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Dr. Ernest Lundy
Editor
424 Hillandale Dr.
Liberty, SC 29657
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Pastor Steven E. Mays
Assistant Editor
1607 Greenwood Road
Laurens, SC 29360
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Rev. Raleigh Lindsey
Bible Trumpet Tours
1626 New Cut Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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THE SOUTH CAROLINA BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP

BEACON BAPTIST CHURCH
Lexington, S.C.
Pastor Thomas Caldwell
June 7, 1999

The June 7th meeting will begin at 2:00 PM. All speakers for the fellowship will be called from the floor, so come prepared to “SERVE THE WORD”.

The church is located at 338 A Sease Hill Rd. From Columbia take I-20 West to Lexington, Exit 55, Highway #6. Take a left toward Swansea and Pelion crossing I-20 and turn right on 1 Notch Rd. Continue until you come to Sease Hill Rd. turning left, you will find the church located on the right. For more information or directions please call the church at (803) 359-3252 or Pastor Caldwell at (803) 359-2221.

Pastor Caldwell and the congregation of Beacon Baptist Church invite you to join them for an afternoon of preaching singing and fellowship. The afternoon service will begin at 2:00 PM breaking for an evening meal. There will not be an evening service. Come expecting to be a blessing and to receive a blessing and you will not be disappointed.

We need a host church for the DECEMBER meeting for this year. If you are a small church and not able to have an evening service or provide a meal, this is acceptable. The meetings are held in your church, you plan the meeting. We want to get as many churches involved as possible. The fellowship is for worship, preaching, singing, and for encouraging the family of God!!! All churches started with just a few faithful members!!!

If you would like to host the Fellowship, please give Pastor Steve Mays, Secretary to the South Carolina Baptist Fellowship, a call at (864) 984-4277. The following months are booked for the Fellowship in 1999 : 2nd Monday in July, Tabernacle Baptist, Greenville, SC, Pastor Melvin Aiken; 2nd Monday in August, Alpine Baptist, Columbia, SC, Pastor Earl Green; September, Calvary Hill Baptist, Pacolet, SC, Pastor Bill Pickel; October, Eastside Baptist, Greenwood, SC, Pastor E.A. Cooper and November at Open Bible Baptist, Sumter, SC, Pastor Larry Humble. Mark these dates on your calendar and plan to attend.


Reprinted Article by Dr John Waters

The Story of Four Churches

Their names are:
    Everybody Baptist
    Somebody Baptist
    Anybody Baptist
    Nobody Baptist


There was an important meeting to be held.
Everybody was asked to do it. Everbody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry. It was Everybody’s opportunity!
Everybody thought Anybody would do it
Nobody realized that Everybody would’nt do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody, when actually Nobody blamed Anybody!
Does this said familiar to ANYBODY.

By the way, THANK GOD, Somebody is going to do it!!!!!




It is not the pastor’s job to fill the church. His job is to fill the pulpit; the members are to fill the church. - Vance Havner




Editorial Up-Date
From Evangelist Ernest Lundy

What About Christ’s Church

I’m sure there are those who say it isn’t happening at their church, but I’m finding as I travel around the country, that more and more are satisfied with less and less. Church deacons and others have come to think it is their job to regulate the pastor and sort of “keep him in check.” Some pastors, also, are unwilling to patiently wait on the Lord to work in the lives of those He has redeemed. God has a way of dealing with His children. (Heb. 12:6). Because He loves them, every one of His children get special attention when they sin against Him. I know that, on occasion, the pastor must deal with flagrant violations of scripture; and when that is necessary, he has God’s Word to stand on. The church should, on these occasions, stand behind the man that God has placed in leadership. I, as a pastor in the past, have allowed things to go on without proper attention, and paid a great price.

My reason for bring up this subject is that, as the day draws nigh, we need to be all the more careful to “keep the main thing the main thing” in our various positions of calling. Although I would not presume to tell a pastor how to lead his flock, I do believe that there are Biblical guidelines, as well as safeguards, to effectively keep the spiritual boat on the proper course. If everyone is working together, rowing, bailing, cleaning, etc., no one has time to rock this spiritual vessel. In this age, it appears that church members are very fragile. It is desire to assist in the strengthening of the local church.

Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to be a servant to the local churches in the land of the free, to assist the churches through our evangelistic efforts, and to remain brave in the home and in God’s church. Jude 20-25.




YOUNG PREACHERS JUBILEE

June 4-6, the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Laurens, SC., will hosting a Young Preachers Jubilee. Services begin at 5:00 pm on Friday evening with a supper. Then preaching will begin at 6:30 pm. If you are a young preacher you need to come prepared to let it rip. This meeting is dedicated to the young preachers. On Saturday, June 5th, there will be a morning service at 9:30 am. A good breakfast will be served at 8:00 am. There will not be an afternoon service. In the evening the service will begin at 5:00 pm with a supper, followed by preaching. For more information call (864) 984-1382.




