Praise the Lord Trinity! I pray that you and your family have experienced God significant ways this past week. I know you are ready to enter His gates with thanksgiving in your heart, and have prepared yourself to give God the fruit of your lips in His courts. This morning as we gather to worship God in spirit and in truth let me express my gratitude to our guest worshipping with us today. You are welcome here at the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church and I pray God’s richest blessings upon you and your families. If you and/or your family are looking for a Church home; we welcome you with open arms to this versatile ministry & multi-generational experience. Everybody needs a church family and a pastor. We want to be yours!
Trinity, I believe the only way to break the power of materialism is first, to see ourselves as stewards that God has entrusted these money and possessions to and, second, to give. Jesus says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). Randy Alcorn in his article Fighting Materialism maintains, as long as we still have something, we believe we own it. But when we give it away, we relinquish the control, power and prestige that come with wealth. At the moment of release, the light turns on. The magic spell is broken. Our mind clears and we recognize God as owner, ourselves as servants and other people as intended beneficiaries of what God has entrusted to us. The New Testament offers guidelines for giving that can help us fight the pull of materialism:
1. Give. Giving affirms Christ’s lordship. It dethrones me and exalts Him. It breaks the chains of mammon that would enslave me and transfers my center of gravity to Heaven.
2. Give generously. How much is generous? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer. If you’ve never tithed, start there—then begin to stretch your generosity.
3. Give regularly. Stewardship is not a once-a-year consideration, but a week-to-week, month-to-month commitment requiring discipline and consistency.
4. Give deliberately. Giving is at its best when it’s a conscious effort that’s repeatedly made.
The Trinity Missionary Baptist Church is spiritually impacting our families, neighborhoods, city, and state by Exalting the Savior, Equipping the Saints & Evangelizing Sinners.
Sunday, December 8th, is the final date to give to the Angel Tree. Please plan to give two items (a toy and clothing) not to exceed $20. Click on the Angel Tree above for more details and show LOVE and make Christmas possible for the children of incarcerated parents.
SIMBA Male Mentoring kicked off it's 6th year this past Saturday, October 12th. Open registration continues for boys ages 8 to 18. Boys do not have to be members of Trinity to participate! Click here for a copy of the registration form.
Men of Trinity, additional mentors are needed! Please contact Brothers Herb Drayton, Julius McDougal or Larry Campbell.
Christian Education Ministry
Free Tutoring! The Academic Enrichment Ministry is accepting students into our tutoring program. Whether you are experiencing difficulty in a subject area or doing just fine and seeking enrichment in a subject. Click here to register or pick up registration forms in the church office.