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Giving Tuesday

Across the U.S. the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has come to be known as “giving Tuesday,” an opportunity to help the needy and invest in charitable causes. There are many ministries that are being used of God to reach and teach people for Christ. Tammy and I are very happy to have a part in supporting others who are making an eternal difference. It is my conviction that Christian giving should begin with paying the tithe and bringing offerings through your local, New Testament church. This is God’s way (1 Corinthians 16:1-2, 2 Corinthians 8). Believers should not take money from the place where God has placed them in order to give somewhere else. At the same time, the Lord prospers…

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Our December 2018 Itinerary

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is over and we are about to enter the last week of November. The Lord has been gracious and faithful. We hope that you and your family have had a wonderful time together over the last few days and pray that God will help us all to finish this year well! More than ever we are grateful for your prayers. Join us if you can for one of these meetings in December and may God give you, your family, and your church family a very blessed Christmas season. Sunday, December 2, Morning and Evening Services – Southside Baptist Church, Rock Hill, SC, Pastor Kenneth Walters Monday-Wednesday, December 3-5, Revival – Alum Creek Baptist…

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5 Suggestions For Being A Better Witness During The Holidays

Over the next six weeks believers will have more opportunities to witness than perhaps at any other time of the year. Even secular people tend to think about spiritual things more during Thanksgiving and Christmas. For believers every day is a gospel day, but some days provide special open doors to unbelievers. We must not miss these times. How can we all be more effective witnesses? Don’t give a presentation – have a conversation. Speak to others as a real person talking to real people about another real Person! Stiff, formal, religious talks are not effective in reaching the lost. Avoid debate and argument. Simply, kindly tell others about the Lord Jesus Christ. He is enough. (Read more about his…

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Every Day A Gospel Day!

In the Old Testament the holy day was Saturday, the Sabbath. New Testament believers gather to celebrate the risen Christ on Sunday, the first day of the week. I am writing these words on a Monday. This article will publish on a Wednesday. You may be reading it on another day. The truth is…it doesn’t matter what day it is. God is the same every day. The Apostle Paul wrote to a group of people who were divided over the significance of certain days, “One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” (Romans 14:5). Every day is a holy day for those who live in the…

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Guest Post: “Reaching Children”

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Twenty five years ago I shared a college dormitory with a friend who would become my brother-in-law. Jason Caldwell and his family have committed themselves to reaching and teaching children for Christ. Their work is being blessed of God and I am happy to share with you the following brief article that he has written on children’s ministry. As we approach the holidays when much is done for children we must never forget that our primary work is to bring boys and girls to Christ. May God raise up an army of children’s workers to reach this generation! Eighty-five percent of all people saved today were saved between the ages of four and fourteen. Therefore, this should be our target…

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Our October 2018 Itinerary

October is a busy month for special meetings in local churches. I hope you will be actively engaged in any special meetings in your own local church! There is nothing more encouraging than to see faithful people working together, praying together, and coming together to hear the Word of God. As you pray for the meetings where you are we would be very grateful if you would pray for us. A verse that has come to mean a great deal to me recently is 2 Corinthians 2:14. I am praying it and claiming it day by day: Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us…

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Our August Schedule

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What a precious summer we have had so far! God has helped us and we have seen Him at work in so many places. Thank you for praying for us and for those we have the privilege to minister to. August is a special month in our family full of birthday celebrations and, this year, our first child going off to college! (Pray for mom and dad!) I am looking forward to preaching and teaching God’s Word and deeply appreciate your prayers. Homecoming Sunday, August 5, Morning Service, Graystone Baptist Church, Lewisburg, WV, Pastor Youel Altizer Sunday Evening, August 5, Youth Ministry Service, Cranberry Baptist Church, Beckley, WV, Pastor Roger Pauley (I will also be teaching a special series of…

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Don’t Miss A Special Broadcast Tomorrow!

Today we finish our “Journey Through Scripture” podcast series. So many of you have let us know that you have been making the journey with us and have helped to share it with others. Thank you. Tomorrow we are releasing an episode that is a special word to our listeners. This informal conversation is the only weekend broadcast we have ever done. It is an epilogue of sorts with a special resource that I am excited to make available. I know it is Saturday, but would you take the time to listen? You can find all of the podcasts archived and listen to the new one at scottpauley.org/broadcast. Those who participate will be able to receive a ready reference tool…

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Our July Schedule

Words cannot express how truly grateful I am for the prayers of God’s people. I am humbled and honored by the many who pray for us each day. Your labor is not in vain. One half of 2018 is almost gone! Next week we will email our quarterly newsletter and I would love to send it with you. Our family has some news we are excited to share. If you have not already subscribed to our newsletter you may do so by giving us your email address here. I am looking forward to the month of July and the opportunities that lie ahead. Please pray with us for the following meetings: Sunday, July 1 – Morning Services, Pleasant Beach Baptist…

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A Personal Evangelist

Permit me to share with you something personal that God has been doing in my own heart. Week after week I am introduced to speak in some public meeting as an “evangelist.” Am I? Are you? In our world the term has become synonymous with one who travels extensively and preaches publicly. The evangelist is one whose great passion in the salvation of lost souls. This passion is not bound by geography or confined to a certain setting. It is the passion of his life. I am currently helping to teach an online class for the Crown Graduate School and Seminary on “Teaching and Preaching the Bible.” The students were required recently to read one of D.L. Moody’s gospel messages.…

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