Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Message - Jesus IS

Christmas Message

Matt 1:18-25     Jesus IS…

Intro: Prophet, Priest, King          Decedents of King David was Joseph and Mary

Jesus is the Lamb of God –To Die for our Sins

John 1:29 (KJV) 29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

The Lamb that Abel brought

The Lamb that was there on the day of Passover when they exit Egypt

The Lamb that was sacrifice every morning and night in the Tabernacle/then Temple

Jesus is the Prince of Peace—To change our Hearts

Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Our Hearts are guilty before God---sinners

Our Hearts are separated from God ---enemies

Romans 5:1 (KJV)1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Philippians 4:7 (KJV) 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Jesus is the Good Shepherd—To guide our lives

John 10:11 (KJV) 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

John 10:14 (KJV) 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

The Shepherd Provides for the sheep, Protects the sheep, Points/Leads the sheep

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Study of Spiritual Interpretations

Lesson 1

The Study of Spiritual Interpretations

I would like to explain to you  how we are going to study this semester and  how we will teach this course.  First please bring your book and syllabus to class every time.  I may choose one night to teach from the syllabus and another night I may use the textbook and then other nights I might use both or just give you a handout of my own thoughts on the subject.  

Starting with the Bible

The Bible is natural and supernatural, temporal and eternal, human and divine.

The Bible is divine because it is the Word of God. It is God's message for all human beings for all times. Through the Bible, God speaks to all people of all ages in all cultures. The message of the Bible is eternal. It transcends time and cultures. It is relevant and speaks during the time of Moses, the time of Paul and to all of us today.

The Bible is human because God chose to speak through human beings who lived in a certain time and culture in history with an specific language. It is temporal because some of its elements such as the original language used in its original writing is not being used today. So God's eternal Word and message is conditioned and contained in a specific time in history with its own culture and language, and is recorded by means of 'human style' of literature. It is these two natures of God's Word that requires us to apply basic principles of interpretation to understand God's message for us today.

     I believe God has preserved His word in our English language, and that the Bible, we can hold in our hands, this King James Version, is just as powerful and just as originally as what God was wanting to reveal and say to the people the day it was written.  I make no apology for being a Bible believer.  I believe that this KJV Bible is the inerrant, infallible, inspired Word of God.  I have a little paper clipping in my Bible that says what I believe the Bible to be.  I quote

“The Word of God”

THIS BOOK contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword and the Christian's charter. Here paradise is restored, Heaven opened and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand object; our good is its design and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened in the judgment, and will be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labour, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.


Great Service


     Just want to thank the Lord for a Great service Sunday.  Sunday morning was so sweet.  People started coming to the altar and then going to people and hugging them, telling them how much they love them.  Children went to dads and moms hugging and sharing things, it was special.  A lot of tears and a lot of rejoicing in the Goodness of our Great God!!!!! 

     To the PCS Boys Basketball team and to my assistant coaches that work so hard and did a great job playing in the tournament. Thank you! We came in Fourth out of 8 teams.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Anniversay Sunday at Philadelphia Baptist Church

Dec. 2, 2011

Hello Friends,

     I can’t wait till Sunday Dec. 4th, 2011.  Anniversary Sunday! The Church is Celebrating 43 years of serving the Lord.  Bro. Bob Daughtery will be with us and bring the message Sunday morning and night.  Bro. Bob is one of only four former pastors of the church.  Do you realize that when the church was started I was only 3 years old?  Now I’m the pastor of this wonderful group of people.  The sun never sits on the ministry of PBC.  This year our Missions Committee has figured, by reading the report of all our 118 missionaries, that we have an average of around 20 souls saved every day through some ministry that we are involved with.  Come and be a part of the 43rd Anniversary Sunday this Dec. 4th at 10:30 AM and 6:00pm.  Lunch will follow the morning service. 

                                                                                                          Pastor Tim        

Monday, November 28, 2011

Pastor's update - November 28, 2011

Nov. 28, 2011

    I trust everyone had a Great Thanksgiving.  We had a Great service Sunday morning and Sunday night.  The Lord is truly meeting with us.  We have a great group of people that truly loves the Lord.  Please pray for those sick in the church and give a call to those who may be missing. I know the Lord is working and the Devil will be working also.
  Have a blessed day Pastor Tim

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Things That I am Thankful For

Things that I am thankful for this year.

I'm glad I'm saved.

I am thankful for having a godly woman for a wife. For not only marrying the love of my life but also my best friend.

