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A monthly publication of Live Oak Baptist Church...a church using God’s gifts to branch out under the revelation of the Lord our God. 1014 Wichita Ave.

Jacksboro, Texas 76458

(940) 567-2204

Messenger May 2012

Volume 27 #5

Clubbers who passed an average of at least 2 sections per night in April were awarded with ice cream sundaes on April 25. Those receiving sundaes were: Jett Fagan, Grayson Glidewell, Colton Hutchison, Erin Jonas, Kortland Kenvin, Kyler Kenvin, Emma Moore, Gracie Moore, Libby Moore, Kody Reiter, Autumn Romines and Dane Wilson.

Family Night & Awards Ceremony

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Thursday, May 3 Main Street Bistro Courtyard 12:00-12:30 p.m.

May 16 – 6:00 p.m.

“Blessed is the Nation whose God is the LORD.” Psalm 33:12

Worship Center Everyone is invited to come out and see our AWANA clubbers receive their awards and also see a slide show of our AWANA year activities.

Space Odyssey: 2012

Explore God’s Creation Age 4 – Grade 6 Monday through Friday June 4-8 5:30 – 8:15 p.m. More workers are needed for our Vacation Bible School. If you have not been contacted and would be interested in helping this year, please contact Steve or Staci Kenvin, Susan Phariss, Bro. Kenneth or Jordan Reiter or Anthony or Melissa Rowland.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering We received $780 for our annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. Thank you to each one who contributed.

Sunday Morning Prayertime Everyone is invited to participate in a pray and go prayertime each Sunday morning from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Room 118. It is not necessary to stay the full hour; just come, pray as God leads and go.

Sunday Report And They Came Expectantly … … … April Bible Study Attendance 1-68, 8-79, 15-71, 22-69, 29-N/A April Average as of April 22 – 72 And The People Gave Cheerfully … … … 1-$4,203.56; 8-$3,175.80; 15-$3,874.47; 22-$1,888.05; 29-N/A Total Monthly Goal – $26,036.17 April Income as of April 22 – $13,141.88

Monday Noon Bible Study "Sack Study" is each Monday from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Lunch is provided and everyone is invited to attend. Bro. Kenneth is teaching a study on the book of Revelation.

Men’s Ministry Fellowship Men's Ministry Fellowship is Tuesday, May 15 at the home of Anthony Rowland, 526 N. Fourth Street. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.



9:30 a.m. Sunday – Beginning in Jesus

May Ministries in Progress There will be no MIP in May. The next Ministries in Progress will be June 10.

6:00 p.m. Sunday – Devotions presented by a drama leader; skitTLES also rehearse during this time

Church Office Closed

7:30 p.m. Wednesday – “Is the Bible Reliable” by Focus on the Family

The Church Office will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

Upcoming Events: May 13 – Silent Auction for youth mission trip; bids for baked items will accepted before and after Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall Need work done around your house? There will be a youth auction coming up soon where you can bid on a youth to come and help you with your projects. June 25-29 – Mission Trip to the Children’s Home in Round Rock partnered with First Baptist Petrolia July 27-28 – Student Evangelism Conference in Allen

Our Associate Pastor Search Committee members are Don Lively, chairman, Ronny Easter, David Moore and Bruce Sanford with Karen Beckham and Melissa Moore as alternates. Pray for these who represent us in the search for God’s man to become our Associate Pastor. The committee has requested individual prayer on the following days: Sunday – Bruce Sanford Monday – Karen Beckham

