Mineral Springs Calendar


Preparing the Way of the Lord!

posted Aug 29, 2022, 8:29 AM by Sherry Hinson


Preparing the Way of the Lord!
Luke 7:27b “Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.”
For approximately four thousand years the people of Israel had been waiting for and looking for the Messiah to come. They believed the Word of God who had promised His appearing. Then the word of God came to Zacharia and Elizabeth that they were going to have a son. His name was to be called John. He would be filled with the Holy Spirit from His mother’s womb and he would be the “forerunner” of the Christ, the Messiah. John grew up in the wilderness of Judea. He waited for the word from God as to when, where and what his mission and ministry would be.
At the age of approximately thirty years old God called John to go to the people of Israel and preach. John was God’s messenger that was sent before the face of Jesus, the Christ who would prepare the way before Him. God sent John with a particular message. John, the Baptist, as later became called, came forth preaching, “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.” John came calling the people of Israel to a place of sincere repentance and faith, repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah who was to come.
As John came preaching multitudes of the people of Israel listened to his message and responded by repentance and baptism. Their repentance was for breaking God’s law and covenant and their faith was in the promise of God’s coming Messiah.
Have you and I prepared our hearts for the second coming of God’s Messiah, Jesus Christ? Have we repented of our sin and received Jesus Christ as our own Lord and Savior? If we desire and expect Christ to give us His promise, then we must believe, we must repent and receive Him as our Savior. We can prepare the way of our Lord’s second coming as John did His first. We can go and tell others that He is the Lord and Christ. We can invite them to come to repentance and faith in Him now. Amen!

HOMECOMING 2022

posted Aug 6, 2022, 1:48 PM by Sherry Hinson

HOMECOMING
@ Mineral Springs Baptist Church
AUGUST 28TH, 2022
It has been said, “Time flies when you are having fun!” Well, I have come to the conclusion that time flies whether you are having fun or not. Can you believe it? Here we are in the month of August and looking toward celebrating our HOMECOMING! Mineral Springs Baptist Church was established in 1845, therefore we are celebrating our 177th year of serving God together as His people. Praise God for all His blessings throughout all these years. Praise God for all the Pastors and laborers who have worked together to build up God’s Kingdom. How blessed we are to be a part of the Kingdom of God. Amen!
Jesse Carpenter will be preaching Homecoming for us. Jesse is the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Mt. Gilead. He and his wife Rebekah live in Anson county with their three children. Jesse is passionate about seeing people come to know Christ and encouraging them to grow more deeply in Him.”
We hope you will make plans now to join us in our Homecoming celebration. We look forward to spending time with you! A covered dish meal will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the service.


FIESTA FAMILY BINGO YOUTH FUNDRAISER

posted Jul 8, 2022, 4:40 PM by Sherry Hinson



FIESTA FAMILY BINGO
MINERAL SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH YOUTH FUNDRAISER
SATURDAY, JULY 16TH 6:00PM-8:30PM
Come join us for a fun evening while supporting MSBC Youth. You will enjoy a great Taco and Nacho Bar with all the trimmings! Plus delicious desserts.
You can also have fun with your family and friends at the Fiesta Photo Booth!
Prizes will be awarded to Bingo winners. Gift cards will be added to prizes for Power Bingo Cards.
COME DRESSED IN PARTY THEME TO BE ENTERED INTO A RAFFLE FOR A $20 WALMART GIFT CARD!
ALL DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED
Bingo Cards -- $2.00 each or 3/$5.00
Bingo Power Cards -$5.00 each 

“The Missing Lamps”

posted Jul 8, 2022, 4:34 PM by Sherry Hinson



“The Missing Lamps”

Matthew 5:16
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

In a certain mountain village in Europe several centuries ago, a
certain nobleman wondered what legacy he should leave to his
townspeople. At last he decided to build them a church.
No one saw the complete plans for the church until it was
finished. When the people gathered, they marveled at its beauty
and how complete it was. Then someone asked, “But where are the
Lamps? How will it be lighted? The nobleman pointed to some brackets in the walls. Then he
gave each family a lamp which they were to bring with them each
time they came to worship. “Each time you are here the area where
you are seated will be lit,” the nobleman said. Each time you are
not here, that area will be dark. This is to remind you that when-
ever you fail to come to church, some part of God’s house will be
dark.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “I AM the light of the world. He who
follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
He also said, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a
Hill cannot be hidden.”

