LIFE 19

AS YOU CAN SEE ABOVE AND ELSEWHERE IN THE CRIER, October 13-16 promises to be a very special time in the life of Old Town Baptist Church

Pastor Kevin Brown, Pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Wilkesboro will be our guest speaker during these days.

I am asking you to do three things in preparation of this potentially “life-transforming” time together. For several months I have been teaching you on the theme of “Breakthrough.” I believe God is sending some “breakthroughs” to some of us and allowing us to experience Him and His power in some very special ways during these days. I believe these dates in October are going to be powerful manifestations of the power and glory of God as He allows each of us to breakthrough strongholds that are keeping us from being all that God would have us be. However, a “breakthrough” doesn’t just happen. It takes some preparation.

THEREFORE, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, I AM CALLING THE CHURCH TO PRAYER. We will pray specifically for our individual and collective breakthroughs every day from September 1 through October 12. Then on October 13 we will gather as the people of God ready to receive what God has to bring to our lives, families and church family!

SO THE FIRST THING I NEED YOU TO COMMIT TO IS PRAYER!

Will you please pray daily seeking the Lord? We will provide some guidance when we meet together on Sundays and Wednesdays, but I am calling us to daily prayer. You can use 2 Chronicles 7:14 as a prayer guide.

Humility – humility makes us teachable; proud people learn nothing

Prayer – when we pray, we focus our thoughts on the One who is our Creator and the One

without Whom we could do nothing.

Seek His Face – Earnestly and honestly seek the Lord. He says if we seek Him we will find Him.

We need to hear from God in these days!

Turn from your wicked ways – repentance opens the lines of communication. As long as there is unconfessed sin in your life, it clogs up our communication with God.

THE SECOND COMMITMENT I AM ASKING FROM YOU IS YOUR PRESENCE!

I need you to be present for each service. You will miss the blessing God has for you if you are not here. I shared these dates with you months ago so that you could block them off. I pray that you have done so. Please commit now to being at each service.

THE THIRD COMMITMENT I AM ASKING FROM YOU IS TO INVITE. Invite people to join with us during these days.

Perhaps you know of members who have not attended in some time. Invite them to come. Perhaps you have family members, neighbors, work associates or class mates who are not attending church? Please invite them to join you here. Talk about “LIFE 19: BREAK-THROUGH” in your conversations with one another and with people you meet.

WITH ALL THAT IS HAPPENING IN SO MANY LIVES AMONG US AND AROUND US, we are in desperate need of the LIFE that only Jesus can give! The truth of the matter is that I am in need of the renewed life that only Jesus can bring! If you are honest with yourself and God, you need it too.

WE WILL SPEND OUR TIMES TOGETHER IN SEPTEMBER in preparation for what God is going to do in October. The preparation time is crucial. The truth is God is going to do some amazing things in September to prepare us for even greater things He has in store in October! Summer is over now. Let’s settle in together and seek God first and His righteousness and see what all He wants to add to us individually and collectively!

I LOVE YOU! MAY GOD BLESS YOU! EXPECT GREAT THINGS!

SEE YOU ON SUNDAY!