June & July 2018 Newsletter

FamPicStancillChurchTo say that June was packed is an understatement. June actually started in May as Ms. Angel, Abby & Addy travelled to Gillette Wyoming with the Wahoo youth group to spend a few days being a blessing to Brother Doug and Mrs. Robin Baker who head up the Western Baptist Missions Warehouse. The “Wahooligans” prepared meals, packed supply boxes and served several Missionaries, for which we are thankful. Brother Mark Stroud preached and the Youth Choir sang for services during the meeting.  What a joy to be a blessing to those who are evangelizing the lost whatever the cost.

In the middle of June, we were able to invest in the lives of kids from all over the south who attended the North Georgia School of Gospel Music which was held at Brunau University in Gainesville, Georgia. The NGSGM teaches old fashioned shaped-note singing, music theory to all ability levels, as well as offering private voice, piano and guitar lessons. We were able to give several evening devotions and were able to lead 3 of the 10 young people who were saved over the course of the school.  We also travelled many miles to many states with the Old Time Preachers Quartet and saw the Lord work in the lives everywhere we went. *II Tim.4:5

The Lord is continuing to bless the Riches From The Pages radio broadcast.  We have been getting good response from the weekly broadcasts and received a sizable offering that will keep us on the air for 13 weeks on wordchristianbroadcasting.com.  We are finalizing our launch on a station in Wimauma, Florida within the month.  Our goal is to be on the air 7 days a week in seven states.  On average $100 will cover one month on one station. Please pray for support and souls. *Eph.3:8

July is Power of 2 camp time and we are praying that young people will sell out to the Lord and Old-Time-Religion.  We are burdened for the state of our country and realize more than ever the need for evangelistic revival.  There will be no revival in America until the church gets right, the church will not be right until the family is right, and the family will not be right until individuals get right.  Let it begin with you and me.  *Mt.7:7

The Holy Spirit is continuing to show us valuable principles in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah.  The rebuilding remnant experienced opposition but obedience to the Lord’s instructions ensured His provision, protection and promotion.  Our burden is to help rebuild The Church, Homes and Walls that God desires. *Neh. 1:3-4

We have the following Sunday’s open in the coming months. Pray the Lord will fill those dates.  *Mark 1:38

July – 8, August – 12, September – 9, 23, 30, October – Open, November – 4, 11, 25

 PLEASE PRAY!  *Mark 11:24

There is nothing that we need more than prayer.  Pray for…

  • Open doors to Preach and Sing
  • Increased Burden for the Lost Around Us
  • Discernment on Missions Efforts, Bible Distribution Mission
  • Our Local church, Wahoo Baptist and Pastor Mark Stroud & family
  • Riches From The Pages radio broadcast
  • PO2 Camp Bunk Mattress Offering
  • Favor in Book Writing/Publishing, Music Recording
  • The Singers Chapel – Preaching Ministry to Travelling Southern Gospel travelling artists
  • Following the Lord toward full-time evangelism

**There are printable versions of this newsletter (PDF) below**God Bless You!!

BroAdamB & the A-Team

Mark 1:38 KJB

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EABJuneJuly18Newsletter  PDF

That ye may know

Our hope and prayer today is that you know that you are His and He is yours.  There are many people that cross our paths who either do not think about their eternity or are uncertain of the how, the why or if they may be able to know for sure what awaits them on the other side of the veil of death.  Let’s talk about knowing

This week I had the opportunity to lead several young people to the Lord in salvation.  They were all ‘church kids’ who had been under conviction.  Some ran full speed toward salvation and were gloriously and joyfully born again.  But, a couple of them seemed to really struggle with the knowledge of whether they were actually saved or not, even after sincere prayer.  They were not drug addicts, alcoholics, philanderers or felons.  They had been taught about Jesus.  They knew about heaven.  They sat under preaching and sang hymns of the church.  But, when it came time to do business with God over the condition of their eternal soul, it seemed harder than it should have been.  They just did not know.  I John 5:13 says, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”  We can know.

One young man seemed to hold on to some things and was embarrassed at the proposition.  But, when he prayed through the Holy Spirit gave the peace that only salvation can.  He KNEW that he was saved.  He had been under conviction, admitted he was a sinner, called on God for salvation as the scripture commands and was gloriously saved off a church pew surrounded by friends and family.  It was precious.

Another young man was under the same conviction, believed that Jesus is the Son of God, that He lived, was crucified and rose again, but, after struggling in prayer just did not know if he was saved or not.  The same scripture was used to show how God instructs us on how to be saved but when we asked this precious young man if the Lord had saved him he shrugged his shoulders and shook his head.  He did not know.  It broke my heart to leave him and the Lord alone to deal with it, but another preacher and myself did all we could do.  It was up to this young man to know for sure.

Two admonitions.  First, salvation in individual.  It is not our job to save anyone or force anyone into the loving arms of grace.  We could have coerced that boy into saying something or admitting something that he did not actually believe.  Each one must deal with the Almighty for themselves.  Secondly, I believe that young man wants to know and because of that, he will in the very near future.  When we have been fed a steady diet of God since birth, the head knowledge can overshadow the heart knowledge.  Pray for little ‘E’ that he will KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is saved.

