At our 10:45 Sunday morning Service on August 26, we’ll be celebrating Sunday School promotion Sunday. Kids will receive promotion certificates as they move from preschool to children’s and from children’s to youth. Come and join us!
First Baptist Dayton added three new members on July 15, when Alyssa McGlone, Monica McGlone and Talia Stockton were baptized into our fellowship. These three young women are active in Sweet Action Student Ministry and also participated the group’s volunteer mission trip last month. Bro. Harold Pike was assisted in the baptism by Troy Richardson and Greg Wingate.
Submitted by: Gail Myers
Forgive and Forget
Think back to a time when you have been hurt or betrayed by someone or possibly a group of people. Oh my! It was terrible pain in your heart and soul. You may have felt so broken and hurt that you wouldn’t even consider forgiveness, nevertheless forgetting the burning pain. We have all been there at some point in our lives, for some it might be right this minute.
I am here to tell you, we are all sinners. We all have ghosts in our closet that we need to be forgiven for. No one is perfect. Jesus went to the cross to forgive us all. He has extreme forgiveness power. We may feel like some don’t deserve forgiveness, but it really isn’t up to us. God has already forgiven them. Nothing says we have to like it, agree or be best friends with them. We don’t have to forget, but we do need to forgive. Forgiveness is something we all struggle with. It takes a very strong person to say, “I am hurt, I am angry, but I forgive you.”
As I said before, WE are not perfect people; we are in no position to judge others. WE are all sinners and have been forgiven for our actions at some point in our lives. Remember this – God will forgive us if we forgive the sins of others. Forgiveness heals wounds, walk with God and set others free. Set yourself free from the pain. The key to opening the door is forgiveness.
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
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