Please enjoy a collection of thoughts and devotionals from our Elders and our Pastor. 

Thoughts From our Elder Dave Daley:

 
 December 2012
Jeremiah 17:10  “I the Lord search the heart”
 
In Luke 18:10-14 Jesus speaks of two men going to pray, a religious leader, a pharisee who speaks eloquently within himself and relates
to God all his good works.  He is pompous and he obviously thinks that God must be very pleased with his efforts.  He seems to elevate
his works as if they are a bargaining chip.
The publican stands far back, not so much as lifting up his head and strikes his breast and says “God be merciful to me a sinner”.
This is a short prayer of a broken man begging God to forgive his sins.  He does not bargain, he is at God’s mercy and so are we.
Jesus says that this man went back to his house justified.
 
In our private times of prayer and in our actions, let us remember the words of the Lord to Jeremiah:
“I the Lord search the heart”
 
Soli Deo Gloria
 
Dave Daley

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Micah 6:8
     “He has shown thee O man what is good and what the Lord requires of thee, but to do justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly
with thy God”.
      Mercy is a characteristic of the Lord, He was merciful before the creation of the world.  As I think of past and present sin that the Lord
has forgiven me for, I am amazed that He could find it in Himself to not overlook, but forgive those sins.
      His requirement, not suggestion, but requirement is that I do the same.  Not only show mercy but love mercy.  I need the grace of Jesus Christ
the Lord of the Sabbath to do this.
    “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy”  Matthew 5:7.
Help us all Lord to obey.
 Solo Christo,
Dave

Rev. Anthony Scalfani

Pastor Anthony began his ministry with SBC in August of 2008.  He relocated from Washington state with his family and now resides in our parsonage. His M.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies from Wheaton College , Graduate School of Theology, was accompanied by Holy Land Studies with the Jerusalem University College and his thesis was written on The  Theology of Genesis – God the Redeemer.  We are now a familyof reformed faith thanks to God’s work through Anthony’s  faithful teaching and preaching.

Jeff Crowell, Elder

Jeff became an elder in 2011.  He is married with 2 grown children and resides in Gilford, NH.  While he is a dentist by trade, he has been called by God to work within our plurality of elders by teaching, encouraging, correcting and helping the people of SBC.  He and his wife open up their home to lead  a home fellowship group on Friday nights.  The coffee flows freely, the fellowship is wonderful, and he is a gifted teacher who thoroughly enjoys the learning and growth in himself and the congregation he helps to lead.  Jeff is also one of our puppet crew and helps to keep it lively and fun!

 

DSC_0089Dave Daley, Elder

Dave became an elder at SBC in 2011.   Dave and his wife Patricia have been attending South Baptist Church for approximately 5 years.  They have been christians for 32 years and have been blessed with 4 children and 6 grandchildren.  He has preached from our pulpit many times in the past and has the gift of encouragement.

“The scripture that freed me from the burdens of sin that weighed me down, and that religion could not remove, was Ephesians 2:8 ” For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.”  I am so thankful to the Lord Jesus Christ who by His death on the cross, and resurrection, paid the price for my many sins.  To serve as an elder is an awesome responsibility that makes me feel very inadequate, but I know that when the Lord calls us to serve Him, He will give us the ability to do the task day by day.  Our accountability is to Him, the Great King and Shepherd of our souls.

I am also very grateful for the many brothers and sisters here at South Baptist Church who love the Lord and make our fellowship a joy.”

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Mark Bua, Elder

Mark became an elder in 2011.  He lives with his wife in Gilford, and they have two grown children.  Mark helps to organize our men’s breakfasts on the first Saturday of each month.  He is the chairman of the board of trustees, and he uses his gift with finances to serve our congregation well.  He also serves in children’s ministry by teaching children’s church.