Remarks From The Pastor - August 20, 2017

Good Morning Church Members and Guests

Pastor Tom Porter

Pastor Tom Porter

Welcome everyone to TBC this morning. I am thankful to God for His goodness and love. How God gives us, as Christians, the Holy Spirit that takes up residence in us. Because of the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, who is, of course, part of the Holy Trinity, we are always in communion with God. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit takes our prayers to Jesus and Jesus is the mediator between us and God. It is Jesus who gives our prayers to God who is always ready to listen and move on our prayers. Sometimes He answers with a yes, sometimes a no, and sometimes with wait.

Some of us are old enough to remember the TV show Father Knows Best. Well, we need to always pray that we will accept God’s answers and realize He knows what’s best for us. Let this church body always go to the Lord in prayer, asking Him for what is best for us.  May the name of Jesus be praised! 

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PASTOR TOM

 

 

Late Wednesday afternoon, Retired U.S. Navy Officer Al Cave went to be with his Lord and Savior at 90 years of age. Please pray for his dear wife, Jackie. Their 70th wedding anniversary was just a few months away. Al loved his Lord, wife and family. He also loved the people of God, called the Church. Al was an encourager to me and to many others. 

Remarks From The Pastor - August 13, 2017

GOOD MORNING CHURCH MEMBERS AND GUESTS...

Pastor Tom Porter

Pastor Tom Porter

Our text this morning will be Genesis 13:1-13.  Last Week, we started a two-part series on Making Choices and realizing that each choice we make has a consequence.  We saw that we need to keep our minds on Jesus Christ and be spiritually-minded as opposed to living carnally-minded. 

Today, we will see that our choices reveal what is important to us.  We will learn that we need to first delight ourselves in the Lord and then he will give us the desires of our heart. (Psalm 37:4)

Remarks From The Pastor - August 6, 2017

Good Morning Church Members & Guests...

Pastor Tom Porter

Pastor Tom Porter

Good morning to you and thank you for choosing TBC as your place of worship.  Whoever said that living a Christian life would be a piece of cake didn't know what they were talking about!  The average adult makes 35,000 choices a day!  the average child under the age of eight makes 3,000 per day.  Oh to be a child again!  How many times a day do you include God n your decisions?  Life is about choices, from choosing to spend time conversing with God in prayer and reading His Word; to what to wear to go and the other 34,996 choices!  Back in the 70s, a book came out entitled, What Would Jesus Do?  That is still a perfect question for us to ask ourselves before we make a choice.   

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Remarks From The Pastor - July 30, 2017

Good morning church! 

Pastor Tom Porter

Pastor Tom Porter

Well, it won't be but a couple of weeks and the largest ministry of this church will be starting up again!  I'm referring to Temple Christian School with over 200 students and around 30 teachers and staff members!  

Please pray every day for them; that they will yield to the moving of God among them.  Today, our guest preacher is Dr. Stan Ponz, who is the President of Florida Bible College and who spoke at our high school commencement this past May.  Please make him welcome and be sure to thank him for coming and ministering to us this morning.

PASTOR TOM

Remarks From The Pastor - July, 23 2017

Good Morning Church Members and Guests...

Pastor Tom Porter

Pastor Tom Porter

David said, “Oh if I had wings like a dove then would I fly away and be at rest.”  Becky and I are doing a little traveling and we hope to visit Lancaster, PA. to see the play Jonah at the Sight and Sound Christian Theater.  Becky and I both thank God every day for our church family and what God is doing at Temple.  Often times I hear someone say, “My church family means so much to me.”  It is a blessing to me to see fellow church members coming along side of each other and being an encourager and help in time of need.  Or to see new members make friends at their new church and start fellowshipping with other members during the week!  Today your preacher will be Retired Pastor and now Missionary Danny Strickland.  God has led him to work with the people of Romania.  He will be speaking at both Sunday School and at the morning service.   Be sure to shake his hand and tell him how much you appreciate him coming today. 

 

PASTOR TOM

Remarks From The Pastor - July 16, 2017

Good Morning Church Members and Guests.

Pastor Tom Porter

Pastor Tom Porter

Today, I will be at Temple Baptist Church too.  Temple Baptist in Knoxville, Tennessee with my wife, Becky, and her dear mother Margaret!  Today, you will enjoy Pastor Don Norman, who has been a friend of mine for 17 years!  Pastor Don has always been an encourager to me.  He is a man with a servant's heart, serving both the young and older generations.  Back in the 70's, he was Jerry Falwell's Minister of Music at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia.  We all watched Don Norman sing on TV, especially on the Old Time Gospel program.  Don Norman is no stranger to us here at Temple.  He has led music for years at the PrimeTimer Jamboree. Introduce yourself to him and thank him for coming today to encourage all of you as he has done for me.

 

PASTOR TOM

Remarks From The Pastor - July 9, 2017

Good Morning Church Members and Guests

Pastor Tom Porter

Pastor Tom Porter

What a blessed time of the year for TBC!  The celebration of our nation and the 50th Anniversary of our church!  I am blessed to pastor such dedicated members who worked very hard to make our celebration a success!  Now let us move into the future to reach more souls for Christ and see our church grow for God's glory! 

 

PASTOR TOM

Remarks From The Pastor - July 2, 2017

The 50th Anniversary of Temple Baptist Church has finally arrived!  We welcome all of you here today especially our visitors, newest members and some from back in the day! 

Pastor Tom Porter

Pastor Tom Porter

On July 9, 1967 Temple Baptist Church had its first pastor, Pastor Wendell Correll along with his wife, Mary Ann and their three children, Wendy, Kim and Greg.  It is almost impossible to speak to anyone 40 years or older, that has lived in Titusville all their lives, that did not, at one time or another, ride a red, white and blue bus to Sunday school at Temple!  What a legacy Pastor Correll left for us to build upon.  Mr. Greg Correll, who is with us today, is representing the Correll family in the morning service and speaking tonight as the first administrator of our Temple Baptist School.  This church’s second Pastor was LeRoy Eldridge along with his wife Shirley and their four boys, Jon, Peter, Dan and Josh.  Pastor Eldridge took the reins as pastor in the year 1997 until 2010. God called me to come on pastoral staff in August of 2000 along with my wife, Becky and our three children, Tara, Shad and Amy.  I was called to be the pastor of this church family in the year 2010.  God is alive in the hearts of this great church family.  God has done great things in the past and He is still doing great things among us here at TBC!  For that we are most thankful to God Almighty. 

Pastor Tom

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