I am thankful for our 2 beautiful children whom daily I am reminded are gifts from God.
I am thankful for the love that fills our home, the laughter that we share, and the tears that are spilled.
I am thankful for Jesus Christ whom died for my sins and offered me the gift of salvation.
I am thankful for a Savior whom daily forgives me my sins.
I am thankful for the Lord who would even think to use a sinner such as myself.
I am thankful for that we may not be monitarily rich but we are rich beyond compare.
I am thankful for all of my brother's and sister's in Christ.

I am thankful for the church that I Pastor.  www.pbccalhoun.com
I am thankful for our God whom hasn't given up on all of those lost souls that have not accepted Him as their Savior.

I am thankful for more than word can say. May the Lord bless and keep each and everyone of you.
Happy Thanksgiving!!     

Pastor Tim McCulley

ABC - The Blood of Christ

ABC - The Blood of Christ

The Blood of Christ

Atones for the soul of man
Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Brings us into the covenant of Grace
Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Cleanses us from all sin
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Delivers God’s people form judgment
Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

Everlasting in its value
Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

Furnishes the only ground of peace with God
Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Gives us access into his presence
Hebrews 10:19-21 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God;

Has already obtained for us Redemption
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Impart eternal life
John 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

Justifies us in the sight of God
Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Keeps us in the Holy of Holies
Hebrews 9:22-26 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

Links us to God’s Electing purpose
1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

Makes us nigh to God
Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

Nerve needs to be offered again
Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Overcomes the power of Satan
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Purchases us Paid in full
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Quenches the righteous Wrath of God
Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Redeems us from our state of ruin
1 Peter 1:18-19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Speaks to God and to us of Salvation
Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

Tunes the voices of the Saints in holy song
Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Unites us in Christian communion
1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

Victorious over Tribulation
Revelation 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Washes us form every stain
Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

X out our sins
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Yields the price that bought the church
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Zealous of good works, makes us
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, ze

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all

Nov. 23, 2011

     Happy Thanksgiving!!  Cannot wait to get in church tonight and hear how God has blessed His people.

Monday, November 21, 2011

I just want to say Thank You

Nov. 21th 2011

Hello to all,

     I just want to say thank you to the faithful members of Philadelphia Baptist Church that made the Revival such a blessing to me.  It was such a joy to see the members of PBC come together and worship.  I trust you were blessed also.  Can’t wait till Wed. Night when we have our Thanksgiving service.  What a joy it is every year to hear the testimony of God’s faithful. 
Pastor Tim

Friday, November 18, 2011


Nov. 18th 2011

Hello to All,

     I trust all is well.  We have had two nights of revival and it’s been a blessing.  Had a great crowd wed. night of our faithful church members 114.  Thursday night was a real blessing with many visitors had 154 in church. WOW! We had such a sweet Spirit in the service.  We are looking for a real blessing tonight.  Please come out and help us worship our wonderful Saviour, Jesus Christ the Lord.  Today we start the first day of 4 days of picture taking for our NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY.  Check your card and see when you are to be there.  Have any questions just call us.  Not too late if you have not signed up, just call.   What a blessing!  Have a Wonderful Day.  Pastor Tim

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bible Doctrines

 1st Bible College Lesson I taught on Bible Doctrines

I believe the best and only place to go and find Bible Doctrines is in the Holy Bible.  Thank God for a Bible. I believe this King James Bible is God’s Holy Scripture to the English speaking people.  The attitude taken toward the Holy Scriptures themselves govern your willingness to learn Bible Doctrines.  If you view the Bible as being fully authoritative and accurate, the infallible, inspired Word of God, then you have no sensible reason not to believe the teachings of the Holy Scriptures.  I want you to know that this is a Bible Class and I’m a Bible teacher that believes the Bible.   I believe it from cover to cover.

I trust that God Almighty will help us expand our minds. I trust we will see and get to know a Big God.  A. W. Tozer wrote a little book on the attributes of God entitled, The Knowledge of the Holy. The very first line of the first chapter reads, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us."  God has made us so that we instinctively, naturally become like whatever it is we esteem most highly. Whatever it is that we value, cherish, prize, love, adore, we gradually, instinctively move in that direction.  May we do as Titus is instructed to do.  May we adore the Doctrine of God.  Titus 2:10 “that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.”  He is stands alone in Grander , No one or thing is more grand than he, He is shines alone in Glory, nothing can share the Glory of Almighty God. He is alone in Grace, nothing can bestow on mankind any great need than the Grace of God. Oh may we Adore Him, Stand in Awe of him, Kneel in Reverence to him.  Die to self to Serve Him.  

