Welcome 

Welcome!   Hardin Baptist is a multigenerational, SBC Church that is growing, friendly, and excited about what God is doing in our Church.

The Church in short: Average attendance for worship is around 160, with a great Nursery and Children's Church.

Worship is a blend of mostly hymns with some contemporary music, and some great soloists.

Classes (including nursery) for all ages at every service. (see schedule on left)

Located about 3 miles west of White Hall on Highway 270 (Sheridan Highway).

We love the Lord Jesus, one another, and would love to include you in our circle of family and friends.

Come see us this Sunday; let's worship Him together.        ~Pastor Johnny D. Taylor

Announcements 

HBC Update 9-24-20

HBC Update 9-24-20

 

Lord’s Supper: Sunday morning, October 4th, we will be observing the Lord’s Supper during both services. Pray for this special occasion as we prepare a “contactless Communion”.

 

Our prayers and sympathy go out to Dave and Jeannie Jeffers for the loss of their son Jeff.

Also to Pat Welch for the loss of her sister Diane Snyder.

 

Sunday Morning Worship total attendance has grown back to over 100. It’s great to see so many people in the Lord’s House.

If you are still not comfortable attending Church services remember to continue having “Home Church”. Our Worship time and Sermons are available as videos on the website.

 

October is Pastor Appreciation Month: Beginning this Sunday we will be taking up a love offering for our Pastor and his wife, Bro. Johnny and Evelyn Taylor. This is to show our love, support and appreciation for everything that they do for our church. On October 11th, we will celebrate Pastor Appreciation Day. Please continue to pray for our pastor as he brings up God’s Word, especially during these difficult times.

 

Online Giving is available on our Church website, and your offering can now be designated for General Fund, Building Fund, Dixie Jackson Ark. Missions, or Pastor Appreciation.

 

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)


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Morning Worship Music Sept 20, 2020

Morning Worship Music and Prayer, September 20, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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Registration for Wednesday Night Kids & Teens

We are having a soft opening for our Wednesday Night Kids & Teens.  It will begin September 2nd at 6:30-7:30.  All kids who have been attending are welcome to come.  Please register online before the first night.   If there are questions please feel free to contact the church office at 247-1980 or Heather Amerson  870-329-2907.

Register for Wednesday Nite Kids & Teens

Wednesday Nite Re-Opening and Drop off/Pick-up Procedure

Wednesday Nite COVID-19 Policy

 

 


Homesick for Heaven

There are several reasons why we as believers are homesick for our Heavenly homeland, even though we've never been there before. God Bless, Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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Heaven: Beyond the Trumpet part 2

Beyond the Trumpet part 2

After the Rapture, when you are in Heaven, will you retire? Or does the Lord your God have much bigger plans for you? You're going to love this message about a dozen or so more places and incredible events that you will be a part of beyond the pearly gates! Thank the Lord for the brightest of futures! God Bless, ~Bro. Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Scripture References:

  1. TRUMPET, RESURRECTION, AND RAPTURE: 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
  2. MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB: Revelation 19:6-9
  3. JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST: Romans 14:10-12, 1 Corinthians 3:11-15
  4. SECOND COMING/RETURN OF CHRIST TO EARTH: Revelation 19:11-21
  5. BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON: Revelation 16:12-16
  6. CHRIST’S RETURN TO MOUNT OF OLIVES: Acts 1:9-11, Zechariah 14:3-4
  7. JERUSALEM WITH KING JESUS: Zechariah 14:9-11, Luke 1:30-33, Jeremiah 3:17
  8. MILLENNIAL REIGN: Revelation 20:4-6
  9. BATTLE OF GOG AND MAGOG: Revelation 20:7-10, Ezekiel 38:18-23, 39:6
  10. GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT AND THE END OF THE WORLD: Revelation 20:11-15
  11. RESURRECTION OF HEAVEN AND EARTH: Revelation 21:1
  12. NEW JERUSALEM: Revelation 21:1-22:5
  13. JUDGEMENT OF ANGELS: 1 Corinthians 6:3
  14. CHRIST DELIVERS ALL UP TO THE FATHER: I Corinthians 15:22-28
  15. GOD’S GRANDCHILDREN? : Revelation 21:9, Proverbs 17:6
  16. “VOLUME TWO”: Ephesians 2:6-7

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Morning Worship Music and Prayer September 13, 2020

Morning Worship Music and Prayer

 September 13, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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Heaven: Beyond the Trumpet part 1

On the day of your resurrection who will you be? What will you be like? The key is in what it means to be a "follower" of Christ.
God Bless,
~Johnny
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HBC Update 9-3-20

HBC Update 9-3-20

 

We had our first session of Wednesday Nite Kids and Teens this week and it went well. We had 35 kids, 16 adults, and 51 total. Thanks to everyone who had a hand in making it a success!

