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 

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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Morning Worship and Prayer 8-3-20

Morning Worship and Prayer 8-3-20

CLICK HERE FOR MORNING WORSHIP 8-2-20

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HBC Update 7-31-20

Hardin Baptist Church Update 7-31-20

Morning Worship Attendance

8:45 – 29

11:00 –63

Total –92

Total Offering --$7,890.89

People still need your prayers. Call Lisa at the Church if you want to add someone to our Prayer List

“I’ve enjoyed our Sermon series on Angels. I learned a lot and enjoyed sharing it with you both in person and online. This Sunday we’ll start a new series, “Slipping, and Climbing Back”. Hope it blesses you.” ~Bro. Johnny

Remember Wednesday is monthly Business Meeting and Annual Church Elections at 6:30. Thank You for all your service to the Lord and His Church over the last year; I know it hasn’t been easy! And thank you for your willingness to serve tis year as well. It’s an unusual time, but the Lord is our Shepherd and wherever He leads we’ll go.

If you’re keeping up with your daily Bible readings as we read through the Bible together, your Scriptures for next week are Numbers 34-Deuteronomy 2.

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)

Some have had 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 “Hardin 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.

Church Contact Information:

Hardin Baptist Church

300 Todd Lynn Drive

White Hall, AR 71602

Office hours 9-5, Mon-Fri

Office phone: (870) 247-1980

Church email: hardinbc@suddenlinkmail.com

Facebook: Hardin.Baptist

Pastor’s email: johnnyd.taylor@gmail.com

Pastor’s Website: www.johnnydtaylor.com

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Morning Worship 7 26 20

Sunday morning worship and prayer. Hardin Baptist Church July 26, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR MORNING WORSHIP 7-26-20

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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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Barbara Lloyd

Barbara Lloyd went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday. She and her husband Danny considered themselves to be an "unofficial member" of Hardin Baptist Church. Graveside service will be private. Please lift the family up in prayer.


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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Shonda C. sings our Special Music for today 7-19-20

"Alabaster Box" by Shonda Caldwell during Morning Worship 7-19-20

(The Preacher apologizes. He didn't get the rest of the music service recorded. It was either alien interference, or he forgot to turn the camera on...)

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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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/
 

CHURCH UPDATE 7-17-20

Hardin Baptist Church Update 7-17-20

(We have 25 or 30 Church Members who have no computer access, so we mail them an update from time to time. Here is the Church Update we mailed out this week. It included this letter, the most recent financial report, and the updated Prayer List. Please remember these dear folks in your hearts and prayers. Without Facebook, email, or access to the Church website I’m sure they are feeling even more isolated that the rest of us. They would LOVE a phone call or a card! Please be their “blessing” today )

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Hello from your Church Family and Pastor!

We pray for you often and hope you are doing well during these unusual times. Aren’t we all glad that in these constantly changing times, our Lord is unchanging and faithful? As the Bible says, “Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

Here is an update for you about the Church, a Financial Report, and a Prayer List. We hope it all helps you feel more connected to your Church, and that it also helps guide you in your prayers for all of us.

God bless you, stay safe, and if there is any way your Church can help you please give us a call!

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Last week’s attendance (July 12, 2020):

Early Service (8:45):           34

Regular Service (11:00):     45

Total:                                   79

 

Total Offering: $8,072.00

 

Our dear Brother Gene Stewart has gone home to be with the Lord. We thank God for his faithful service to this Church and community, and for his sweet spirit and faith. Please continue to pray for Pat and the family. Also the family has requested that memorial gifts in his memory to sent to the Church for the Gene Stewart Community Ballfield.

 

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.

 

If you have any Prayer Requests please call Lisa at the Church Office and she will put them on our Prayer List.

Our Baby Bottle Offering for HOPE of the Delta continues through the end of July.

Our appreciation goes out to Ed Thompson for the donation of a beautiful Baby Grand Piano in memory of Wanda Bateman. It is a great addition to our worship at the Family Life Center.

