First Baptist Church of Petit Jean
“Come to the Mountain for His Word”
Love Lifted Me
There is an old hymn written by James Rowe in 1912 that I find myself singing in these troubling days knowing how wicked our generation has become. Psalm 23:2 tells us the Lord is our shepherd who leads us beside the still waters. Jim Rowe’s hymn says, “I was sinking deep in sin far from the peaceful shore, very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more, But the Master of the sea heard my despairing cry, From the waters lifted me now safe am I. Love lifted me!”
We have wandered away from the protection of the good shepherd and have found ourselves deeper in trouble than we wanted to even believe was possible. Yet the same good shepherd is the Master of the winds and waves who knows where we are and is there to lift us out of trials even of our own making and put our feet back on the solid rock.
February is the month of Valentines Day, a day when the world tries in its superficial way to express love and peace in these days of cold bleak weather and trials of mankind at every turn. Jesus told us in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.” We are blessed with the real peace from God that passes all understanding and a genuine love that never fails.
Yes, I am glad for that love that lifted me, yes even me!
Bro. Bill Scroggs
We Lift Up In Prayer
Phyllis Adams, Wayne Adams, Pauline Belk, Fern Bess, Paul Bess, Linda & Phil Chapman, Pat Donnell, Gwyn Gasaway, Lew Gasaway, Agatha Gasaway, Gwyn Gasaway, Dick George, Clayton & Linda Jones, Cecil Jones, Ben Lancaster, Sharon Leon, Pat McCoy, Cylinda Curtis, Susan Faith, Danielle Morgan, Barbara Scott, Jay Scroggs, Bro. Bill & Reta Scroggs, Matthew Steinmetz, Marvin VanEchaute, Loyd Vance, Chance Morgan, our missionaries and our Military.
February 1, Ann Vance
Congratulations to Abigayle and Jeffrey Curtis for making all “A’s” for the first semester. Great work kids. We are proud of you!
You will want to mark your calendar for these special church events:
February 10th—-Love and Faithfulness Celebration with potluck lunch.
March 17th——-Hat Day! This is also St. Patrick’s Day, so wear green!
March 31st——-5th Sunday Singing with a puppet show.
April 21st——– Easter Sunday
April 28———-Property Dedication in the afternoon. A potluck lunch
following the morning worship service.