FC: Pastor's 50th
1: On the ** of the 'best' month (February) in 1963 on the Island of Grenada was born ... Dr Phil (not that one) -----------> Bonaparte (nor this one) ------------> | The inimitable, unabashedly charismatic, Spirit-filled Pastor of New Hope Church of God Dr. Philip Bonaparte !!
2: The pastor is first and foremost, a man who seeks after and loves God. "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things shall be yours as well."
3: The pastor's passions: Preaching the Word Reaching the lost Equipping the saints Sharing the gospel
4: Behind a good man ... stands a good wife. "He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord"
6: With children come the blessings and challenges of fatherhood ... and acquaintance with Our Father's heart "As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them."
8: Reaching out to the lost ... From Granada to Columbus park
9: "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!"
10: Pastoring the men, women and children ... the whole congregation.
11: blameless ... | the husband of one wife ... | vigilant ... | sober, of good behavior ... | given to hospitality ... | apt to teach." | "A bishop then must be ...,
12: Promoting art, music and dance and creative ways to ...
13: wave the gospel flag. "He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love."
14: Enjoining us to sing ... "Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands."
15: Praise & Worship "O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth."
16: This pastor knows that after love, the next fruit is joy. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy ..."
17: And dare we say it ... FUN!
18: Behind everything, he lives to worship God, | and bring people from here ... | to here, | to join in eternal communing.
19: That all nations would glorify God. "O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people."
20: Thank you for truly advancing the kingdom, ministering in our midst, praying for us and blessing our lives at New Hope Church of God
21: God's Instrument I see the hands that hold God's word And fold in prayer to seek His will. I see the feet that walk the path And offers of praise as from lofty hill. I see the hands that serve Him well, The ears that seek to hear His call, The mouth that speaks truth and wisdom, The busy feet that carry the message to all. I see the heart that was pricked and entered When God's man answered the gospel call And yielded His life as a humble servant, A man who is willing, as was Apostle Paul. I see all of this as he stands in the pulpit, An instrument through which God speaks The words of wisdom, of love and peace, To lead and guide all those whom God seeks. - Judy Crowe