Please remember your Church family in prayer.

If you are unable to watch our Church Services on computer or phone, and would like to receive a CD of the services by mail please call Lisa at the Church office.

 

From the Pastor:

Please be careful to stay connected with your Church Family! Everyone’s schedule changes for the summer and this year even more so. It is far too easy for your connection to your Church to fall by the wayside. Sadly, many good things are “out of sight, out of mind”. So remember how good your fellow Believers are for you, and that many of the benefits of Church membership are still yours for the enjoying.

Fellowship with others is different and more difficult in ways, but it’s worth the extra effort to interact with your brothers and sisters in Christ. We are a good influence on one another, positive peer pressure that helps guard us against the “creep of the world” and from the danger of slipping in our spiritual life.

So it is vitally important to maintain the “good habits” we’ve always enjoyed through our Church.

Have “Home Church” every Sunday in whatever method works best for you and your household.

Maintain your Daily Devotion time of Bible reading and prayer.

Contact the fellow Church members you used to meet with weekly, especially your friends and classmates in Sunday School, Wednesday Nights, etc.

Find ways to encourage and lift up others. Everyone still needs you to point them to the love of God.

Remember, YOU are the Church. YOU are the Body of Christ. YOU are God’s “Plan A” and He has no “Plan B”. YOU are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. YOU are what the world really needs in these time (and every time) because YOU are the light of the world and salt of the earth.

So be that Christian they need! Don’t become “asymptomatic”, but infect others with the Love of God.

God Bless you!

Bro. Johnny

PS: I want to say thank you to our Church family for the wonderful way you have ministered to the Stewart family during these trying times. The love and grace of the Lord have shined through you and I’m very proud of you all. May God bless us as we serve Him in every way possible.

 

Church Contact Information:

Hardin Baptist Church

300 Todd Lynn Drive

White Hall, AR 71602

 

Office hours 9-5, Mon-Fri

Office phone: (870) 247-1980

Church email: hardinbc@suddenlinkmail.com

Church Website: www.hardinbaptistchurch.org

Facebook: Hardin.Baptist

Pastor’s email: johnnyd.taylor@gmail.com

Pastor’s Website: www.johnnydtaylor.com

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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.
 

Morning Worship Music and Prayer June 12, 2020

Morning Worship Music and Prayer June 12, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR MORNING WORSHIP MUSIC 7-12-20


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"


Church Update 7-9-20

Church Update 7-9-20

 

Last Sunday’s Attendance— FLC 8:45 Service: 24. Sanctuary 11:00 Service: 35. Total: 59.

 

Our Baby Bottle Offering for HOPE of the Delta continues through the end of July.

 

Online Giving seems to be working well. Click the “Online Giving” tab at the top of the church website and follow the simple instructions.

The June financial statement is posted under the “Members Only” tab on the Church website. Your log-in and password information can be found in an earlier email from the Church. Call Lisa is you can’t find it.

 

Our appreciation goes out to Ed Thompson for the donation of a beautiful Baby Grand Piano in memory of Wanda Bateman. It is a great addition to our worship at the Family Life Center.

 

 

Please remember your Church family in prayer.

 

From the Pastor: I hope you are enjoying what we are posting online. The videos of Worship, sermons, and teachings, the emails and Facebook posts are all done to help and encourage you. If you have any suggestions for improvement, or a particular topic you would like to hear a message or teaching on please let me know.

              Though many of us are apart, HBC is still your Church Family, and I’m still your Pastor. Please keep me informed of what is going on in your life and any way we can help.

              God bless you. You are in our prayers.

