Pastor Robert Conrad
First Bible Baptist Church was founded forty-seven years ago on September 7, 1971. We are blessed to have our founding pastor with us on September 9th through the 12th for special services Sunday Morning and evening and Monday through Wednesday evening and then for our public service in king’s Square Thursday evening.
Thirty-three years ago this month My wife and I moved our family from Connecticut to New Brunswick to work with First Bible Baptist Church. Nineteen years ago this month Pastor Ralph Seely went to be with the Lord after pastoring First Bible Baptist Church for nearly 24 years and preaching the Gospel for almost fifty years.
I have seen men in other places with great goals and ambition strive and succeed to meet the goals they set for themselves and then fail in faithfulness and that goal that they achieved in a very short period of time come to nothing.
Along with these other things I have mentioned, the first Monday in September is celebrated in North America as Labour Day. King Solomon wrote in (Proverbs 14:23)In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. Then in the book of Ecclesiastes He seems to contradict himself. (Eccl 2:11)Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
Why do the works of some flourish and the works of others fail? Why are some of the things we do profitable and others useless?
There is a scripture in the book of Acts that answers these two questions. It wasn’t preached by one of the Apostles or any of the leaders of the church, but by a Pharisee named Gamaliel.
(Acts 5:38-39)And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
So you see to do something great for God all that you need to do is FAITHFULLY follow obey and labour, and let God worry about the results.