For more information, Online Registration Form, procedures, times, etc, see the “Registration for Wednesday Night Kids and Teens” announcement on our website.

 

Our new Church Year begins this Sunday. All recently elected committees and positions will take effect. Thank you for your service to the Lord. Pray that He will bless us with a great year!

 

Deacons will meet Sunday, 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary

 

Sunday will also be our first week to have both worship services in the Sanctuary. Early service will be at 8:45-9:45, we’ll have an hour for cleaning, and Late service will be at 11:00.

 

Dixie Jackson week of prayer for Arkansas Missions begins Sunday.

 

Church office closed Monday for Labor Day.

 

Wednesday night at 6:30 is our regular Monthly Business Meeting in the Sanctuary.

 

Happy Labor Day weekend!

Many times in the Bible God promises blessings on the worker (the diligent) and a good work ethic. He also pronounces difficulties and disappointments for the ones who won’t work (called sloth and sluggard).

“The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” ~Proverbs 13:4

This Labor Day, thank God for a “fat soul”!

God Bless, ~Bro. Johnny


Heaven: Mount Zion

The real Jerusalem, Holy Mountain of Zion, and God's Temple exist in the spiritual realm... and so do you. God Bless, ~Bro. Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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HBC Update 8-27-20

This Sunday will be our last early Worship Service to be held at the Family Life Center. Beginning next Sunday it will be held at the same time (8:45) in the Sanctuary, followed by cleaning, and then regular 11:00 Worship Service as usual.

 

Wednesday Nite Kids and Teens re-start this Wednesday, 6:30-7:30. Copies of the plan of operations can be found in the foyer and online. Please be much in prayer as we continue to find our way through these unusual times.

 

Be safe out there, and as they say in Texas, “hunker down”!

 

God Bless

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Heaven, Our Fatherland

Heaven is much more than streets of gold and pearly gates; it is the land of our Father, our Native Country, our Fatherland. When we get there we'll feel at home in every sense of the word. God Bless ~Bro. Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR "HEAVEN, OUR FATHERLAND"

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HBC Update 8-21-20

HBC Update 8-21-20

 

  • We are happy to start enjoying our new organ this Sunday! Your generous donations made it possible. Thanks!

 

  • Congratulations to Tiffany and Daniel Blackstock on the arrival of baby Alexander.

 

  • ATTENTION: We will be taking a Church vote this Sunday morning, August 23rd on restarting Wednesday Nite Kids and Teens. Check your email for details.

 

  • Wed Nite Kids workers meeting again this Wednesday, 6:30

 

  • School starts back Monday. Please pray for the students, teachers, staff, and all involved.

 

  • Upcoming Sermons:

8-23 AM: “Heaven 1: Fatherland” ~Hebrews 11:13-16

8-30 “Heaven 2: Mount Zion” ~ Hebrews 12:22-25

9-6-20: (Labor Day Weekend) New Church Year begins with a bang! Stay tuned.

 

  • Last weeks Record: Early Worship – 28; late Worship – 66;; Total – 94; Offering $5,480.

 

  • Please pray for your Church and Church Family as we navigate our way through these strange times. And remember that God is faithful and will always provide for us.

 

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 John 4:11) (NKJV)

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Church Update 8-14-20

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Baptist Church Update 8-14-20

Last Sunday’s Worship Attendance:
Early Service: 38
Late Service: 57
Total 95

Church Election Results, Prayer List, and Financial Report can be found under the Members Only tab at the top of the page. Contact Lisa at the Church Office if you don’t have your login and password.

Online Giving is catching on with over $1700 donated last month through the “Generosity” portal. See the tab “Online Giving” at the top of the page.

Our new organ should be here shortly. The Church voted to go ahead with the purchase even though the special fund wasn’t quite enough. Thank you to all you “organ donors”!

