Central Baptist Church
Monday, November 20, 2017

Centralite

  
 
 
“THE CENTRALITE”
Family Newsletter of Central Baptist Church
 
“Building the Greatest Church since Pentecost”
 
 
Bro. Billy Galloway, Pastor
Bro. Danny Johnson, Minister of Music
Bro. Hunter Williams, Youth Director 
 
 
November 1, 2017

 
                   
 
                           
 
     FROM THE DESK
     OF BRO. BILLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                   
       

         

                     
       
               I want to paraphrase a devotion by Jonathan Cahn.

            There exists a Bible in your home that is unlike any other Bible you might possess.  It contains the Word of God and it is made to be read by those who will never study or read the other Bible.  They will read it and never know they are reading it.

            Now if you will, go now and see if you can find it.

            Did you find it?  If not go and look again.  If you have not found it, go and stand before your mirror and you will discover that you are the Bible.  You are the vessel upon which God has written His Word, His message of salvation and His divine revelation.  Your life is the translation of His Word, His love, His nature and His salvation.  Your life will be the best translation many will ever see or read.

            Now that you know where this Bible is, never lose sight of it again.  Make your life the Word of God and His Word will reach the world.

            Make your life a living translation of the Word of God.

 

 

 

 

Music Ministry

 

And when these begin to come to pass, lift up your heads for your redemption draweth nigh, these words of promise and comfort are found in God’s Word in Luke 21:28.  “These things,” that are spoken of are already starting to happen now, wars, rumors of war, signs in the heavens, and all the other things mentioned in Matthew and in other of the Gospels.  Time is definitely drawing to a close, but we are God’s people.  We have His promises, His Word, so when satan comes with his list of complaints, refer him to Jesus.  Because all these complaints are paid for, and when we hear of bad things happening, we need to read His Word and He will show us why we need to not fear these calamities.  God is still in control.  It’s all working according to His plan.  So when bad news start coming and worry come, maybe we should just lift up our heads.  Good things will be coming!  Praise and thank God for His Word, and His promises!  With Jesus our future is very secure!                                                                      

                                                                                                                        Bro. Danny Johnson

 

 

 

Youth Ministry

 

The CBC youth group has opportunities afforded them that many other church groups can't do.  We get to go to winter and summer camps and have numerous events throughout the year.  We would not be able to do all of this if it were not for the generous donations of time and resources given by our church. For that we are extremely grateful!  We have our fifth quarter lock-in Friday, November 3rd, where we will have a Christian worship band and speaker coming to lead us in a time of worship and fun.  This Christmas we are taking a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee for the Extreme Winter Conference. Here the gospel will be preached by several well known pastors and evangelists.  There will also be many praise bands such as Chris Tomlin and the Newsboys.  We would not be able to do any of this if it were not for our loving and generous church body.  We love and thank you for all you do.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CBC Youth      

 
 

 

Sunday School

 

     Lately there has been much discussion concerning some NFL players ‘right’ to disrespect the American Flag during the playing of the National Anthem.  Does the Bible say anything about patriotism?  Let’s take a quick look….
     Many have died so that we might live, work, and worship in peace and freedom.      This freedom of ours came at a great cost to many, so it’s good and proper to acknowledge our veterans and those who are currently serving in the military.  They deserve our thanks and gratitude. I know that this still holds true, because having worked in over twenty countries around the world; I’ve seen long lines of desperate people in other countries lined up at embassies seeking travel documents to come to the United States.  On the other hand, people aren’t trying nearly as hard to denounce their citizenship and leave the greatest country on earth.  However, our most important citizenship is not in the nations we live in but the Kingdom of God, which is why the Apostle Paul wrote that “our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil 3:20).  The United States of America was built on Bible principles.  Therefore, it is those who have trusted in Christ that will receive their inheritance and a place for them in Heaven.  The only issue that might come up with patriotism is when the love of our country overshadows the love of God, which is the first and greatest commandment (Matt 22:38).  The definition of patriotism or to be patriotic simply means “loving one’s country” and showing your support and loyalty to it. the only time it becomes sinful is when our pride and love for our country supersedes our love for God.  That is always sin, but that could be said of any number of things, because anything that gets between us and God becomes our own god…and a false one at that they call it idolatry.  There is a place for you in the kingdom if you have repented and trusted in Christ, Jesus is now preparing such a place for you.  If you are interested in finding out more about God’s word, please join us for Sunday School at 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                Bro. Tommy Johnson
 

  

 

Upcoming Church Events

  1 – Children’s Fall Party - 6:30 PM

  3 – Youth 5th Quarter Lock-In - 10:00 PM

  5 – Set Clocks BACK ONE HOUR

  5 – Deacon Nominations

  5 – Youth Fundraiser - Red Beans & Rice

  5 – Deacon Meeting – 4 PM

  6 – Minister’s Fellowship - 10:30 AM - FBC Picayune

  6 – Bapt. Women’s Day of Prayer – 10:30 AM – LCC

  8 – Special Called Business Mtg. - Present Budget

12 – Shoeboxes Due/Dedication

12 – Patriotic Emphasis

14 – Young at Heart Luncheon - Noon

15 – Special Called Business Mtg. - Discuss Budget

23 – Thanksgiving Day - Office Closed

 

29 – Children’s Activity

 

November Food Pantry Need 

 
Items needed for Thanksgiving Food Baskets:  Canned Ham, Stuffing Mix, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Jiffy Mix, Canned Green Beans, Canned Pumpkin, Gravy Mix, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Dessert/Pie Mix
 
If you know of a family that could use a Thanksgiving food basket, please notify the Church Office by Thursday, November 16.

ANGEL TREE

This year CBC will be sponsoring an Angel Tree!!

Please take an Angel, sign-it out and purchase ALL the items listed on the Angel for a child in need.

Return Angels and gifts by Sunday, December 10!!


Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 5.

Remember to set

your clocks

BACK ONE HOUR!!


 Shoeboxes are still available!! 

Shoebox dedication will be Sunday, November 12, during our morning service. 

Please include $9 per box for shipping.

Make checks out to CBC.


Children’s Fall Party

Wednesday, November 1  6:30 PM


Special Called Business Mtgs

Nov. 8 – Present proposed 2018 budget

Nov. 15 – Discuss proposed 2018 budget


Youth Fundraiser

Red Beans & Rice

Sunday, November 5 after our morning services


 

Time to start filling those shoeboxes!!  
Our Church Goal:  140 Boxes
We 66 received during our Christmas in July promotion!!
SHOEBOX INSTRUCTIONS
***Sign-out the number of boxes you wish to fill
***Pick up your empty OCC shoebox(es)
***Fill it up with supplies
***Insert check for $9.00 per box, 
to cover postage
 (Make checks payable to CBC)
***Return to church by November 12 
 

 
Central Baptist Church
“For We Preach Not Ourselves,
 But Christ Jesus as Lord”