God has called each of us as believers in Christ to be a reflection
of His Son Jesus Christ who is the Light of the world. We are to re-
flect Jesus as the Moon reflects the Sun. We are to let our light so
shine before men, that they may see our good works and glorify our
Father who is in heaven. Our lights are not only to be seen in the
House of God, the Sanctuary of the Lord, but out in the world where
people are walking in darkness and need the “Light” the most.

 Are we letting our light shine in the house of God and in the world of
darkness?

THE DAY OF OUR GREAT GOD

posted Feb 28, 2022, 11:07 AM by Sherry Hinson


A WORD FROM PASTOR KINNEY

"THE DAY OF OUR GREAT GOD!"
Malachi 4:1For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,” Says the LORD of hosts, “that will leave them neither root nor branch.
Malachi is the last prophet of the Old Testament. He gives revelation to the people of Israel as to what to expect in the days to come. Malachi reveals a “Day” is coming. This day will come like a burning oven. The oven that is burning is to be the judgment and the wrath of God upon the “proud.” The proud are those who do wickedly. Those who do wickedly are compared to straw and stubble or dry wood. The fire of God’s judgment is going to “burn them up.”
Dr. R.G. Lee said, “Pay Day comes some Day!” Yes, it is written in God’s Word! It is written in God’s universe! “Pay Day is coming some Day for everyone! Not one person will escape God’s Pay Day. For the proud who have done wickedly their pay day will be a day of weeping, mourning, crying and wailing and gnashing of teeth. It will be a “Day” of condemnation like never before. Whatever a man has sown, that he will surely reap. Whatever a woman has sown that she will surely reap. These will hear God say, “Depart from Me! I never knew you! And they shall be cast into the Lake which burns with fire and brimstone forever and forever!” With the redeemed and saved by God’s grace there shall be another eternal outcome. They shall hear the Lord say, “Enter you blessed of My Father into the kingdom of God.” These shall enter the New Jerusalem with Jesus Christ and so shall they ever be with the Lord. He shall be their God and they shall be His people forever and ever, Jews and Gentiles shall dwell with Him forever and ever.
Malachi says that the destruction of the wicked shall be such that it shall leave them neither root nor branch, total destruction, but not annihilation. Their burning shall be everlasting!

THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD!

posted Nov 9, 2021, 6:47 AM by Sherry Hinson   [ updated Nov 9, 2021, 6:54 AM ]


2 Timothy 4:17-18
But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His Heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!
Do you believe that God is always faithful? Even though we are not faithful, we can never say that God is not faithful. He always is and never fails to be faithful. As the song writer said:
“Great is thy faithfulness.
Great is thy faithfulness.
Morning by morning new mercies l see.
All I have needed thy hands have
provided.
Great is thy faithfulness Lord unto me.”
As the Apostle Paul was nearing the end of his life, when everyone else had forsaken him, Paul knew that the Lord was faithful.
Paul said:
“The Lord stood with me and strengthened me….”
“I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.” i.e. the king of Rome. “ He will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His Heavenly Kingdom.
”Yes, God is faithful. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. God does not change. We may change. We may not be faithful, but God is always faithful. He is faithful in the morning! He is faithful at evening! He is faithful in the night! He never fails. God is the only one of whom it may be said, “He is always…….”
When you and I have finished our race, when we have fought the good fight, when our time of departure is come and we look back over our lives as Paul did, can we say, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith?”
One thing we can say is, “God has been faithful. God has never failed me!” Amen!

GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

posted Apr 1, 2021, 8:09 AM by Sherry Hinson   [ updated Apr 1, 2021, 8:11 AM ]


We invite you to join us on Friday, April 2 @ 7:00pm for a very special worship service. This service is to remember the Crucifixion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. We will be celebrating the Lord's Supper this evening.

Come worship as we celebrate Our Lord's death and we look forward to celebrating His LIFE!



