Pastor, Roger Kiser
Welcome To Pine Bower!
Hello and welcome to the Pine Bower Baptist Church website! We would like to thank you for taking the time to stop by and look around. We exist to glorify God by worshiping Him and developing fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. If you would like to know anything about us, check around on the website, or we'd love to have you join us for worship.
Thought of the Week:
The God Who Comforts
2 Corinthians 1: 3-7
Look up comfort in a dictionary and you’ll find a definition like “something that promotes a state of ease or provides freedom from pain and anxiety.” But according to God’s Word, when consolation is needed, the only true solution is the indwelling Holy Spirit. In Greek, He is called paraklētos, which means “he who stands at one’s side; he who comes to one’s aid.” Believers don’t have to rely on outward remedies or distractions to ease their mind, because help is available from the ultimate Comforter.
Even before the Holy Spirit was sent to indwell believers (John 14:26; Eph. 3:16), Scripture identified God as the one who comforts His people (Isa. 40:1; Isa. 49:13). The Lord personally provides consolation and reassurance because no one knows our hurts the way He does.
I like this anonymous quotation: “When we have gone into the furnace of affliction, His hand is on the thermostat and His eye is on the clock.” God allows hardship, and as a result, we become stronger believers, wiser servants, and more humble people. But He stays by our side through the entire experience, sustaining us and limiting the intensity and duration of our distress. The Spirit’s reassuring whisper to our heart gives more comfort than the solace of family or the encouragement of friends.
People who fail to understand the true source of comfort try to escape their pain. They seek out pleasures, material wealth, or drugs and alcohol to soothe them. Only God can offer lasting relief from the crushing pressure of heartache. He even brings joy into periods of mourning.
InTouch Ministries March 20, 2019
There is a new way to fellowship and minister, and that is through the internet! Pine Bower has a page for anyone interested in joining. To join the group, please click here
Sunday School ~ 10:00 am
Worship Service~ 11:00 am
PM Service ~ 6:00 pm
Wednesdays ~ 7:00 pm
Activities for all ages for every service!