Tuesday – Ronny Easter Wednesday – Don Lively

Thursday – David Moore Friday – Melissa Moore

Every Day – Bro. Kenneth Reiter

A word from our pastor... Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. James 4:14 (NASB) Life is painful. Life is precious. Both of these statements exist. Both are truth. And both exist in truth without being in contradiction with each other. Life is painful, but at the same time, it is precious. And oh how often we take it for granted! We take it for granted, that is, until we get reminded of just how fragile it is. This is where the pain comes in. In fact, it is necessary. Ten days ago, I experienced this myself, as I was reminded of how painful this life truly can be. Tanner, a little 8 year-old boy, finally lost his battle with cancer. And for the record, Tanner fought courageously for well over five years, and three times it appeared that he had it beat only to fall back again. Tanner was a boy with a faith that many of us older men envy. He decided himself that he wanted to go. He wanted to go and see Jesus, and his grandpa. He was in so much pain and had been for so long, that he wanted to go where there was no pain. Tanner understood that this life is painful. He understood that the real life was up the road waiting on him. He understood that this life was not permanent. James' was enlightened to this fact as well. He calls us "a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away." Nothing is perhaps as telling as his illustration. Think about it for a moment. Have you ever tried to touch a vapor? Think of how many times that a vapor appears in the coolness of the morning and then vanishes in the heat of the day, and yet few ever notice. Think of how many lives will end today as you read this, yet the sun will appear tomorrow, and – as it is said – the world keeps on turning. Yet, when you look at the beginning of James 4:14 you see an even stouter truth: "you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow." Allow me to echo the words again. "you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow." We are foolish to believe that we have any control over our life. Death is a constant reminder of just how little say we have in the matter. As the Scriptures testify, the "very hairs of your head are all numbered" (Matthew 10:30). In this, we find just how much we need God. To God, and God alone, "belong escapes from death" (Psalm 68:20, NASB). And to God, and God alone, be the glory. Pain and suffering remind us of this. People often ask why is there pain and suffering in the world? Atheists loudly proclaim that if God is who He says He is then there would be no pain and suffering. However, ignorance abounds in statements like these. It is really not hard to understand pain and suffering. If you do not believe me, then think about what this world would be like if there was no pain and suffering. We would never think about life and how fragile it is. We would take it for granted everyday. We would be extremely selfish because there would be little reason to not be selfish. Being a pastor, I know full well how hard it is to get people together and pray, and this is with all of the pain and suffering. Imagine what it would be like without the pain and suffering. And don’t deny it, we would ALWAYS take life for granted. If you are reading this today, then you still have yours'. The question then becomes, what are you going to do with it? Have you given your life to God? Have you made Christ your Lord? Are you living your life for Him? The reason that any of us still have our lives is because God has chosen to allow us to keep it for now. This means that we have a purpose for being here. We need to remember that the purpose for our living is His purpose. If God can receive as much glory through the life of a boy who only lived on this earth for eight years, imagine what He can do through you. The truth is that every time we begin to think that we are something in and of ourselves all it takes is a hurricane, or a tornado, or a tsunami, or seeing a precious little boy suffer through his life with cancer to quickly remind us of just how little we really are. Along the way we are reminded that life is painful. At the same time, I hope we also are reminded that life is precious.

In Loving Memory Tanner Evers October 17, 2003 – April 14, 2012

Church Staff Pastor – Kenneth Reiter Associate Pastor–

1014 Wichita Ave. Jacksboro, TX 76458

Secretary – Margie Hamby Custodian – Amanda O'Shields

Contact Information Church Office: 940▪567▪2204 Fax Line: 940▪567▪3832 Email: Website:

Weekly Schedule Sunday– 8:30 a.m. – Prayer time; Prayer Service 9:30 a.m. – Bible Study (for all ages) 10:45 a.m. – Worship Service 6:00 p.m. – Adult Bible Study Youth Wednesday– 6:00 p.m. – AWANA Adult Bible Study 7:30 p.m. – Youth Bible Study

Adult Bible Fellowship Classes 1.

Don Lively's class is continuing a study of "Encounters With God: 1 Corinthians" written by Henry Blackaby and his sons. Don's class meets in room 118.


Regular literature class taught by Clinton Easter meets in room 116.


Young Adult Class taught by Bruce and Karen Sanford meets in room 110.


Pastor's Class taught by Bro. Kenneth (for new members and those not already enrolled in another class) meets in room 108.

All adults meet together at 9:30 in the Fellowship Hall and then go to class about 9:45.

Ladies of all ages are invited to attend a low impact exercise/praise time Monday through Friday morning at 9:00 in the Fellowship Hall.

Live Oak Baptist Church May 2012 Church Calendar Sun








6:00 am Breakfast– Green Frog; Noon VBS Committee– Conference Room;

6:00 pm AWANA; Adult Bible Study– Room 110; 7:30 pm Youth Bible Study– Youth Center

Main Street Bistro Courtyard 12:00-12:30 p.m.









Sparks/T&T Store 6:00 pm AWANA; Adult Bible Study– Room 110; 7:30 pm Youth Bible Study– Youth Center


















2:00 pm VBS Leader Meeting– F. Hall; 6:00 pm Bible Study– Fellowship Hall; Youth Bible Study/Drama Rehearsal– Youth Center; 7:00 pm Associate Pastor Search

12:10 pm Sack Study– Fellowship Hall;

12:10 pm Sack Study– Fellowship Hall

12:10 pm Sack Study– Fellowship Hall

6:00 am Breakfast– Green Frog; Noon VBS Committee– Conference Room

6:00 am Breakfast– Green Frog Noon VBS Committee– Conference Room 6:30 pm Men’s Ministry Meeting– Anthony Rowland’s (526 N. Fourth Street)

6:00 am Breakfast– Green Frog; Noon VBS Committee– Conference Room;

6:00 pm AWANA; Family Night & Awards Ceremony– Worship Center

9:30-11:30 am; 1-4 pm Shot Clinic– Fellowship Hall

9:00-11:30 am Shot Clinic– Fellowship Hall

7:00 pm– JHS Gym JHS Graduation 8:00 pm– JHS Gym


6:00 pm VBS Workshop– Fellowship Hall





Sunday Morning Schedule 8:30

Prayertime– Room 118 Prayer Meeting– Room 115 9:30 Bible Study for all ages 10:45 Worship Service

Church Office Closed

May 2012 Newsletter  

A monthly publication of Live Oak Baptist Church

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