I love Bradfordville First Baptist Church! I pray to see our church united and healthy. Bradfordville is making the enemy mad. He hates to see people being saved, believers growing in the faith, and members living on mission for Christ in our city and around the world.
What is One Day? On Sunday, March 4, the vision is to see 800 people in worship, 600 people in Sunday School, and $50,000 in tithes and offerings. This visionary goal isn’t beyond reach. It’s measureable and realistic. We can do this, as the Spirit leads!
One verse that speaks to my heart about the church is Acts 9:31. Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said, “So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.”
What truths do we see from this verse about One Day at Bradfordville?
1. The local church matters. God cares about our church. Our city is blessed because Bradfordville exists. The church isn’t irrelevant, outdated, or unnecessary. Let’s rejoice that our church has a divine purpose. God is using us for His glory!
2. The church helps people experience spiritual growth. As we make disciples that love upward, inward, and outward, it’s a joy to see people grow in the faith. The ultimate goal of spiritual growth is Christlikeness (Romans 8:28-29). I believe active participation in the Lord’s church results in spiritual growth.
3. The church adores the greatness of God. The early church “walked in the fear of the Lord.” That doesn’t mean they were afraid of Him. It means they understood His greatness, majesty, and glory. The church stood in “awe” of the Lord. I pray for Bradfordville to always “walk in the fear of the Lord.”
4. The church serves in the power of the Holy Spirit. Early believers lived in the “comfort of the Holy Spirit.” The church’s growth wasn’t about programs or personalities. Those godly men and women realized the power of God the Spirit. In Bible study tomorrow night, we’re looking at what Baptists believe about the Holy Spirit.
5. The church experiences numerical growth. The early church “multiplied.” The church grew in numbers. I want One Day to be a witness of the numerical growth at Bradfordville. God is growing His church. All the praise goes to Jesus!
I appeal for you to clear your calendar and plan to be in Sunday School and worship on Sunday, March 4. Dr. Dan Garland, a leader from Lifeway Christian Resources, and a personal friend, will be preaching that morning.
It’s going to be a glorious day!
I love our church!