Celebrating 81 Years Of Ministry
To God Be The Glory
Our Mission Statement: "We exist to glorify God
by bringing people to Christ and helping one another
become more like Christ".
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
Our Music Minister, Leland Parks, leads us in uplifting praise and worship each Sunday at 10:45 AM.
Third Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM - The Food Pantry
and Clothes Closet are open to all who are in need. The next
opportunity is July 20th.
Our new Pastor, Justin Ratliff, has begun his ministry.
Please join us for this new chapter in our life.
We will have a Kids Fest on Saturday July 13th from
11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Lunch will be served with
games to follow. Please join us for fun and fellowship.
Cost of Freedom
As we approach the Fourth of July I can’t help but think how thankful I am for our freedom. Our country isn’t perfect, but it is one of the best to live in for sure. One of the big things that makes this country a great place to live is freedom. We have a lot of personal liberties that a lot of countries do not have. Because of that we have a lot of freedom and opportunity. I personally am very thankful as a believer to be able to live here. One phrase I have heard many times over the years is “Freedom doesn’t come free”. This statement is referring to the sacrifice that was made to form our country, and the sacrifices that are still being made by people to maintain the freedoms we have. Such as the men and women who serve in our armed forces. As Americans we should not take the freedoms we have for granted because the cost is great. All that is true but there is a freedom believers in Christ too often take for granted. The freedom from sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Jesus we can have an eternal relationship with our Creator verses what we actually deserve; to be punished forever in hell separated from our Creator. For that freedom a price had to be paid, a heavy price that we could never be able to pay ourselves. The question is what did it really cost? Did Jesus just sacrifice a 33-year old life for our freedom, for our salvation? In a letter to the church in Philippi the Apostle Paul talked about the sacrifice Jesus made for us. Philippians 2:5-11 states: “ In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in the very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage; rather He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in Heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father”. Reading this, I don’t think we could ever fully understand what Jesus sacrificed, the price He paid for our freedom. One thing we should know and understand is that Jesus sacrificed way more than just a 33-year old life. Just as we should not take for granted the blessing to live in America, even more so we should not take for granted the blessing to be citizens of the Kingdom of God, which is what we are through our Lord Jesus Christ! The challenge for us as believers is to not waste the moments God gives us, to serve His Kingdom and bring glory to His name while we are here. In a letter to the church in Galatia Paul said this about the freedom we have in Christ. Galatians 5:13 says “ You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge in the flesh, rather, serve one another humbly in love”. Love you all, God bless!