Welcome

On behalf of the congregation at Holly Grove Baptist Church, welcome to our site. Holly Grove
Baptist Church exists to glorify and worship God as a fellowship of believers. We strive to bring
glory to God in all we do, and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ in Laurens County and
around the world. We hope that our website will give you a good idea of what we value as a
local body of believers. Please feel free to explore our site. We also invite you to visit and
worship with us. We would love to meet you in person and answer any questions you have.
In Christ,
Allen Simpson, Pastor

Pray List and Request

PRAYER REQUESTS
MISSIONARIES
Stan & Dottie Smith
Reverend Allen Smith-Martha Franks
Brian-Student at UCHS
Leslie Mosher-Africa
Coleman Family-Romania
The Gideons
CHURCH FAMILY
James Baldwin; Furman Campbell; Ikey Campbell; Eric & Sylvia Clayton; Roger & Fay Ginn; Tom Gregory; Amy Harmon; Robbie Kennedy; Kay Lewis; James Long; Lamar & Amber McAlister; Mary Nelson; Mindy & Jason Readinger;  Bea Roberts; Bruce Simpson; Jessica & Kaitlin Sherfield; Mary Smith; Ella Swayngham; Heather & Andrew Wise; Roger Wright and family; David Young; Joanne & Curtis Young
RELATIVES
Danny Adair; Lamar Babb; Alvin and Lois Carpenter; Amy Cox; David & Teresa English; Eric Finley; William Ginn; Tommy Herber; Jeffrey Scott Hood; Harry Patterson, III; Kammy Pennington; Cora Price; Mindy Readinger’s brother, Daniel; Will Robinson; Carolyn Simpson; Sherry Simpson; Amanda Suddeth; Doug Taylor; Jeff Taylor; Mary Watson; Amanda Wise Family; Ben & Andrea Wise; Frank & Sue Wise Family
FRIENDS
Rock Barnes; David Beaty; Kimberly Brookes; Kenny Butler; Phil and Brooke Byers; Michael Caughman & Family; James Cheek; J.W. Coats; Todd Crow; Melissa Dunn; Ryan Elledge; Billy Fullbright; Sherry Hampton; Tommy Lowe; Patrick McEnery; Chelsea B. McNeil; Katie Orcutt; Philip & Angie Rice; Laura M. Saunders; Greta Wetzel; Sue Wetzel; Darrel White; Frank Young
OTHER
Holly Grove Baptist Church-The pastor, the leadership, the members
The Constitution and By-Laws Committee
Church Visitors
Schools
Churches in Laurens County/The Persecuted Church
The Lost/Unchurched
Military/Police/Fire Fighters/EMS/Public Servants
USA/Government Leaders on all levels
Revival and Reformation
Those who are shut-ins; in the hospital; in the nursing home
Pianist for our Church
Evangelistic Endeavors

Gospel Message

An Invitation to Meet Our Savior, Jesus Christ

  1. God wants you to be sure
The Bible says, ” These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life.” (1John 5:13)
  1. We are all sinners by nature and by choice

“All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

3.There is a penalty for our sin – Hell

“The wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23)

4.The good news is that God has provided for the forgiveness of our sins – Jesus

” For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John3:16)

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

“Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.” (1 Peter 3:18)

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

  1. Jesus wants to save you today

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

Our Response is to Receive Jesus

  1. We must repent of our sins.
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.” (Acts 3:19)
      a. Repentance is not just feeling sorry for our sins.
           “Repent and turn to God, and do works, which give evidence of repentance.” (Acts 26:20)
       b. Repentance is turning to God through Jesus and turning away from our sins.
2. We must place our faith in Jesus.
   ” By grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8)
       a. Faith is trusting in Jesus.
Three Important Questions
1. Does what you have been reading make sense to you?
2. Is there any reason you would not be willing to receive God’s gift of eternal life?
3. Are you willing to turn from your sin and place your faith in Jesus right now?
You Need to Ask Jesus to Save You
Call upon the name of the Lord in repentance and faith and Jesus will become your Savior and Lord.
If you sincerely prayed to the Lord for forgiveness of your sins and have placed your faith in Jesus, you are saved and have eternal life. Welcome to the family of God.