Praise the Lord, Saints!

Another year has passed on in our journey to the Kingdom of God. Some of our church and biological family members have moved on ahead of us into the presence of the Lord. While we yet remain here on earth, we still however, belong to the Lord. None of us lives to himself and none of us will die to himself according to Romans 14:7. Furthermore, we should be assured through the word of God that says “whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.” (Romans 14:8, King James Version)

As children of the Almighty God and members of the True Love Missionary Baptist Church, we have been placed in a position to carry the blood stained banner of Christ Jesus during our 73rd year as a symbol of our dedication, commitment, loyalty and gratitude to the Blessed Savior. There is a blessing in serving God and I constantly pray that each of our church family members be given the desires of their hearts as we continue to march on to beautiful Zion, that place of eternal bliss.

We are making strides on a daily basis, but the journey is not over for us. Romans 13:12 says, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” Each of us has encountered moments of darkness through this journey of life, but the Lord has been with us every moment. By knowing that the Lord Jesus Christ is our strength in times of weakness, we can boldly take authority over the works that try to keep us in darkness and put on the armor that illuminates every fiber of our being to reveal the strength of the True Love within each of us as we represent Christ Jesus. I love you, TLMBC family. God Bless.

Yours because of Christ Jesus, Dr. Herbert. B. Robinson, Jr.

A Word from our Pastor

The world has a lot of different things going on that come as no surprise. Jesus said that such changes would become the norm because humanity would believe more in self than God. Christians should come to the realization that they can become world changers also. The church should not be following after the world but the world should follow the church. What kind of role must the church set in order for the world to take notice of our leadership? I have come to the conclusion that it starts right here with you and me. I am personalizing this because without you, it is no longer “we”.

You can join in the vision that I have to take over the neighborhood of our church. It is quite a challenging task but not an insurmountable task. It begins with relationships. The question is, “What does the church offer to the neighborhood to help change our standard of living, communication, concerns and love for one another?” There is practically a church on every corner, but what are we doing differently that can lift up a bowed down people? In the world of business economics, a mouse trap is a mouse trap. The most profitable mouse trap manufacturer is the corporation that promotes its mouse trap as the best. True Love Missionary Baptist Church has to promote itself as the Church of churches if it is to change the thought process of our people and community.

In the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus teaches us that every human being is your neighbor and when he has needs and you are able to help, you should. Jesus tells us that we should not treat people unfairly or dislike them because they are different than us. Regardless of their culture, skin color, or background, God created us all as one human family. We cannot afford to drop our guard and be vulnerable to crafty people who misuse and abuse generosity for self -gain. At the same time, we cannot limit our obligations in the ministry for the misguided thinking of others. We cannot fear what man can do to us, but they should fear us. We are the victors. We carry the name of Jesus with us. What is our protection? We are covered with True Love. So, my beloved, please join me in making the vision become a reality by offering your help in this group effort. At the very least, take these words into consideration. At the most, pray for me, as your leader.

God bless

Dr. H. B. Robinson, Jr.

The Importance of the Lord’s Supper Table

The Lord’s Supper Table is a very important part of our Christian faith. The only ordinances of our church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper, or as it is often called communion. 1 Corinthians 10:15-30 presents us with an understanding of how sacred and holy the Lord’s Supper table is to the Christian church. It is a celebration that is to be honored, glorified, and reverenced as often as possible. Every saved person should anticipate and desire to participate in this fellowship with other saints because it strengthens our faith in Christ as we wait for His return for our souls.

The apostle Paul warns the newly converted people of Corinth about compromising the sacredness of the communion with the world. That means that we have an obligation to safeguard and protect our way of understanding and worship from the enemies who come to steal, rob, and destroy. Let’s not confuse the Lord’s Supper table with other tables of the world, especially that table of the demons. Instead of learning about other tables of the world, study the real table and all the others will expose themselves to you. Other tables of the world are not the same as ours and it is important for us to separate ourselves from heathens, idolatrous and immoral man-made practices.

We must maintain our principles by standing on the Word of God. Compromising our integrity about the Lord’s Supper Table is not optional. We must continue to be conscience and concerned about the godless world around us. We cannot be so high and lifted up that we are foolishly ignoring the ways of the world. The world tries to emulate what we do as the church to persuade wishy-washy Christians to forsake Christ and follow them. This Christian life is not as difficult as it may seem and it is very rewarding in the present and future.

This faith that we are in can be reduced to simplicity by remembering a game I learned as a child. The game was called “Follow the Leader”.

Therefore, as the leader of True Love Missionary Baptist Church, who follows Jesus Christ, I hope that you will follow me as the leader that the Lord has placed over this church. As the leader, I say to all of you in our great, growing church family, remember to come and worship on the first Sunday of each month to celebrate in reverence and sacredness, the blessed opportunity to meet with me at the Lord’s Supper table for fellowship. May this enrich, empower, and encourage you to trust in the Lord with all thine heart.

God bless

Dr. H. B. Robinson, Jr.