• Forrest Park Baptist Church, 3706 Cherry Street, Pine Bluff
  • South Side Baptist Church, 2309 Poplar Street, Pine Bluff
  • New Fellowship Baptist Church, 17th. & Cypress, Pine Bluff
  • Immanuel Baptist Church, 1801 West 17th, Pine Bluff
  • Altheimer First Baptist Church, 209 West 6th St, Altheimer
  • Claud Road Baptist Church, 1821 Claud Road, Pine Bluff
  • Anderson Chapel Baptist Church, 26713 Hwy 54 East, Dumas
  • Rison Baptist Church, 300 East Magnolia, Rison
  • Rankin Chapel, 27654 State Hwy 54 East, Dumas
  • Linwood Baptist Church, 8932 Hwy 65 South, Moscow
  • Pine Bluff First Baptist Church, 6501 South Hazel, Pine Bluff
  • Dumas First Baptist Church, 200 East Waterman, Dumas
  • Green Meadows Baptist Church, 4201 Hwy 65 South, Pine Bluff
  • South Pine Wood Baptist Church, 8869 Hwy 79 South, Pine Bluff
  • Shannon Road Baptist Church, 6817 Shannon Road, Pine Bluff
  • Hardin Baptist Church, 300 Todd Lynn Drive, White Hall
  • River Road Baptist Church, 723 River Road, Redfield
  • Oak Grove Baptist Church, 13112 Dollarway Road, Pine Bluff
  • White Hall First Baptist Church, 8708 Dollarway Road, White Hall
  • Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, 9127 Sulphur Springs, Pine Bluff
  • Greenlee Memorial Baptist Church, 4901 Old Warren Road, Pine Bluff
  • Central Baptist Church, 6107 Dollarway Road, White Hall
  • Dollorway Baptist Church, 1718 North Hutchinson, Pine Bluff
  • Matthews Memorial Baptist Church, 3820 West 20th, Pine Bluff
  • Watson Chapel Baptist Church, 5514 Pinnacle Lane, Pine Bluff
  • Kearney Baptist Church, 1900 South HWY 365, Jefferson
  • Grady First Baptist Church, 420 Grady Avenue North, Grady
  • Yorktown First Baptist Church, 13382 Hwy 425 North, Yorktown
  • Fellowship Bible Baptist Church, 111 Hwy 425 North, Star City
  • East Side Baptist Church, 1605 South Wisconsin, Pine Bluff
  • Humphrey Baptist Church, 408 North Division Street, Humphrey
  • Kingsland First Baptist Church, 160 Cedar Street, Kingsland
  • Family Time Baptist Church, 501 South Ohio Street, Pine Bluff
  • Bethel Baptist Church, 676 Holthoff Road, Dumas
  • Gould First Baptist Church, 305 South First Street, Gould
  • Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 802 Keepsake Road, Star City
  • Shepherd Hill Baptist Church, 10710 Shepherd Hill Road, Pine Bluff
  • Star City First Baptist Church, 200 West Wiley Avenue, Star City

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A Word from Mike…
 

In this article, we launch into some principles about the nature of the Bible and how to study it for ourselves.

I am operating from the assumption that there is one true God, and that He has spoken in ways so that people can know Him. An initial question might be: “How has God spoken?” One thing that we as evangelicals believe is that God has purposely revealed Himself. He has revealed Himself in what is called Natural Revelation—meaning that God generally reveals Himself in creation. We don’t learn many specifics about Him through nature, but we do see His creative design and can acknowledge that He exists.

Thus, God reveals Himself, in this way, through His works.

The second way that God specifically reveals Himself is through what is called Special Revelation—God speaks through scripture. In this way, God reveals Himself through His words. Scripture has sometimes been described as propositional. This means that God spoke with purpose and He spoke on purpose. Or, He intended to communicate certain things for people to know. It is here that we find revelation or explanation about Himself, His workings in nature, His creative work, and His covenantal redemptive plan.

           The Bible, then, is more than a storybook.  According to 2 Tim. 3:16, it is inspired (literally God-breathed), and it is “profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, training in righteousness” so that people can be equipped in knowledge for living and ministry that God desires. Inspiration assures that God, while working through human authors, placed in scripture exactly what He wanted to say, and it can be completely trusted in regard to its accuracy.

           Next time, we will begin considering the use of language in regard to scriptures and how we approach them in interpretation. By way of preview, Paul suggests in 2 Tim. 2:15 that there is a right and wrong way to handle God’s Word. Are you handling it the right way?

I hope these short articles will prove to be of value in your pursuit of God.

