Devotional- October 19th, 2019: Trust in the Lord

Submitted by dbrewer on Sat, 10/19/2019 - 06:04

He will direct your path

My husband, Randy, and I repeat these verses together at the end of each evening.

Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Why should we trust in the Lord?  He is God and He knows everything!  Our understanding is so limited compared to His knowledge. Why should we trust in our limited understanding when God as Psalm 139 reminds us knows all things?

In these verses we are being asked to trust someone we know.  That means we must have a personal relationship with the Lord.  You cannot trust someone that you do not know.

Trusting in the Lord means that we should meditate on His word so that He can reveal to us the way we should go.  Blessings will come as a result of trusting.  When we trust, He delights in showing us what direction we need to take.  The blessing is, “He will make your paths straight.”

Trusting in the Lord instead of relying on our knowledge can give a calming spirit about our decisions.  And in a world full of conflict, a calming spirit is needed.

Life is a journey.  Life is full of decisions. We all want to make right decisions.  God promises that we can, if we look to Him for guidance. D. L. Moody was right when he said, “God never made a promise that was too good to be true.”

Prayer:  Lord, indeed you are trustworthy!  Help me to trust you.  Amen!

Norma Melton, Fair Ministry Coordinator, Beverly Hills Baptist Church

The Red Box Ministry

Submitted by lbrown on Mon, 09/30/2019 - 20:25

Red Boxes for the "Women's Prison Ministry" are now available at the Buncombe Baptist Resource Center. If your church is interested in participating please call and reserve the number of boxes you need. Boxes must be packed with only the items and size requested so the inmates will receive identical gifts. All boxes should be brought to the Resource Center by Monday, November 18th. Items to include are listed below:

  • MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS (5"x7" or smaller) Stationery or Tablet with Envelopes, Journal Book (No metal spirals), 2 Transparent pens (must be clear), Pocket Calendar, Choose one 5x7 game magazine (word games, crossword puzzles, Sudoku)
  • COSMETIC & HEALTH/BEAUTY: 2 Individual packs of tissues, 2 chapsticks, 1  Liquid body wash & 1 Lotion (not trial size), Make up cotton pads (not cotton balls), Scrunchie Bath Puff

Remember: No glass bottles, mirrors, stamps, etc.and no sharp items

Pastor Appreciation Month

Submitted by lbrown on Mon, 09/30/2019 - 20:20

October is "Pastor Appreciation Month" and is a significant month for pastors, This is a time to honor our beloved pastors and recognize their service and many contributions. You are encouraged to honor your pastor in some special way during October.

Christmas Backpacks for Appalachia

Submitted by lbrown on Thu, 09/26/2019 - 18:54

If you or your church would like to provide backpacks, sponsor a party with a church in Appalachia or travel with a mission team to West Virginia in December 2019, contact Beth Rogers (828-775-3434).For more information or details on how to pack a backpack please visit: Our Associational goal is 700 backpacks.Bring filled backpacks to the Baptist Resource Center at 227 Hazel Mill Road on Saturday, November 2nd, 9 am - 3 pm.

Refresh 2019 Seminar: Advancing Deacon Leadership

Submitted by lbrown on Wed, 05/15/2019 - 16:54

Advancing Deacon Leadership

Open to: Deacons, Pastors and Ministry-team Leaders

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - (6:00pm -8:00pm)

Buncombe Baptist Resource Center - Begins With FREE Light Meal

Facilitated By: Gary Odom - BBA Hispanic Church Plant Strategist

Call 252-1864 for more information and to register

Register by: Wednesday October 16, 2019



Need Help With Hispanic Ministry?

Submitted by lbrown on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 19:10

Do you have Hispanics living near your church and want to find ways to reach them? Gary Odom is available to meet with pastors, church leaders or come and speak on a Sunday evening to help you map out a simple plan. Gary has been a missionary with IMB in South America for nine years and has also started Spanish speaking churches in the U.S. He is currently contracting with the Buncombe Baptist Association to help churches in this area. You may call Gary at 828-620-1265 or text him. Gary is looking forward to hearing from you.

Recycle Your Literature

Submitted by admin on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 19:37

Bring your used Sunday School Literature, Bibles and tracts to the Resource Center.  The materials will be transported to Harvest Seed Ministry of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Shelby, NC where it will be processed for shipment to English speaking countries throughout the world.  

Like Materials should be sorted together.  Each box should be labeled with the quantity and contents of the box.  We will accept the following items:

  • Bibles:  New, used, any translation, in any condition
  • Tracts:  All tracts
  • Sunday School Supplies:  Quarterlies, teacher books, teaching packets, teaching pictures, etc. for all ages and all publishers,  Children's packets should include just teaching help items and be in the plastic cover sealed shut.  Do not send any handiwork or crafts the children have made.

Sorting Used Literature & Bibles: (Local Volunteer Work that Impacts International Missions)

  • We are receiving several boxes of used Sunday School literature from churches across our Buncombe Baptist Association. Come help us sort and box this material, devotionals, and Bibles so that we can transport them to Shelby, NC. From there they will be shipped to many countries where churches need these "Love Packages" to lead believers in a deeper study of God's Word.
  • Sorting Dates for this Quarter: Tuesday, September 24, 2019; Tuesday, October 29, 2019 (Each sorting date begins at 10:00 am)
  • Please call the Baptist Resource Center at 828-252-1864 to let us know you are coming (individual, small groups)

Thank You, Roger Rearden, Missions Mobilization Coordinator

North Carolina Baptist

Southern Baptist Convention

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