Archives for September 2011

Day of “One Accord” Prayer 2011

The Fifth Annual MARBC Day of “One Accord” Prayer

Download the Day of Prayer Bulletin Insert PDF (PC: Right click / MAC: Control click on the link and choose “Save As”)

“They raised their voice to God in one accord” -Acts 4:24

September 25, 2011

Purpose: a day for MARBC churches to devote their attention to prayer for our churches, pastors, state fellowship, camps, ministries, missionaries, and special needs.

Ideas for Participation:

  • Preach and teach on the topic of prayer
  • Plan a 24-hour prayer marathon or other prayer event.
  • Join with a sister church or churches in your area for a Sunday evening prayer service and/or “concert of prayer.”
  • Take a moment during the morning worship service to pray for the churches, pastors, camps, missionaries, and ministries of the MARBC. Pray also for sister churches in your area.
  • Use the special Day of Prayer to focus upon the ministries of the MARBC. Bulletin inserts, prayer cards and other literature are available by contacting the MARBC office. Some MARBC churches are taking a spe- cial love offering on behalf of the MARBC. The MARBC ministry office and Executive Director are supported by the love gifts from churches in the MARBC fellowship.

The Baptist Testimony, Volume 57 Number 5 September/October 2011

You can also download a PDF of the Volume 57 Number 5 September/October 2011 (PC: Right click / MAC: Control click on the link and choose “Save As”)

The Baptist Testimony
Volume 57 Number 5 September/October 2011

The Word Has It
“Strengthen me according to Your word,” Psalm 119:28
Ken Floyd
MARBC Executive Director

“Grace”

What a blessing it is with each issue of the Baptist Testimony to review the many reports of God’s grace demonstrated in and through the churches and servants of the MARBC.  This issue is no exception.  In fact, there is SO MUCH information in this particular issue that I could not include the column that I had prepared for this issue.  However, I think that you will agree with me that sacrificing the space for my column is worth it as you read the many ways in which God is at work among us.  The theme of “grace” is evident on every page. [Read more…]

MARBC News & Notes, September and October 2011

You can also download a PDF of the Volume 57 Number 5 September/October 2011 (PC: Right click / MAC: Control click on the link and choose “Save As”)

From The Baptist Testimony – Volume 57 Number 5 September/October 2011

ALLEGAN, First Baptist Church (Greg Carlson, Pastor) – First Baptist Church will celebrate its 170th Anniversary on Saturday-Sunday, September 24 and 25.  The church invites you to join them during this special weekend to rejoice in God’s blessings upon its ministry.  A special concert on September 24 at 6:30 PM with southern gospel quartet, Skylight, will be followed by an Ice Cream Social. Previous pastors will be the featured speakers on Sunday, September 25: Ray Mayhew at  9 AM; Jim Turner at 10:30 AM; and Clare Saliers at 6 PM.  Former associate and youth pastors will also be in attendance.  Dinner on the grounds will follow the morning services. The anniversary celebration will also feature photo displays of memories; a video trip down “Memory Lane,” reunion with dear friends, and a possible tour of the old church building downtown.  A new history of the church will be given to each household represented. There will be other special features to enjoy during the weekend.
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The Baptist Testimony, Volume 57 Number 4 July/August 2011

You can also download a PDF of the Volume 57 Number 4 July/August 2011 (PC: Right click / MAC: Control click on the link and choose “Save As”)

The Baptist Testimony
Volume 57 Number 4 July/August 2011
The Word Has It
“Strengthen me according to Your word,” Psalm 119:28

Ken Floyd
MARBC Executive Director

“Conviction”
Have you noticed that there doesn’t seem to be as much talk about spiritual convictions anymore?  By conviction, I am referring to a “strong belief in a Biblical truth or spiritual principle that convinces a person to pursue a change of thinking and/or conduct.”  It is the issue that Proverbs 23:7 is addresses by declaring, “For as [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he.” [Read more…]

MARBC News & Notes, July and August 2011

You can also download a PDF of the Volume 57 Number 4 July/August 2011 (PC: Right click / MAC: Control click on the link and choose “Save As”)

From The Baptist Testimony – Volume 57 Number 4 July/August 2011

MARBC Events to Place on Your 2011 Calendar

September 25, 2011
MARBC 5th Annual Day of “One Accord” Prayer
“They raised their voice to God in one accord” Acts 4:24
A day for MARBC churches to devote their attention to prayer for our churches, pastors, state fellowship, camps, ministries, missionaries, and special needs.
[Read more…]