JESUS TEACHING ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE

posted Feb 28, 2021, 6:05 AM by Sherry Hinson   [ updated Feb 28, 2021, 6:11 AM ]



FROM THE PASTOR'S HEART
“Jesus Teaching on Marriage and Divorce!”
Matthew 19:3-10
The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, “Is
it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?”
And Jesus answered and said unto them, “Have you not read that
He who made them at the beginning made them male and female,
and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So
then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God
has joined together, let not man separate.” They said to Him, “Why
then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and put
her away? He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of
your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the
beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.”
In the Law of God, in Exodus 20:14, the Lord God said, “You
shall not commit adultery.” This Law of God applies to both
men and women. In a day when men have changed the definition
of “marriage” to mean so much other that what God intended, we
must come back to the true teaching of our Lord Jesus on this mat-
ter. God’s first Covenant was made between man and Himself.
Marriage is God’s second institution and covenant for mankind.
Marriage is the “Covenant relationship between One man and One
woman for One lifetime, (i.e. until death separates them.) When
two persons are married they become One in their flesh. They are
no longer Two. God hates divorce. (See Malachi 2:16). Jesus taught
that those who divorce commit Adultery, which God commanded
mankind not to do. Jesus straightened out the religious leaders of
Israel when they tried to make excuses for divorce. Jesus said,
“Whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and
marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is
divorced commits adultery.” Jesus said, “From the beginning it was
not so!” (i.e. permitted by God.) “Therefore what God has joined
together, let not man separate!


“On Being Light in Darkness!”

posted Jan 20, 2021, 1:33 PM by Sherry Hinson



Matthew 5:14-16
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be
hidden. “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, that it gives light to all who are in the house.”
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
All those who have been born of God from above have changed
from a life of darkness unto a life of light. Speaking of those who are saved Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.” Paul writes to the believers in Ephesus contrasting the life of darkness and light.
Ephesians 5:8-14
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes
manifest is light. Therefore, He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”
We were once blind and dead in our trespasses and sin. Satan
had blinded our eyes as he has blinded the eyes of most of the
world, but now we see through the Spirit of the living God those
things of the Light. Let us walk in the Spirit so that the light of the
world, Jesus Christ, can shine through us. Let the unfruitful works
of darkness be exposed by our light so it will be made known what
is good and what is evil and so all may know that you are in the
Light. After all, “You tell a tree by the fruit it bears. If the tree is
good, then the fruit is good. If the tree bad, then the fruit is bad.”
Men can tell the kind of trees we are by the fruit we bear!! They
know if we are “darkness” or “light.” Let us find out from the Word
of God what is acceptable to God and then live in the Light of God.

From the Pastor's Heart

posted Jan 4, 2021, 3:14 PM by Sherry Hinson   [ updated Jan 4, 2021, 3:17 PM ]



“A New Beginning for All!”
Romans 5:6-9
For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for
the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet
perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God
demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still
sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been
justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
Have you ever heard someone say, “I wish I could go back and
start again,” or “I wish I could do that all over again so I could do it
differently.” Well, the sad thing is that yesterday is gone and all
that we have done and said is in the past. We cannot change the
past, but we can have a new beginning for 2021. How?
First, for those who are lost and without Christ as Lord and Savior
you can have a new beginning by believing in Jesus, receiving Him as your Lord and Savior and being forgive for all your past sins. He
loved you so much that He died for YOU. “Believe in Jesus, repent
of your sins, and call upon the name of the Lord asking Him to save
you. He will forgive all your sins and give you eternal life by grace
through faith.
If you are a true believer in Christ and yet He seems to be so far
away, guess who moved? It was not Christ, but you. You can have
a new beginning for 2021 through coming back to your Lord, repenting of the sins that have broken your fellowship with Him, and renewing your faith and commitment to Jesus. Remember what John said to us in:
1 John 1:8, 10, 9
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth
is not in us. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar,
and His word is not in us. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and
just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteous-
ness.”
Here, then, is the place of our “new beginning” in Christ. Here is
our “new beginning” for 2021. We can begin again with Jesus!!

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