"A Difficult Miracle" (Text: Mark 9:14-29)
Our failure to find things, accomplish certain tasks, or achieve certain goals can sometimes be attributed to simply going about it the wrong way.
This is not only true of physical things, it's also true of spiritual things. In Jesus' twenty-fifth miracle, Jesus' disciples were unable to provide the healing that was needed for a man's son who was demon possessed.
Unfortunately, their inability to help the man and his son opened the door for the Scribes to criticize and argue with them about Jesus and the Christian faith.
In the end, the disciples discovered that some miracles need more than just prayer. They need concentrated, fervent prayers accompanied with fasting.
Come and join us this Sunday morning (10-13-16) in either our 8:15 or 11:00 A.M. service. We are located at 3085 Manitou Rd., Manitou, KY 42436.
Our story is found in Mark 9:14-29. The message title is "A Difficult Miracle."
Trunk or Treat at Concord
Our 7th annual Trunk or Treat will be held on Halloween night, October 31st. This will provide an alternative to the traditional Trick or Treating. Activities will include trunk or treat, soups, chili, and smores in the church basement and wiener roast behind the church. It all starts at 5:30 p.m. The trunk or treat will end at 7:00 p.m. and the meal after everyone has finished. The cars will be positioned around the outer edge of the north parking lot with trunks facing inward.
We need several adults to help provide and hand out the treats to the children. If you can help with this ministry, please indicate so on the orange card in your worship folder/bulletin, or call us at 249-3623. We’ve had several adults to wear costumes in previous years so feel free to join in (no devilish or demonic ones).
Concord's First Ever Blood Drive (November 22nd - 2 pm. to 6:15 p.m.)
We are our brothers and sister's keeper. We are commanded to love our neighbors. We can play a big role in saving souls by sharing Christ and saving lives by sharing our blood. Sadly, stitistics show most won't do either.
But this doesn't have to be true of us Concordians. We are different from the world, if Christ lives in us. Help us to help others in our first ever sponsored blood drive. We will begin signing people up for our upcoming blood drive which is scheduled for November 22nd from 2:00 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. Anyone ages 17 and up can give blood. People on high blood pressure mediciene can give and most people on blood thinners can give (there are a couple of blood thinners that are not allowed).
Signup sheets and more information can be found in the foyer. Be sure to pick your time slot soon and help save a life. (P.S. Recruit your non-church friends so as to introduce them to our facilities and our people).
Revised Church Constitution & By-Laws vote (10-16-16)
Don't forget that tomorrow, Sunday the 16th, we will be voting on our revised Church Constitution and By-Laws at the end of each of our morning worship services. If you are a church member, please make an effort to be there.
A few weeks ago we went over the revised version during the Sunday School hour and took any questions about it. We still have copies in the foyer if you want to pick one up when you first get to church.
I hope we can pass this revised version. It will help protect us from possible lawsuits in the future concerning sexual orientation issues and help to insure that our facilities are only used for the purposes that are in line with our beliefs and practices.
In addition to the above reasons, it will help our church to function in a way that is even more in line with Biblical teachings, while preserving our General Baptist distinctiveness.
"The Vision Miracle" (Text: Mark 8:22-26)
Our GPS address is 3085 Manitou Rd., Manitou, KY 42436.
"The Sufficient Savior" (Text: Matthew 15:29-39)
In the twenty-third miracle by Jesus, the feeding of the 4,000, we have a type of sequel to His nineteenth miracle, the feeding of the 5,000.
The feeding of the 5,000 communicated to the Jewish people that Jesus was in fact God, the same God that fed them when they were wandering through the wilderness for forty years.
The feeding of the 4,000 was meant to reveal that He is the bread of life. He is sufficient for their needs, both physical and spiritual. He is sufficient for the needs of the Jews and the Gentiles. He is the all-sufficient Savior for whosoever will believe in Him.
Our story takes place in an unlikely place, among an unlikely audience, but employs a very important and significant number, the number seven.
Our message this Sunday (10-09-16) is titled, "The Sufficient Savior" and our text is found in Matthew 15:29-39. Come join us in either our 8:15 or 11:00 a.m. service. Concord General Baptist Church is located at 3085 Manitou Rd, Manitou, Ky.
"The Hearing Miracle" (Text: Mark 7:31-37)
In Jesus' 22nd miracle He heals a deaf man, who also had problems with his speech.
Being aware of the importance Jesus placed on hearing the Word of God, helps us to see that this miracle is not just about hearing in general, but about hearing the Word of God. We are isolated from God until we hear from God.
Our message for Sunday is titled, "The Hearing Miracle" and our text is found in Mark 7:31-37.
Come join us for either our 8:15 or 11:00 service this Sunday morning.
"The Power of Words" by Eddie Fleming
But if I begin watering it and fertilizing it, the almost dead, ugly
plant suddenly springs back to life. Of course, I have to choose (love must be a choice first, and a feeling
second) to love the plant enough to care for it and nurse it back to health.
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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Enter 29474 and click search
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