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Well, that's right, we survived by God's grace. This was a challenging year with the inconsistent, inflated, and censored information coming from all the media sources. We thank the Lord that the one constant source of truth that can be trusted has been preserved by God's promise to this generation, and can be held in our hands! That's right! The old KJB!
Joh_17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
The book teaches that this world is over with, only at the "Day of the Lord", and therefore we still have work to do. Since we are called "light" and "salt" we have a job to continue to interact with people for the sake of their eternal soul, regardless of what the CDC, WHO, CNN, or whoever is in control of governmental power says.
Life goes on per usual here at Payson First Baptist Church. We are excited about this year's coming fellowship meetings. Feb 25th-28th, 2021, will be our 26th meeting. We have several great preachers coming, and I hope that the Spirit of God will fill them with power and give us a message from heaven! Pastors Jason Burton, Bobby Johston, Dan Zike, Joel Tillis, Scott Pahlman and Jon Kuefler will be preaching for us. Food, Fellowship, Teaching, Preaching, and loads of fun! (Wait a minute, Baptists are not allowed to have fun. Ha!) The theme for our meetings will come from Joh_8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. I want to focus on the words, "free indeed", because the loss of liberty seems to be on everyone's minds these days. Historically, Baptists have believed strongly in the principles of Soul Liberty because the scriptures guarantee it. (Hence the reason why there are so many different Baptists out there. Because we can lol) My point being, no matter what freedoms the government justifies in taking away from it's people, we are still free because of the blood of Christ!
Well there is the news for now. Hope to see you all in a church service sometime, otherwise we will see you in Heaven, that is, if you know my blessed Saviour.
Pastor Anthony Garrisi
The Lord blessed us with one of the most relaxed and blessed meetings we've ever had. The theme this year was out of 1 Peter 1:8, "Whom having not seen, ye love." Our meetings started off right with Bro Scott Pahlman preaching a message entitled "Consider Him" on Wed night, and then we got blasted by an snowfall of epic proportions that evening and into the next two days. We missed the record by less then an half inch, with the official report at 31 and 1/8th inches. This didn't slow us down in the slightest. We miraculously got the parking lots plowed and had services that Sunday. The lineup of preachers would be as such;Pastor Dan Zike, Evangelist Ted Alexander, Pastor Bobby Johnston, Evangelist Greg Waggoner, and Pastor Jason Burton.
The Lord blessed us with one saved, decisions made for the ministry, great attendance each night, informative sessions on the Church with Christ as it's head only and not the Lawyers or the IRS, sessions on Baptist history, and marvelous music! What a week and praise the Lord for all of it! Thanks to the church folks for your sacrifice and generosity. Also thanks to Pastor Dan Zike for spending the time doing activities with the young folks all week!
To Pastor's Roy, Bessinas, Ware, and Dutton, thanks for being a part of the week as well. You are true friends and a great encouragement to this preacher.
If I can figure out how to post some pictures I'll do it.
Pastor Anthony Garrisi
Well, as always, a lot has happened in the past year. The Lord provided a vehicle for our family and for the first time in over 20 years the pastor of Payson First Baptist Church is living in a house. Our Fellowship Meetings are right around the corner, (Feb 24th-27th) and we are looking forward to the Lord doing more with us for this new year.
The theme for this year is, "Whom having not seen, ye love......" I pray we will fall in love with the Lord Jesus more then this year, then last year.
The speaker was Russ Miller with Creation Ministries.
I couldn't resist this next picture.