Baby Bottle Offering total was $889.60 for The Hope of the Delta crisis pregnancy and resource center in Pine Bluff. Thank you for your faithfulness. (And the bank was glad to get all those coins!)

Some are still having trouble finding the sermons online and watching them, so here is the step by step process.
1. Go to the Church website: www.hardinbaptistchurch.org This will take you to the front page of our website. If it doesn’t, click on where it says “ Baptist Church” to go to the front page.
2. Next, scroll down through the “Announcements” until you see the sermon or worship music video you would like to watch. There should be a title, a picture and a paragraph about it.
3. Under the paragraph is a line that says, “CLICK HERE FOR (VIDEO)”. Click that line. That will open another tab that takes you to Bro. Johnny’s website.
4. Scroll down until you see the picture of Bro Johnny preaching and click on it to start the video playing.

(I’ll be streamlining this process in the near future… I hope)

Remember to love the Lord with everything you’ve got.
And take care of one another; we’re Family.

“The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)

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Slipping, and Climbing Back, part 3: "Nemesis"

Slipping, and Climbing Back 3: "Nemesis"

We are often our own worst enemy. Here's how to fight the battle within.

God Bless

Bro. Johnny

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Slipping, and Climbing Back part 2

Slipping and Climbing Back, part 2. The Parable of the Sower.

Jesus warns us of the Devil, Devaluing what we have in Christ, and Distractions of the world in which we live. Here are some simple, powerful ways to keep a close relationship with our Lord.

God Bless,
~Johnny

 

CLICK HERE FOR "SLIPPING AND CLIMBING BACK, PART 2"

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Slipping, and Climbing Back, part 1

Slipping, and Climbing Back, part 1

It's easy to slip in our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Here are reasons it happens, and what to do about it.

God Bless,
~Johnny

 

CLICK HERE FOR "SLIPPING, AND CLIMBING BACK" PART 1

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Angels part 4: Judgment Day

The Holy Angels of God have many tasks to perform. From sitting on God's legal council, to gathering souls for Heaven and Hell, these mighty spirits serve the Lord, the Judge of all the earth.

God Bless,~Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR "ANGELS, PART 4: JUDGMENT DAY"

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Angels part 3: Fascination-- Ours and Theirs

Mankind has always been fascinated by spirits-- both good and bad. From ancient religion to modern fads, the allure of spirits and even the worship of angels is something that the Bible teaches us about.But what do angels find fascinating? You'll be surprised.

God Bless,~Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR "ANGELS, PART 3: FASCINATION-- OURS AND THEIRS

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Judy Vanlandingham

Sister Judy Vanlandingham passed away on Friday morning after a long bout with illness. There will be a graveside service Monday morning at 9:30 at Memorial Cemetery on Dollarway road. Bro. Johnny will conduct the service. Her feisty cheerfulness and strong faith will be missed. Lift up the family in prayer.
Services provided by Robinson-Fuller of White Hall. Obituary can be found at https://www.rfwhitehall.com/
 

Services for Bro. Gene Stewart

There will be visitation for Bro. Gene Stewart on Wednesday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Robinson-Fuller Funeral Home in White Hall.  Graveside services will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 am at Hardin Cemetery.   www.rfwhitehall.com

 

 


Bro. Gene Stewart gone home to Heaven

Our dear Brother Gene Stewart has gone home to be with the Lord. Please continue to pray for the family. Please respect their privacy at this time. Arrangements have not been made yet but will be passed along at the appropriate time. Thank you for your prayers and loving support for this beloved family.
 

Angels part 2, Angels and You

Angels part 2, Angels and You

In part two of this series on the Holy Angels of God we look into the ways in which these ministering spirits interact with our daily lives. The Heavenly Council, protection from evil, and helping us to pray are a few of the blessings the Lord gives us through His ancient servants, the Holy Angels.


God Bless,

~Bro. Johnny

 

CLICK HERE FOR "ANGELS AND YOU"


Only Jesus

Only Jesus

In today''s crisis-ridden world our country needs what it has always needed: The Lord Jesus Christ. Only Jesus can heal, strengthen, and save.
Patriotic Day message for July, 2020 based on the popular verse of Scripture, 2 Chronicles 7:14

God Bless
~Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR "ONLY JESUS"


Angels, part 1, Origin and Nature

Angels, part 1, Origin and Nature

Holy Angels are powerful and glorious creatures who have served the Lord since before the beginning of time. Their ministry today is to be the agents of God for taking care of His children.
Here is the first in a series of sermons on Holy Angels. I hope you are encouraged and blessed.

