DUE TO OUR BAPTISM ON SUNDAY OUR CONTEMPORARY SERVICE WILL BE CANCELLED ON 8/1. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SATURDAY 8/8. HAVE A BLESSED WEEK.
Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we are buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life (Romans 6:3,4).
Baptism in water symbolizes burial with Christ in death and rising with him in newness of life.
While Baptism in and of itself, will not save you, it is done as an outward sign of and inward change.
The Blue Church will be holding a Baptism on August 2nd, 2015 after Church.
Many will proclaim to everyone present thier love and acceptance of Christ in their life. This will be a glorious time shared with Friends and Family.
Our Pandamania! VBS for 2015 was a WiLD success! Check out the highlights from the week!
Wednesday Night Service 7:00PM: The Book of Revelation
Contemporary Service: Saturdays 6:30pm followed by our Coffee House.
WEDNESDAY 29 July, 2015
Reproach to the Lord
Then Achish called David and said to him, “Surely, as the Lord lives, you have been upright, and your going out and your coming in with me in the army is good in my sight. For to this day I have not found evil in you since the day of your coming to me. Nevertheless the lords do not favor you.”
1 Samuel 29:6
Look at how Achish saw David. He called him an upright man. He said there was no evil in him. David was living a lie. Nothing Achish said was true. As a matter of fact, everything he said was completely the opposite of David’s character. He was not upright. Evil was found in the raids he was making; killing all the people and removing all evidence and witnesses against him. David’s whole life was a lie.
The saddest thing about David’s life is how he acted so wickedly and he was a man anointed by the Lord. He was not a heathen man who did not know the Lord. He was a man who walked with the Lord since he was a child. He trusted the Lord while he watched the flocks out in the open, facing lions and bears. He went out against Goliath in the power of the God of Israel. Now, he had sinned against the people and against the Lord.
Before you judge David too harshly, think about your own life. You are a child of God, a Christian. Have you done anything to bring reproach to the Lord? Have you sinned against the Lord in front of nonbelievers and caused them to turn from the Lord? If we call ourselves children of the Living God, we have to live our lives as a reflection of that relationship with Him, not in sin, bringing reproach to Him.
It is not the absence of sin but the grieving over it which distinguishes the child of God from empty professors.