Finally, I will leave you with this thought.  If we fall under the conviction that the Bible explains, and we believe as the Bible explains, and we call on God for salvation as the Bible explains then we can know that we are saved, not because of anything we have done but because of what God has done and said He would do.  If we follow what the Bible says about being saved then we are saved.  Tell someone today that they too can KNOW!

God Bless You,

BroAdamB

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Fathers and Future Generations

Happy Father’s Day!  Our hope and prayer is that your earthly father has been an example of the Heavenly Father.  If not, there is still hope for the generations that follow.  Let’s talk about that. 

 Psalm 78 is a chapter that encourages the generation of today to remember the teachings of our fathers in their original form so that we may pass those teachings in their original form to our children and then further, our children might pass it to their children and grandchildren. The oral tradition of the Israelites was the primary scriptural education of the common people. The scribes were assigned to rewrite the writings of Moses and the prophetic works in those Old Testament times. The Pharisees were to memorize the Old Testament from memory. It was a responsibility that every father undertook with much gravity.

 There are lots of things that are said about fathers on a day like today. The greatest thing that can be said of a father is that he showed his children the example that God gave in the Word. What a blessing that it would be for children to say that their father told them what the Bible said and he showed them the same by his word and deed. It would be even more glorious for those children to tell their children how their grandfather lived what the Bible said. Those stories of faith, trial, tragedy, and victory are what it takes for an unlearned generation to be molded for a future faith of their Own.

 It is unfortunate that some have no goodly heritage, no Godly heritage of faith. Such is the case of many people that I know who are first-generation Christians. All they have is a past family life of sin, self-satisfaction or simply living till they die with no hope on the other side of the veil of death. But for those first generation Christian these words in Psalm 78 are a hopeful beginning for a heritage of faith for their own future generations. 

 If you have a father that has you a Godly example you ought to thank him, not for teaching you how to throw a ball, or for taking you fishing, or paying your way, but you ought to thank him for giving you the Bible as the foundation that you live upon. That’s what I’m going to tell my dad today when I talk to him on the phone and wish him a happy Father’s Day. And that is what I’m going to strive for as the father of Abigail and Adelyn. And if the Lord lets us live and they have children of their own, we will tell them that Jesus saves and that God is faithful. That there is a heaven to gain and a hell to shun. That living right is the only way. That taking care of your neighbors is as important than taking care of yourself. We will tell them that they not only carry our family name but they carry the name of our Lord.  God help Godly fathers.

God Bless You!

BroAdamB

 evangelistadamborden.com

Hiding

Our hope and prayer for you this week is that you have hidden yourself in Christ and not from Him.  There is a distinct difference.  Let’s talk about that…

In I Samuel 9 & 10 we read where the high priest, Samuel, is directed by God to anoint the first King of Israel.  He is brought providentially to a young man who is looking for some runaway mules that belong to his father, Kish.  Samuel spots young Saul and the Lord says That’s him.  It appears that God had a plan, a purpose and priority for the life of Saul that Saul unaware of, unsure about and ultimately unwanted by Saul.

In chapter 10 when it is time to reveal who God had chosen in the presence of all of Israel that the name Saul, son of Kish, was called.  But Saul could not be found (v21-22).  The word says he hath hid himself among the stuff.  When they ran and fetched him out from hiding from them, hiding from the call of God, Saul stood head and shoulders above anyone in Israel.  But, it was not his looks or stature that made Him the choice.  It was the anointed appointment of God that made Saul the man for the job.

I would submit to you that many in the church house this Sunday morning are doing the same thing that Saul was doing, hiding in the stuff of church when the Lord has a purpose for them to fulfill.  Folks find themselves a low-profile, passive, pew position to hide in and just hope that the Lord will let that be enough. People hide themselves in the stuff of the activities of church. They might sing in the choir, work at VBS, attend every service and come to revival and hope that they can hide in that stuff from the purpose that God is calling them to.  It happens everywhere.

The late great college basketball coach, John Wooden, said, “We will never substitute activity for success.”  We might be doing things around the church house but being active may not be accomplishing the successful purpose that God has tapped us for.  I know it can happen, because it happened to me.  I recounted just this week how that God called me to preach in December of 1994 but I hid in the stuff of gospel music until I surrendered to the call in November 2008.  For fourteen years I hid myself by doing something good but I was hiding from a calling that would not leave me alone.  I just stayed busy and never gave the voice inside me an ear thinking I could ignore it away.  If I just went on hiding in plain view everything would be ok.  Not so.  God kept calling my name and the Holy Ghost kept pointing me out as I hid in the stuff.

You cannot hide from God.  Let the Lord fetch you out and put you where He wants you to be.  You will be relieved when you do.  Hide In Him and not From Him.