God Bless,
Johnny
 

CLICK HERE FOR "ANGELS, PART ONE"


Three Keys to Unlock Revelation, Key #3

Three Keys to Unlock Revelation, Key #3

This third Key will help you make much more sense out of the difficult Book of Revelation, and help you gain a proper time-line for endtime prophecies.


God Bless,
~Bro. Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


"The Strength of a Man" Fathers Day Message 2020

In these troubled times we need Christian men with strength of body, mind, faith, and more. Sermon taken from 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 which says to "be manly and strong".
God Bless,
~Bro. Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR "THE STRENGTH OF A MAN"


Three Keys to Unlock Revelation: Key #2

Three Keys to Unlock Revelation: Key #2

The Book of Revelation can be difficult to understand. Here is Key #2 to help you.

God bless,
~Bro. Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR THE SECOND KEY TO UNLOCK REVELATION


"Compassion" 6-14-20

COMPASSION

Jesus fed the 5000 out of compassion and teaches us to serve by faith from the same heart. Don't let insulation from the problems around us turn into isolation.

God Bless,

~ Bro. Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR "COMPASSION"


Three Keys to Unlocking Revelation: Key One

Three Keys to Unlock Revelation: Key One

The Book of Revelation is often considered shrouded in mystery and impossible to understand. But these Three Keys will help unlock this grand Book and your understanding of it.

God Bless,

~Bro. Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR "KEY TO UNLOCK REVELATION, PART ONE


HBC Worship music and Sermon, "GOD Is: PROVIDER". June 7, 2020

HBC Worship music and Sermon, "GOD Is: PROVIDER". June 7, 2020
Is was great to see people gather again at the Lord's House. Everyone did a great job at social distancing and wearing face coverings. And even though our attendance wasn't what it normally is, it was a real blessing to be together.

This was our first time meeting again since the COVID crisis began.

We had 39 in attendance for the 8:45 service at the Family Life Center, and 43 at the 11:00 service in the Sanctuary.

Please keep our Church in your prayers whether you feel comfortable attending or not.

God Bless

~Bro. Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR JUNE 7, 2020 WORSHIP AND SERMON


Governmental Guidelines for Places of Worship

Governmental Guidelines for Places of Worship:

Places of worship are encouraged to continue to offer online platforms for participation in worship but may resume corporate, in-person services if they can comply with the following directives. Effective Date – Monday, May 4, 2020

Phase 1 Guidelines

  • Houses of worship are strongly encouraged to continue to offer online platforms for participation in worship because it is not yet advisable/feasible for all congregants to come for in-person services.
  • Post signs at all building entrances advising congregants not to enter if they have had a fever of 100.4˚F or higher in the past two days, they have cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms typical of COVID-19, or they have had known exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • Post signs at all building entrances advising congregants that they may wish to refrain from entering if they are 65 or more years old or have underlying health conditions including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, severe obesity, asthma or immunocompromising conditions, because they are at higher risk for severe illness if infected by COVID-19.
  • Post signs at all building entrances to inform people that no one will be admitted into the building without a face covering and that face coverings must be worn by congregants at all times while indoors. The only exceptions to the wearing of face coverings will be:
    • Worship leaders, only while addressing the congregation
    • Performing singers, only while singing
      • The above individuals must stand at a 12-foot distance from others while speaking or singing without a face covering.
    • All congregants who participate in Holy Communion, only while actually consuming the Elements
    • Face coverings for children under 10 years are optional.
    • Face coverings for children under 2 years old are prohibited by CDC guidelines.
  • Places of worship may make their own decision on whether to allow children under 10 to return to corporate worship during Phase 1, as this may pose some risk of transmission of COVID-19.
  • Provide hand sanitizing stations at all public entrances.
  • Lines or cues for entrance and exit must be marked or monitored for maintaining a distance of six feet between people.
  • Instruct all congregants, staff and volunteers that the strict six-foot physical distancing protocol applies to everyone aside from family groups, both indoors and outdoors. As above, speakers and singers will require additional distance while speaking or singing without face coverings.
  • As much as possible, move “meet and greet” times before and after services outdoors. Because of the indoor face covering requirement, refreshments should be offered outdoors only.
  • Instruct people to refrain from any physical contact with each other outside of family groups — no hand shaking, touching, embracing or reverencing of hands/rings of clergy.
  • Aside from congregant family groups, seating in the sanctuary must follow strict physical distancing protocols with six feet between individuals.
  • Eliminate or alter the use of items that are traditionally touched or handled by many different people. Examples are offering plates, the Torah (touch only by the bearer), holy water stations, shared prayer and song books, and the common cup (chalice) for Holy Communion.
  • Refrain from having people come forward to a common altar rail for Holy Communion, blessing, altar call, etc.
  • Refrain from holding religious education classes for children/youth or offering childcare.
  • Sanitize all high-touch surfaces in the sanctuary and common areas after and between services.

