LAHAINA BAPTIST CHURCH
PASTOR CHRIS’ CORNER Aloha kakou, The month of April brought its share of challenges for Gary and myself. Although the Easter Weekend and the following weekend with Don Piper was awesome, our health took a strange turn for the worst. We sincerely appreciate all of your prayers, cards, calls, food and gifts as we recovered. I am happy to report that we are almost back to top speed again (although that may have been part of the problems!) and we are very blessed to serve you as we reach our community and our world together for Christ. We began a study on Wednesday nights following Paul’s missionary journeys. As we are moving through his first journey, join us to learn more about Paul’s methods of ministry and the incredible ways that God used him to reach his world for Christ. This is an engaging study and contains many practical tools for us as we grow in our lives of faith.
Also, I want to encourage you again with a portion of our Sunday morning study in Colossians – Paul prayed (1:9-10) for the church that they would be filled with the full knowledge of God’s will and that they would walk in a manner worthy of our Lord. This phrase gives us a beautiful word picture in the word ‘worthy,’ which is defined as “to weigh as much as.” The picture is of the sides of a set of balances or scales – what Jesus has given you is on one side; what you give over to Him is on the other side. Let your walk with Christ weigh as much as all that He has given you – strive to resist the lure of the world and let your life be consumed with the power of Christ! Now, that is a prayer! Mahalo again for the wonderful privilege that you have given me to be your pastor. I pray for God’s continued blessings on us all, as we grow closer to Him.
Until next month, Aloha in Christ,
A Lasting Legacy
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What lasting legacy will we leave behind? Will our legacy exhibit the foundations of our belief? Moses lived his life as a man deeply committed to God and obedient to God’s commands. At the end of his life, he prepared the people to carry on without him. His life of faith and obedience was a legacy to the Israelites as they claimed the Promised Land. Each of these people also has a lasting legacy that endures today. In despair, Hannah turned to the God of hope and poured out her heart’s desire. God granted her prayer and continued her legacy of hope in Samuel. In faithful obedience to God’s direction, Abraham trusted God to provide the needed sacrifice. God met Abraham’s need as he stepped out in faith. In honoring God’s love for him, Paul was motivated to share the love of Christ with others. He made four missionary journeys, started many churches, and wrote much of the New Testament. What kind of lasting legacy are we building? Do our lives exhibit the hope we have in Christ, faithful obedience to God’s commands, as well as the love of Christ? Join us every Sunday at 9 in May as we learn how to build a lasting legacy that promotes hope, exhibits faith in God, and motivates us to serve and love as Jesus did.
Scripture for May: 1 Thessalonians 1:3 New International Version (NIV) We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
MCBA Youth Camp June 4-8, 2012
4. Chris & Wendy Martin
MCBA Children’s Camp Please call the church oﬃce if we have missed your special day, so we can update our records.
June 25-29, 2012
Please keep all the students in prayer as we get ready for camps this summer. If you are interested in going or need more information, please call the church oﬃce at 661-3725.
PASTOR G’S SPACE: Aloha Church Family:
consequences that come with those choices. The Camp As you know the summer registra7on fee is $190 and that is one of the most ac7ve 7mes covers meals, lodging, of the year for a church. This transporta7on, and Camp year is no excep7on as we plan Curriculum. If you are for youth camp and children’s interested in joining us for one camp. Let me thank each and of the greatest 7mes of the every one of you for being a year, come on in or call the member who cares. Because oﬃce for further informa7on. we have so many loving, caring folks here at Lahaina Bap7st Following Youth Camp is Church we are able to do many our Children’s Camp which will Biblical task as the Lord leads be held from June 25-‐June 29, us. Coming very soon is our and this is for all children who Youth Camp out in Ke’anae. have completed grades 3 thru The camp is scheduled for June completed 6th grade. Children’s 4-‐8 for those students who camp is also on the YMCA th have completed 6 grade and grounds out in Ke’anae and the who have completed the 12th cost this year is $135 per grade. This years camp Theme student. We believe that you is Living Life Between the Trees. can never start training a child A study that allows the in the way of the Lord to soon. individual believer to see the many diﬀerent choices that come their way, and the Chris Martin, Pastor Gary Hamrick, Associate Pastor Sunday Schedule: 8:00AM Morning Worship 9:00AM Bible Study 10:15AM Mid-Morning worship Wednesday Schedule: 5:30PM DInner 6:30PM Bible Study/Student Ministry
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 If you have any ques7ons about camp this year please contact the oﬃce or Pastor Gary any 7me at 808-‐757-‐1296.
Aloha Ke Akua and a Hui Hou Pastor Gary Hamrick
LAHAINA BAPTIST CHURCH Shaw Street at Honoapiilani Hwy P.O. Box 1000 Lahaina, HI 96767 firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 808-661-3725 Office Fax: 808-661-0926 Website: www.lahainabaptist.org