4 More Proofs of God’s Existence

In our modern world, it seems that professing atheists are growing in number.  I’ve often met people who don’t believe there is a God.  One recently told me, “I don’t feel like God is real.”  Though this sentiment is often popular, we should see it for what it is.  The Psalmist said, “The fool says in his heart, ‘God does not exist’” (Psalm 14:1).  When we consider the numerous proofs for God’s existence, it seems foolish to not believe in God.  Let’s look at four proofs. The Concept of God  If God isn’t real, why is He so popular?  Why does nearly every society have some concept of God?  ...
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Senior Adult Joint Breakfast

The Sunday School teacher was carefully explaining the story of Elijah the Prophet and the false prophets of Baal. She explained how Elijah built the altar, put wood upon it, cut the steer in pieces and laid it upon the altar. And then Elijah commanded the people of God to fill four barrels of water and pour it over the altar. He had them do this four times. “Now, said the teacher, “can anyone in the class tell me why the Lord would have Elijah pour water over the steer on the altar?” A little girl in the back of the room raised her hand with great enthusiasm, “To make the gravy.” The Senior...
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3 Proofs of God’s Existence

The Bible never argues for the existence of God.  It simply assumes it to be true.  For millennia, humankind agreed.  The reality of a divine being seemed commonsensical.  Few doubted that God, a god, or a number of gods existed.  There were, however, differing opinions on the nature of such being(s).  Today we encounter a different mindset.  Professing atheists seem to be on the increase.  In order to be effective witnesses, believers need to be able to explain why they believe God exists.  Consider three proofs for God’s existence. Creation  The Psalmist sang, “The heavens declare the glo...
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Silent Dessert & Live Auction

We will be having our Annual Silent Dessert and Live Auction on Sunday Night, April 22nd at 6:45 pm.  This will take place in the Fellowship Hall following our Discipleship University classes.  Members who are donating live auction items need to have those turned in to Aaron by Sunday, April 15th.  All of the desserts can be brought Sunday evening, the 22nd.  We will have a cookout and will take donations for this meal.   This event is always a great time for fellowship and fun!  Even if you’re not planning to bid, come for the fellowship. You won’t be sorry you came! All money received from t...
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3 Guides For Witnessing

Most believers know they should share the gospel, but they don’t know how.  In fact, the most often used excuse for a lack of evangelism is ignorance.    Below is a plan for sharing the gospel.  It involves what is commonly called a “three minute testimony.”  By using three different conversation topics, a person can share the gospel quickly and effectively.  The method can be used almost anywhere — at the bank, on a ballfield, during a family get together, or in the midst of a casual encounter.  One can drop a leading question like, “Can I share something that has been important to my life?” ...
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Vacation Bible School Volunteers

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. It’s not too early to start planning. We, meaning your staff, have been working hard on organizing for this year. We are planning on hosting a great time this year for kids. The VBS Theme is “GAME ON! Gearing Up for Life’s Big Game 2 Peter 1:3.” We have all of our main teachers in place for our classes and special areas, but we are in need of many more volunteer workers. We will have worker training on Saturday, April 14 from 9:00 - 11:00 am. We will be getting everyone geared up for GAME ON! that is coming June 4 - 9. We need volunteer workers...
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4 Benefits of Fearing God

Fear is often regarded as a negative emotion.  Apart from the times in which we pay to ride roller coasters, or those other times when we watch scary movies, most of us don’t enjoy being afraid.  We go to great lengths to satiate our fears and to safeguard ourselves from them.  Scripture, however, teaches that there is a healthy type of fear.  It says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and discipline” (Proverbs 1:7).  When the Bible talks about fearing God, it isn’t describing an unhealthy emotion of trepidation and intimidation.  It holds up a healthy t...
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Road To Calvary Easter Invite

A Journey of Grace and Resurrection - Jesus Saves! What an incredible biblical truth! Once again, the message of the gospel will boldly be presented on Easter Sunday, April 1st. The Celebration Choir will sing with books and present selections from a DVD accompanied musical entitled, “Road to Calvary,” followed by Pastor Patrick delivering a gospel centered Easter message. Resurrection Sunday is the celebration of the glorious truth that Jesus Christ arose from the dead! This is Christianity’s most important holiday. As Christians, we walk by faith, trusting and accepting that Jesus died on th...
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4 Reasons Why It Is Important to Pursue Spiritual Knowledge

In an experience-driven culture, the acquisition of knowledge often seems superfluous. What one can taste, see, feel, and hear usually carries more weight than the conceptual.  However, God’s Word continually champions the need for believers to acquire truth.  The Christian journey is seen as an unending pursuit of knowledge about God (John 17:17).  Because of this, Satan has attempted to blind people from seeing the Lord’s truth (2 Corinthians 4:4 and 10:4-5).  Since the Garden of Eden, he has been calling us to doubt what God has said (Genesis 3:1).  We must be on guard against the post-mode...
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Buildings & Renovations

As I write this article, I hope all finds you well as we are starting to see some glimpses of Spring and Easter Sunday right around the corner. I would like to update you regarding the Building Renovation Committee. The committee consists of Justin Phelps, Jeff Sadler, Marcy Bridges, Karen Bailey, Bob Cox, Dan Smith, Stacy Hart, and Mandy Bailey. Our mission is to explore a refurbished welcome area to create an inviting environment and a great first impression for those stepping through the church doors for the first time as well as welcoming those that have entered our doors for many years. ...
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