Minister Walter Irvin White
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Dr. Thomas J. Henderson, Pastor --- Minister Robert P. Campbell, Assistant to Pastor
Minister Anthony Eugene Harris ---------- Minister Walter Irvin White
Minister Clinton H. Wike, Minister of Music
Week of Sunday, August 30, 2020
Dr. Thomas J. Henderson
Even though our church’ plans and the circumstances of our world have been significantly altered this year, God is in control and His plans are never thwarted. The current situation, including the pandemic, is not a surprise to Jesus. He was not surprised when He entered into the capital city as the Messiah King of Israel, when the people sang His praises and recognized his authority, laying down their cloaks and palm branches so that His donkey would not need to tread on the dirt. Jesus wasn’t surprised for even as He rode into Jerusalem, he was fully aware that it was to be the last week of His earthly ministry. He knew full well that this week would end with his crucifixion. Jesus knew that, even while the crowd of people sang His praises, yet another and a different crowd would surround him later that week to call for his death, hanging upon a cross.
Jesus knew but many of the people of Israel didn’t realize that Jesus came to set them free from something far greater than the Roman Empire. He came to give them salvation and to set them free from their bondage to sin and death. Today, living in the modern world with relative wealth and comfort, many fall asleep to our need to be saved. Yet, He offers the same salvation to all even today. Look upon this Palm Sunday with hope and faith, even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, the pandemic is a threat to our health and well-being, and has reminded us of just how delicate life is. But it also reminds us just how much we need Jesus—both in this life and in the next.
So as you celebrate Palm Sunday, do so with joyful anticipation and expectation. It’s the beginning of Holy Week, where we remember the life and ministry of Jesus’, climaxing with the celebration of his resurrection on Easter Sunday. So instead of allowing yourself to be filled with a sense of discouragement, dread, or disappointment this week, because of circumstances, ask Jesus to once again fill your heart with a sense of hope. God has done great things, He is doing great things (even if you can’t currently see them clearly). And He will continue to do great things!.
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Minister H. Clinton Wike, Sr.
Minister of Music
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
The Church Where Everybody is Somebody and Christ is Lord!
ATTENTION: DUE TO THE CURRENT
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, THERE WILL BE NO
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE or
BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER SERVICE ON
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT OUR CHURCH LOCATION
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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Minister Anthony Eugene Harris
The New Jerusalem Baptist Church seeks to make disciples in every household in and around the Chapel Oaks community and support home and foreign missions in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world.
Our very own Pastor Dr. Thomas J. Henderson
KEEP IN PRAYER AND IN MIND
Our sick, shut-in, traveling; the bereaved, our young people at home and away. We ask God’s continual prayer/blessings for our First Lady Deaconess Barbara Henderson, Deaconess Grace Burch, Sis. Yvonne Williams’ sister Regina Taylor. May the Lord add special blessings/protection for members on military duty, The Hall Family and their new grandson, Poet L. Hall: and all of those who have said “Pray for me!”
Until further notice our July schedule of services and activities continue to be suspended due to government guidelines re: virus.
Please Stay At Home!
However, we are having: Bible Study each Wednesday at 7pm. Join Bible Study via Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9090420679. Meeting ID: 909 042 0679
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KEEP IN PRAYER AND IN MIND
Minister Robert P. Campbell
Assistant to Pastor