Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Worthwhile Video

A little video entitled, "The Uniqueness of Christianity" - well worth the few minutes it takes to watch.  Check it out here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6IfVnkbmKs

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Christian Race

I Corinthians 9: 24 “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly;”

It is so easy to feel like you are running in circles. Believe me. I know. Because some days, that's exactly what I do. From running carpool to running errands, meals, dishes, laundry, etc., the days just slip by. How many times have you sat down at the end of the day and thought, “where did the day go?” As Christians, we have a responsibility not to just fill our days with temporal things, but to see to it that we are spending our lives in the service of Christ. In the book of 1 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul encourages the Christians to run with a purpose, to work for an outcome. In our day to day lives, there is so much to accomplish, yet how much of it matters in
light of eternity? The questions everyone must ask are, “What have I done with Jesus?” and “What am I doing for Jesus?” You know the old question, “what on earth are you doing for heaven’s sake?” Everybody out there is running in some direction, running in multiple directions, changing directions, but what we are supposed to do is run as if we were competing for a prize - a prize that we so desperately want to win. We need to exercise not just our bodies, but our self control - our mental control - our time control - so that we may obtain our prize when the race is over. If you don’t know Jesus, you must find Him, or else you will continue to run away from heaven. To come to know Him, read His book (the Holy Bible!). If you know Jesus, what are you doing for Him? When your race is over, do you know what is across the finish line? Will a crown of glory await you? What are you running toward today?
- L. Bonner

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second."

The emblems in the foreground are juxtaposed in their simplicity with the very complex tabernacle and all its trappings. "Only bread and only wine..." as the hymn goes, but what deep, rich meanings they have to the believer.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Welcome to Our Bible School..."

"...We're So Glad You're Here!" Vacation Bible School is HERE at Central Bible Chapel, starting July 11 through July 15. Child Evangelism Fellowship will be working with us to reach our neighbors with the Good News of the Gospel. Prayer for all involved is much appreciated!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Buried with HIM in Baptism...

RAISED with HIM to newness of Life!
Baptism, for the believer in Christ, is the opportunity to demonstrate (1) obedience to the Lord's commands and (2) to publicly identify with the One he or she calls Savior. We had the privilege this month of watching one young man do this very thing. After giving a clear testimony of faith in the Lord Jesus, and when he first believed, Kit was immersed in the typical fashion, indicating burial and resurrection.
We long to see many more come to faith in the Lord Jesus, and walk in such obedience to Him!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Down South there is much talk about the "Lost Cause"...for the uninitiated, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the War Between the States (or"Civil War", or "War of the Northern Aggression", etc.). The "Lost Cause" refers to the the South's loss, and its inability to defend its "State's rights" position (I realize that many have varying views on this - this is not the point of my article, so please forgive me if I don't engage in an ideological debate at this point).
Every believer should have a "Lost Cause" - the fact of the "Lost" should "Cause" him/her to be burdened for souls, and seek to give out the Gospel! While many Americans are preoccupied with a Cause that will never be regained, Christians should be occupied with the Cause that will yield eternal benefits - and a message to be proclaimed that is promised to be as successful as HE determines it should be.
Are you seeking purpose in life, believer? Take up the "Lost Cause" - and tell others about the One who came to "seek and to save, that which is lost" (Luke 19:10).

Monday, March 14, 2011

CBC Ladies' Conference

You are Invited to Central Bible Chapel’s
4th Annual Ladies’ Bible Conference
April 2, 2011

Central Bible Chapel is hosting our 4th Annual Ladies’ Bible Conference on Saturday, April 2, 2011 and we would like YOU to be there! The ministry from the Word of God will cover the subject of "A Woman's Work”, a focus on the woman of Proverbs 31. We encourage everyone to take this opportunity for fellowship, ministy, and insight into how to turn all our work (at home, at work, at church) into a service for our great God.
Refreshments will be served at 9:30AM, and the conference will begin at 10:00AM. We encourage everyone to take this opportunity for fellowship and instruction from the Word of God.
Lunch will be provided. Nursery and Children’s activities will be provided, and accommodations will be available for any who wish to stay overnight (Friday and/or Saturday!). Please contact Kathy Leach 334-365-3374 or Laura Bonner 334-358-2753 to make arrangements for accommodations or for directions.
We look forward to having YOU as our guests on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Please mark your calendars!
“Give her of the fruit of her labor, and let her works praise her in the city gates." Proverbs 31:31