First Baptist Church of New Carlisle, Ohio has a rich and unique history in our community. Since 1955 we've been establishing ourselves as a lighthouse for Jesus Christ in our hometown of New Carlisle, Ohio.

We have Bible Study at 9:15 am and Worship Service at 10:30 am every Sunday. Childcare/nursery provided for all services. Wednesdays we have Prayer Meeting at 7:00 pm and Revive Student Ministries for youth at 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Colors of the Seasons - Orange, Yellow, Brown, Red - by Wanda Hess

This time of the year with leaves on trees changing their colors, colorful mums ready to bloom and pumpkins at their maturity makes me think of the Bible verse Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

“To everything there is a season , and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted: A time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing: A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak ; A time to love and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.” KJV

One of my gardener friends said they like the color of Brown this time of year. And they went on to explain it was the color of the garden when the harvest is complete and the dirt is ready for next spring.

Another point my friend made was “people who plant believe in tomorrow”.  Isn’t that an interesting statement? Are we planting the seeds of Christianity in the hope of tomorrow?

This past Sunday there was a family there that I didn’t know. They had three children.  What joy to see children who are being brought to church with their parents.  Planting the seeds of a future tomorrow?  If we don’t have the young in church what happens to the church when us old people pass on? Will there be enough seeds planted to keep First Baptist Church of New Carlisle in business?  Now don’t sit there and read this and say churches don’t close up…..
Well yes, they do. It has been done even here in New Carlisle……

We need to believe in tomorrow by planting and cultivating today.

So whatever color you enjoy , Orange,Yellow,  Brown or Red may it remind you that it is time for another season of our life to pass through…ENJOY!

    Don’t miss these colors of this season cause the next season's color is WHITE!!!!

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