God Bless you,

BroAdamB

Using God’s Name In Vain

Well, how about that blog title.  That is an eye opening Good Morning to our Gospel music friends.  Our hope and prayer is that the Lord has been honored by your use of His name in all you do.  Let’s talk about that…

Undoubtedly, the most disgusting use of language, especially to a born again child of God, is someone who says the word ‘God’ or ‘Jesus’ or ‘Christ’ in any combination of profanity, slang or off handed use.  But, have we ever considered the fact that placing the identification of anything we do under the banner of God, Jesus or Christ puts the value and standard of that name directly upon what we are doing In His Name.  For example, the fraudulent obligatory televangelist who begs their followers to plant a seed that ends up being a new house in LA or a shiny Benz, all in the name of Christ.  Or the person who says “I am a Christian who is gay and that’s okay because God loves me just the way I am.”  How would you like it if your name was used that way?

The third commandment in Exodus 20 verse 7 says “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Why are we talking about this?  Because there is a caution that we MUST MUST MUST pay close attention to when we put The Lord our God’s name on anything.  Many today who call themselves “Christians” are openly living the sins of Romans 1:18-32.  [Stop and read those verses now]  I want to make a stand right here that some of you may not be willing to take.  And, it is going to make some of you uncomfortable at the least and flaming mad in the literal and utmost extreme.

I am only going to use biblical terminology and not societal language to clarify what we are talking about.  Anyone who makes their living or proclaims to operate under a calling from the Almighty God of Heaven or attaches ‘Christian’ or Gospel to their identity, and yet lives in the immoral sins of adultery, fornication, sodomy, lesbianism, or alcohol consumption, is taking God’s name in VAIN!  Moreover, anyone who aligns with, supports, or ignores such sin in light of personal gain or business interest [i.e. Lot in Sodom] is complicit and accountable unto the Almighty.  Ephesians 5 verses 1 through 17 spells out what our position as Children of the King of Glory is to be.  Paul writes that we are to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.”  After condemning the sin of whoremongering, fornication, and filthiness, verse 6 and 7 says, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.  

If we are willing to align in agreement, a business venture, or especially ‘ministry’ with someone who is a sodomite or lesbian, an adulterer or fornicator, a drug or alcohol abuser, then we are operating in complete rebellion to the written Word of God which is Jesus Christ embodied in the pages (John 1:1, 14).

With that said, no one is beyond the grace and mercy of God, for without it we would all be without hope.  God gives us the avenues of repentance, reproving, and restoration through the scripture so we can rejoice in the knowledge that no sin, whether outward or inward is beyond the blood that Jesus shed.

WARNING!!  Our sinful society is very soon going to impose its’ will upon Southern Gospel music.  Mark my words.  The guilted societal forced acceptance of sodomy and lesbianism is soon going to foist itself upon the fandom and industry of this music that we love.  I fear that the tentacles of this ‘lifestyle sin’ has already worked it’s way to the core of every part of what brings our beloved gospel music to your radio, mp3 player, screen or stage.  Make no mistake, industry leaders, promoters, record companies, radio stations, internet entities, groups and fans of gospel music will be forced to make a choice to either accept or reject the open air display of a vulgar immoral anti-biblical lifestyle as a visible part of this music we love.  It will be accompanied by a thoroughly  embarrassing exposure to a national news media which now would doubt the existence of such a musical genre as Southern Gospel.  But, CNN and MSN would love nothing more than to bring another level of shame to the name of Jesus Christ by touting members of the Southern Gospel music community as members of the sodomite and lesbian community.

It would be wise to make your choice now based on the truth of scripture concerning these sins and your attachment with or detachment from them.  Will you knowingly hire, sing a song written by, employ a producer, or enter into business with someone who is using God’s name in vain?

GOD BLESS SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC!!

BroAdamB

evangelistadamborden.com

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Pour Water

Our hope and prayer is that the Lord has poured out blessings on you today.  We know that all of those manifold blessings are not intended for us just to hold onto, but we ought to do something for others.  Let’s talk about that…

In II Kings 3 verse 11, King Jehosaphat was looking for someone who could help him find out the word and will of the Lord for a problem he faced.  The word in verse 11 is that Elisha had poured water on the hands of Elisha.  Interesting that Elisha was not known to the Kings advisors for what he himself had done but for what he had done for a man of God.  It was not Elisha which had defeated the prophets of Baal and the prophets of the grove in a battle of Gods.  It was not Elisha who had prophesied 3 years of no rain.  It was Elijah who had been taken up in a God’s chariot up to heaven.  Elisha was only known, and called to the Kings court for one reason.  He poured water on the hands of the Man of God.

That custom meant that Elisha showed honor to Elijah by this act of cleansing the prophets hands.  It also pointed to the belief that now that Elijah was known to be off the scene, that Elisha might just be next in line for this time.  In fact, we know that Elisha asked for a double portion which he received over the time of his ministry.  It is doubtful, however, that Elisha would have been granted that request if he had been a pretentious petulant protege’.  Humility resulted in promotion (I Peter 5:6)

Lesson:  God blesses those who bless God’s man.  Find a way to bless your Pastor, an Evangelist, a Missionary, a Preacher.  Know that an humble act of kindness or service has the attention of the Almighty

We Love You,

BroAdamB

Be sure to tune in to the Riches From The Pages radio broadcast this week.  I have attached a message to give you an idea of what you will hear.

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