November Happenings at North Central

What a tremendous blessing it was to
have Bob Tebow speak on Homecoming
Sunday this past weekend. I believe
that we set a new record for a Sunday
Morning worship service at 456! More
than the number, the Lord Jesus was
lifted up, souls were saved, & God’s
people were encouraged. I appreciate
the work of our entire church family in
inviting many to be with us.
You folks are simply the most loving people in the world.
Almost weekly someone tells me how you have welcomed
them to our services. Let us never take this for
granted. Many folks come to church searching for encouragement.
If they don’t get it here, where will they get
it? I’m thankful that the message of the gospel is a message
of hope to those who turn from sin to the Lord Jesus.
God will set us on the right track if we will just turn to Him.
I’m thrilled to announce that Rick Lawrence will be our
speaker for the Harvest Festival Banquet on Sunday night,
November 23 at 6 pm. All North Central families are invited
to dinner together as we reflect upon God’s abundant
blessings on this precious fellowship of believers. If
you are new to our fellowship, you won’t want to miss this
event. Brother Rick Lawrence will speak to us all that night
under the theme: One Passion—One Purpose. We have
one passion-to know Christ, & one purpose-to make Him
known. Bro. Lawrence was interim Pastor here at NCBC
for the 6 months prior to my coming last October. He is a
man of God & endeared his life & ministry to our people.
I’m indebted to his leadership & the preparation given to
the church during those days. What a thrill to have him
The Banquet will be the culmination of a 3 week Stewardship
emphasis in the church. We are encouraging all
of our people to embrace Biblical principles of giving. This
begins with tithing. The Bible says, “The tithe is the Lord’s.”
The truth is that a believer can live more comfortably on
90% than he ever could on 100%. We will take the next
several Sundays & talk about Stewardship—Bible Style!
Let me encourage you to continue to keep praying for
friends, neighbors, & family who need the Lord. Pray for
them at least 2 times a day. Pray for 4 opportunities to
invest in their lives this fall to build a bridge for the gospel.
Consider inviting them to a service or perhaps to a Sunday
School fellowship. Our wonderful Christmas Dinner
Theater would be another great event to consider. Tickets
will go on sale soon.
It truly a joy to be your Pastor. Thank you for your prayers
that sustain me & my family each & every day.