 
 
Mike Manning        
Director / A.M., Harmony Baptist Association
2001 S Cherry St. Pine Bluff, AR 71601
501-581-9776 cell  -  870-534-1021 office  -  870-534-4625 fax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harmony Baptist Association
2001 S. Cherry St.
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601
Phone 870-534-1021
Fax 870-534-4625
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Announcements
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH FOLK MOUNTAIN GOSPEL

Need a special worship time on Sunday evening October 30? Check out this page for Immanuel Baptist Church:Click Here

ABSC Ballot Issues

check out this article from our State Convention about the upcoming ballot issues. See this page: http://www.harmonybaptistassociation.org/page/ballot_issues_update

SAW YOU AT THE POLE

This year's SAW YOU AT THE POLE RALLY will be held at Watson Chapel Baptist Church on Wednesday, September 28th from 6:30 to 8:00. Guest speaker will be Josh Dutton, Pastor of East Side Baptist Church. This is an event for junior high and high school students, as well as youth pastors and youth adult leaders. For more information contact Garrett Fox, Youth Minister at Watson Chapel Baptist Church, at 870-879-1370.

 

 

God Bless,

Linda

FLOOD FUND
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Certainly, by now, you are aware of all the flooding in southern Louisiana, and possibly you have been considering ways that you might help. We have such a way before us. Forest Park Baptist Church pastor Shelby Andre's daughter, Nicole and husband live in the Baton Rouge area and have lost everything in this flood. We have thought it good to give our people the opportunity to encourage Shelby and Deborah, and particularly bless Nicole and her family. Therefore, we are setting up a fund (as we a have done on other occasions) to assist with this need. If you feel impressed of the Lord to contribute, you may make a check payable to Harmony Baptist Association, and earmark it for the "Nelson Family Flood Relief." I talked to Nicole yesterday and know that anything that can be done will be very helpful and greatly appreciated.
 
We will continue to receive gifts through the end of September.
 
Thanks in advance for your generosity and prayers for the Nelson family.
 
Ministry Support Group Meeting

A Ministry Class led by Associational Missionary Mike Manning will meet on Monday night's at 6:30 p.m. at the HBA office. Leslie Manning will be leading a study and support group for women that will meet at the same time and place. The Pastors and Ladies Class is canceled for the September 26.

 

 

OBU PASTORS CONFERENCE

The Pastor's Conference at OBU is shown under INFO CENTER. Please notice the dates and cost to register. This year it will be the book of Malachi. To see the announcement, just click on the "info Center" in blue.

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE EVENTS? CHECK OUT THE INFO CENTER" PAGE

Several new events have been posted onthe Info Center of this web site. Please check them out to see if you are interested and how to attend.

HARMONY SHARE REPORT for September 18, 2016

Today we updated the copy of Bro. Bobby Lamb's weekly report for September 18, 2016. Bro Bobby generates this report weekly and sends to various people. We wanted to add the page so more people could see what's going on in the Harmony Baptist Association. Check it out on the INFO CENTER page of this website today.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Check out the new EXECUTIVE BOARD webpage under Teams and Committees, to see photos of the Executive Board meeting on September 13 at Watson Chapel Baptist Church.

GLOBAL AWARENESs

A new page has been added under "Teams & Committees" for Global Awareness. The name was changed from Missions Awareness. See the report and watch for updated information. Look at the photos and see if you can find yourself.

 

The next Global Awareness Meeting will be held on Monday, October 10, at HUMPHREY BAPTIST CHURCH, 408 N. Division St, Humphrey, AR at 6:30 p.m.

Pastorless Churches

Please pray for the following pastorless churches:

Claud Road Baptist Church

Fellowship Bible Church

Humphrey Baptist Church

Linwood Baptist Church, Moscow

Northside (Interim: Matthew Watson)

River Road Baptist Church

Whispering Pines Cowboy Church

HARMONY BAPTIST ANNUAL MEETING

Harmony Baptist Association Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, October 17th, at Pine Bluff First Baptist Church. Members of your church choir, praise team, or individuals are invited to be part of the Associational Choir and Praise Team for this Annual Meeting. Bryan Bolton, FBC of Pine Bluff, and Mike Manning, HBA Missionary, will serve as the directors. For more information call the Association office at 870-534-1021 or Bryan Bolton at 870-534-4741.

Grief and Comfort Community

The Grief and Comfort Community, a bereavement support ministry, will begin the Fall session on Tuesday, September 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p..m. It meets at the Harmony Baptist Association Office, 2001 South Cherry St., and is facilitated by Brenda Doucey and Lisa Grigg. If yu would like to participate, please call Linda at (870) 534-1021.