“I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see.”
Christians are people who can see. This part of the miracle of salvation. God enables people who were previously spiritually blind to see.
But, see what? Or maybe better, who?
In 2 Corinthians 3:18, Paul explains,
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord.”
Beholding means seeing. In the gospel, we get to see a glimpse of the glory of Jesus. And that changes everything. It changes us. As we open our Bibles, as we gather together as a church, we want God to show us Jesus.
This Sunday, we are looking at Luke 7:11–17, and I’m praying that God’s Spirit would do a great work among us and cause us to go away in awe of Jesus’ power and comforted by Jesus’ compassion.
We are working on putting together a membership directory, and we would like this membership directory to include pictures of every member. This Sunday, McKenna Mack is going to begin taking pictures of members outside by the back entrance of the church. If you are a member of CBC, will you please help make her job easy by going and getting your picture taken? The long term goal is to have a directory that will help us pray for one another and remember each other better.
For the younger children this Sunday, you can have them listen for the word: “Widow”
To encourage them, Marda will have some treats afterward.
“There are in the Word of God certain things really taught. Do not believe that the Bible is a lump of wax to be shaped just as you please. Do not imagine that “Yes” is right, and that the “No” which contradicts it is right too. The Lord has written this Book intending to teach us something, and a moderate understanding, sanctified by the teaching of the Holy Spirit, will enable you to know what the Lord does mean to teach you, especially upon such a vital point as this. Do not, I beseech you, say, “Oh, it does not much matter what doctrines I hold.” You are as much responsible for using your judgment as you are for using your hands and your feet. God never did yet free conscience from his jurisdiction. Conscience is free, but not before God. You have a right to your convictions as far as I am concerned, but if your convictions be wrong, you have no right to them before God.”
– Charles Spurgeon
Women’s Fellowship. December 2nd at 7:30 p.m. Ladies, join us for an evening of food and fellowship with our dear sister, Julie Lee, our missionary from SE Asia. Location: Nikki Seo’s home; please contact Nikki for more information.
Men’s Ministry. December 3rd from 7:30–9:00 a.m. Gather with men. Eat Jim’s food. Listen to God’s Word.
Women’s Christmas Brunch Potluck. December 10th from 9:00–11:30 a.m. Carol Beakley will be our special guest speaker. Guests are welcome. Please contact Melissa Mackler for more information.
CBC Annual Retreat. Mark your calendars and start saving for our annual CBC Retreat: February 17–20, 2023 at Oak Glen Christian Conference Center.
Bible Reading Project will not meet in December.
When God saves someone through faith in Jesus Christ, He does a miracle in their lives. Paul's two-word summary of the change that follows is "in Christ" or "in Him." The more you grasp the extent of the miracle of being "in Christ", the more you will enjoy Him!