When you Thought...

posted Jan 10, 2012, 6:57 AM by Tim McCulley

“When You Thought I Was Not Looking”

As Parents, we often become so absorbed in day-to-day activities that we forget little eyes are watching and little ears are listening.  I offer this writing as an encouragement that the simple, often mundane activities of life can influence a young life forever.  Take time for the small things!

 

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you hung my first painting on the refrigerator, and I wanted to paint another.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you fed a stray cat, and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you decorated a birthday cake just for me, and I knew that little things were special things.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you faithfully prayed, and I believed there is a God Who would always hear me.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you was so faithful to work around the house and do all the things no one else would do, and I knew you was my mother.

When You thought I wasn’t looking, you read your Bible each day, and I knew God’s Word was important.

Thank God for MOTHERS

Dedicated to the late Mildred McCulley and my wife Debra McCulley

Anniversary

posted Dec 2, 2011, 11:23 AM by Tim McCulley

Dec. 2, 2011

Hello Friends,

     I can’t wait till Sunday Dec. 4th, 2011.  Anniversary Sunday! The Church is Celebrating 43 years of serving the Lord.  Bro. Bob Daughtery will be with us and bring the message Sunday morning and night.  Bro. Bob is one of only four former pastors of the church.  Do you realize that when the church was started I was only 3 years old?  Now I’m the pastor of this wonderful group of people.  The sun never sits on the ministry of PBC.  This year our Missions Committee has figured, by reading the report of all our 118 missionaries, that we have an average of around 20 souls saved every day through some ministry that we are involved with.  Come and be a part of the 43rd Anniversary Sunday this Dec. 4th at 10:30 AM and 6:00pm.  Lunch will follow the morning service. 

                                                                                                          Pastor Tim        

Blessed the Lord

posted Nov 28, 2011, 11:34 AM by Tim McCulley

Nov. 28, 2011

    I trust everyone had a Great Thanksgiving.  We had a Great service Sunday morning and Sunday night.  The Lord is truly meeting with us.  We have a great group of people that truly loves the Lord.  Please pray for those sick in the church and give a call to those who may be missing. I know the Lord is working and the Devil will be working also.  Have a blessed day Pastor Tim

Happy Thanksgiving

posted Nov 23, 2011, 1:18 PM by Tim McCulley

Nov. 23, 2011

     Happy Thanksgiving!!  Cannot wait to get in church tonight and hear how God has blessed His people.

Praise the Lord

posted Nov 21, 2011, 1:22 PM by Tim McCulley

Nov. 21th 2011

Hello to all,

     I just want to say thank you to the faithful members of Philadelphia Baptist Church that made the Revival such a blessing to me.  It was such a joy to see the members of PBC come together and worship.  I trust you were blessed also.  Can’t wait till Wed. Night when we have our Thanksgiving service.  What a joy it is every year to hear the testimony of God’s faithful. 

Revival

posted Nov 18, 2011, 6:40 AM by Tim McCulley

Nov. 18th 2011

Hello to All,

     I trust all is well.  We have had two nights of revival and it’s been a blessing.  Had a great crowd wed. night of our faithful church members 114.  Thursday night was a real blessing with many visitors had 154 in church. WOW! We had such a sweet Spirit in the service.  We are looking for a real blessing tonight.  Please come out and help us worship our wonderful Saviour, Jesus Christ the Lord.  Today we start the first day of 4 days of picture taking for our NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY.  Check your card and see when you are to be there.  Have any questions just call us.  Not too late if you have not signed up, just call.   What a blessing!  Have a Wonderful Day.  Pastor Tim

Amen!!!!!!

posted Nov 7, 2011, 12:29 PM by Tim McCulley   [ updated Nov 7, 2011, 11:15 PM ]


11-7-2011

Hello to All,

     I trust all is well.  I just want to praise the Lord publicly for His Goodness!!!!!!  We had a great service Sunday morning with over 170 in attendance.  Had 3 saved in Children Church and had two families to join the church Sunday morning and one young lady Sunday night.  Was able to baptize four people on Sunday night, which is youth night.  Our youth did such a good job.  A special blessing for me was that we had some youth to play for the offering. One played the fiddle, the mandolin, the guitar and electric bass.  I LOVED IT… Bluegrass Gospel, I’m praying for a Gospel Bluegrass group.  AMEN!!!!! Bro. Tim

1st Bible Doctrine Lesson

posted Nov 1, 2011, 4:48 PM by Tim McCulley   [ updated Nov 1, 2011, 4:48 PM ]

I believe the best and only place to go and find Bible Doctrines is in the Holy Bible.  Thank God for a Bible. I believe this King James Bible is God’s Holy Scripture to the English speaking people.  The attitude taken toward the Holy Scriptures themselves govern your willness to learn Bible Doctrines.  If you view the Bible as being fully authoritative and accurate, the infallible, inspired Word of God, then you have no sensible reason not to believe the teachings of the Holy Scriptures.  I want you to know that this is a Bible Class and I’m a Bible teacher that believes the Bible.   I believe it from cover to cover.