Here is a link to the official Guidelines page: https://arkansasready.com/resources/religious-based-organizations/

 


A "Hands-On" GOD

A "Hands-On" God

We may wonder, "where is God" in these unusual circumstances.
Perhaps we're looking in the wrong place. A message about the Trinity's relationship with the Believer. From John 14:15-23

God Bless,
~Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR "A HANDS-ON" GOD


The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control, part 3

How to develop the type of self discipline we need to live out the will of God.

Remember, the fruit of the Spirit is:

The Character of Christ generated within you by the work of the Holy Spirit

Independent of your circumstances

Yours for the choosing.

God Bless,

~Bro. Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR "SELF-CONTROL, PART 3"


Why Christ May Tarry His Coming (in my opinion)

Why Christ May Tarry His Coming (in my opinion)
Two Bible reasons why Christ may not come any time soon (in my opinion).
 

Five Stages of Obedience

The Five Stages of Obedience

Where in the 5 Stages are you in your growth as a follower of Christ?
God Bless,
~Johnny

CLI CK HERE FOR "STAGES OF OBEDIENCE"

 


Congratulations Graduate

Congratulations to our Graduating Senior

Kessler Perdue

White Hall High School

 

Kessler is the son of David and Tana Perdue.  Kessler is a 2020 graduate of White Hall High School.  He enjoys fishing, hunting, frog gigging, or any activity that includes spending money. He also enjoys spending time with his family. Kessler’s accomplishments include All-State and All-Conference for White Hall High School soccer team May of 2018. He lettered on the Soccer team for 4 years and the Football team for 3 years. More valuable than anything, Kessler has made friendships that will last a lifetime. After graduation, Kessler plans to attend UCA and major in business.

 

Cards/gifts can be mail to:

Kessler Perdue

3103 Dan Road

White Hall, AR 71602


Congratulations Graduate

Congratulations to our Graduating Senior

Isaac Noah Reed

Dollarway High School

 

Isaac is the grandson of Vicky Reed.  Isaac is a 2020 graduate of Dollarway High School.  Isaac enjoys playing video games, watching movies and enjoys learning about history.  After graduation, Isaac plans to take some time off before deciding on a career. 

 

Cards/gifts can be mail to:

Isaac Reed

1003 Rae Lane

White Hall, AR  71602


Congratulations Graduate

Congratulations to our Graduating Senior

Treyten Carter
White Hall High School


Treyten is the son of Chris & Nikia Youngblood.  He is a 2020 graduate of White Hall High School.  He enjoys hunting, fishing & bowfishing.  He plans to attend Arkansas Elite Welding School in July & pursue a career in welding.

Cards/gifts can be mailed to:
Treyten Carter
3116 Hwy 104
White Hall, AR 71602


The Fruit of the Spirit is...SELF-CONTROL, part 2

God's solution for our self Control needs is a "hierarchy of authority" within you. He wants you to succeed in running your life well. Here's how.
God Bless,
~Johnny
 

Jim Caldwell

Our dear Brother Jim Caldwell went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 13th. He was a faithful servant of this church and the Lord, a very hard working man, and will be very much missed. Please keep Jeanne and the family in your prayers.
Graveside services will be held Monday, May 18th, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery on Dollarway road. Please observe social distancing and wear face coverings. Details can be found at Fuller Hale South website at this link: https://memorials.fullerhalesouth.com/jimmy-caldwell/4213484/obituary.php
 


Are These the Last Days?

Are These the Last Days?

Does the current pandemic and the state of the world signal the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ?

We need God's perspective on these things.

God bless,

~Johnny

 

Click here for: "Are These the Last Days?"


