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May/June Compass

May/June Compass

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THECOMPASS
istheofficialmagazineofTempleBaptistChurchlocatedat1500KingdomWay.NewBern.NorthCarolina.28560.p.252.6333330f252.637.1802emergencyafterhours2523490230www.templeonline.net
OURMISSION
ThenJesuscametothemandsaid,"Allauthority
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heavenandonearthhasbeengiventome.Thereforegoandmakedisciplesofallnations,baptizingtheminthenameoftheFatherandoftheSonandoftheHolySpirit,andteachingthemtoobeyeverythingIhavecommandedyou.AndsurelyIamwithyoualways,totheveryendoftheage:'Matthew2818-20(NIV)
OURVISION
ToteachthosewereachhowtoliveintheKingdomofGodNOWasapprenticesofJesusChrist.
OURPURPOSE
ToinvitepeopletoreceiveJesusChristandincorporatethemintoHIsfamily,facilitatetheirspiritualgrowthintoHisimage,cultivatetheirministryinHisKingdom,inordertocelebratethejoyofGod'sglory.
OURSTRUCTURE
GodinitiatedPastorledstaff!staffledchurchDeaconservedTeamimplementedCongregationapproved
STAFFLISTING
SeniorPastorSteveCobbMinisterofChildrenLisaBricePastorofWorshipKerryBuckDirectorofITandMediaJohnCookExecutivePastorJoeDavisWorshipandTechnicalAssociatePhillipDavisPreschoolMinistryAssistantAnneDeBruhlBusinessandFinancialAssistantSallyGerraldAdministrativeAssistantAnnetteHillEducationAssistantStephanieHoltMinisterofPreschoolMarionHowellCommunicationsandOfficeManagerCaraKimbroughPastorofLifeGroupsandSOARRobPateFacilitiesAssistantMarcusPiggsDirectorofHOPENetworkJackiePuzReceptionistJaneQuidleyDirectorofSportsOutreachandRecreationRandalQuidleyAssociatePastorDarrylRadfordBusinessAdministratorBarbaraSaundersPastorofStudentsJasonSmithKitchenCoordinatorPennySumrellFacilitiesAssistantDavidTurnerFacilitiesManagerLennyValentiPastorofSeniorAdultsRayWhitby,Sr.MembershipAssistantDonnaWind
 
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Whatdoyoucalltwodoctors?Aparadox.Aparadoxisanapparentcontradictionthatuponcloserscrutinycanberesolved.Therearedivineparadoxes.Weseeunseenthings.Weconquerbyyielding.Werestunderayoke.We'reexaltedbybeinghumble.We'rewisebybeingafool.We'restrongwhenwe'reweak.We'remadegreatbybecominglittle.We'remadechiefbybeingaservant.Welivebydying.Peterintroducesustoanotherdivineparadox
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Peter1:6,7).WecanrejoiceintheLordwhileenduringtrials.(v.6)TheChristianlifeisamixedbag.Wesomehowhavethecapacitytorejoiceinoursalvationwhilesimultaneouslysufferingthegriefoftrials.AnydiscussiononthisparadoxhastobeginwiththerealizationthatChristianjoydoesn'tobliteratethegriefoftrials.I'mnotheretotellyouhowtobetrialfree;there'snosuchexistence!Trialsarepainful,wearisome,andinevitableinthislife.ThisisnotatreatiseonhowtorejoiceintheLordtrialfree.ThisisatreatiseonhowtocontinuetorejoiceintheLordthoughtrialburdened.Whatwasthecauseoftheirtrials?Theirtrials(likeours)weremany-colored,buttheirgreatestdifficultywaspersecution.Theirsocialstatushadchanged.Theworldwasannoyedwiththem.Formerfriendswerenowignoringthem,criticizingthem,andbad-mouthingthemtoothers.Allthetrialsweendurearedifficult,butIsupposethatrelationaltrialsaretheworst.Nobodylikestobemisunderstood,rejected,orhated."Nothingismoretryingthanthismisunderstandingonthepartofotherpeople,anditbecomesstillmoredifficultifithappenstobesomeonewhoisnearanddeartoyou"(MartynLloyd-Jones).Onplanetearth,howcouldanyonecontinuetorejoiceintheLordwhenenduringsuchgrievoustrials?Well,there'snothingthatwillmakeenduringtrialseasy,butthereisaperspectiveabouttrialsthatcanliftyouaboveit.YoucancontinuetorejoiceintheLorddespitetrialswhenyourealizethatyourtrialsareordainedofGod(v.6).TheGreekconstruction,"youmayhavehadto"speaksofadifficultyinyourlifenecessarytoGod'spurposeforyou."IfonemoleculeintheuniverseisoutsidethesovereigntyofGod,Godisnotsovereign"(Ephesians1:11).Don'tgetmadatpeople,Satan,orcircumstances;getmadatGod.TrialsareordainedofGod.Nothingcomesyourwayexceptbydivinedecreeordivinepermission.It'sforyourgood.It'sforyourpreparation.It'sforGod'spurposeandglory.Yousay,"Idon'tunderstandit."I'mnotaskingyoutounderstandit,I'maskingyoutoacceptit.WhenyourealizethatyourtrialsareagiftfromGod,youwillbeliberatedtorejoiceintheLorddespitethem.YoucanalsocontinuetorejoiceintheLorddespitetrialswhenyourealizethatyourtrialscertifyyourfaith(v.7).Theteacher,mechanic,andplumbermustbecertifiedtodotheirjobs.Theircertificationistheproofthattheyaregenuineteachers,mechanics,andplumbers.FaiththatglorifiesGodmustbegenuine(Hebrews11:6).OurtrustintheLordisrefineduntilitisreal.SteveBrownidentifiestheusualprocesswegothroughwhenlearningtotrustGod.Initially,hesays,"WetrustGodwhenwedon'thaveanyotherchoice."He'sbeingabitcynical,butthisisoftentrue.Wefret,mull,converse,andmanipulateuntilwe'veexhaustedallourmeans;thenwebegrudginglytrustGod.God'sinitialordainedtrialsplaceyouinpredicamentsthatleaveyounochoicebuttotrustHim.Thenhesays,"WhenyouhavetotrustGod,youlearnyoucantrustGod."ThevulnerabilityofwaitingonGodtocomethroughwhenHe'stheonlyhopeyouhavecannotbeoverstated.Itisthe"miraclegrow"oftheChristianlife(James1:4).HaveyouarrivedattheplacewhereyouknowyoucantrustHim?Ifnot,don'tworryaboutit.Youwill.GodwillmakesureyouhavetotrustHimuntilyourealizeyoucantrustHim.Finally,hesays,"WhenyourealizeyoucantrustHim,youwilltrustHim."Idon'ttrustpeople.I'manaturalbornskeptic.Ihateplacingmyselfinapositiontohavetodependonanyone.ThishascausedmedifficultyinmyrelationshipwithGod.Ican'tcountthetimesI'vehadtotrustHimbecauseIhadnootherchoice.I'vehatediteverytime.Butnow,severalyearslater,it'slessdifficult.There'snoneedtofightit.ImusttrustHim.HehastaughtmeIcantrustHim.IwilltrustHimmore.I'mstillgrowing.Trialsareextremelydifficult,butinstructive.YoucancontinuetorejoiceintheLorddespitetrialswhenyourealizethatyourtrialsareordainedofGodandcertifyyourfaith.Ilovebeingyourpastor,
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