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Upcoming Events
JUL

30

SUN
Youth Discipleship Training
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
JUL

31

MON
Joshua Code Study for Men
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Men come join us for a short devotional and lunch. We would love to have you!
AUG

01

TUE
Women's Bible Study
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Come join us for a devotional and lunch in the Family Life Center. We would love to have you!
AUG

02

WED
JAM (Children's Choir)
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Children 1st thru 5th grade are invited to attend Children's choir. We meet on Wednesday's
Youth Ministry
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Project B.O.B. (Books of the Bible)
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
children's program for children ages 1st to 5th grade.
Adult Choir
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Join us upstairs in the choir room and be a part of the Adult Choir.
Fruits of the Spirit
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
3yrs. - Kindergarten
Bible Search

Talking About Jesus

 

 

   Former major league baseball player Tony Graffanino, known for his stand on being a Christian baseball player, and who played on several major league teams was heard sharing his testimony of being involved in a number of community efforts, especially with boys and girls clubs.

   He shared the experience of an ongoing ministry effort in a European country. Each year his organization held a week-long baseball camp, during which time they also offer a daily Bible study. 

   In the past years, the leaders tried to find acceptable ways to convince the campers that God exists so they would place their faith in Him. Sad to say that after some thirteen years, they had seen only three people decide to follow Jesus.

   Then they changed their approach. Instead of “trying to present facts, or winning arguments in various debates,” they simply talked about “the amazing life and teachings of Jesus.” As a result, more campers came to listen, and more chose to follow the teaching of the Lord.

   The apostle Paul said that when we tell others about the gospel of Jesus Christ, we should always, “Speak forth the truth plainlyWe do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord.” (2 Cor. 4:2, 5 NIV) 

   Paul also set a standard in his evangelism that all Ministers, Elders, Bishops and Preachers of the gospel should bring with them when called to pastor a new congregation. “I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” (1 Cor. 2:2)

   May we become more knowledgeable of God’s word, the Bible. May we always be ready and able to give a testimony of who the Savior is and the changes He has made in our lives. And may there be no debate, none in the least, of our faith as we strive to make heaven our goal.

   Let it be known among our family, friends, neighbors, fellow students, and co-workers, “We serve a risen Savior.”

 

Rev. Bobby C. Ashley

05/23/16