Fruit of the Spirit is...SELF-CONTROL

Self control, self discipline, willpower... this concept lies at the very heart of why we do or don't do what we genuinely desire in our heart.

Get this one right and many other issues fall into place.
So important is it to our success that it took three sessions to get a good handle on it.

May the Good Lord bless you and build His kind of self control into our hearts and minds.

God Bless,
~Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR SELF-CONTROL, PART 1


Mothers' Day Message 2020

"The Mother God Chose". A Mothers' Day message on Mary, mother of Jesus.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


The Fruit of the Spirit is... GENTLENESS

The Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

The Character of Christ generated within you by the work of the Holy Spirit. Independent of your circumstances. Your for the choosing.

Gentleness is "Strength under control", the twofold attribute of power and servanthood, of Warrior and Servant, of Lion and Lamb.

God Bless,
~Johnny

Watch "Gentleness" Here


Why I Beleive (Video/Sermon for 5-3-20

Why I am a Believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. A sermon based on John 3:16

God Bless,
~Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO "WHY I BELIEVE"

 


The Fruit of the Spirit is... FAITHFULNESS

The Fruit of the Spirit is... FAITHFULNESS

It is the Character of Christ generated within you by the Holy Spirit.
Independent of your circumstances.
Yours for the Choosing.

Thank God for His Faithfulness... and yours!

God Bless,
~Bro. Johnny

 

CLICK HERE FOR "FAITHFULNESS" VIDEO


Strengthened By Stress: "How-To" part 2

Four more ways to apply God's principles for faith over fear. Physical, mental, social, and spiritual. God Bless, ~Bro. Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO

 


Faith Over Fear: Strengthened by Stress

Faith Over Fear: Strengthened by Stress

Stress affects us in four ways; we want to follow God's lead and make the most of it. Here's how.

God Bless,

~Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


Faith Over Fear "How-To" part 1

 
Here are four practical ways to apply our faith in life areas of the physical, mental, social, and spiritual.
 
God Bless,
 
~Johnny
 
ps: Notes and Scriptures are on my website
 

Faith Over Fear for the Long-Haul

Faith Over Fear for the Long-Haul

Anxiety, fear and exhaustion are affecting all of us, including our children. It must be dealt with intentionally, and it must be done God’s way. Here’s how.

May the Lord Jesus Christ bless and keep you, give you strength for the journey, and deliver you from harm.

~Bro. Johnny

Scripture: Philippians 4:6-8

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 


Bro. Marvin Workman gone home to be with the Lord

Hardin Baptist Church mourns the loss of our dear Brother Marvin Workman. He was a pillar in the Church for decades and served as Sunday School Superintendent and Chairman of the Deacons. He will be missed. Please pray for Mrs. Doris and Rodney during these extra difficult days.

At times like these we wish there were more we could do for people, but never discount the power of loving prayer and support for those whose burdens are heavy. God will hear, and God will help.

You can find Bro. Marvin’s complete obituary at this link to Benton Funeral Home:

https://www.bentonfuneralhome.net/obituaries/Marvin-Workman-2/

 


Church Family "Drive-By"

What a blessing! My precious Church Family did a "Drive-By" for Evelyn and me. A beautiful expression of love.
We love you all and miss you very much.
Love and Prayers,
Bro. Johnny and Miss Evelyn
 
(video on Church Facebook page: Hardin.Baptist)

Journey Through the Cross #6: He is Risen! Lord of lords.

Journey Through the Cross: He is Risen! Lord of lords.

Conquering death, sin, and the grave, He forever reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords!

God Bless,

~Johnny

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 


Journey Through the Cross part 5: White as Snow

Journey Through the Cross part 5: White as Snow

What happens to our sin and guilt once it is covered by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ?
"... though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow." Isaiah 1:18

Scripture references: Isaiah 1:18, Galatians 6:14

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 


Journey Through the Cross part 4: Covered by the Blood

What happens to our sin and guilt before God once it is all nailed to the cross?
Something glorious!

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 


Journey Through the CROSS #3: Nailed to the Cross

Journey Through the Cross: Nailed to the Cross

 

What was nailed to the cross? Just His hands and feet?

Oh, no my friend; it was so much more than that!

May the sound of driving nails move our hearts to love Him more.

 

God Bless,

~Johnny

 

Scripture References:

2 Corinthians 5:21

Colossians 2:14

 


CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


Why We're Closed

Why we have cancelled all gatherings when some Churches have not.

