I wonder if you can remember the best sermon you ever heard?
Some sermons stick with you because they are so encouraging. There are other sermons that you remember not so much because they are encouraging, but because they are convicting. Maybe you can remember a sermon that you found especially challenging. Where, it was hard to be the same person afterwards.
This Sunday we are going to begin looking at a sermon Jesus preached in Luke 6 that everyone in the audience must have remembered. It’s important. It’s also shocking. And it is going to take us some work to really understand it.
Please be praying that God will open our eyes so that we might hear what Jesus is saying in this sermon and go away transformed.
For the younger children this Sunday, you can have them listen for the word, “sermon.” To encourage them, Marda will have some treats afterward.
Over the next few letters I will include some helpful thoughts from church history about various important doctrines. You might take some time to think about them and what the implications of believing this are for your life and for our church.
The first comes from the New Hampshire Confession of Faith. They start with the Bible.
What do we believe about Scripture?
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter, that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.
Membership Class, September 25th. If you are curious about membership at CBC, don’t miss the first week of our membership class! Anyone is welcome. The class will meet at 9 a.m. in the Upper Room. (For those wishing to continue in the membership process, the class will last eight weeks.) Questions? Please contact us.
Children’s Ministry, Irvine Park, September 25th. With Fall just around the corner, we wanted to take the opportunity to enjoy some outdoor fellowship and fun. Join us this Sunday from 4-6pm at the Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch. We'll provide snacks. Pack dinner if you'd like to stay longer. Parking is $5 per vehicle on weekends. Please RSVP HERE
Baptism Class, October 2nd. Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ will demonstrate our submission to Him by being publicly baptized. If you have not been baptized as a believer, please attend this class at 12:30 p.m. Lord willing, we will have a baptism service in November.
Bible Reading Project. Thursdays at 6:30am.
South Africa Missions Fundraising Continues - Fall Pottery Workshops.
No experience necessary! Details and sign up at tinyurl.com/summerpots.
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 glorify Christ with your life. Join us in Equipping Hour on a journey to unpack what it means to be "in Christ"!