FOR CHRISTIAN LIVING
1. Be Responsible
- Young David Shows responsibility with the sheep and the battle that
2. Have a Zeal - vs. 17 tells us that David ran
to the army, just as Jesse had instructed
3. Stay on Course
- vs. 28 David wasn’t turned aside by his brother Eliab’s rudeness.
4. Resist Fleshly emotions. - David didn’t stop to get
even with Eliab. He went on with his mission. Romans 12:17 “Recompense to no man
evil for evil”
5. Remember the cause - vs. 29 David
asked “is there not a cause?” God has a preordained purpose for our life. We
need to follow that purpose.
6. Draw Strength from your Godly
Experiences - vs. 32 David volunteers to fight Goliath. When King Saul
says in vs. 33 “Thou art not able” David doesn’t falter. He tells in vs. 34-37
about God blessing him with victory over the bear and the lion.
Be yourself for the Lord. - You can’t be someone else. Don’t
try. Vs. 38 Saul armed David with Saul’s armor. Vs. 39 David says “I cannot go
with these for I have not proved them.
8. Go with what you
know- vs. 40 David took five smooth stones and his sling. By God’s
Grace they did the job. Go with what God has shown you
God for the Victory vs.43-47 When Goliath began to curse David. David
didn’t get drawn into a cursing contest. He said “I come to thee in the name of
the Lord” This wasn’t about what David could do. It was about what God could do.
10. Compare the right things – David didn’t look how
much bigger Goliath was than him. He looked how much bigger God was than
Goliath. No Problem
11. Don’t forget your lessons – The experiences
David had with the bear and the lion helped him face Goliath. The bear, lion,
and Goliath could have helped David face some even more difficult problems, if
he remembered his lessons.
12. Do unto others… -Mark
6:31 “As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” David
learned this Godly principal and followed it ….. Sometimes.
Fellowship Hall Policy
The fellowship hall is available to our church members for Weddings, Ladies Club, Youth Group, Meetings, and Special Occasions. All Church Functions take precedence.
Please remember you need to schedule with Jewell Martin for every event that you have planned. Whether it be decorating for a shower, or a rehearsal dinner, etc. This also means Youth Group, Vacation Bible School, Sunday school, ladies club, etc. Never Assume it is available, and please let Jewell Martin know right away if you plans have changed, and you don't need it.
Lima Missionary Baptist Church Funeral Policy:
Funeral Dinners will be for Active members of our Church, their spouses, children, parents. For Inactive members, we will deliver a ham to a Location of the families choice (within reason). Also, If the family would like to reserve the fellowship hall for the dinner, It would be Okay as long as the person reserving is an Active member. There would not be a committee serving the dinner for inactive members, but if anyone wanted to take food, it would be up to you.
We follow the rules of the Fellowship Hall concerning the description of Active members.
led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to
receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and on the profession of our faith,
having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost, we do now in the Presence of God, angels and this assembly, most solemnly
and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in
therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk
together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in
knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to
sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute
cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the
church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all
engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to
religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and
acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings,
faithful in our engagements and exemplary in deportment; to avoid all tattling,
back-biting and excessive anger; to abstain for the sale and use of intoxicating
drinks as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of
engage to watch over one another in brotherly
love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and
distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to
be slow to take offence, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the
rules of our Saviour to secure it without delay.
engage that when we remove from this place, we
will as soon as possible unite with some other church, where we can carry out
the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's word.