Celebrate God's Love Today and Always
Plum Springs Baptist Church
Live Streaming Sundays @ 1030
"Come and See"
Saved From What?
Bro. Bobby Reno
0830 ~ Service FACEMASK REQUIRED.
0930 ~ Sunday School/Small Group FACEMASK OPTIONAL.
1030 ~ Service FACEMASK OPTIONAL.
We WILL continue with social distancing and other safety protocols in both services.
Children's Church in the fellowship hall.
**Childrens Church 2-3 & 4-5 will begin 26 July 2020.
**Our Wednesday evening Worship Services will be @ 6pm and back into the Sanctuary 8 July 2020.
**Unfortunately we are unable to provide nursery services at this time.
"We are all sinners by nature and by choice".
"We receive eternal life as a free gift".
"God demonstrated His love for us, His enemies".
"We must trust and surrender to Jesus as Lord".
"Our assurance of salvation through Jesus".
The way to salvation thru Jesus Christ our Lord is all mapped out.
IT'S ABOUT TIME
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.
TIME. From the moment we wake up and look at the clock, until we look at it for the last time before we lay our head on the pillow, there are an incredible number of times we check the time, ask the time, or make reference to time. For example: I don’t have time. How much time will it take. I’m running out of time. Time to go. Set the timer for ___ minutes. That was wasted time. Just one more time. Where has the time gone? Time out! I think you get the point. We would probably be amazed if we knew the number of times we mentioned time or think about time in a 24-hour period.
One thing I would like to focus on today is, “How much time do we give to the One who, not only created time, but gives us each moment of time we have?” I recently looked at the settings on my phone to see how much time I was spending on Pinterest and on playing Words with Friends each day. Let me just say, “I was embarrassed!” Taking 15-20 minutes here and there really added up! Then I looked at how much time I spend in prayer and Bible study that morning. Now I’m embarrassed and ashamed! But, did you know that you can go into the settings on your phone and set time limits? That’s what I did. Now after I have been on a particular app for 30 minutes, it will shut me out. I guess you could say it protects me from myself. What a clever and useful feature!
The other thing I would like us to focus on is, “What do we do to make our time with God quality time?” We are so very blessed to have so many resources at our fingertips. For example, I have 3 different Bibles on my desk as we speak. I have two devotionals, a Bible study on Daniel, my Sunday School book, my prayer journal, the Wednesday night prayer list, and my gratitude journal. I also have 2 Bible apps on my phone, and I can Google any scripture or spiritual topic on my phone or computer at any time (not to mention all the other resources lining my book shelves). Then there is Alexa who streams Christian music and selected podcasts at my request. You may be thinking, “Enough already! I get the point.” I’m sure you do. You are no different than I am. You, too, have numerous resources at your fingertips. So we all are without excuse when it comes to giving God quality time in studying His word and in prayer that is more than just reading over a list or lumping groups of people or situations into one big ball.
The last thing I would like us to focus on is, “Other than our daily quiet time, what else do we do that puts our focus on God and His purposes for us?” Sometimes we think we have done our due diligence when we toss a few dollars in an offering plate. And, although tithing is important and honors God, that can’t be the extent of our ministry. It shouldn’t be too hard to look around and see someone in need: someone who might need a donation of food, clothing, help with a chore, someone who needs to hear that God loves them and Jesus died for them, or one who just needs someone who will take the time to sit and visit with them for a while. When we give someone our time, we are saying that they are valuable. And, let’s be honest, we all want to feel that we are worth someone’s time!
Well, I’d say it’s time for me to wrap this up.
Did I hear you say, “It’s about time?”