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May 18, 2019, 7:00 PM

Vacation Bible School 2019

VBS is almsot here! VBS is always an exciting and fruitful week! It is one of our best ministries each year! The theme this year is: In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus! Each day we will learn about an amazing encounter with Jesus from the Bible! We have a great team of workers and are busily getting ready! Our VBS is from 5:30pm to 8:30 and a meal precedes beforehand! Our VBS director is Cindy Botting. We will get started on Sunday night June 2 and finish up on Thursday night June 6! Please make plans to join in the fun! And certainly contact us if you have any questions! I've been teaching through the Bible Lessons on Wednesday nights in May, and they are very well done and will be a great blessing to the kids! Let's keep praying, keep preparing, and get excited! 

Bro. Jason

April 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

April 2019

April is upon us, and Easter is almost here! I love the Easter holiday and holy week! We will have our Road to Resurrection event for families this month. We will also have our upper room Lord's supper service. And we will begin the month with a youth service on Sunday April 7. Our youth will be involved in our Sunday morning worship service and afterwards we will be having a youth fundraiser luncheon and silent dessert auction. The funds raised will send our youth to camp at Lake Tomahawk in June. Please be generous in your encouragement, your praying and your financial support of our youth. We also continue to collect our Annie Armstrong offering for North American Missions this month. We want to reach our goal of $2000. In our first quarter of 2019, the Lord has blessed us with 8 new church members! We are thankful and hopeful. Let it inspire you to pray in faith for new members and for conversions and to work hard at sharing the love of Jesus. The motto at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary when Angie and I attended there in the late 90's was: Touching Lives, Impacting Eternity. Let's pray and serve and share in Jesus' name this April with the goal of touching lives and impacting eternity.

On a personal note, thank you for your continued prayers for Benjamin and my family as we continue to deal with his health challenges. We know that we aren't the only ones dealing with such challenges. God is with us and will see each us through our challenging times and through it all, we want to be faithful and obedient and honor the name of Jesus. Thanks again.

Thankfully, Bro. Jason


October 28, 2017, 5:10 PM

People Reaching People

One of the annual events at our church is called Trunk or Treat. It is a way for us to love on our community, meet new friends, share some information about the Lord and about our church, and reaquaint ourselves with some old friends. It's always a very good event. It happens on the night of Halloween. 

The kids and their families will register, and by registering, they will have a ticket for a hot dog type of meal. We will also have popcorn, bounce houses, games, and of course trunks with candy. Plenty of details are involved in pulling this event off. But, it boils down to people reaching people. 

This event requires people committed to working at it (which has not been a problem). It also requires people committed to coming to it. 

Pray for this event. But, pray for the people. Pray for the workers and for the families who will attend. Pray that we will be filled up with the love of God and ready to meet, greet, connect and share with the people. 

People reaching people. My understanding is that concept, people reaching people, is at the heart of God's plan for evangelism. The events change. The activities change. The programs change. But, the principle of people reaching people will remain in tact. 

May God bless you and use you to be on-mission with Jesus. 

Bro. Jason



September 6, 2017, 11:04 AM

In TImes Like These

In the turbulent times of the World War II, Ruth Caye Jones wrote the words that became a hymn and has blessed many people facing their own turbulent days. This hymn is called: "In Times Like These."  In light of the devastating affects of hurricane Harvey, I believe the words of this hymn are most appropriate. 

In times like these you need a Savior,
In times like these you need an anchor;
Be very sure, be very sure,
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

In times like these you need the Bible,
In times like these, O be not idle;
Be very sure, be very sure,
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock! 

In times like these I have a Savior,
In times like these I have an anchor;
I'm very sure, I'm very sure
My anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!


This Rock is Jesus, Yes He's the One,
This Rock is Jesus, the only One;
Be very sure, be very sure,
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

Psalm 46:1 declares "God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in times of trouble."  Amen! I am so glad that God is strong and mighty and will lead us through such trying days! Let's all be praying and be leaning on our God  and loving one another. 


Bro. Jason


May 9, 2017, 9:28 AM

Talking Thomas

Let's journey with Jesus' apostle named Thomas! Thomas is most known as Doubting Thomas, but I'm labeling him as Talking Thomas.  When we find Thomas in the New Testament, he is almost always talking!

1)Thomas was loyal   John 11:16

Jesus received the news that Lazarus was sick and after Lazarus died, Jesus decided He would go back to Judea, where He would raise Lazarus from the dead. Jesus had faced great opposition previously in Judea and Jerusalem and the religious leaders had made plots to kill Him. When Jesus told the disciples, he was going back into that more dangerous region, Thomas made a loyal declaration, saying, "Let's go with Him, that we may die with Him." Are you loyal to Jesus? Do your words reveal a loyalty to Jesus?

