Discover The Book (2 Chronicles 34:14-21)
Tower of Pisa, known as the "Leaning Tower of Pisa" is 17 feet off center. Tons of concrete was pumped into it's foundation in the 1920s in an effort to stablize it.
It began leaning during its construction and continued to tilt until the shoring up of it's foundations in the 1920s. The word pisa means "marsh." The land upon which the tower was built was marsh land. The problem wasn't that the architects didn't know what they were doing; the problem was they were building on a bad foundation. If you build on a bad foundation, you can expect to have a crooked tower.
If we try to build a nation or a society on a bad foundation, we end up with a crooked nation and a warped society. The only foundation upon which we build our lives and our country is God's Word. As Jesus once said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away" (Matthew 24:35).
Join us this Sunday (04-26-15) in either our 8:15 or 11:00 a.m. service as our pastor shares the importance of "Discovering the Book." The text will be from 2 Chronicles 34:14-21.
175 th Annual Session of Union Association of General Baptists
The Union Association will meet this year (04-26-15) at Mt. Gilead Church just off Hwy. 120. This year we are trying something new by meeting at a church and providing accommodations for children and youth.
The business meeting begins at 3:00 p.m. with a meal from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Worship will be held at 7:00 p.m. There will be no church here at Concord as we will be joining the rest of our association in worship.
The Gideons Ministry to be Highlighted This Sunday (03-26-15)
This Sunday we will be highlighting the Gideon Ministry here at Concord. This year John McRoy from Muhlenberg County (Green River Chapel General Baptist Church) will be with us.
The Gideon's Ministry is all about making God's Word available. Every cent donated to the Gideon's go toward the purchase of Bibles. Their administration costs are funded solely by the Gideon's themselves.
Please pray for this ministry. Please give generously to this ministry.
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
Sign in or create an account
Click on enroll now
Enter 29474 and click search
Click on Concord General Baptist
The Shoebox Ministry is going NUTS!!! That's right, the boxes are all packed and ready to go except for the shipping cost. Samaratin's Purse asks for a $7 donation per box to help with the cost of shipping as well as the literature that is prepared in the language for the area each box is going to. This literature explains salvation and leads into the classes that are offered to each child so that they may come to know the Lord. We are still a little short of the $1750 that we need for our 250 boxes.
We are selling Pecan Halves, Pecan Pieces, and English Walnut Halves & Pieces to help with the shipping cost. The nuts come in 12 oz. bags and sell for $8.00 per bag. They are New Crop nuts, so they haven't laid around in a warehouse for months getting stale! We will be taking orders through November 10th and place the order on the 11th. The order should arrive in time for Thanksgiving baking!
If you would like to order some, you may call the church office (270-249-3623) to place an order.
We are currently selling cookbooks to benefit one of the many ministries of Samaritan's Purse called Operation Christmas Child. Each year we fill shoeboxes that are sent all over the country as well as over seas as an evangelizing tool to go where we cannot physically go. The proceeds from the sell of these cookbooks will help defray the cost of shipping these boxes. Check out the cookbook tab for more information.