CONCORD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fish Fry and Back-to-School Bash

You're invited and we ask you to invite others to our annual Fish Fry and our 1st Back-to-School Bash combined this Sunday (07-31-16) afternoon at 5 p.m. at Concord General Baptist Church. We will have games for kids and adults and best of all, there will be a giant water slide for the older ones and a Jurassic Park bouncer for the little guys.

Please have your older children (Teens) to wear more modest type swim wear or a tee-shirt over the swim wear.

Note: Be sure to bring towels for drying off.

The Healing We Need (Text: Luke 7:1-10)

I'm certain Jesus' heart breaks at what He is seeing in America today. How He must weep over the devaluing of life that has taken place in our nation. All lives matter to God, from the unborn to the aged, from the poor to the rich, and every color of skin that you can imagine.
 
All sin, whether it be racism, infanticide (the killing of babies), drug addiction, violence, or immorality stem from a disconnection from God. When God is at the center of our lives, and He is the foundation of a nation, and His moral laws are the guiding principles we live by, the problem of sin can and will be defeated by the power of God's love.
 
My message for this Sunday (07-17-16) at Concord is on the "Healing We Need" and the text is from Luke 7:1-10. In this passage we have a story of a non-Jew valuing his Jewish servant, who realizes the seriousness of the situation, requests help from Jesus, shows respect to Jesus, and reveals great faith in Jesus. If more people would follow this man's example, we would have less problems in our nation.
 
Come join us for either our 8:15 or 11:00 a.m. service.
 

Christian Liberty  (Text:Mark 3:1-6)

The purpose of laws is to restrict the actions of people enough to allow everybody to freely live, work, and play among one another. But if taken to extremes or modified to accommodate the wishes or the demands of a few, the laws of the land can become a threat to our freedoms. In the end, our liberties are marginalized, our lives scrutinized, and our future covered by a dark cloud of uncertainty.
 
The sad truth is that all good things can be misused, miss applied, and mistaken to mean what it was never meant to mean or do what it was never meant to do. This was the case many years ago, but instead of a federal or state law, it was a religious law. It was a law devised not by God, or by government, but by religious leaders who were more concerned about rules than righteousness, outward conformity than inward godliness. The original intent may have been good, "honor God by keeping the Sabbath holy," but it had evolved into a restraining strait-jacket that prevented the love of God and the help of men from being shared with those in need.
 
Our message this Sunday (07-10-16) involves the house of God, the liberty of God, the creation of God, and the love of God, along with the sinfulness of man.
 
Our story is found in Mark 3:1-6 and can be found in our pew bibles on page 1066. Our message title is "Christian Liberty. 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 42436.
 

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

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