From the Pen of the Pastor
Thoughts for the Month of August:
 
My scriptural calendar doesn't show any American Holidays for the month of August. A lot of churches have their Revivals in the month of August. I want to make my remarks about Revival.
 
On Sunday, July 18, 2021 - our Choir Director, Bro. Don Cowart, asked us to take one letter of the word REVIVAL, each day, and put something that relates to Revival. Bro. Don asked me on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, how I as doing. I told him I was coming up with some words, but at that point, I felt I needed to do better. 
I looked through some notes I had at home. I found some help with Bro. Don's assignment. This year I want to use the word R-E-V-I-V-A-L and give some other thoughts that may help people experience REVIVAL. 
R     -     Recall your own Salvation experience. Remember the conviction you felt, the repentance you offered to God, the faith you exercised, the invitation you gave Jesus to come into your heart and the peace and joy you felt. 
E     -    Enter into the meeting whole heartedly. Do your best to forget about things that would hinder you from focusing your thoughts on worshipping and praising God and praying for the lost. 
V    -   Visit people and talk to them about the Lord and encourage them to come to the Revival. 
I     -    Involve - be involved - in every part of the service. Sing with the singers, pray with the prayers, support the preacher when he preaches and pray for those who are lost or away from God in the invitation. 
V    -  Voice your deep desire daily in prayer. We need to pay daily for God to revive us and give us a burden for those who are lost. 
A    -  Allow yourself to be used by the Lord "Jesus Use Me" is a good song that helps us see the need of offering to the Lord our gifts and talents and to ask him to use us in the REVIVAL to be a blessing to someone.
 
L   -   Love -- The scriptures teach us by this ' shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. ' John 13:35.  In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul refers to some spiritual gifts and basically says without charity, which is love they don't profit us anything. Everything we do must be done in love. 
OUR ONLY HOPE FOR SURVIVAL IS REVIVAL. 
Also:
If you are unable to attend services in person this Sunday, hover your Cursor over "PEN OF THE PASTOR" above and click on the  link "Pastor Green Video" when it appears.
 
Pastor Green would also like to ask that congregants who are unable to attend services to send their  tithes and offerings to:
Pine Grove Baptist Church 
P.O. Box 1476
Cartersville, GA 30120
Attention: Stephen Lively
 
It is important to get these funds into our system in order to support our charitable operations as well as continue the operations of our church. Electric, gas, telephone, insurance, maintenance, and etc.
 
Special Prayer Requests:

1. Pray for our church, our nation and our leaders.

2. Pray for all who are recovering from natural disasters, and those who are assisting in the cleanup effort.

3. Pray for the persecuted Christians around the world. 

4. Pray for all missionaries. 

5. Pray for every church without a pastor.

6. Pray for all schools, colleges, etc.

7. Pray for all who have the coronavirus and also pray that the spread of it will come  to an end.

8. Pray that confusion and division will cease and that God will lead to proper answers for the problems facing our country.