Ray of Hope Newsletter
Rise and Shine | Volume 2 , Issue 2 | January 10, 2021
GREETINGS IN CHRIST!
While we go through difficult times as believers in America and around the world, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on a beautiful thought, “Our Times Are In His Hands”.
The entire chapter of Psalm 31 tells the story of David, who was a man after God's heart, speaking of the difficulties he was facing and his determination to continue to trust God. Especially referring to “times” that were beyond his understanding.
In my opinion the most encouraging and powerful verse of the scripture is verse 15, “My times are in your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me”.
The “times” being spoken of refers to the various events that come into our lives, whether we see them as good or bad.
Without a doubt, we are going through challenging times right now, whether it is in our own individual lives, families, or even our churches.
I write this letter with encouragement to each one of us to continue to trust God in all facets of our lives.
We know God sees and knows all things, yet we need to allow Him to rule and reign over the “kingdoms of our lives.”
Continue to keep each other lifted in Prayer and Stay Encouraged!!
Lessilie ShieldsChair, Public Relations
WEEKLY BIBLE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN - JANUARY 10th
Enjoy a new lesson each week to help you teach God's word to your children.
Here is the lesson for the 2nd week in the month of January. Below you will find a recap of the lesson, and this week's memory verse. You will find the full lesson within the attached documents.
Memory Verse: "Don't be afraid; from now on you will fish for people" (Luke 5:10, NIV)
Lesson: Peter, James, and John had fished all night but caught no fish. They were cleaning their nets when Jesus came along. He told Peter to take his boat out to catch some fish. He called James and John to help him. They caught so many fish that their boats could not hold them all. They were surprised! Peter now knew Jesus was God. He thought about all his sins and he was afraid. "Do not be afraid," said Jesus. "Follow Me." Then all three fishermen left their boats and their nets and followed Jesus.
THINK ABOUT IT: If Jesus comes back today, will you be ready?
How you can share the good news! Have you told someone about Jesus today? What did you share with friends and family? Continue to share the good news about Jesus. Most people are home during this pandemic and this is a good time to reach out to as many family and friends.
Have a blessed week.
ROH Children’s Ministry
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Service Recordings from FREE CONFERENCE
January 10, 2021
Sermon delivered by Min. Ayanna Franklin, Ray of Hope Baptist Church
WEEKLY SCRIPTURE READING AND STUDY GUIDE
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Hebrews 10:24-25 KJV
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalms 46:1 KJV
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NEED ASSISTANCE WITH BGE or WATER BILL
Community Resources: Food Distribution, Volunteerism, and more!
Here you will find links to documents and websites that provide information on a number of community resources in and around the Baltimore area.
FREE GROCERIES EVERY SATURDAY 10am-Noon
Net Breakers Church
611 S. Marlyn Ave.
FOOD GIVEAWAY! SATURDAYS 10am-Noon
8301 Liberty Rd
Windsor Mill, MD 21244
COMMUNITY OUTREACH MON, TUES, WEDS 11:30am - 1:30pm
First Mount Calvary Baptist Church
1142 N. Fulton Avenue
Mild Symptoms of Coronavirus, When To See A Doctor
Ways to Give
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If you are unable to give online, here are alternative ways you may give.
You may drop off tithes and offerings to the church office Monday-Friday 10:00am-3:00pm.
You may mail checks made payable to the Ray of Hope Baptist Church to:
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