Vision: Mission – What Are We Supposed To Be Doing?

This Sunday morning we will focus on our Mission as Christians and as a local Church. When we speak about our mission we are asking the question: “What are we supposed to be doing?” Is our mission to serve the community? Deliver meals? Pick up trash? Provide clothing? Is our mission to meet once aContinue reading “Vision: Mission – What Are We Supposed To Be Doing?”

Everyday Missionaries Everywhere (Acts 1:8)

Our Italy mission team leaves this week! Our partnership with the Evangelical Church of Belluno is in its 4th year. God is doing great things in Belluno and the difference in the local church since 2016 is remarkable. Each year the team has gone we have seen new faces and growing enthusiasm. In 2016, weContinue reading “Everyday Missionaries Everywhere (Acts 1:8)”

What Makes a Church Great?

What makes a church great? It depends on who you ask. There are some people who consider a church to be “great” when its average attendance reaches a certain point (e.g., 250 or 500). Only a great church—they argue—could attract that many people. The presence of many people is their proof that it is aContinue reading “What Makes a Church Great?”

Italy Mission Team – September 2018

Six members of Cape Girardeau Baptist Association Churches (FBC Scott City, Rescued & Redeemed, FBC Millersville) just returned from a mission trip to Belluno, Italy. Belluno is a town in northeast Italy of about 30,000 people.  We are partnering with the Evangelical Church of Belluno, Italy to reach their community with a witness of JesusContinue reading “Italy Mission Team – September 2018”

The Lord of the Harvest (Matthew 9:35-38)

You are in line at a grocery store and, while there seem to be 50 checkout lines, it seems as if only 3 are open. What are you most likely thinking while you stand there with your items? What are you most likely feeling? I confess that I too often find myself irritated and frustrated.Continue reading “The Lord of the Harvest (Matthew 9:35-38)”

Christian Witness (Matthew 5:10-16)

Those who enter the kingdom of God do so through repentance and faith. God welcomes them into His kingdom; giving them a new heart that hungers and thirsts for righteousness (Matt 5:6). The Beatitudes, as we learned earlier, describe the character of a Christian; namely, what Christ is developing in them. In our next sectionContinue reading “Christian Witness (Matthew 5:10-16)”

God’s Glorious Gospel (Ephesians 2:1-10)

One of my favorite sections of Scripture is Ephesians 2:1-10. In these ten verses we have a glorious picture of our salvation in three parts: 1) We were spiritually dead, 2) God has supernaturally delivered us from spiritual death, & 3) being delivered from death to life, we are given good work to do. AsContinue reading “God’s Glorious Gospel (Ephesians 2:1-10)”

Our Values: A Mighty Flowing River

While a lake may be beautiful, a river is powerful. Jesus designed His church to be more like a powerful river rather than a leisurely lake. While many factors contribute to this power, consider that it is the banks of the river that channel energy and momentum. Last week we discussed what we are supposedContinue reading “Our Values: A Mighty Flowing River”

Our Mission: Bringing the Love of Christ to a Hurting World

What happens when a church forgets her purpose? She becomes distracted and unconcerned as the devil steals, kills, and destroys. Do not be deceived, our enemy is on the prowl and ready to pounce; sowing seeds of discord in the world and leaving a trail of destruction. Jesus came to “destroy the works of theContinue reading “Our Mission: Bringing the Love of Christ to a Hurting World”