WELCOME TO OLD POWHATAN BAPTIST CHURCH! WE EXIST TO PROCLAIM THE EXCELLENCIES OF JESUS TO EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD. WE PRAY THAT TODAY WE WILL MAKE MUCH OF JESUS AS WE SING, PRAY AND HEAR FROM GOD'S WORD! WE ARE GLAD YOU HAVE JOINED US TODAY! WE WANT YOU HERE!
Bethany Forrester South Asia One of our missionaries in South Asia we'll call Bethany. We will pray for her today. Bethany is a missionary to the Deaf. All week long she meets with Deaf people and teaches Bible stories in sign language they understand. Deaf people here are afraid to follow Jesus, because their families may reject them. Let's pray God will give Bethany wisdom as she shares the gospel silently but with passion and power so many will come to faith in Christ.
Giving - Supporting the Work of the Gospel as an Act of Worship
Your giving today supports the Gospel work of OPBC to Proclaim the Excellencies of Jesus in Powhatan and to the ends of the earth. Your giving supports THOUSANDS of missionaries around the globe, like the CHAMBERS in EUROPE and the PRINCIVILS in SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC.
UNITY IN MIND, LOVE AND PURPOSE LEADS TO GENEROSITY (VERSES 1-4)
GENEROSITY FLOWS FROM GOD’S GENEROSITY IN CHRIST
GENEROSITY IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE WE ARE ONE WITH JESUS (VERSES 6-8)
TRUE GENEROSITY IS NOT BASED ON THE WORTHINESS OF THE RECEIVER, BUT ON THE WILLING SACRIFICE OF THE GIVER (VERSES 9-11)
WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN A HOPE OF GLORY AS JESUS IS GLORIFIED
Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
TYLER HOLLEY: "Mothers embrace the curse so that we may be born, and Christ embraced the curse so that we may be reborn."
Congregational Singing - Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus