Monday, July 27, 2020

Rev Matthew J Pearson preaches about you examing your progress with God and man

Article 3 Volume 10                                         

Date:  July 26, 2020                                    Place: Warner Baptist Church

The service was broadcast via Zoom. Several members participated in the service. Sister Clara "Tinka" Payne was the facilitator.

Scripture;  Luke chapter 2: 41-52
Text:  Take a look at your progress with God and man

Sermon
**Jesus earthly parents made their annual trip to Jerusalem to attend the feast of the passover.
On their way back home they noticed that Jesus was not with them.When they could not find their twelve-year old son among the travelers they returned to Jerusalem and found him in the temple talking with the teachers. These type of encounters with teachers and elders enabled Jesus to increase in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
We see that Jesus was gathering knowledge that would enable him in later life to deal with all kind of situations,as he went forth carrying out the the mandate of God.
You will note that Jesus stayed focus on pleasing God.  His actions pleased some men but not all.  That is alright.  Work to please God and man can fall in line.  Some will and some won't. That is okay as long as you are doing what is right. Man will double cross you, so strive to please God and he will be with you through troubling  and good times.
So, in conclusion, examine how you are progressing with God and man. But be focused on pleasing God.
Amen.
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That is the gist of the sermon today today. I encourage you to read Luke Chapter 2 in its entirety. It is on your phone.  Just google the book of Luke and go to chapter 2.
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** The sermon was slightly augmented for presentation and enhancement purposes.                   
 You will note that Jesus was talking with men whom he could learn from. He was not engaged in slander and gossip. What about you?
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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Rev. Matthew Pearson delivers message on a scattered church being together in spirit

Article 2 Volume 10
Date of Event: July 12, 2020
                                                      Place: Warner Baptist Church

                                A scattered church can still be together in the spirit

The service today was broadcast by ZOOM.  The listeners were treated to some outstanding gospel music by 4 members of the church. They were: Sister Charlene Purdy, Deaconess Shirley Saunders, Deaconess Lillie Warner, and Brother Rick Ellibe. Deacon Guy Williams rendered the prayer for the service. Sister Mary Walker presented a poem and Sister Carolyn Edwards gave a brief history that was highlighted about her experience growing up in WBC with emphasis on homecoming day. Sister Clara "Tinka" Payne was the facilitator. 


Reverend Matthew Pearson, the pastor, was the preacher for this homecoming day service.

Sermon & Scripture
Scripture: Acts 8th Chapter and Genesis 49:10
Subject: A scattered church and the gathering of the saints

Sermon
Today, Homecoming Day, for this church, we are celebrating in a different manner. No food, guest preacher, visiting preacher and church, and many other things we did be tradition or custom through the years. Be it that we are in different locations, we can still let people know about the goodness of God and salvation. God has made a way for us to come together through electronic means.
Although we are scattered today in different places we can still worship together and share God's Word. In the scripture, the messengers were scattered throughout the region after persecution against the church occurred. In chapter 8, verse 4 the scattered men went everywhere preaching the Word. They did not let the conflict stop them. Philip was outstanding.* *
Today, we are hindered somewhat by Cov-19, but it cannot stop us. God has made it possible for his Word to still be delivered and the unsaved to be saved.
Though we are scattered, the day will come when the scattered saints of God's church will be gathered and brought home. So let us go forth lifting up God's name, even Cov-19 cannot stop us from doing that. Show love and be good and encouraging and helpful to each other and remember that God is still good and merciful to us. This Cov-19 will come to an end. 
**In verse 12, Philip went down to Samaria and preached the things concerning the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, and both men and women were baptized.
Amen.
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That is the gist of the sermon today. I encourage you to read Acts chapter 8 in its entirety. it is on your phone. Just google the book of Acts then go to chapter 8. 
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Rev Pearson is in his 49th year (48 completed) as pastor of  WBC and still delivering inspiring and uplifting sermons.
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*** The sermon was slightly augmented for presentation and enhancement purposes.
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Monday, July 6, 2020

Onward with the Preach Word: Rev Stan Bradby delivers message on surviving thru the C-VD-19 Crisis

Article 1  Volume 10                                                           July 6, 2020               
 Date of Event: July 5, 2020                                      Place: Warner Baptist Church 
                                                       
                                                           An Anchor of Faith

Rev Stanley Bradby delivered a timely message, through Zoom, on surviving thru the current crisis we are experiencing.

I'll present  my recap of the service:

Scripture: Psalm 27:1-3 (The Lord is my light and salvation -whom shall I fear...)
Text:   An Anchor of Faith

Sermon

In times like these some people can manage better than others. Many are not prepared for this crisis. They have put their faith in men, women, money, and worldly possessions.   However, we must know that God is the answer. God has all power.  Consider how he opened the Red Sea for the Israelites to cross over to dry land and the many other miracles that he performed in the Bible.
We need to know that God has a plan to deliver us through this crisis. We must be steadfast and trust God.  We must be or get anchored in the Lord.  If you do that than everything is going to be alright.
People often ignore signs and do foolish things, like not wearing face masks, congregating too close, not washing hands and not adhering to other advised safety precautions. It is better to do the right thing than try to explain why you did the wrong thing.
These are tough times but we must still show passion and love for one another. It is not hard. Just do it and you may be surprised at the blessings that come your way.
In closing, if you have Jesus, then you have somebody who can carry you through. Just believe and be anchored in the Lord. Are you anchored?
(I recommend that you read Psalm 27 in its entirety. You can do that on your phone through Google.)
(The message was augmented slightly for presentation purposes. )


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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Black Folks: Why Do You Attend Watch Meetings?

Article II, Volume IX                     December 31, 2019
                                                                                               (Mrs. Elizabeth Hall funeral information
                                                                                             is on the previous page (Article 1, Vol IX}


                                                           Watch Meeting

It is a long-time practice for black folks to be in a church when the New Year comes in. It is said by many that this practice started in December  1862 to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation that was signed by Abe Lincoln on September 22, 1862, to free slaves, (not all), effective on January 1, 1863.  The story goes, the slaves went into the church on New Year Eve as slaves and came out on January 1,1863, after midnight, free from slavery.

(This story was originally published on my blog, All in All, Expressions of Grady E. Bryant on December 30, 2012

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Me? I'm headed to a watch meeting.  I'm going to be late but I'll be on time.
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Happy New Year!

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Elizabeth Hall, 89, Bailey's Crossroads, Va Community Activist, Passed Away

Article 1, Volume 1X                                                          December 30, 2019



Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, Community Activist, Civic leader, and spokesperson                                                                                                                                                              

Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, a long-time resident in Baileys Crossroads, Virginia died on December 26, 2019, in Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia.

She was a long-time member (over 60 years) of Warner Baptist Church. Reverend Matthew J. Pearson is the Pastor.

Mrs. Hall was a retired Federal Government worker and at the time of her death, she was an employee and a volunteer worker at the Baileys Community Center in Baileys Crossroads, Virginia.

Funeral arrangements are pending. Upon completion, they will be announced by some communication means.

Update from family:  6 P.M. 12/31/19,  funeral service will be on Thursday, Jan 9, 2020. No decision on the place and time.

Update: 4:30 p.m. 01/02/2020. Funeral services will be on Thursday. January 9, 2020, at  Warner Baptist Church, Lacy Blvd, Falls Church, Virginia.  The viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the service will commence at 10 a.m. 

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Warne Baptist Vacation Bible School is in session this week June 18-22, 2018. Lesson Outline for Thursday June 21.

Article 3 Volume 8

       Topic for Week:  God Makes a Way 24/7, 365!
 All of the lessons this week in all of the classes relate to the topic.

The subject for the adult class lesson on June 21:  Dressed by God

Following is the lesson outline for the adult class

Scripture:  Luke 12:22-31
                    Phil 4:5-7
            
                              1. Treatment of all people
                            
                              2.  Don't be anxious about anything (Pray)
                           
                              3.  I GOT SHOES
                                 
                                   a. Slave Ancestors
                                       (Sing about shoes) (clothes) (gold) (shouting)
                                 
                                   b. Look for a brighter day
                           
                                   4.  Anxiety about our needs
                                       (food, clothes, rent, mortgage, car note, tuition, clothes)
                                  
                                        (Do you have enough?)
                                
                                        (Gospels directed at certain groups)
                          
                               5.  Rich worry about dying rich than they do about living rich

                               6.  Tell brother to share family inheritance 
                
                               7.  Brief discussion about inheritance

                               8.  Rich man wanted more! !  Was he motivated by greed or worried about
                                      not having enough?
                                
                               9.  Never consider unclean what God has made pure (Acts 10:15)

                             10.  Lilies like dandelions or wildflowers

                            11.    Pray and give thanks ( Phil 4: 6)

                            12.   How can you simplify your life?
                          
                            13.   I'm going to leave you in the hands of the Lord  (two minutes)

                           14.   Amen

          Teacher:  Deacon Grady Bryant


                             
                               

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Black History Month: We are Black History

Article 2fo

 The folks of yesteryear paved the way for many of the changes we see.  The changes they influenced made the doors ajar.  But the trail blazers of  following years have helped open the doors a little bit more.
                             (To be continued)

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sick: The Trials and Tribulations Endured by Many Sick People

Article 1, Volume 9
                                                        Sickness Come in So Many Ways

I have been blessed to walk this earth for more than 75 years.  There has not been a day, that I can recall when I was unable to get out of bed and move around nor has there been a day when I absolutely had to use a walking cane or some other instrument for to get around.  I don't know about tomorrow or the future.  I am thankful to God for the blessing.

Through **13 years of elementary and high school, I don't believe I missed more than 7 days of school.  I remember the times when most of my siblings had chicken pox or measles and it just passed me by, though I was in the household with them and didn't do anything special to avoid getting sick.

I was a home delivery paperboy of a weekly newspaper for 11 years.  My route required walking about 3 miles to deliver, and hope to get paid in some cases, papers at least once a week. Sometimes, I had go back the next day or during the week to collect .15 cents or in some cases maybe .30 or .45 cents owed me. I earned .05 cents for each paper sold at .15 cents per paper.

Looking back, although I was sick sometimes, I never missed a week delivering newspapers.

During the whole period mentioned above, I was in Sunday School and morning church services at Pleasant Union Baptist in Suffolk, Virginia virtually every Sunday.  I did not have to wait for anybody to pick me up or go with me to church.  I just walked.

I believe my faithfulness in attending church and sharing God's Word with others, was a reason, in part, all of the other blessings, I mentioned above, were bestowed upon me.  

Despite all that I write, in my lifetime I have seen people incur a lot of suffering in homes, hospitals, churches, on the job and many more places.  We pray for them and ask if we can help, in most cases they probably say No or whatever you do will be helpful.

 If a person is sick and has been unable to really work for a few weeks, you should probably figure he or she need some help.  How much?  It may be $3,000 or $300 or $50.  It is hard for them to express what they really need, so they leave it up to you to offer what you can or is willing to offer.( Read chapter 42 of the book of Job)

I have witnessed my wife endure a lot of pain and multiple operations  through the years.  Sometimes she could barely move.  But through God's grace and blessings she can still get up and about.  

Recently I spent 10 days in the hospital. It was the first time in over 75 years of living, that I had to spend time as a patient in a hospital.  Until after my admittance, I did not have a first hand sense of being sick.  I could identify with sickness through empathy I felt in discussions or talking with others who were sick.

My illness, in part, is  dealing with a foot matter that may have roots going back more than 40 years.  

Now I have a better sense of the pain my wife experience every day, the visible suffering church members and people from all walks of life endure.  Sometimes they do not talk about it, because that can bring more pain.  However, in some cases the reverse is true.

Nevertheless, we just don't know until we have a first hand experience.  We can have empathy for others, but we just don't know.

Being sick does not mean that you are down and out and unable to do anything.  Sickness comes in so many ways.  It can be any part of the human body.  The pain can be so sever that it will stop you as much as any major sickness.  Therefore, we must seek help for the small as well as the big pains or injuries.  Because untreated, the small also can have a devastating affect on our lives.

Pray, eat well, exercise, and don't take anything for granted, because life is a journey full of challenges.

Are you really prepared for the journey? 
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 **I was a slow learner, so I had to repeat the kindergarten/first grade combined class.
The next two grades, I virtually memorized all the class material. Repeating was good,
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