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"Thank You" from Suburban Baptist Church

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The following email was sent to Pastor Lincoln on October 5, 2016. We wanted to share Pastor McGee's kind remarks with the church at large.


 

Greetings and Salutations in the glorious name of our Lord.

 Pastor  Lincoln, 

Just a quick note to tell you thank you for a job well done.  Two weeks ago, we had one of your Sunday School classes join us at Suburban Baptist Church for a day of works.  It was a glorious time in the Lord.  I wanted to congratulate you on your leadership as one that would continue to have your congregation help others in the Kingdom less fortunate.  I am sure at this moment God is saying about your Sunday School class, your church, your leadership, . . . .” Job well done my good and faithful servant, job well done.” 

Suburban Baptist is in W. Columbia.  We are a poor church of 120 members, seating 60 on any good Sunday.  We are in the middle of the “hood.”  It is hard for the poor to help the poor.  Our annual budget is approximately $36,000.   Besides trying to keep the lights on, included in that budget is giving food to 420 individuals every month.  We have nothing left over and need help.  Shandon Baptist Church to the rescue.  Thanks to your members, we now have a new ramp, carpeting for that ramp, new windows, a front porch repaired, new workable flagpole, landscaping and the inside cleaned as never before.  And the amazing part was that this was done with Joy in their voices and song in their hearts.  All Glory to God.   

Oftentimes we never know about the ripples we cause inside His Kingdom, simply by obeying an act of love or helping out.  Because of your team's efforts, many of our own have a renewed spirit of helping the church.  If strangers can help us, why can't we do it ourselves?  This gives me great joy and hope!  Suburban is truly a mission church, and help and hope is what we need at times above all else.  Your event provided us with that.  Again I give you my personal thank you for such.   

Please allow Roy Hess and your wonderful organizer Sandra Lorick know how much their work meant to us all.  And too please allow all the others to know how indebted we are to them.  I trust you will continue to encourage the church to vigorously pursue outreach in the community.  While I am aware that there are mission fields in Africa that need your help, one just across the river in West Columbia greatly needed your help as well.  God Bless you and your congregation.  Thank you for your grace, whereby you have served the Lord acceptably and with reverence.  All Glory to God.  Blessings and Cheers.

 

Peace

Pastor T

Tracy McGee, Sr. Pastor
Suburban Baptist Church

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When Waters Rise: One Year Later

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ONE YEAR LATER, HEAVY RAIN STILL MAKES US A LITTLE NERVOUS.

 

What about you? 

 

On this first anniversary of the "1,000 Year Flood," with a hurricane in the forecast, the memories of rising waters are still fresh in our minds. When memories come like waves crashing over our thoughts and dislodging our emotions, what are we to do?

When fears swell in our heart and threaten to overflow  the banks of our self-control, what are we to do?

 

WE REMEMBER SOMETHING ELSE.

We remember our God...

 

  • the God who rescued, and still rescues.

"The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them." (Psalm  37:4)

"Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.” (Psalm  50:15)

"For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son..." (Colossians 1:13)
  • the God who provided, and still provides.

"And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19)
  • the God who saw you, and still sees you.

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you." (Psalm 32:8)
"My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me..." (Psalm 101:6)
  • the God who comforted, and still comforts

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
  • the Savior  who died, and yet still  lives

"Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life." (Romans 6:4)

 

Down in the valley, when waters rise
I'm still believing
Hope is alive
All through the struggle and darkest day
I'll remember the empty grave

"Remember"
Passion City Church

EARL AND CYNTHIA'S STORY

Earl and Cynthia Pierce were one  of many families who saw their home destroyed by the flood of October 2015. Here's their testimony of God's faithfulness. (We all have one. What's yours?)

 

 

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