Central News for August 11, 2017

Central News for August 11, 2017

Recent Messages
Below are links to our most recent messages:

Living Our Faith ~ A Better Sacrifice

Living Our Faith ~ Walk It Out

Living Our Faith ~ Faith+Action=Real

Follow this link to our YouTube channel for our sermon videos—Sermon Videos.

Follow this link to our sermon archive—Sermon Archive.

Upcoming Events

  • Deacon Ministry Team Meeting on August 2orh at 12:30 PM
  • The Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, August 24th at 6:30 PM
  • Grandview Day of Prayer ~ September 17, 21017
  • September will be Fellowship Emphasis Month here at Central
    • Weekly fellowship opportunities for families
    • Church Fellowship meal
  • Marriage Retreat in Springfield, MO on October 6-7—Free event, you only pay for lodging/meals

Missionary News
For the latest news and prayer requests about our international Free Will Baptist missionaries, click here.

Missionary Spotlight: Robert & Judy Bryan

Bible Challenges
Bible Reading Challenge:
Hebrews 11:1-40

Bible Memory Challenge: Hebrews 11:16 (ESV)—But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

Pastor’s Note
I read an interesting article this week that asked the question, “Why attend church?” One of the main points that the article brought out was that we now have instant access to sermons and worship services online. We, here at Central, are guilty of providing that very thing. You can watch our services live on Facebook every Sunday. We even upload the sermon videos and audio recordings to the church website. If going to the church website makes you uncomfortable, you can check out the videos on our YouTube channel. We are one of thousands of churches that does the same thing, makes our worship services available so that you don’t have to attend to hear the songs or experience the sermon. So, does that mean that attending services at the church building is now obsolete?

It is obsolete if you are simply coming to a building to attend a service. However, if you are attending a service so that you can participate in being the church, not just attending a service, then you are coming here for the right reason. If you are coming to church to meet with fellow believers and to stir them up to love and good works while they do the same for you, then you are attending for the right reason. Coming to church ought to be the action, the reason for coming to church ought to be so that you can be a part of the church!

Packing BandSnack bags

How’s your faith doing? We have been devoting the summer months to the concept of faith, and most recently we have been looking at what it means to Live Our Faith. Here’s a preview of what is coming up this Sunday: Preview. In the meantime—what are you doing to be the church?

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