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Pastor's Message

 

July 5, 2020

We hope that you all had a happy and safe 4th of July. 

We are experiencing situations, and living in conditions, that have caused our world to be full of fear and anxiety.  In addition to being inundated with an abundance of information pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) coming to us from a variety of sources, we are experiencing the results of the simmering frustrations for the innumerable years of racial inequality and injustice that’s been bestowed upon our people.

This Coronavirus is extremely serious and even more deadly; therefore, it is not to be taken lightly.  It can, may and will affect anyone of us, our loved ones, our communities, and even our churches at any time.  If we don’t heed the advice of the medical professions.  We must individually take on the responsibility for our safety.  We can and should not depend on others be responsible for us, but let’s not be fearful while doing so, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV)  I remind you all be obedient to the CDC guidelines; wear a mask in all public places, maintain social distance, do not gather in large groups, frequently wash your hands for the minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water or hand sanitizer containing at least 70% alcohol, and if you are feeling ill please stay at home.

It’s good to know that we have a friend in Jesus who will be closer to us than any brother or sister.  We can cast all of our cares on Him for He cares for us.  We don’t have to be fearful or anxious about anything; just keep God’s Word and trust Him with your whole heart.  After all, He did raise Jesus and Lazarus from the dead.  Just imagine what He can do for you and me.  What He has done for others, he can, and will, do for you.  God has all power in His hands.  Keep praying that His will be done in your life and allow God’s will to be your will.

In His Service,

Pastor Fleming O. McClinton

Pastor's Message

 

June 28, 2020

Congratulations to those who made the Honor Roll this last semester of the 2019-20 school year. 

As Pastor of “The Top,” I want to express words of loving care to my church family and friends (God’s people).  I am very sensitive to the grief and loss that many of you are having or have had to experience, along with the interruption of life, dealing with COVID-19.  This virus does not discriminate who it infects; therefore, I am mindful of our seniors, as well as those with heart, lung, and immune conditions. 

I am concerned about all of us as a family, so I encourage you to wear a face mask or face covering when you are out in public, practice “Social Distancing,”, and wash your hands often; especially, when touching shared items.  We must be spiritual together even while we are apart. 

Continue your personal prayer practices and studying God’s word.  In prayer, we are connected to God and one another.  In prayer we are never alone.  Our prayer line is still open every Wednesday at 9 am; so you can call in to pray or be prayed for. 

Keep reaching out and connecting with one another by phone calls, texts, emails, etc.  Technology has given many avenues for us to be connected but most of all, stay connected to God. When we stay connected to God and His people, we can experience hope in these challenging times of pandemic and the continuous fight for racial equality and justice.  

I invite you to be creative and “try out” new ways to be united with God, in Christ, and each other.  It’s time for us to be the church that God is coming back for.  So keep your faith, hope and trust in God.  Sow love where there is hatred.

In His Service,

Pastor Fleming O. McClinton

Pastor's Message

 

June 21, 2020

Dear Fathers,

First and foremost, we want to say, “Thank you!” to our Heavenly Father.  Then, of course, “Happy Father’s Day” to all of the fathers who are worshipping the Lord with us on this Father’s Day.  Father’s Day of 2020 will most likely be very different than any other Father’s Day of years past; as we slowly endure this global pandemic.

As the Round Top Baptist Church Family celebrates you today, it is with delight and appreciation we recognize all that you do.  We celebrate you; the great men who have helped shape our lives.  We are reaching out to you to say, “Thank you!” to all of the amazing Fathers and Father figures.

When we think about the love that our Heavenly Father has showered upon us, we should be more than happy to worship and praise Him for the abundant blessings in our lives.  While it may be said that no one has or may have had a perfect earthly Father; it’s still important that we take the time to applaud and encourage those Fathers who are bringing their child(ren) up in a way that honors God.

There has been several recent, very public attacks on our families; especially on our Fathers.   These have been some immensely challenging months that we have gone through, but know that God is still great and greatly to be praised.  Fathers, I encourage you to continue to stand strong, remain faithful, and be the Father that God has called you to be. If you haven’t been the Father that you should have been, it’s never too late to start; for today is a new day.  Stand up and take your place!

In His Service,

Pastor Fleming O. McClinton