November 2021 Mind of the Missionary

“Be strong and courageous. Do not frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”   (Joshua 1:7)

On Monday, November 8 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Carrollton Baptist Church, there will be a special celebration called “A Night of Encouragement and Evangelism”. It will be a time for pastors, leaders, and church members to be encouraged by Dr. Kevin Hamm, Sr. Pastor, and Tanner Vines, Minister of Worship, of Gardendale FBC. Our Alabama State Board of Missions Evangelism Department will sponsor this event to honor your hard work during these difficult times of COVID.


Our Scripture passage focuses on God’s encouraging words to Joshua as he begins leading Israel to the Promised Land. Joshua is a man who has watched Moses, his mentor, do some amazing things from defeating the Egyptian armies to leading the people of Israel over the previous 40 years to the entrance of the Promised Land.


Honestly, if I were in a similar situation I’d be thinking, how could I do what Moses did? Well, God had these encouraging words for Joshua; “Be strong and courageous. Don’t be frightened or dismayed because the Lord your God will be with you”. God knew that Joshua was not Moses, but God also knew that Moses was not Joshua. Joshua need not compare himself to his former leader. Joshua could only be sure of one thing…God would be with him wherever he went.


PBA pastors, leaders, and church members have been put in difficult situations with difficult decisions. Remember who you are in Christ and the words that He has spoken to you during this crisis. Please don’t miss this opportunity because I’d love to see you there!


Until Next Month,

Bro. Lyle