I trust that God Almighty will help us expand our minds. I trust we will see and get to know a Big God.  A. W. Tozer wrote a little book on the attributes of God entitled, The Knowledge of the Holy. The very first line of the first chapter reads, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us."  God has made us so that we instinctively, naturally become like whatever it is we esteem most highly. Whatever it is that we value, cherish, prize, love, adore, we gradually, instinctively move in that direction.  May we do as Titus is instructed to do.  May we adore the Doctrine of God.  Titus 2:10 “that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.”  He is stands alone in Grander , No one or thing is more grand than he, He is shines alone in Glory, nothing can share the Glory of Almighty God. He is alone in Grace, nothing can bestow on mankind any great need than the Grace of God. Oh may we Adore Him, Stand in Awe of him, Kneel in Reverence to him.  Die to self to Serve Him.  

Paul told Timothy I have taught you Doctrine.  

2 Timothy 3:10-17 (KJV)
“10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions,...”
 The very first thing he tells Timothy in this list of many important things about himself is Doctrine.  In this day of so many preachers and people that wants to get away from Doctrines.  They say Doctrines divides and brings division. Is this true? Well the Bible says Romans 16:17 (KJV)
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

1 Corinthians 3:3 (KJV)
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? James 3:16  For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

I must say Doctrine brings unity, and binds us together.  Sound Doctrine keeps us of the same mind on the same team working for the same results.  Doctrines give us the guide lines to the Christian walk. We are not to walk in our own nature way.  We are to walking according to the teaching of the Bible the Christians road map. Bible Doctrines is truth.  I hear preachers say I try not to preach Doctrine and they don’t. They speak not the Truth.  There is not much truth to their preaching.

 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

You mark this down.  A persons belief system comes out in their behavior. What you believe does matter and it controls what you do.   

 1 Timothy 4:16 (KJV)
16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.   
:   A plea for self-examination

 

The Doctrine of God    

Acts 17:  Revealing God to the Heathen

Intro: Paul comes to Athens  Acts 17:22-23  Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

He is the Sovereign God

He is the God of Creation v.24  God that made the world and all things therein,

Genesis 1:1 (KJV) 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

     “Elohim” the Hebrew word for God. Means God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit created this mighty beautiful world we live in. God must be given his rightful position. God is Creator. Revelation 17:14  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

He is the God that Possess all things v24 “seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth,”

     Sovereignty of God “he is Lord”

May I quickly say we are not a Calvinist in our Doctrine.  The Bible teaches that God is Sovereign.   The Bible also teaches the freewill of man.  Our minds can not contain all that God is.  If he was small enough for my mind he would not be big enough for my troubles. 

He is the God that is Self- existent  v25 “ Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing,”

He is the God that Sustains       He is the God the Giver of Life to everyone v25“seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;”  

He is the God that Supplies     He is the God the Distributor of all things v25 “seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;”  

He is the God that is the Same “no respect of person”   He is the God that teaches the Equality of all men  v26 “ And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth,”

     There is not a master race like the Greek of that day thought. The people of Athens considered themselves to be a master race. Other people were “barbarians” to them.

He is the God that Controls all things/ Omnipotent v26” And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;”

 

He is the God that is All Present/ Omnipresent v27 “ That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:”

 

He is the God of Salvation v30 “ but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”

He is the God that will Judge v31 “Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness”

He is the God that Raised Jesus from the dead v 31” whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”

Exciting Week

posted Oct 24, 2011, 6:19 AM by Tim McCulley   [ updated Oct 24, 2011, 6:19 AM ]

10-24-2011

Good Morning,

     I trust you had a great weekend.  We had a good service at PBC.  We have an exciting week plan for this week.  We have special things going on at the Church and School.  I want to invite you to be at our PCS Fundraiser at the Plainville Gym, 6pm in Plainville, Ga..  We will have Hamburger and BBQ. Plates for $5, Hot Dog plates for $3, and a Silent Cake Auction.  You will want to see the Ladies play the Ladies Eagles and the Men play the Young Men PCS Basketball Team.  The young children will have fun playing kickball and basketball.  It will be a great night of Family Fun.

   Harvest Fest will be on Sat. at the Church starting at 6pm Oct. 29th.  We will have inflatable for the kids and many games for them to play.  We will have free hot dogs, chips and drink. Each child will get a big bag of candy.  We are sporting a western theme. So come on out and enjoy a night of Family fun. 

Thank God for Great Staff

posted Oct 8, 2011, 7:33 AM by Tim McCulley   [ updated Oct 8, 2011, 7:33 AM ]

10-8-2011

Hello,

I had a great trip with my wife and the staff of Philadelphia Christian School as we went to the Teachers Conference in Macon, Ga.  Just want to think the Lord for a wonderful Staff. See everyone in church tomorrow.  I am looking for a great service at PBC on Sunday. 

Pastor Tim

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