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Butler Fall Festival
Formerly known as the EthnicFestival, the Butler Fall Festival isheld on Saturday, September 21,from 11:00 AM until 5 PM.Our church will need volunteers toserve at our booth. A sign-upsheet is available at the WelcomeCenter.
The New Testament Baptist Church of Butler, PennsylvaniaSunday, September 15, 2013
Adult & Children’s Bible Study Classes
11:00 AM Morning Preaching6:00 PM Choir Practice
7:00 PM Evening Preaching/Patch the Pirate Clubs
7:00 PM Midweek Bible Study & Prayer
Weekly Service Schedule
10:30 AM Bus Visitation, Soul Winning & Outreach
Placing a Priority on Spiritual Development
According to a survey by the Barna Research Group, the percentage of Americans who say theirtop priority is family has declined from 51% in 2006 to the current level of 45%. This means that
55% of Americans don’t consider family their top priority. In light of
this, it is not surprising that only 12% of adults now say that faith istheir top priority (down from 16% in 2006).In the clamor and rush to get our children to school functions,athletic practice, or cheerleading meetings, the hurried pace of lifehas caused some parents to overlook the spiritual training of theirchildren and family members. God instituted the church as a vehiclefor spiritual training and development. Sunday school, the Sunday services, and the Bible study on Wednesday are crucial ingredients to the spiritual training and development of the family.
is a reminder of the priority that parents should place on the spiritualdevelopment of their loved ones. It reads,
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not
sin against thee.”
Are you plugging your children into different groups at the expense of your church? Are you
training your children to use God’s Word in order to make wise decisions?
This training provides your children with a spiritual offense. When Ephesians talks about the armor of God, the only offensive weapon given is the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. If you want yourchildren to be able to fight the devil, their own flesh, and the world, impart to them this sacred
Book! Help them to realize there is only one way in which they should go, and it is God’s way. Attend church as a family, and don’t allow your family to get fragmented.