TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH
390 WINGO HEIGHTS RD.
November 2, 1998, Dr. Dennis Carter and the fine folk of Trinity Baptist Church of Spartanburg, SC, welcome the South Carolina Baptist Fellowship and all visitors. The afternoon meeting will begin at 2:30 PM. Guest speakers will be Rev. Jeremy Collins from China Grove, NC; Pastor Steven Mays, Faith Baptist in Laurens, SC; Pastor Bill Pickel, Calvary Hill Baptist in Pacolet, SC and Pastor Tommy Holbrooks from Belmont, NC. After a short business meeting a nice supper will be served and the evening service will begin at 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there!!!
Coming from Greenville on 1-85, take the Spartanburg only exit (Business 85). Exit off at Exit 2-C go to the red light turn left and cross the bridge turn left coming down frontage road to the Church. Coming from Gaffney on 1-85 take the Spartanburg only exit (Business 85). Exit off on Exit 2-C to the stop sign cross the road and come down the frontage road to the Church. For more information call (864) 5835271.
If you would like to host the Fellowship, please give Pastor Ricky Browning, Secretary to the South Carolina Baptist Fellowship, a call at (864) 3386696.
Dedication and Open House
On August 2nd at 3:00 PM, Rev. Harold Sightler, Pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Greenville, was the main speaker for the Dedication and Open House of the new building of the Faith Baptist Church of Laurens. The auditorium was packed out, and extra chairs had to be provided. It was truly a great day of victory after a long and hard battle.
On August 8th, the cornerstone was laid with this inscription engraved on it: "Faith Baptist Church, Organized 1952, Built - 1959, Fundamental, Missionary, Evangelistic."
A metal box was sealed in behind the comer stone with a number of articles: (1) An Old Scofield Bible as a symbol of the Word of God upon which the church rests; (2) A history of the church; (3) The charter membership and the present membership; (4) Various newspaper articles and pictures related to the history of the church; (5) A copy of the Doctrinal Statement and Constitution of the church; (6) An Open Letter to anyone of the Tribulation period after the church is raptured in case God destroys the building with an earthquake of the tribulation.
God has placed His blessing and approval on the new building with souls already being saved and six already baptized in the new baptistry.
Editorial Up-Date From Evangelist Ernest Lundy
By the time most of you receive this edition of the Trumpet, I will have completed almost two months of fall revival meetings. During this time we have been in week long meetings in Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina. As I write, we have just completed a wonderful week at Landmark Baptist Church in Easley, SC, where Brother David Price is the Pastor. Remember to pray for this brother as he is recovering from a heart attack just two months ago. We are now headed to Jefferson, GA., with Pastor Gerald Mitton at Faith Baptist Church and then back to Greenville at Gethsemane Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Gatlin.
We have received kind comments about last month's article regarding the evangelist. Thank you to each one who called or wrote. If you would be willing to have us in to Promote the Baptist Bible Trumpet or for a week of revival meetings, we stand ready to respond. I have two dates remaining in 1998, plus dates in 1999, and of course, the millennial year 2000. Pray for us as we continue on until the rapture.
Special note to all churches that receive the Bible Trumpet......... If you are able, please have a special day for the Trumpet in your Church. I am away for the next two weeks; home for one week; away the next three weeks; and home for the next one. I would be more than happy to be with you for a Trumpet Sunday. Please contact me at the address on this edition.
Please pray for Dr. John Waters and his dear wife as she dedicates almost all of her time to his care.
ALL CHURCHES RECEIVING MULTIPLE COPIES
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CHURCH BUS CONFERENCE
Pastor William M. Cole, of the Bible Baptist Church, 233 Harrison Bridge Road, Simpsonville, SC would like to invite all those that are in the bus ministry or are considering getting into the ministry to come and attend this conference November 16 - 17, 1998 at 7:00 PM. Bro. Dave Smith, Bus Director at Trinity Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fl. will be conducting the meeting. Subjects to be discussed will be Bus Visitation, Discipline on the Bus, Reaching Bus Parents, and Program on the Bus. Registration is $10.00 per person per night or $15.00 per person for two nights. For more information please call Pastor William M. Cole at (864) 963-9152.
Dear Trumpet Readers,
Greetings in the Wonderful Name of Jesus!!!
Some of you know and some of you do not know that I had major heart surgery August 14th., forcing me to cancel my engagements for the rest of 1998. However, the doctor tells me that I will be stronger than I have been in years. I will look forward to the New Year and having the privilege to visit with those who desire my services.
I would like to thank those who have called, prayed, sent get well cards, flowers and gifts. If you haven't contacted me it would be great to hear from you. You may hear our broadcast in the Greenville area over WTBI-AM-FM Saturday morning at 8:30 and Sunday morning at 7:00.
Thanks for praying for me and I would be delighted to hear from you!
Evangelist John Hull Isa.41:10
Does Your Ministry Have A Presence On the Internet?
During the month of October the Internet site of Faith Baptist Church of Laurens had visits from, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Micronesia, India, Russian Federation, Brazil, Singapore, Portugal and South Africa. These visitors had a chance to hear Bro Mays preach in RealAudio and read his sermon and Sunday School outlines. Why shouldn't they have a chance to hear you preach and see your outlines as well?
If any preachers or churches would like to have help in setting up a Web page, Pastor Steven Mays can recommend someone to you.
Also, if anyone would like to be on the directory listing for the new SOUTH CAROLINA BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP/BAPTIST BIBLE TRUMPET web page, send your e-mail address to Pastor Mays.
This small, unfortified town, not mentioned in the Old Testament, is on the N. shore of the Sea of Galilee, approximately 5 miles from the Jordan River. Probably originally a Herodian foundation, it was not destroyed in the 1st & 2nd Centuries AD, because it did not take part in the revolts against Rome.
Capernaum (village of Nahum) is the place where Jesus preached and worked miracles, (Mark 1:21-34: Jesus in the synagogue of Capernaum; healing Simon Peter's mother-in-law; healing the sick and those possessed by devils). This first synagogue no longer survives, but in the 2nd C or 3rd C AD a new house of prayer was built beside the first synagogue. The original town stood between the synagogue and the Sea of Galilee. A new district to the east of the town was built in the mid 4th C. One of the dwelling houses to the south of the synagogue was venerated by the first Jewish Christians as being the house of Simon Peter. An octagonal sanctuary, of which only a few foundations survive, was built on this site in the mid 5th C.
The village fell into disrepair after the Arab conquest. The Franciscans acquired it in 1894. In 1905 the German archaeologists Kohl and Watzinger uncovered the eastern and central aisles of the synagogue, which had collapsed in an earthquake. The Franciscans uncovered the rest and also revealed the octagonal church of St. Peter. On our tours to the Holy Land we have devotions in the ruins of the synagogue.
HOLY LAND TOURS FOR 1999
A trip to the Holy Land will make the BIBLE COME ALIVE!!