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.
Trust and Obey (Text: Luke 5:1-11)
Trusting in Jesus is no different than putting your trust in anything or anyone, it requires proof, evidence, some sort of foundation upon which to be built. Trust doesn't just happen. Saving faith doesn't just appear, at least not normally.
Every miracle of Jesus, all 35 of them recorded in the New Testament, were for the purpose of laying a foundation upon which trust and confidence in Jesus could be built.
The song, Trust and Obey, points out another great truth, not only does trust play a major role in obeying Jesus, obedience plays a major role in our joy as a Christian. "Trust and obey, for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey."
Our text for Sunday is found in Luke 5:1-11. The message title is "Trust and Obey." Come join us at Concord for either our 8:15 or 11:00 a.m. service.
Feed My Sheep (John 21:15-17)
In the same way that our physical bodies needs water and food, our spiritual life needs spiritual water and spiritual food. Without them we grow spiritually weak, sick, and eventually we die. This is why Jesus emphasized the need to feed His followers with spiritual food so that they might grow and remain healthy. In John 21:15-17, Jesus stresses to His under-shepherd, the apostle Peter, the need to feed His followers.
Join us this Sunday (05-15-16) in either our 8:15 or 11:00 a.m. service at Concord. We will also have a representative from the Gideons International sharing with us before the message.
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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Enter 29474 and click search
Click on Concord General Baptist