A Sunday School Teacher

Sunday-School-miniMaze Jackson was an independent Baptist preacher and evangelist who passed away in 1996. Here’s some encouragement and challenge for our Sunday school teachers…

A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER

Maze Jackson

1. HE MUST HAVE A SAVING EXPERIENCE OF THE GOSPEL HE IS SEEKING TO IMPART TO THE PUPIL

He must know experimentally the truth he teaches. The Saviour solemnly declared: “The blind cannot lead the blind.” Each Sunday School teacher should make certain, on the authority of God’s word, that he is a regenerated child of God.

2.   HE MUST HAVE A CONSISTENT CHRISTIAN LIFE BEHIND HIM

He should exemplify, in his character, the truth he teaches, or his teaching will be all in vain. Paul, the great teacher, could write to those whom he had taught and say, “Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily, and justly, and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you” (I Thess. 2:10, compare Matt. 5:16).

3. HE MUST BE SINCERE IN HIS PERSON

That is, he must be courteous, tactful, easy to approach. He should teach as though he believed its truth. It should not be merely the sense of duty, but the constraining love of Christ that is the underlying motive for all his service.

4. HE MUST BE STUDIOUS

He must study at least three things:

  • His message. He must so search the Scriptures and prepare the lesson.
  • His man. That is, his pupils. He must study their needs, habits, homes, capacity, etc.
  • His method. He must study the art of simplicity, clarity and variety in his teaching.

5.   HE MUST BE PRAYERFUL

He must pray for:

  • Himself, that he may have humility, sympathy, patience and persistence with his class.
  • Light on the lesson. The Holy Spirit alone can teach.
  • Power to so present the truth of his class that it shall accomplish the purpose that God desires.

Prayers From Tanzania

Suku Tribe

I received this email this morning from our missionaries, the Kinyonga’s, who are serving in Tanzania, Africa…

Dear Pastor Campbell
Thank you so much for the camp books from the Wilds. I really appreciate you sending them for me. We will be praying that the missions conference this week will go well and that SCBC will be able to take on more missionaries so more people can hear the truth about Jesus Christ. Please greet all the folks for us. We love you guys!

For His glory,
Mshama, Martha & Esther Kinyonga

Are you praying for our upcoming Faith Promise Missions Revival?  As you prayerfully consider what God would have you give toward the work of missions through South Charlotte Baptist Church, let’s not think of “convenience” but think of “obedience!”

Sanctity of Life Sunday, January 19

Sanctity of Life Sunday

 

On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled that abortion was a fundamental right under the United States Constitution. That decision prompted a national debate that continues to this day, dividing much of the United States into either “pro-choice” or “pro-life” camps.

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7

We take this third Sunday of each January to honor life and the sacredness of life from the very youngest, including the unborn, to very oldest. All human life should be held as sacred because God – the Living God – is the Creator of all life.

Come and join us at 10:50 AM as we celebrate life! At the conclusion of that service we will have our “Baby Parade” at which time we will be presenting and honoring all of babies and toddlers 3 years of age and under.

Priceless Luggage on the Mission Field

PricelessWe have a couple in our church that has taken a short term missions trip to visit our missionaries, Mshama and Martha Kinyonga, in Tanzania, Africa.

Apparently, the Kinyonga’s daughter wants to be a “stow away” in their luggage when the visiting couple comes back to the United States.

Be in prayer for our 2014 Faith Promise Missions Revival which “unofficially” starts this Sunday, January 19!

2014 Faith Promise Missions Revival

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The following are the missionaries that will be with us during our missions:

  • Jeremy Lockhart and his family are missionaries to Brazil that we currently support. They are currently on furlough. They will be with us to give us an update about their work.
  • Pastor Jon Williams is currently on staff at Beacon Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. The Lord has called he and his family to plant a church in Phoenix, AZ. They are currently on deputation.

Note:  The Lockhart Family and Williams Family will be with us only on Sunday, January 19.

