cool Head and a Warm Heart
  • How 10 Minutes out of Your Week Will Diminish Conflict
A nursery will be provided-SAVE THE NIGHT-Mark your calendar now--this will be a night to remember for you and your spouse!
By Chuck Lawless
Here’s why that matters:
  1. Kids need to see a devotional life beyond Sunday. If all they see happens on Sunday, they’ll assume that Sunday is the only day to be with God. Likewise, if the only prayers they ever hear are over dinner, they’ll learn that’s the only time to pray. 
  2. They need to see that Christianity is a lifestyle, not just a weekend habit. One of the ways they’ll learn that Christianity changes lives is by seeing their parents read the Word and hearing them speak to God throughout the week. Their first role models need to be in their home. 
  3. They need to hear prayers over them and about them. Even if it seems they’re not listening, they need memories of their parents’ voices praying for them. They’ll need to hear those voices in their heads years later when the world sends them alternative messages. 
  4. They need memories to encourage them in the years to come. Maybe it’s a well-worn Bible with Daddy’s notes in it. Perhaps it’s Momma’s prayer notebook that’s crinkled over the years. Or, maybe it’s an electronic journal written by one of their parents. In any case, it will be a gift they’ll cling to years later. 
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