Wake-up Call!

“Forty five years ago Mormons numbered less than one million and most of these lived in Utah and Idaho. In 1998, they number 10 million. That is 1,000% increase! They now have 50,000 missionaries at work around the world. Their records show that every missionary brings in 6 converts during their two year missionary journey. They are winning 3000,000 converts a year. They plan to have 1000,000 missionaries on the field and active in 2005, seven years from now. Each Mormon missionary must finance his or her mission journey. They cannot return home during the two years for any reason, not even the death of parents. They can call home twice in the year, once on Christmas and the other on Mother’s Day. They must do their own housekeeping, they must go through a two hour period every morning of reading, studying and preparing for the day and once they are on the street, they cannot return to their apartment for 10 hours. Every child is taught from infancy that it is their duty to be a missionary. GOD HELP US GET BUSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Safed/Zefat
A city that is set on a hill? (Matt 5:14)

Safed is one of the four holy cities of the Talmud, with Hebron, Tiberias and Jerusalem, and is situated to the NW of the Sea of Galilee on the W. slope of Har Kanaan, at an elevation of 3,330 ft. Little is known of this town, which is not mentioned in the Bible. Nothing is known of Safed from the Talmudic to the Frankish period. Around 1100, when it was a Frankish possession, Safed and Galilee belonged to the dominions of the Norman prince Tancred. In 1102/03 Hugo of St. Omer built a small castle, later enlarged in 1140 by King Foulques of Anjou, on HaMersuda hill (2.270 ft.). This was donated to the Templars by King Amalric I in 1168. Safed, Belvoir and La Feve defended the eastern border of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

The castle was captured by Saladin in 1188 and demolished in 1220 by al-Mu’azzam, only to be rebuilt in 1240 as the strongest Frankish fortress in the Holy Land. After being captured by Baibars in 1266, Safed became the headquarters of a ‘mamlakah’, or province, which extended to Galilee and the Lebanon. During the 14 & 15C, it possessed a Jewish community which, after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, became, during the 16C, a Jewish spiritual center. Joseph Caro, Moses Trani, Isaac Luria, and Hayyim Vital all lived in Safed and made it the center of the Kabbalist movement. The Ashkenazi brothers established the first printing-press in the Orient in 1563.

In the 17C Safed possessed 18 schools, 21 synagogues, and a large yeshiva with 20 teachers. Its population consisted of four groups: Ashkenazis, Sephardim and Provencal and Italian Jews. The community was destroyed by a combination of earthquake and epidemic in 1759, and five years later there were only 60 families living there. In 1778 over 300 Hassidim who were pupils of the Rabbi Israel Eliezer Ba’al Shem Tov came to Safed, led by the Rabbi Menahem Mendel from Vitebsk. They were followed in 1810 by the disciples of Elijah, the gaon of Vilnius. The town’s fortunes rose once more during the reign of Ibrahim Pasha (1831-40), but in 1836 some 4,000 Jews were killed in an earthquake, and many others abandoned the town and settled in Hebron. During the war of 1948, members of the Palmah group captured the town and it has since remained an orthodox Jewish community. The new town was built around the old one in 1948 and artists moved into the old Arad quarters. Mr. “Israel” from Florida, whose parents were Polish immigrants, has a son living in Safed.

NOVEMBER HOLY LAND TOUR

Deposits are now coming in for this Tour. Please get your deposits in as soon as possible. We hold out a certain number of seats from the airlines and they call asking us to confirm the number that we will need. If we hold these seats too long they will expect us to purchase them. This is the purpose in getting your deposits in as soon as possible. Thank you for the good response for this tour and also for the up coming tour in March of 2000. The New Millenium. We have to have a deposit in order to reserve accommodations. Deposit is $300.00 per person. Send to Bro Lindsay at address below, a receipt will be returned to you. Looking forward to seeing you in JERUSALEM. Check your passports!!!!!!!!!!!!

HOLY LAND TOURS FOR 1999

March 22-31, 1999 Round trip from Charlotte, NC, Amsterdam, Holland and then to Israel - Too Late! You Missed It!
November 2-11, 1999 Round trip from Charlotte, NC, Amsterdam, Holland and then to Israel and Petra, Jordan - $2095.00.
Both tours include, air fare, double rooms, three meals daily, guides and A/C buses. For more information please call or write to the address below.
Bible Trumpet Tours
1626 New Cut Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: (864) 597-0967
E-mail: BibleTrumpetTours@juno.com


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