  • Pastor Jack Cox is a retired pastor from Durham, NC. During his pastoral ministry, he developed a love for the country of India. Now that he is retired, he is re-fired to continue reaching the people of India. (Wednesday)
  • Lawrence Lantz and his family are missionaries to Uganda, Africa that we currently support. They are currently on furlough. Bro. Lantz will be our main speaker for the services. (Thursday-Sunday)
  • Daniel Ford and his family are missionaries to Moldova, Europe that we currently support. They are currently on furlough. Bro. Ford will be with us to give us an update about their work. (Friday and Saturday)
  • Evangelist Byron Foxx will be with us to provide special music. He will also be giving us an update of the work of the God Bless America Crusades that we are continuing to have a part in. (Thursday and Friday)
  • Eric Stovall and his family are on deputation headed to the field of Germany. They will be with us for the duration of the conference. (Wednesday-Sunday)
  • Kyle Austin & his family serve as missionaries to the university and college campuses of North Carolina. (Saturday)

How you can help:

We need families who would be willing to host two (2) of these missionary families for lunch this coming Sunday, January 19. If you are interested in hosting one of these families, please let Pastor Campbell know as soon as possible. We will also need a family, or two, willing to host Missionary Daniel Ford for either dinner on Friday night, January 24 or lunch on Saturday, January 25.

We need an individual (or two) who could clean and reset the Prophet’s Chamber rooms this coming Sunday morning, January 19, during the Sunday school hour. Please let Pastor Campbell know soon if you’d be able to help with this.

Considering the number of miles that these missionaries/evangelists put on the road, we are encouraging our church family to bring gasoline gift cards that we can then distribute to the missionaries as they come. We will need these gift cards to be brought in starting this Sunday, January 19. You may place the gift cards in the offering plate or give them to Pastor Campbell or Miss Chavez.

Information about the Faith Promise Missions Revival Dinner on Saturday, January 25:

  • The dinner will begin at 5:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Every family is asked to bring enough food for themselves and an additional family. Considering the missionaries that we will have, we will need plenty of food.
  • The church will provide all the plates, napkins, utensils, etc. along with tea and water. If you would like something to drink other than tea or water, feel free to bring a 2 liter of your favorite soda.

Eating Lunch with the Suku Tribe in Tanzania Africa

Suku TribeI just received this from our missionaries, Mshama and Marth Kinyonga who are ministering in Tanzania, Africa:

While the Kinyonga’s were away at camp, an 11 month old baby girl in the village became seriously ill (malaria and parasites) and passed away. 4 babies in the village died that week.

The picture to the left was taken as Mshama and Martha visited and had lunch with the family of the 11 month old who had passed away.

“And of some have compassion, making a difference:” Jude 22

Keep the Kinyonga’s, and all of our missionaries around the world, in your prayers. There are so many things that we, here in the United States, take for granted. Also be in prayer for our Faith Promise Missions Revival that begins on Wednesday, January 22 and goes through Sunday, January 26.

One Day Missions Trip

“…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15

On Saturday, January 18, we, as a church family, have the wonderful opportunity to go on a one day missions trip to (are you ready for it?) Charlotte, NC!

South Charlotte Baptist Church, through its Faith Promise Missions giving, supports a local church planter, Pastor Brian Norris, who has started Citylight Baptist Church here in the Queen City!

On this particular day we will be meeting with some of the folks from Citylight Baptist Church and going into the neighborhoods around their church, knocking on doors, inviting folks to Citylight Baptist Church, and giving them information about Citylight.

This is a wonderful way for us to be an encouragement to another church and also seek to take the Gospel to our community!

We will meet at South Charlotte Baptist Church at 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 18, and will travel by bus to meet with the folks from Citylight Baptist Church. Men, please wear a nice pair of pants (no jeans, please) and a nice shirt. Ladies, please wear a nice skirt and blouse or a dress. We will eat lunch together at Chick Fil A before coming back to South Charlotte Baptist Church.

Looking forward to seeing many of you take part in this missions trip!

A Word to the Wise

Word to the Wise

“A word to the wise is sufficient.” Or so I’ve been told! In the upcoming year, I want to encourage our entire church and school families to spend time, daily, in God’s Word.

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:” Proverbs 1:5

“For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6

To help each of you with this, we are making available the yearly devotional, “A Word To The Wise.” It contains 365 devotional thoughts from the book of Proverbs. It also includes a Bible reading schedule to help you read through the Bible in one year along with other practical helps for Christians.

We are making these available at the cost of $15. If you would like to purchase one, please contact the church office.

2013 New Year’s Eve Service

We are looking forward to welcoming in 2014 with a New Year’s Eve service on Tuesday, December 31 beginning at 6:00 PM

  • At 6:00 PM we will begin in the Fellowship Hall by enjoying a chili dinner. The chili dinner will be provided. Others are encouraged to bring in some desserts to share with everyone.
  • At 7:00 PM we will be challenged from God’s Word as we look forward to serving Him in the new year.
  • After the service (which should end by 7:45) we will take down the Christmas decorations and get ready for Vision Sunday on January 5.
  • We will close the evening with a time of prayer with one another and for one another!

Please make your plans to attend as we close out 2013 and usher in 2014!