2)Thomas had a question  John 14:5

Jesus told the disciples that He was going away and that they knew the way. Thomas spoke up again, declaring, "Lord, we don't know where you are going! How can we know the way?" It was a question that all of them wanted to ask! It was an honest question, in which he sincerely wanted to have understanding from Jesus! Sometimes we feel like Thomas when we are confused and bewildered. We need to do as Thomas did and take such confusion and questions to Jesus in prayer. Are you praying? When confused, are you speaking to God about it and asking for understanding and wisdom?

3)Thomas Stubbornly Speaks John 20:24-25

Thomas was missing on that first Easter Sunday night when Jesus as the resurrected Lord showed up! Thomas spoke out of independence and stubborness, declaring I will not believe unless I see Him myself and put my fingers in His scars! This was the low point of Thomas' journey! Are being stubborn like Thomas? Have you said some things that you shouldn't have said? Jesus didn't give up on Thomas, and He won't give up on you either! Keep seeking the Lord even when you fail!

4)Thomas made a grand confession John 20:28

Peter, Martha, tand he Centurian all made confessions about Jesus! Thomas joined them in making his own confession. It was short and powerful: "My Lord and My God!" I hope it's your confession as well!

Thomas would see Jesus as the Living Lord along with the other disciples a number of times over those 40 days. He was there when Jesus ascended and was there in the upper room praying with the 120 and Thomas was there at Pentecost and was filled with the Spriit along with the others.

Thomas went forth and kept talking about Jesus. May Thomas inspire you to speak up for Jesus! Let us be faithful to testify of Jesus, the Living Savior!


Bro. Jason

April 24, 2017, 10:57 AM

Journeying with Peter

The Disciple that we arguably know the most about is Peter. Peter was initially introduced to Jesus by his brother Andrew. But, Peter at that point wasn’t known as Peter, but was known as Simon. Jesus in that initial introduction gave him the nickname of Peter or Cephas, which is that of a rock. Jesus obviously knew the potential of him and spoke words that would affirm that potential of what Peter could become.


But, the journey to living up to that name and of becoming the person that the Lord wanted him to be was filled with ups and downs. It was a journey. It didn’t happen overnight. It’s the same with us. Growth doesn’t happen overnight. It’s takes time. It takes going through some good experiences and difficult experiences. There are moments when we get it right and moments when we get it wrong, just like Peter.


We pick up Peter's journey at the point in which he denies Jesus three times. And as we think about Peter’s journey, let us listen and learn and ponder our own journey with the Lord.


1)Peter wept Luke 22:60-62

His heart was broken over failure! Is your heart grieved when you sin against the Lord? Do you love Jesus that much?


2)Peter ran John 20:3-9

He ran to the tomb with confusion and with some hope. Optimism began to fill his heart again. God is the God of hope and God wants us to run with hope!


3)Peter saw Jesus (many times) 1 Cor. 15:3-6; Luke 24:33-34

Nobody is recorded as seeing the resurrected Jesus more times than Peter! Isn't that remarkable?! The disciple who denied Jesus was given the opportunity to see Jesus resurrected more than the rest! Our Lord is good and gracious! Peter surely got right with the Lord and was forgiven in that first encounter with Jesus on Easter Sunday! We can be cleansed and renewed as well!


4)Peter was restored and reaffirmed John 21:14-19

Jesus predicted that one day in the future Peter would indeed die for Jesus. Peter learned and grew. You and I fail at times, but we must get back up, be humble and teachable, and keep learning and growing.


5)Peter was filled Acts 1:13, 14, 2:4

Peter was one of the ones who were filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost! Jesus wants each of His followers to be filled and to keep being filled with the Spirit.


Wherever you are on your journey with Jesus, love Him wholeheartedly, trust in His heart, get cleansed and renewed, keep learning and growing, and go forth in the power of the Holy Spirit. He knows your potenital and has plans for you. The journey sometimes is rough, but how wonderful to know Jesus, to walk with Jesus and to bear His name and to be about His kingdom work!  Keep folllowing Jesus!



Bro. Jason


January 4, 2017, 11:02 AM

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!!
Do you face the New Year with fear and trepidation or do you embrace it with faith and hope? How would God have you to approach the New Year? The virtuous wife of Proverbs 31 does not fear the future, but rather laughs at it! What have we to fear anyway? Here are a few verses to ponder from Romans 8:
Vs.18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
Vs.31 “If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Vs.32 “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”
Vs.37 “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
Here are few happenings this month at Wooster Baptist, as we get started in this New Year: we will approve a budget, elect our committees and start planning and calendaring together. And we will soon begin our Sunday night Growth Groups, which exist to aide us in growing as disciples of Christ. 
Let me encourage you to set a goal to read the Bible each day! If you were to read five chapters from the New Testament a week (that’s one NT chapter Monday through Friday), you’d read the New Testament through in one year. Bible reading coupled with a heart of obedience will do wonders in strengthening your faith! 2017 is filled with wonderful possibilities for growth and service! Let’s pursue them wholeheartedly!
We have big challenges, but we have an even bigger God.
Bro. Jason

December 16, 2016, 1:14 PM

A Gift We All Need to Give this Christmas

The  songs declare to us that Christmas should be the happiest, most joyful, wonderful time of the year. I certainly hope that you have joy this Christmas season. But, for most, Christmas brings extra stresses and pressures, which can lead to some trying moments in our relationships.  I want to encourage you to be a person of forgiveness this Christmas season.