              ~Bro. Johnny

 


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"


HBC Morning Worship, Patriotic Day. July 5, 2020

HBC Morning Worship, Patriotic Day. July 5, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR "MORNING WORSHIP, PATRIOTIC DAY, JULY 5, 2020


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


HBC Update 6-26-20

Church update 6-26-20

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a great Fathers Day weekend.
Here is your (short) update on Hardin Baptist Church for this week:

· Attendance was very low last Sunday due in part to it being Fathers Day, and many are on vacation. We had 22 at the 8:45 service and 33 at the 11:00 service.
· The annual Baby Bottle Offering for HOPE of the Delta is still going on.
· Online giving is available through our website: www.hardinbaptistchurch.org
· Stay connected with your Church Family! Everyone’s schedule changes for the summer and this year even more so. It is far too easy for your connection to your Church to fall by the wayside. Sadly, many good things are “out of sight, out of mind”. So remember how good your fellow Believers are for you, and that many of the benefits of Church membership are still yours for the enjoying.
Fellowship with others is different and more difficult in ways, but it’s worth the extra effort to interact with your brothers and sisters in Christ. We are a good influence on one another, positive peer pressure that helps guard us against the “creep of the world” and from the danger of slipping in our spiritual life.
So it is vitally important to maintain the “good habits” we’ve always enjoyed through our Church.
Have “Home Church” every Sunday in whatever method works best for you and your household.
Maintain your Daily Devotion time of Bible reading and prayer.
Contact the fellow Church members you used to meet with weekly, especially your friends and classmates in Sunday School, Wednesday Nights, etc.
Find ways to encourage and lift up others. Everyone still needs you to point them to the love of God.
Remember, YOU are the Church. YOU are the Body of Christ. YOU are God’s “Plan A” and He has no “Plan B”. YOU are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. YOU are what the world really needs in these time (and every time) because YOU are the light of the world and salt of the earth.
So be that Christian they need! Don’t become “asymptomatic”, but infect others with the Love of God.
God Bless you!
Bro. Johnny


"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"


Church Update 6-18-20

Church Update 6-18-20
This Sunday’s sermon: “A Man’s Strength” ~1 Corinthians 16:13-14
(I try to have each morning sermon posted online by Sunday evening, but I don’t always make it.)

Happy Father’s Day! God bless our Christian men.

ONLINE GIVING is now available on our Church website. Click on the tab at the top of the page that says, “Online Giving” and fill in the simple form.
Please remember to be faithful in your tithes and offerings to your Church. Your generous giving is good for everyone. You can still drop it off, mail it in, or set up a regular recurring offering through Online Giving.

“Hope of the Delta”, our crisis pregnancy center, is having their annual Baby Bottle Offering beginning today. Please pick up a bottle and fill it change, cash, or check, or just use whatever you have at home. Be faithful to pray for this vital ministry.

Be sure to check out the church website for updates and Bible teaching videos. Recent video postings include:
“Compassion”, last Sunday’s sermon
“Three Keys to Unlock Revelation” (Keys #1 and #2 are available now)
“GOD is: Provider”
“A Hands-on God”
“Why Christ May Tarry His Coming”
“Fruit of the Spirit” series
And more

Also be sure to check your email regularly for information from your Church.

Stay Connected: In these times of concern and isolation it is more important than ever to stay connected with your Church Family. It is also more difficult than ever. Please be sure that you reach out to your Church with the means available. Phone calls, texts, and Facebook are a few ways we can stay connected to one another. And you never know how much it can mean just to hear from you. God Bless you as you minister to one another as friends, family, and fellow members of this body of Christ.

If you are opting not to attend services please be diligent to maintain “Home Church”. It’s easy to let the routine of Sunday morning worship slip but in difficult times such as these it is very important to keep that habit of connecting to your Lord and your Church Family regularly.

Arkansas has entered Phase Two of reopening, but it has little effect on the Church. Social distancing and face coverings are still required. Also cases of COVID are remaining at relatively high levels and we simply cannot risk any additional exposure such as classroom activities. So we’ll continue to have two worship services each Sunday, and a monthly business meeting.