 

I have learned (the hard way) that there is a difference between faith and presumption. Faith is believing what God says is true to the point of acting on it; all of it.

 

I’ve learned that God can and will protect and provide for me, but I’ve also learned that He is under no obligation to get me out of every jam that I get myself into. And I cannot expect and demand that God Almighty protect me from acting irresponsibly. That makes me the master and Him the servant.

 

To those who insist on going on their merry way and expecting God to protect them when they needlessly endanger themselves (and others) without express command from the Lord, I’d ask a few practical questions.

 

Why aren’t you trusting God in all instances, not just in matters of Church?

 

Do you wear your seatbelt when you drive? Do you insist that your children are buckled up?

Do you look before crossing the street?

Do you lock your doors at night when you go to bed?

Do you have medical insurance?

Do you require corrective lenses or false teeth?

 

If so, then you can see that the Lord expects us to do what we can for ourselves and others, and to appreciate that He has provided the means necessary to do it.

 

For a more Biblical perspective I give you these Scripture references:

 

The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD. (Proverbs 21:31)

 

We have our part, He has His part. If we don’t do our part can we really expect Him to do His part anyway?

 

 

Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,… Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Hebrews 11:33-37)

 

Faith is as much for suffering tribulations as for avoiding them. It takes faith to trust in God when our circumstances go horribly wrong.

 

 

Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick. (2 Timothy 4:20)

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. (1 Timothy 5:23)

 

The Apostle Paul left Trophimus sick, and Timothy was apparently chronically ill. Do you doubt their faith?

 

 

Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. (Matthew 4:5-7)

 

I’m sticking with Jesus; I’m not jumping. I have nothing to prove to anyone. The Almighty doesn’t need me to defend His existence or power; He does that Himself. (Romans 1)

Nor will I force God into a corner so that if I or anyone else gets sick it would be blamed on Him.

I will not tempt the Lord my God. And neither should you. The Church meetings aren’t going away forever, we’re just being good Citizens of both our nation and the Kingdom of God. (Romans 13)

 

So we’re doing right by our neighbors, our nation, our faith, and our Christianity by not putting anyone in harm’s way.

So stay home. Take this time to study what your faith in Christ really means to you. Spend quality time with the Lord in prayer and Bible study. Pray with compassion, power, and faith for the protection, well-being, and healing of those whom God has given you a love for.

And as the pandemic spreads keep the faith, do not give in to fear, and trust in your Lord to have His blessed will in all things, whatever that may be.

 

God Bless and keep you,

~Bro. Johnny

 


Journey Through the Cross #2: All He Gave

Journey Through the Cross: All He Gave

All Jesus gave on the cross far exceeds His physical suffering. He gave all, ALL, for you.
May God bless you throughout this Holy Week when we focus our attentions and our heart on our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.

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Fruit of the Spirit devotionals: GOODNESS

The Fruit of the Spirit is... GOODNESS The Character of Christ generated within you by the Holy Spirit Independent of your circumstances Yours for the Choosing God Bless, ~Johnny

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Prayer for our “New Heroes”

Prayer for our “New Heroes”

What a blessing it is that the Servant has become the new Hero. About time! We as Christians have been saying that for years, that it isn’t who and what you can dominate that makes for greatness, but whom you can serve.

 

“…whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." (Mark 10:43-45)

 

Please pray extra for our members who are serving in healthcare and as first responders. They have given me permission to list their names so you can pray more specifically. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless and protect them from all harm.

 

Shonda Caldwell

Linda Connors

Rebecca Gorman

Edie Jaggars

Jane Kasiah

Ashlea Kennedy

Larry Kennedy

Tana Purdue

Heather Smith

Lacey Sullivan

Lisa White

Keith White

 

(if I’ve missed anyone please let me know. Thanks! Bro. Johnny)


Fruit of the Spirit devotionals: KINDNESS

The Fruit of the Spirit is: KINDNESS

Kindness is: Helping others out of the Love of GOD.

And remember, all the fruit of the Spirit are:
* The character of Christ generated in you by the Holy Spirit
* Independent of your circumstances
* Yours for the choosing
God Bless, and may He increase our "Kindness"!

