Pastor's Weekly Update

Welcome to CBC – Enter to Worship!  

I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you.

I will sing praises to your name, O Most High. Psalm 9:1-2 (NLT)

A Shouting Baptist? Yes!  

This past week I had someone in the community tell me that our church (really God’s church) has a reputation for “helping people.” It certainly made me want to shout, and it would’ve been perfectly biblical, even for a Baptist. Take a look: 

Shout to the Lord, all the earth;
    break out in praise and sing for joy!
– Psalm 98:1

Just a few years ago, when our Great Commission Task Force was formed, one of our priorities was to be more visible and to make Jesus known in our community, beyond the walls of the church.  God has blessed us as we have stepped out and sought to be faithful to His calling.  

There are so many ways that we are doing this that I’m afraid to mention one for fear of leaving others out. Just recently we’ve been active in “outside the walls” events such as taking food to H.I.M., providing school supplies and info about CBC and Kids Beach Club at the Good to Go from Head to Toe event at the Junior High, helping provide free healthcare through the Mission Hillsboro Medical Clinic, sharing food and info at the FCA Kickoff and Back to School Bash, and this week we will host the faculty and staff of Hillsboro Intermediate School for a back to school lunch and time of encouragement.  

Now, we know that our activity must always be weighed against our motives, and our motive must always be to…

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. – Matthew 5:16 (NASB)

Join me in praying that these “good works” will glorify our Father and bring forth fruit for the kingdom of God. And, yes, it’s ok to be a “shouting Baptist!”  

Thanks for Great Growth Groups

Thanks to all who came to be a part of Growth Groups. Thanks also to Stephanie Moore and all who helped with the delicious meal. Don’t forget to contact and minister to our absentees. Caring is growing, growing is caring!  

Keep Bringing Peanut Butter, Cereal, & Canned Goods for H.I.M.

We will continue for a couple more weeks. Thanks!  

Annual Connect Group Training for all workers will be Saturday, August 24, at 9:00 a.m. Come early for breakfast at 8:30!  

Fall Kickoff High Attendance Day is September 8. Be praying and inviting folks now!  

Sermon Audio Available

Sunday morning sermons are available at cbchillsbor.com and on iTunes podcast under Central Baptist Hillsboro. Thanks for listening and sharing.  

A Very Special Event is Coming – October 13-16 – More to Come!   

Think about it…

Years ago, I heard a well-known pastor quote one of the members of his first country church, “Preacher, there ain’t hardly nobody ever been got that ain’t been gone after.”  Well said, and biblical.