Sunday's Bulletin Message 1/12/2020
Mission Baptist Church's Theme for the fourth year:
“WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?”
We're discovering the words and deeds of our Lord Jesus Christ and attempting to apply them to our lives. You see, the words of Jesus cannot help you unless you're willing to apply them to your life. And, the deeds of Jesus cannot help you unless you're willing to learn from them.
Today we're celebrating my 41st Anniversary as Founder and Pastor of our great church. We'll have a special Anniversary challenge.
As a church family we have so much to be thankful for. On January 7th, 1979 we held our first church service in the old civic league building on Alma Avenue in Blue Ash. Three families, the Rains', the Smiths' (with Bertha) and the Masons' (borrowed for six weeks to play piano) and three visitors gathered together for what turned out to be a continuous, miraculous journey through these 41 years and however long God keeps us going. Within a few weeks Clara joined our journey and not long afterwards the Sumpters' and Debbie Davidson and family. (These are still with us!) As weeks and months passed we've grown into what we are today, one of the greatest church families to be found. We have gone through two moves, completed two expansions, and paid off five mortgages! God hath done great things for us whereof we are glad. We are entering another year of service with the faith that God will continue to keep his wonderful hand upon us. We hope that each of you will always stay with us.
Together We Can,
Senior Pastor Bill Rains