CONCORD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Karen Peck and New River (Saturday, May 21st @ 6:00 p.m.)

Spread the word and come and join us at Concord General Baptist Church on Saturday May 21st @ 6:00 p.m. Karen Peck and New River will be with us in concert. There will be no admission charge, but a love offering will be received during the concert.

 

The church GPS address is 3085 Manitou Rd, Manitou, KY 42436.

A Merciful Miracle  (Text: John 5:1-18)

The third miracle that Jesus performed was simply a merciful miracle. The man that Jesus healed didn't have faith in Jesus, because he didn't know who Jesus was. Jesus simply did it out of mercy. What we may not realize is that everything Jesus does for us is done on the basis of mercy or grace. We don't deserve anything from God. 
 
Join us this Sunday (05-01-16) in our 8:15 (8:00 a.m. this Sunday due to our homecoming) or 11:00 a.m. service at Concord for a message on "A Merciful Miracle." The text is John 5:1-18. 
 
Note: The accounts surrounding this miracle help us to see the difference between being religious and being a Christ follower--true Christianity.

What Jesus Wants (John 4:46-54)

In Jesus' second miracle we see that Jesus meets us where we are. Many need to see God at work before believing in Him. Although Jesus met the people in His day where they were, providing miracles for them so that they would believe, He wanted them to believe without the miracles. Join us this Sunday as we look at the 2nd of Jesus' miracles. Our text is found in John 4:46-54. Our title is "What Jesus Wants."

Thank You

A big thanks to all the men and women from Teen Challenge. The guys were a real blessing to us last Sunday. Their testimonies, song, and skit were all powerful.

What's Your Life Events?

Yesterday afternoon around 3:30 p.m., we picked up my son, Evan, at his school at Grace Baptist and then headed to Henderson for my daughter's guitar lesson. We then hurried back to Evans' school for their basketball homecoming night, but when we neared the school we saw a mass of police and emergency vehicles. We later learned from the pastor of Grace church that he was the first on the scene and the young man in the car didn't make it. The principal of the school said that it happened just a few minutes after we left with Evan.

If we'd been a few minutes later the young man may have been forced to slow down because of our vehicle or he could have slammed into the back of it (we were told he was traveling at a high rate of speed). Life is so fragile, so short, and so unpredictable. We don't know how much time we have, so we'd better not waste it.

When I learned the name of the young man, I went to his Facebook page. I'm not his friend and don't know him, but I couldn't help but note that under the heading "Life Events" all that was listed was "born." A good question to ask, is when we die, what life events will be listed, not on Facebook, but on God's book, and the memory books of everyone who knows us. I leave you with three questions to think about: What good will we do and what impact will we make while we are here, and what kind of legacy will we leave behind when we are gone?

Helping Us Help Others

Our church packs 250 shoeboxes filled with various items for children for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child each year. Shipping alone costs us $1,750. HOW CAN YOU HELP?

 

We have joined the Kroger Community Rewards Program where they will donate a portion of all sales with Kroger Plus cards linked to our church. What's so great is that you can help without any cost to you. Just simply log on, link your card, and each time you swipe your card, you are helping us help others. The instructions are as follows:

 

Log on to krogercommunityrewards.com

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Click on enroll now

Enter 29474 and click search

Click on Concord General Baptist

Click enroll

 

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