Paul told Timothy I have taught you Doctrine.  

2 Timothy 3:10-17 (KJV)
“10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions,...”
 The very first thing he tells Timothy in this list of many important things about himself is Doctrine.  In this day of so many preachers and people that wants to get away from Doctrines.  They say Doctrines divides and brings division. Is this true? Well the Bible says Romans 16:17 (KJV)
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

1 Corinthians 3:3 (KJV)
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? James 3:16  For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

I must say Doctrine brings unity, and binds us together.  Sound Doctrine keeps us of the same mind on the same team working for the same results.  Doctrines give us the guide lines to the Christian walk. We are not to walk in our own nature way.  We are to walking according to the teaching of the Bible the Christians road map. Bible Doctrines is truth.  I hear preachers say I try not to preach Doctrine and they don’t. They speak not the Truth.  There is not much truth to their preaching.

 “14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

You mark this down.  A persons belief system comes out in their behavior. What you believe does matter and it controls what you do.   

 1 Timothy 4:16 (KJV)
16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.   
:   A plea for self-examination

The Doctrine of God    

Acts 17:  Revealing God to the Heathen

Intro: Paul comes to Athens  Acts 17:22-23  Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

He is the Sovereign God

He is the God of Creation v.24  “ God that made the world and all things therein,

Genesis 1:1 (KJV) 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

     “Elohim” the Hebrew word for God. Means God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit created this mighty beautiful world we live in. God must be given his rightful position. God is Creator. Revelation 17:14  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

He is the God that Possess all things v24 “seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth,”

     Sovereignty of God “he is Lord”

May I quickly say we are not a Calvinist in our Doctrine.  The Bible teaches that God is Sovereign.   The Bible also teaches the freewill of man.  Our minds can not contain all that God is.  If he was small enough for my mind he would not be big enough for my troubles. 

He is the God that is Self- existent  v25 “ Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing,”

He is the God that Sustains       He is the God the Giver of Life to everyone v25“seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;”  

He is the God that Supplies     He is the God the Distributor of all things v25 “seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;”  

He is the God that is the Same “no respect of person”   He is the God that teaches the Equality of all men  v26 “ And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth,”

     There is not a master race like the Greek of that day thought. The people of Athens considered themselves to be a master race. Other people were “barbarians” to them.

He is the God that Controls all things/ Omnipotent v26” And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;”

He is the God that is All Present/ Omnipresent v27 “ That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:”

He is the God of Salvation v30 “ but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”

He is the God that will Judge v31 “Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness”

He is the God that Raised Jesus from the dead v 31” whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”

Thanks to my first new follower

I want to welcome Sister Evelyn as my very first blogg member.
thanks sis.

Pastor Tim

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pastor's update - Great Service

Had a great service tonight.  Great Spirit. God is so Good!!!!!

Have a Great Church. 

Can't wait till Friday night.  It's going to be so much fun at the Fundraiser in Plainville, Ga

I hope the Boys can beat the Men again this year.

Pastor Tim

Monday, October 24, 2011

Suggestions for my new blog

Let me know what you think of the Blogg
Pastor Tim

Pastor's update - October 24, 2011


Good Morning,

     I trust you had a great weekend.  We had a good service at PBC.  We have an exciting week plan for this week.  We have special things going on at the Church and School.  I want to invite you to be at our PCS Fundraiser at the Plainville Gym, 6pm in Plainville, Ga..  We will have Hamburger and BBQ. Plates for $5, Hot Dog plates for $3, and a Silent Cake Auction.  You will want to see the Ladies play the Ladies Eagles and the Men play the Young Men PCS Basketball Team.  The young children will have fun playing kickball and basketball.  It will be a great night of Family Fun.

   Harvest Fest will be on Sat. at the Church starting at 6pm Oct. 29th.  We will have inflatable for the kids and many games for them to play.  We will have free hot dogs, chips and drink. Each child will get a big bag of candy.  We are sporting a western theme. So come on out and enjoy a night of Family fun. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

First Blog



I had a great trip with my wife and the staff of Philadelphia Christian School as we went to the Teachers Conference in Macon, Ga.  Just want to thank the Lord for a wonderful Staff. See everyone in church tomorrow.  I am looking for a great service at PBC on Sunday. 

Pastor Tim