CONCORD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kevin Dame recently went on a mission trip to Mexico with a group from his church in St. Louis.  He will be sharing with us about his experiences following our 11 A.M. service this Sunday (2-07-16).  The Shoebox Ministry will provide a lunch of barbeque pork, potato salad, baked beans, and dessert for donations prior to Kevin's presentation.  All lunch donations will go to buy items for the shoeboxes. 

Message: Purposeful Living (Text: Acts 26:12-20)

Do you know where you're headed today? I'm not talking about in a car, but in life? What's your purpose for living? If you don't know or are not sure about it, wouldn't that mean you're wasting your life. You may be doing a lot of activity and accumulating a lot of stuff, but in the big scheme of things, you're simply spending your wheels and wasting your life.

 

We've been created to glorify God. We do it by accepting the commission of God to share the compassion of God and build the community of God. Our message Sunday is Purposeful Living. Our text is found in Acts 26:12-20. Join us in either our 8:15 or 11:00 a.m. service this Sunday (01-31-16).

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"Organized to Maximize" (Text: Luke 9:10-17)

In our story today we see Jesus displaying one of God's characteristics, that of organization. God is a God of order. The universe declares it. Our human body displays it. The natural laws demand it. Every aspect of creation has God's fingerprint on it, and that fingerprint is the order that encompasses all of creation.

 

Being organized increases productivity by enabling us to get the most out of our time and talents. We need order in our society, in our government, in our military, in our factories and businesses, in our churches, and in our homes and our lives.

 

Join us this Sunday (01-24-16) at Concord. Our message text is Luke 9:10-17.  The title of my message is "Organized to Maximize."  

What Shall We Do?  (Text: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10)

What is the most important day of your life? According to the Bible and according to logic, the most important day would be the same for the young and the old, and the rich and the poor. The most important day is always the same for everybody, it's today.

 

We can do nothing about the days that have passed. We can't go back and change anything behind us. The future holds a similar truth. We can't reach into the future and adjust it. Our future is solely dependent on what we do in the present, what we do today.

 

Since today, every today, is our most important day, what shall we do with it? Every morning the question that should be floating over our heads is "What shall we do?

Our message Sunday (01-17-16) will be on "What Shall We Do?" Our text is from 2 Cor. 6:1-10. Join us for either our 8:15 or 11:00 a.m. service. This, of course, is all dependent on the weather.

 

Be sure to check back here at www.concordgeneralbaptist.org for information on church being cancelled due to weather. If we cancel services, we will post it by 7:30 a.m. and put it on the church's answering machine.

CTI's Spring Classes Infromation

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

Click enroll

 

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