Central News for January 16, 2018

Central News for January 16, 2018

Recent Messages
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 Follow this link to our sermon archive—Sermon Archive.

 Upcoming Events

  • January 21st ~ Deacon Ministry Team Meeting
  • January 25th ~ Advisory Board Meeting at 6:30 PM
  • February 3rd ~ District Annual Meeting at 10:00 AM at Beacon FWB Church in Raytown, MO
  • February 11th ~ Special presentation from Cornerstone Estate Planning during Sunday School

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

 Missionary Spotlight: Josh & Lydia Provow

 Bible Challenges
Bible Reading Challenge: 2 Corinthians 3:1-18

 Bible Memory Challenge: 2 Corinthians 3:16 (ESV)—16But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.

 Pastor’s Note
Just a couple of quick items of note:

We will be hosting Troy Sadowski from Cornerstone Estate Planning on Sunday, February 11th during our Sunday school time. Bro. Troy will be presenting some compelling information concerning estate planning. Cornerstone is endorsed by the National Association of Free Will Baptists.

If you have children in your life that you influence as either a parent or grandparent, then our upcoming District annual meeting is meant for you. On Saturday, February 3rd we will be meeting at the Beacon FWB Church in Raytown at 10:30 AM. Rev. Jimmy Holbrook will be presenting insights into parenting in the 21st century based upon his book Shelter: Being an Intentional Parent in a Random World.

Amazingly, Easter is only 11 Sundays away! This first quarter of the year is unusual in that it only has 12 Sundays, total; and Easter is on the first Sunday of the second quarter, April 1st. Look for information concerning our Easter plans to be coming out in the next few weeks, including choir schedules and plans for our Easter egg hunt and community breakfast.

Red smokeRemember that you are meant to be the aroma of Christ to a world that desperately needs to be introduced to Jesus. The only effective way to acquire His aroma is to spend time with Him in prayer and meditation on His word. So, whatever you did this past week isn’t the goal for this week. The challenge for this week is to carve out even more time for reading and studying the Bible, and even more time for prayer. Sharing the gospel isn’t an optional class, an elective, for this course of education called Christian life. It is a core discipline, so—what are you doing to be the church?