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March 2012 issue

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    LAHAINA BAPTIST CHURCHMarch 2012

    PASTOR CHRIS CORNERAloha kakou,

    Easter is coming quickly and I want to take this opportunity to encourage you to get ready to engage our community with the Resurrection story again this year. Without the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we would be hopeless but He changed our outlook from hopeless to filled with hope.

    With that thought in mind, let us prepare to share the hope with our community with a new focus and intentionality. Here are a few ideas that I have found to help us refocus on impacting our friends and neighbors with the message of the Resurrection:

    1. Pray for 5 neighbors, for five minutes a day for five weeks.1

    a. Make yourself a simple list of five people. Ask God to show you how to minister to them. Ask Him to speak to their hearts about His love for them. Ask Him to draw them to Himself.

    2. Get involved in the ministry opportunities for Easter

    a. Attend the Easter choir events and greet and share with the others who attender.

    b. Volunteer to help at the He Is Alive Easter Outreach at Honokowai Beach Park and show that neighborhood that His love is real.

    3. Invite others to hear and share in the Resurrection of Jesus.

    a. Make a special invitation to your family and friends to join you for worship at LBC on Easter morning. Write them a letter, call them or make a visit to their home to personally invite them. Contact people that you know have been to church in past few years and make a personal invitation to them also.

    Most people are willing to respond to some form of outreach about Jesus during the Easter season. This season is all about Jesus! His resurrection is our hope! Please step out and share this hope with others this year.

    Mahalo again for the wonderful privilege that you have given me to be your pastor. I pray for Gods continued blessings on us all, as we grow closer to Him.

    Until next month,Aloha in Christ, Pastor Chris

    1 idea from Frank Viola, 20 Things the Blood of Jesus Does

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    MARCH BIRTHDAYS1. Rennie Kauffold5. Steve Gaspar6. Mike Nakano9. Ace Green15. Lori Arakawa18. Vaelei Long27. Melanie Gaspar27. Hailey Killett28. Kevin Michaels29. Jim Shephard

    march Anniversaries:

    19. Steve & Melanie Gaspar

    Please call the church oce if we have missed your special day, so we can update our records.

    The Heart of Worship

    Worship is a condition of the heart, not place, position, or presence. Although we can worship alone, meeting with other believers in corporate worship will enrich our lives and encourage our faith. The psalmists desire for experiencing Gods presence in Jerusalem with other believers was so great that he likened himself to a deer panting for water. Though isolated and oppressed by enemies, the psalmist showed confidence in Gods love and faithfulness and proclaimed who God is and petitioned His help. We, too, can be assured through His Word and be confident in Gods character and power to intercede on our behalf as we call on Him, continue to seek the truth, and live righteously for Him. Through worship we can celebrate who God is and what He has done in creation and in our lives. Our hearts can be filled to overflowing with thanksgiving for all of His blessings. Join us every Sunday at 9 in March as we get to the heart of worship through our study of the Psalms. Study with us as we learn to magnify the Lord in worship and seek to align our minds and hearts to focus on who God really is.

    Scripture for March:Psalm 92:4 New International Version (NIV) For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.

    Baby DedicationSunday, March 11, 2012 during mid-morning worship

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    Easter ChoirFinished

    Thursday, April 5th @ 7:00 PM at Whalers VillageFriday, April 6th @ 6:00 PM at Lahaina Cannery Mall

    HE IS ALIVE!An Easter Celebration for children and families

    Theme: Receiving Gods LoveOn Saturday, April 7, 2012

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PMAt Honokowai Park

    Please be in prayer of how you can help. Please see Laura-Lee or call her at 276-8811 if you have a particular area you feel God is calling you to help and

    sign-up. You will be blessed.

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    Aloha Church Family:

    I am so Thankful that the Lord con:nues to use me and my Family to share the Love of Christ with others. I am thankful that Pastor Chris allows me to share with the church family the important principles of Evangelism. I believe that Evangelism is one of, if not the most important messages in all the world. Have you ever thought about, what if NO-one shared their Faith with others? What if all Chris:ans, everywhere, kept this message to themselves? What a tragedy that truly would be.

    As Chris:ans, we are a people sent by God to carry the message of Gods love, mercy and redemp:on through His Son Jesus Christ. This is missions at its core. Gods

    missionary heart beats for all people to know and worship Him. And we have the privilege and responsibility of being chosen by God to take the gospel into the en:re world.

    More than anything in the whole wide world, I wish that you would be allowed to share the Gospel message with others everywhere. Not only do I wish that you would be allowed to share with others, by I wish that you could teach others to teach others to teach others. We call this Discipleship. Disciples making disciples, and I think that Evangelism is the 1st step of Discipleship.

    Evangelism is as easy as the

    A-B-Cs:

    Admit: Admit to God that you are a sinner. Repent, turning from something to Someone (Jesus) Scripture: Romans 3:23, 6:23, Acts 3:19

    Believe: By faith receive Jesus Christ as Gods Son and accept Jesus giY of forgiveness from sin.

    Scripture: John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:8-9

    Confess: Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

    Scripture: 1John 1:9, Romans 10:9-10

    Aloha Ke Akua

    Pastor Gary Hamrick

    PASTOR GS SPACE:

    Chris Martin, PastorGary Hamrick, Associate PastorSunday Schedule:8:00AM Morning Worship9:00AM Bible Study10:15AM Mid-Morning worship

    Wednesday Schedule:5:30PM DInner6:30PM Bible Study/Student Ministry

    LAHAINA BAPTIST CHURCHShaw Street at Honoapiilani Hwy P.O. Box 1000Lahaina, HI [email protected]: 808-661-3725Office Fax: 808-661-0926Website: www.lahainabaptist.org