To bring people to Jesus Christ and membership in His family, develop believers to Christlike maturity, and equip them for their ministry in the church and their mission in the world, in order to worship God and magnify His name.
Developing a Sacred Conscience
1 Corinthians 2: 10-16
The Lord has given you a conscience for your protection. To develop and trust this warning system, you must be committed to taking certain actions.
Apply the word of God to daily living. As you put into practice “the perfect law that gives freedom” (James 1:25NIV), your conscience will grow stronger because you know God’s heart better.
Arrive at decisions through prayer. Instead of choosing something merely because it looks, sounds, or feels good, bring every issue before the Lord in prayer.
Agree to obey God. When you strongly desire to function God’s way, you will consistently ask, What does He want me to do? This practice will enable you to discern and follow the Spirit’s lead.
Acquire a deeper sensitivity to the spirit’s conviction. As believers, we are no longer condemned (Rom. 8:1), so we must recognize the difference between the conviction of the Holy Spirit and condemnation from the enemy. The Spirit always shows us exactly what needs repentance – He doesn’t give us a sense of vague guilt. His conviction has the purpose of turning us back to Him.
Abandon yourself to the perfect will of God. If you recommit daily to be a “living sacrifice” for the Father alone, your inner compass will steer you closer to the Lord. Then, as you refuse to conform to this world’s pattern and instead renew your thinking according to the mind of Jesus Christ, you will be able to “test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Rom. 12: 1-2 NIV).
(taken from an inspirational publication)
"In preparing for eternity, it is more important to be ready than to get ready"
1 Corinthians 2:10-16New International Version (NIV)
10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.[a] 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for,
“Who has known the mind of the Lord
so as to instruct him?”[b]
But we have the mind of Christ.
*Happy Club during the beginning of Worship, followed by Children's Church
*Nursery is available during all services
ham, red rice, butter beans, pear salad, dessert
shepherd's pie, brocolli, salad, dessert
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study:
6:45 pm following the Family Meal
Choir Practice: 7:30 pm
Church Conference (4th Wednesday of every month)