~Bro. Johnny

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How to Pray for Protection

HOW TO PRAY A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION.
Prayer and faith activate the power of Almighty God, and our prayers for Divine protection over those we love are of vital importance in these difficult days.
Here is a “bare-bones” prayer of protection that I have used every week for decades. God has never failed to honor it when prayed in faith. Never.
There are no “magic words”, nor is great emotion necessary, so adjust it to your needs that you may speak from your heart. It is a simple prayer of faith based on the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and the promises of His Word.
 
“Lord God, I pray for ___.
Surround them with your Blood, your holy hedge of thorns, your hedge of holy angels to protect them and keep them safe and in your blessed care.
Bind Satan; rebuke the devil, and grant that ___ might have peace and safety in Your blessed Presence.
I ask this in the Name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and by the power of His blood shed on the cross of Calvary.
Amen.”
 
~Bro. Johnny

Fruit of the Spirit devotionalsL LONG-SUFFERING

The Fruit of the Spirit is: LONGSUFFERING. It's not what you think; it's a wonderful attribute. And remember, all the fruit of the Spirit are:

* The character of Christ generated in you by the Holy Spirit

* Independent of your circumstances

* Yours for the choosing

 

God Bless, and may He increase our "long-suffering" abilities! ~ Bro. Johnny

 

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Sunday's Message, Journey Through the Cross #1

Sunday’s Sermon: “Journey Through the Cross 01: The Preeminence of the Cross” (34 minutes)

The great importance of what the Lord Jesus accomplished on the cross. Part 1 of the "Journey Through the Cross" series.

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Fruit of the Spirit devotionalsL PEACE

The Fruit of the Spirit is... PEACE

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Fruit of the Spirit devotionalsL JOY

The Fruit of the Spirit is: JOY

The Fruit of the Spirit is:

* The character of Christ generated within you by the Holy Spirit

* Independent of your circumstances

* Yours for the choosing

God Bless,

Bro. Johnny

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Fruit of the Spirit devotionalsL LOVE

Short Devotionals on the Fruit of the Spirit

The Fruit of the Spirit is: LOVE
The Fruit of the Spirit is:
* The Character of Christ generated within you by the Holy Spirit
* Independent of your circumstances
* Your for the choosing

God Bless,
Johnny

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Having "Home Church"

HAVING "HOME CHURCH” IDEAS:
If you stay home on Sunday you can still honor and enjoy the Lord’s Day by having your own worship service. Here are some ideas:
Clean up and dress decently in honor of Him.
Play some Christian music and sing along.
Take a minute to pray and thank God after every few songs. Read some verses from the book of Psalms. Spend a few minutes praying through a list such as:
• Praise and thanksgiving
• Pray for others
• Ask forgiveness of your sins
• Ask for your own needs
• End with more praise and thanksgiving
Read a favorite passage of Scripture and think on it, meditate on it, study it, and think of how it applies to you.
Close in prayer.
Keep Christian music playing while you do other things.
There are of course plenty of Church services to watch and listen to online, on TV and radio.

Remember, you can worship the Lord your God anywhere, anytime.
Remember also that the Church isn't the building or the scheduled service. We are the Church.

...there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (1 Corinthians 12:25-27)


Bad Weather and Flu Season Policy

BAD WEATHER POLICY:

If Church Service is cancelled due to weather, the decision will be made by 7:30 on Sunday morning, by 3:30 on Sunday afternoon, and by 5:00 on Wednesday afternoon.

Cancellations will be posted on the Church website (www.hardinbaptistchurch.org) and on the Hardin Baptist Church Facebook page (Hardin.Baptist).

If you need to be notified with a phone call, please write your name, phone number, and the word "ICE" on a card and place it in the offering plate, or call the Church Office during regular business hours (M-F, 9-5) to be added to the call list.

 

FLU SEASON:

If you or your child is sick, contagious, running a fever, etc, please contact us so we can pray for you, and remain at home until you are better.

We'll also refrain from hand shaking and neck hugging for the next few months since shaking hands with 100 people on Sunday morning is a great way to spread germs.

Please be especially considerate of babies and the elderly as they are more susceptible to germs. A warm smile and a kind word will suffice.

But we won't be "germaphobes" that allow fear to keep us from serving and worshipping the Lord.

So if you're NOT CONTAGIOUS, put on your "Sunday Glad Rags", grab the hand sanitizer, say a prayer of protection, and come on to Church!

~Bro. Johnny


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