Please pray for one another and for your Church as we navigate these trying times.

God Bless
~Bro. Johnny


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 CHURCH UPDATE 6-11-20

HBC CHURCH UPDATE 6-11-20
Sunday's services were successful. We had about 39 in the early service, and about 42 at the 11:00 service. Everyone "social distanced" and kept their face coverings on. It was our first service under these extreme conditions and everyone did well. Thank You to all who attended.
And if you are not comfortable attending under these circumstances that is completely understandable. Everyone is free to make their own decision about such things.
 
Reminder: Keep praying for our Healthcare workers, store clerks, police officers, delivery drivers, essential personnel, and others who are still having to be exposed to COVID-19, social unrest, and other stressed.
HBC Members so involved include (in no particular order):
Shonda Caldwell; Edie Jaggars; Larry and Ashlea Kennedy; Lisa White; Jane Kasiah; Tana Perdue; Lacey Sullivan; Rebecca Gorman; Linda Connors; Keith White; Heather Smith; Estee Sneed
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!
 
Church services will continue to consist of Sunday Morning Worship. 8:45 in Family Life Center and 11:00 in Church Sanctuary. Also monthly Business Meetings. Social distancing and face coverings are still required.
 
ONLINE GIVING is available here on our Church website,
Click the "Online Giving" tab at the top right of the page, and simply fill in your donation.
THANK YOU for your generosity and faithfulness in supporting your Church.
 
Please contact your fellow Church Family members and check on them. A simple phone call or text means a lot when you're feeling isolated.
It is especially important that all our Teachers contact their Class members. Thank you in advance for reaching out; they need to hear from you.
 
From Bro. Johnny: "Don't let these days get you down! Jesus is still LORD, our Good Shepherd, our Provider, and our greatest and best Friend. Rather, use these extreme times to discover new ways to flourish as a Follower of Christ, a good Citizen of both you country and the Kingdom of God."
 
 
 
 

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
 

HBC Upate 5-15-20

 

HBC Update 5-15-20
 
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
 
I’d like to go on record as to how much I respect and appreciate our Deacons. Thank you, Brethren for your help and support.
 
There will be a new set of Worship music online again this week. A big “Thank you” to Mark, Jane, Donna, Bob, and Diane.
 
The White Hall Food Pantry is in need of food and donations. Food can be dropped off at the Church; monetary donations can be dropped off or mailed.
 
Hope for the Delta’s Baby bottle offering is underway. Please save all your spare change and we’ll gather it when we can meet again.
 
Congratulations to White Hall Graduating Senior Treyten Carter.

Please answer the Opinion Poll in the email you received from the Church about meeting again.
 
God Bless, keep the Faith, and we all look forward to seeing one another,.
Bro. Johnny
 
HARDIN BAPTIST CHURCH CONTACT INFORMATION:
Office hours 9-5, M-F
Office phone: (870) 247-1980
Church email: hardinbc@suddenlinkmail.com
Church Website: www.hardinbaptistchurch.org
Facebook: Hardin.Baptist
Pastor’s email: johnnyd.taylor@gmail.com
Pastor’s Website: www.johnnydtaylor.com 

 


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

 

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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

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Mothers' Day Message 2020

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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

 


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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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Worship and Message Videos for 3-22-20

We recorded some music and a sermon for you so you can have "Home Church" with your Church Family at Hardin Baptist Church.

Here is Set #1, "Strong and Courageous" taken from Joshua 1:9.

There are two separate videos, one for the worship music (forgive poor sound quality), and one for the sermon.

We hope this encourages you.

My THANKS to Mark, Ronnie, Bob, Donna, and Jane for spending many hours on Saturday helping me with this. You are all a blessing to me and our church. ~Bro. Johnny

Video link for the worship music: HBC Worship #1: https://youtu.be/MgsU2fcTl68 

Video link for the Message:  https://youtu.be/J-w1-vLwXSE


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)


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