Join us for our Wednesday night service
The weather has warmed up and Marlin Duncan and Johnny Pendley have scraped off the parking lot so we are good to go for our Wednesday night service.
Our meal prior to the service will be chicken rollups, mashed potatoes, green beans, and macaroni and cheese. Join us for a great meal and stay for the teaching of God's Word.
We are coninuing our study of the books of the Bible. Tonight we will finish up our look at Joshua and then go to the book of Judges and beyond if time permits.
The Message: The Power of God's Love (1 John 4:7-21)
The world is in love with it. It fills the movie screens and 10s of thousands of books are written about it every year. What is it? It's a thing called love. There is something about love, and I don't mean romantic infatuation, that is necessary in the life of every person. We all need to feel loved and we need to give love.
The apostle John understood the power of love, but not just any love, for there is no power like the power of God's love.
If you didn't make it to our 8:15 a.m. service last Sunday you can download the message in audio or written form.
Baptisms Scheduled for Sunday (03-09-14)
We have several people scheduled to be baptized next Sunday (03-09-14) morning in our 11:00 a.m. service. Please make a special effort to be with us. Three are first time candidates and two who are being baptized for the second time. They were both baptized at an early age, but and came to a true understanding of the gosple and their need for Christ as Savior at a later date, thus they now would like to follow up with baptism.
KNOW YOUR BIBLE
Most don't know much about the Bible, including Christians. Join us here at Concord on Wednesday nights, beginning January 15th, as pastor Eddie will be teaching a class called "Know Your Bible." We will be examining each book of the Bible in order to learn the basics of each one as well as how each book works to support the main theme of the Bible.The class will be from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the sanctuary.
You're also invited to join us for a meal prior to the class. The meal will be served in the basement from 6:00 - 6:50 pm. Donations are appreciated, but not necessary.
MEMBERSHIP MATTERS CLASS
Does the church matter? Does church attendance matter? Does church membership matter? The answer is yes to all the above.
We just finished our membership matters class for those interested in joining our church. These classes are held from time to time based on the interest of worship attendees who are non-members.
Members and non-members are welcome to attend these classes. If you are thinking about joining, we encourage you to express your interest by indicating so on our orange communication cards located in your worship booklet/bulletin each Sunday. When interest is expressed, we will schedule a new membership class accordingly.
We plan to conduct another membership class the last two Sundays of March. If you're interested, let us know by way of our orange communication card located in the bulletin/worship
The new land purchase has been completed. We still owe about $10,000 on it, but the deed is ours.Our goal is to quickly get this paid off and then work toward putting in a new septic system on a portion of the new ground.
Give God thanks for what He has done and expect great things from Him in the future.
This winter, should we have to cancel services due to snow or ice, we will post the information on this website and on Bro. Eddie's facebook page. We will also put an announcement on our
answering machine at the church. This information will be posted by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings or by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
God got my attention last night. He made me think about being thankful. As I was trying to decorate our house, I remembered that our church secretary had laid out the letters I had asked
for our church sign. I knew it was supposed to rain the next day, so I drove to the church and with sprinkles coming from the sky, I rushed to put the letters up advertising our Christmas Concert by
the Childress Family on Dec. 1.
To reach the top row of letters I have to stand near the top of a six foot stepladder. It was while I was working on the side that the ground slopes down away from the sign (which makes the ladder unstable), that one of the letters got stuck. (I use a yard stick to slide them across to the other side to prevent having to move the ladder.) It was beginning to rain, I've got a thousands things to do, my wife has supper ready, and this letter refuses to slide over. I looked up to the heavens and said sarcastically "Thanks." At that moment I almost lost my balance, but fortunately, regained it before failing backwards off the ladder.
We let little things upset us, and fail to truly give thanks for the big things in life. (A stuck letter is nothing compared to a broken arm, leg, or neck.) Unfortunately, we do this with our spouses, our friends, our employers, and our God. As Thanksgiving approaches think about being thankful.
So as Thanksgiving Day approaches, give it a little thought. It's a day to emphasize our thankfulness, but it something we should do all the time. It's so easy in our busy schedules to fail to be thankful because it takes reflection to truly appreciate what we have or what we don't have. In order to be thankful, we must be thinkful. We must consider what we have, and if necessary look around. We may not have as much as some, but we have a lot more than others. But most of all, we have all we need if we have the people we love, an inner peace that comes from a relationship with Christ, the Prince of Peace, and a hope that circumstances can't take from us and death can't destroy.
Last night I found myself being thankful for something that didn't happen, an unscheduled departure from a six foot stepladder and its possible consequences. As it turns out, moving that stepladder one more time wasn't really all that bad.
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 give thanks to God who has added the following New Members to our church family.
We rejoice over the lastest addition to our church family. Mary Cunningham, who lives in the Manitou area joined our church family on January 06, 2013.
We rejoice over Karen Lewis who recently (11-18-12) joined our church family. Karen resides in the Manitou area.
We rejoice over Leriegus and Melissa Davis who have recently (11-18-12) joined our church family. Leriegus and Melissa reside in Madisonville.
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.