Here are a few verses to ponder:

Matt 6:12 "And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors."
Matt 6:14-15  ""For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."
Matt 18:21-22 "Then Peter came to Him and said, 'Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?' Jesus said to him, 'I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. '"
Clearly God's expectation is for His children to extend forgiveness in their relationships. I'm not saying that forgiving is easy, but it's very important and God expects it from us. A little boy was once asked what forgiveness is gave this telling answer: "It is the odor that flowers breathe when they are trampled upon."
We don't forgive because a person deserves to be forgiven. Nor do we receive forgiveness because we deserve to be forgiven. It's a gift and an act of the will. We do so on the basis of God's forgiveness towards us as found in Jesus Christ. God's gift of forgiveness to us should compel us to forgive others who have offended us.
Ephesians 4:32 says it so well:  "And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you."
And remember, when you forgive, you are also doing something good for yourself. A story has been told about a fellow at a farm watching an old farmer plowing. After a while, the man said, "I don't like to tell you how to run your business, but you could save yourself a lot of work by saying, 'Gee' and 'Haw' to that mule instead of just tugging on those lines." The old farmer pulled a big handkerchief from his pocket and wiped his face. Then he said, "Reckon you're right, but this animal kicked me five years ago and I ain't spoke to him since."
I hope you'll ponder these matters and when your relationships are tested this Christmas season as will no doubt be the case at some point that you'll be ready to extend forgiveness to the one who hurt you and be reminded of God's forgiveness for your own life.
Bro. Jason

December 7, 2016, 2:37 PM

December Plans 2016

 Dear church family and friends,

Every year our deacons with your support blesses a number of families through Christmas baskets. The last few years we've encouraged you to bring these to one of the first two Sunday's in December wrapped in white as a way of dedicating them to the Lord. The Bible has a lot to say about helping the poor and needy. This coming Sunday is our last Sunday before the deacons will deliver these gifts (so far we've received very little, but I assume that'll change this Sunday). We give so many gifts at Christmas time and this one is so important. Please join in and support the needy families by bringing White Christmas gifts this coming Sunday!

Of course, you know my heart to do our part in supporting our missionaries as they share the gospel all over the world. We've raised our goal to $4850 because that is the amount it takes to support one of our IMB missionaries for one month! Please sacrificially give to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering and support them in prayer also. This week is the week of prayer! Resources can be found at Lottie Moon Week of Prayer - International Mission Board

Additionally, this Sunday at 10:45am our worship choir will lead out in the cantata "Bringing Christmas Home." Here's a great opportunity to invite friends, neighbors, relatives and inactive church members and I hope you'll do so and if you're on Facebook, please share the promotional info found on the WBC page.

Lastly, our December 14th, we will have our Wooster Family Christmas event called: A Night in Bethlehem. This is for the whole family and will involve costumes and will be a real blessed event that you'll want to join in on (6-8pm). Please pray for our workers and for the Lord's hand to be upon this event.

Thank you for prayerfully considering these matters. Let's have a great week and shine the Light of Christ!

For His Glory,
Bro. Jason


May 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Praising God for Food!

Good is so good to us. We need and must praise Him!

We have ventured out this year to expand our food pantry ministry. Before doing so, we talked about it for a while. And for a time, we put it on the back burner. Then, we had a few meetings about it and we certainly had thoughts and questions and a few more questions. A few went and observed a sister church's food pantry ministry and gained valuable information from them as well. We answered some of our questions and decided it was time to move forward. We went forward knowing that we'd learn 'on the job' and that we'd make adjustments along the way. We are only a few months into this expanded food ministry, but already we have doubled the amount of people we were helping previously. Each person who comes for food is interviewed in which the gospel is shared and prayer is offered for whatever they are facing in life.

One of the questions we previously had dealt with where the food or monies for food would come from?! We believed that God would provide since He was leading us to expand this ministry. God has been providing!!!

One fellow from the community that we hadn't met previously brings in some vegetables and some eggs. We've recieved food from community sources and recently recieved box after box of food.

And less than two weeks ago, our office received a call asking if we'd like some Jennie O food? We don't normally have perishable food. The truck driver explained that the boxes had been crushed and they had to get rid of them. We agreed that they could bring them to us!

All of this to say: praise the Lord for His provisions so that we can minister to people in His name. Praise Him with us. Help us by letting people in Baytown know that are here to help them. Be encouraged that if you'll follow His leading and venture out in faith, He'll provide and use you.


Bro. Jason 

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