Our country has observed Thanksgiving Day since the time of the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony in 1621, but President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the first official national Thanksgiving Day in 1863, selecting Thursday, November 26 as the day, and every year since then, the United States has had a Thanksgiving Day. In every case, the proclaimed Day of Thanksgiving was intended to be a time of giving thanks to God for His goodness to our country and people.
If you have seen the movie “One Night With The King,” or if you have read the book of Esther in the Bible, then you should know the difficulty of getting an audience with a powerful king. When Esther appeared in the King’s court without an invitation, she literally placed her life in the hand of the king. If he extended his scepter to her, she would live, but if he ignored her, she would be executed. Esther lived, but my point is that only a few had access to this king.
The Lord Jesus is our High Priest. In the Old Testament the high priest was responsible for offering the sacrifices that were required to cover his own sins and the sins of the people. [Read more…]
Mission Illinois Offering is an offering event through out all the churches in Illinois to raise $475,000 for support needed for every day-in and day-out needs of Illinois Baptists’ 1,000 churches, as well as support to nearly 11,000 Southern Baptist missionaries across the country and around the world.