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Thank you for visiting Mt Zion Baptist Church website. Here you will find information about our church family, our ministries, worship services and the latest news on our church events.

We hope you learn more about us through our website and that you will plan to visit us in person very soon and give us the opportunity to get to know you. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 864-862-2540

The Pastor's Corner

March 8, 2015

 

Time

Today we experienced the annual shift from Eastern Standard Time to Daylight Savings Time.  We explain this as “springing forward” and essentially we have more daylight in the day.  Even though it may seem that we have lost an hour, it could be argued that we actually gained an hour because we have the opportunity to be more productive because of the increased sunlight. 

Jesus said: I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

This passage isn’t referring to EST or EDT, rather Jesus’ time on earth.  We only have a designated time frame to do Jesus’ work – and we must have a sense of urgency to do what we can in the time we have.  Just like Jesus’ Night, or the end of Christ’s time on earth was coming, just as it is coming for each of us.  Let’s do the work of the Lord – and there’s no better time to start than now.

Rev. Flint

 


Bible Study
Wednesday Night.
 Need an encouraging Word? Come study and fellowship each Wednesday night from 6:30 until 7:30 pm. You will enjoy the Word and the fellowship with us.

 
 

March

March 14, 2015 Quarterly Comfort Nursing Home visit. The next Quarterly Comfort Nursing home visit will be on March 14 at Quillen Manor Assistant Living center at 10am. 709 Quillen Ave. Fountain Inn, SC

March 21, 2015  YWA are hosting the first annual Ringbow Tea Luncheon on Sat. March 21 from 11am to 1pm. If you are interested in attending this event please contact a member of the YWA Committee. We are also asking each participant to give a small donation of $5.00. Lunch will be provided. Members are as follows, Pamela Jamison, Lisa Greene, Kristy Neely, Angela Talley, Alfreada Walker Smith, Nisha Neely, Tia Bolden Bradley, Denise Walker, Ava Davis, Tasha Sullivan, Sharon Sullivan, Samantha Fuller, and Lakendra Workman-Kilgore, President.

March 28th Musical Recital at 2:30pm. This recital is HARD work put in by some of the students at Mt Zion. Please come out and support our students for all their hard work and effort.

Piedmont Athletic Association
You are invited to attend the Piedmont Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Twenty Second Annual Banquet and Induction Ceremony on Saturday March 21, 2015 at Embassy Suites Hotel 670 Verdae Boulevard Greenville Sc at 7pm


College Bound.....

 2014 and 2015 Scholarships Available

MANY AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS ARE NOT APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!! MANY NEEDYOUR ENCOURAGEMENT, KNOWLEDGE AND HELP APPLYING!!

Even if you do not have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does, pass this scholarship information on to anyone and everyone that comes to mind, especially churches, fraternities, sororities, clubs, etc. Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated monies for scholarships which are to be used for the further education of African Americans, a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of interest or knowledge.

No one is going to knock on our doors and ask if we can use a scholarship!! Please help get our children involved. There is no need for money to be returned to donating companies or organizations because we fail to apply for it. Please pass this information on to family members, nieces, nephews, friends with children etc. and help get them involved in applying for these scholarships. We must get the word out that money is available. If you are a college student or getting ready to become one , you probably already know how useful additional money can be. Our youth really could use these scholarships. Thanks! (If clicking on the link doesn't work, copy and paste the URL in your web browser.)
Remember to do your homework and make sure that all scholarship offers are legit and that they do not ask you to pay any money before you get your scholarship. Make sure that you read all the terms of the scholarships.

2014 Scholarships Available For Black Students (Will probably be available for 2015 also)

Every year, more than $50 billion dollars in scholarships are given away to students of all ethnic backgrounds. This number includes many awards that are given only to African American students and other minorities. Such opportunities are needed because African Americans continue to show the greatest need in the area of financial assistance. Even more, the education gap between minority students and their white counterparts is still very wide.

This web site was designed to help African American students find the latest scholarships and grants that are being given away by non-profit organizations, government agencies and major corporations. Most of these programs aim to assist disadvantaged people who come from poor families and cannot afford to pay for college. However, there are also programs that recognize and award students who can demonstrate excellence in education, sports, etc. regardless of their financial status. Click here for a list of scholarships that may be available to you. 2014 and 2015 Scholarships Available.docx

 Five Minutes in the Word

 

 

Inspirational Reading 

 

The Saddest Thing Jesus Ever Saw

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Jesus has seen it all, from beginning to end. Can you imagine all of the things He has seen. He saw Adam in the garden, when he disobeyed God, and had to hide himself. But was that the saddest thing Jesus ever saw? No...

Jesus saw Cain kill Abel, and it was not the saddest thing He had ever seen. When the floods came and Noah and his family were the only ones to survive, and all of the people on earth died, it still wasn't the saddest thing that Jesus saw. When the people with Moses, turned away from God and made and worshipped idols and false gods, that wasn't the saddest thing He has ever seen.

When Jesus Himself walked the earth and performed miracle after miracle, and His own people would not accept Him. Was that the saddest thing He had ever seen? No...When Jesus learned that His good friend Lazarus had died, it still wasn't the saddest thing He had ever seen. When Jesus Came back from praying,and found His disciples asleep, was that the saddest thing? No...

When Judas kissed Him and betrayed Him, it should have been the saddest thing, but it wasn't. When He was made fun of and beaten and Peter, His favorite, denied knowing Him, now that has to be the saddest... but it's not. When His own people paraded Him down the street mocking Him and taunting Him, and spitting on Him...this surely is the saddest...No it's not.

When His own people dragged Him to Golgotha and threw Him down and nailed His hands and feet to a cross, not just simply did it, but they hammered and hammered as hard as they could while He cried out in pain. While His people and His disciples looked on. Was this the saddest thing Jesus had ever seen? No it was not. They hoisted Him up and up, the pain getting greater with every movement of the cross. He looked out and saw His mother weeping on her knees. Yes this should be the saddest thing He ever saw... but again it was not.

A soldier thrust a sword into His side, He cried out again, Father! forgive them! Father! forgive them for they no not what they do! Is this the saddest thing you've ever seen. Maybe, but it was not the saddest thing Jesus had ever seen. Jesus looked out from that cross, with it getting harder and harder to breathe, and He saw all mankind, through all the reaches of the earth and through the span of all time.

He saw Adam, Abel, Noah. He saw Moses and Peter, and He saw you and me. He saw all of mankind living in their sin, and it still was not the saddest thing He had ever seen. He tried to take another breath and it just wouldn't come in. He tried again, and again and again, but the weight was too much. He cried out to God one more time from the cross...His weight was lifted. And with Him He took the weight and the burdens of all mankind. He saw the people walking away, and He saw the pain and grief in His disciples as they left. But this is still not the saddest thing He has ever seen.

He arose three days later and declared victory over the grave and death. And said whosoever believe on Him shall not perish but, shall have everlasting life. He watched as His disciples were put to death for the name of Jesus. He watched as Peter died upside down on a cross. And it still was not the saddest thing He has seen. He watched as Steven was stoned to death for the Name of Jesus. And it too was not the saddest thing He had ever seen.

The saddest thing that Jesus has ever seen is to watch people read this story, know who He is, know all that Jesus has done for the salvation of their souls, and their families, the healings, the pain and anguish of the disciples, the promises of God...And walk away...That just broke His heart! Yes, that is the saddest thing Jesus has ever seen.

People don't put Him on the cross again. Give yourselves to Him, you don't have to carry that weight any more, give it to Him, time is so short. Don't be lost in a world without Jesus.

 

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