November South Carolina Baptist Fellowship

November 12th Fellowship Combines Low Country and South Carolina Baptist Fellowships

Open Bible Baptist Church of Sumter, SC invites the South Carolina Baptist Fellowship and the Low Country Baptist Fellowship to enjoy a day of preaching, singing, and fellowship on November 12th 2001. Services will begin at 2:30 p.m. The evening meal will be served at approximately 5:30 PM with the evening service beginning at 7:00 PM. The guest preachers for the day will be Steve Mays of Laurens, SC, Shem Durham of Pickens, SC, James Baker of Walterboro, SC, and Dwight Banks from Waynesville, NC. We will also enjoy fellowshipping with Pastor Doug and Janice Hummel throughout the day.

Directions to the church are as follows: From Columbia - take Hwy 76 to Sumter, turn right on Hwy 15 South, go about four miles out of town to the Old Manning Road. Turn left, and the church is located on the right about 1/4 mile down the road. Several of the turns are a little confusing so call the Church if you need help, (803-481-9315).

Upcoming South Carolina Baptist Fellowship Meetings

The December South Carolina Baptist Fellowship will be held at the Temple Baptist Church in Anderson, SC. The January 2002 fellowship will be held at the Choice Hills Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina, and the February 2002 fellowship will be held at the Faith Baptist Church in Laurens, SC. Pastors, if you would like to sign up to host a month in 2002, please call Steve Mays at 864-984-4277.

50th Anniversary
Trumpet Banquet

February 4th, 2002

On Monday, February 4th 2002, Faith Baptist Church in Laurens, South Carolina will host its 50th Anniversary Trumpet Banquet. Services will begin at 2:00 in the afternoon. A banquet meal will be served between the afternoon and evening services. Six preachers are lined up to preach: Bob Kelley from Columbia, SC; Jimmie Clark from Lexington, NC; Tommy Holbrooks from Gastonia NC, Dennis Carter from Spartanburg, SC; Tom Wallace from Murphreesboro, TN; and Phil Kidd from Amory, MS. The Burns Trio from Greenville, South Carolina will be providing special music.

Look for articles from these preachers in the next two issues of the Bible Trumpet. We hope you will make plans to be with us and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bible Trumpet. Hope to see you then.

Good Thoughts

"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." Winston Churchill

As I see it, God raised America up for three basic purposes: to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to protect the state of Israel, and to preserve liberty. God blessed and prospered this nation because of our commitment to those three purposes.

It seems to me that the United States is currently in the process of abandoning its commitment to those purposes and as such is in danger of losing its reason for existence. Perhaps this is why America is not found in Bible Prophecy. If America truly abandons the principles that invoked Heaven's assistance, she may soon discover that she has no place remaining at the table of history. She would not be the first nation to have such a rude awakening. I pray she has another Great Awakening instead - Compiled.

A Little Bit of Justice for Bill...

On October 1st 2001, former President Bill Clinton was suspended from practicing law before the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court decision followed Clinton's debarment by the Arkansas Supreme Court In April Clinton's law license was revoked for five years and he was required to pay a $25,000 fine. "While sitting as the highest law officer of the land, Clinton obstructed justice when he gave misleading testimony in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case. He also lied under oath about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. My lone issue is that it has taken so long. Ecc 8:11 says, "Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil "

Only in America

It is a strange turn of events Hillary Clinton will get $8 Million for her forthcoming memoir. Bill will get about $12 Million for his memoir. That is $20 million dollars from two people who have spent the past eight plus years being unable to recall anything about past events! Incredible!!

Procrastinator's Creed

Let's face it, our Baptist Churches are stocked. with good intentioned, well-meaning members. Yet it seems we've made an art out of putting off getting started on all those ideas and visions God has given us. While thinking about this truth, we stumbled over the procrastinator's creed. See if it fits.