February 16, 2020
January 17, 2020
Well, here we are in a "blog"! What in the world is a "blog"? Looking to the dictionary, I discovered a lot. An online dictionary defined a blog as "a website containing a writer's or group of writers' own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites". Wow! Well this is exactly what I want to accomplish in this blog. Our computers and internet have become powerful tools concerning communications. I hope to inform you about the happenings at Calvary Baptist Church, to relay to you future events at CBC, to share from God's Word and prayerfully to encourage you in your walk of faith.
Here is a thought about where we have been as a Church in the past several weeks. We have had a wonderful Christmas season! I believe we have honored our Savior during the time we celebrated His birth. We have worshipped Him well. We have celebrated Him with music. We have behaved like the Savior as we have given to many in several ways. What a joy to minister to people in the name of the Lord! And in all the activities of the Christmas season, we have had a deep appreciation of exactly what God has done for us in giving us His Son. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! May God help each of us to carry the joy of Christmas throughout the entire year ahead.
Now, concerning the year ahead: Here we are in a new year and a new decade. Amazing! What is truly amazing are the opportunities we have before us in the days ahead. What will we do for the Lord in this new decade? Hey, what will we do for Him tomorrow? May I point out two very special things we can do to enrich our relationship with the Lord? Prayer! Increase your interaction with God, daily. Not only ask God for things but to allow God to communicate to you! Secondly, Bible reading. May I encourage you to be in God's Word every day. His Word is one of the primary ways that God communicates to us. As Hebrews 4:12 says, God's Word is alive and powerful! It is our spiritual nutrition and we must have it to grow in the Lord. So may I also encourage you to read God's Word more than you ever have before. See what a difference it will make in every part of your life. I want to give you a Scripture I believe will bless your heart today: Psalm 103:1-2, "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits". God has blessed us all so very much! May we never forget all that He had done! Bless His name! Praise Him continually!
Ladies, don't forget that next Tuesday, Jan 21, will be the next meeting of the Ladies of Calvary. It starts at 6:30 and this month the Ladies will be electing new officers.
Gentlemen, don't forget that while the Ladies are having their meeting, we will meet at the "Hacienda" across from Lowes. We'll meet about 6:45. All men of CBC are invited to enjoy the food and fellowship.
I hope to see you this and every Sunday this year.
God Bless. Pastor John...