Prosperity Primitive Baptist Church
The members of Prosperity Primitive Baptist Church meet on the second Sunday of every month. Our services begin at 10:30 followed by "dinner on the grounds".
We welcome all who want to come and worship God in Spirit and Truth.
Saturday before 2nd Sunday April 13, 2019
We went to Mount Paran Church today for the beginning of their Annual Meeting. Elder Robert Tucker, the Pastor, called on Elder Jerry Lightsey to introduce the service with song, prayer and preaching. He did by leading with Hymn ¦485, offering pray and preaching. His theme was, ªGod does not look at our sins, He looks at us through His Sonº. Those, ªwhom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.º
That is the desire and expectation of all God¹s People, that in the end they will be like their Redeemer, and that is, resurrected and glorified. Hope, which is a desire with the expectation of its fulfilment, walk in this life by faith confidently with our head held high because, ªhope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.º
The Bible is a book of love written for His People for their learning, that they, through patience and comfort found in it, they might have hope, and not fear. The more we grow in knowledge and understanding, the stronger we will be in faith and hope, knowing that nothing can separate us from the love of God, and of Christ, no charge can be made against us, and no one can condemn us. Preaching from the Bible for the Children of God is as, ªA word fitly spoken and like apples of gold in pictures of silver.º It encourages us to lift our eyes up to heaven, and God, the source of all grace and comfort. These and many other thoughts were brought to us from the scriptures Brother Jerry used. (Romans 5:3:24; 4:25; 8:1, 28-36; 15:4; Galatians 4:6; 1 Samuel 3:19; Proverbs 25:11 plus some I might not remember)
Elder Walter Todd followed Brother Jerry in preaching, saying that we should follow the example of David and communicate with God regularly from our heart and soul through prayer and meditation, and never forget all the benefits in our lives from Him. Through God¹s loving kindness and tender mercies, we have redemption, forgiveness of all our iniquities, healing of all our diseases, and ultimately a crown of glory that fadeth not away. Israel could always see themselves clean before God because they were continually observing the law, the ten commandments, judgments, statues, and the ceremonial obligations. Each year the High Priest went into the Holy of Holies with blood for himself and all the congregation, returning as proof of the atonement. They were free for another year.
Leprosy was a disease that made them know there was something beyond the capability of the law. When Jesus came down from the mountain great multitudes followed him. Sometimes He healed them, and sometimes He retreated to the mountains and when He was set, and his disciples gathered with Him, he taught them. One of those occasions when He came down from the mountain, a leper, ªworshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.º The leper knew the priest, representatives of the law, only had the power to pronounce one, either clean or unclean. What this leper knew could not have been known, had he not known The Lord! ªJesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.º Then Jesus told him, ªSee thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.º
Moses commanded the one pronounced by the priest to be lean, bring 2 clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop, which the which was taken and over running water, one bird was killed over an earthen pot, and the other bird was dipped in the blood of the other mixed with the cedar wood , scarlet, and hyssop, and let go. Jesus told Peter. ªHe that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whitº and then Peter was reminded, ªWhat God hath cleansed, that call not thou unclean.º Jesus Christ loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood. That is applied to all from Adam to the last one that is born naturally and then again spiritually before the end of time, and the resurrection. Most of the scriptures he referred to are Psalm 103:1-4, Matthew 8:1-2; Romans 5:11; Revelation 1:5; Leviticus Chapter 13 and 14; Acts 10:15; 11:9; 1 Peter 5:4; 1 Corinthians 2:2.
Directions: Travelling from Dothan on Highway 84, keep going into Bainbridge until a sharp left turn takes you North on Highway 97. After approximately 10 miles, you will see a sign on the left pointing to the Church, which can be seen from the highway.
If you are coming from Camilla, leave town on Highway 112 South. Turn right onto Highway 97. After approximately 30 miles, there will be a sign on the right pointing to the church, which can be seen from the highway.
For more information, you may contact the following members:
Elder Walter Todd, Pastor (229) 776-0567
Brother Donald Brock, Deacon (229) 246-6362
Sister Dorothy Jean Morris, Church Clerk (229) 246-1776