January 21 , 2018

Yes!!  Whosoever means anyone, even me and you.

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."  
Romans 10:13

Rahab was a harlot living in Jericho.  She was probably the most unlikely person
anyone would have expected to turn to God.   Most of us would have avoided her,
thinking she was a lost cause.

Are we really any different from Rahab?  The Bible says we are all sinners who fall
short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).  He knew Rahab's sin just as He knows
our sins, yet He loves us all the same and offered His Son for our salvation.

We should never look on another person's sin and judge whether they can be
saved.  No one is too rich, poor, or sinful that the Lord can't save them.  We should
be witnessing to everyone we meet.  Never give up on witnessing and praying for
the lost.  Someone witnessed and prayed for us.  They didn't give up.  How can we
give up?
Choctaw Baptist Church

"Where there is no vision, the people perish...."
Proverbs 29:18

Pastor: Bob Williams (Idabel, Starting Church)
Pastor: Tim Hollingshed (Swink, Mission)
Prize Question for all ages:  What famous warrior did David defeat in battle?
A.  Goliath
B.   Joshua
C.   Saul
D.  Agag

A Time to Laugh:

A businessman was in a great deal of trouble.  His business was failing.  He had put
everything he had into the business.  He owed everybody.  As a last resort he went
to a pastor and poured out his story of tears and woe.

When he had finished, the pastor said, "Here's what I want you to do.  Put a beach
chair and your Bible in your car and drive down to the beach.  Take the beach
chair and the Bible to the water's edge, sit down in the beach chair, and put the
Bible in your lap.  Open the Bible; the wind will rifle the pages, but finally the open
Bible will come to rest on a page.  Look down at the page and read the first thing
you see.  That will be your answer."

A year later the businessman went back to the pastor and brought his wife and
children with him.  The man was in a new tailored suit, his wife in a mink coat,
the childr
"I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase."
1st Corinthians 3:6

A Time to Laugh:

Little Johnny's kindergarden class was on a field trip to their local police station
where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted men.

One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a
wanted person.

"Yes," said the policeman.  "The detectives want him very badly."

Little Johnny asked, "So, why didn't you keep him when you took his picture?"


"I never go to church," boasted a wandering member.  "Perhaps you have noticed
that Pastor?"

"Yes, I have noticed that," said the pastor.

"Well, the reason I don't go is because there are so many hypocrites there."

"Oh don't let that keep you away," replied the pastor with a smile.  "There's always
room for one more."