Update from Pastor Darrel

“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.” – Matthew 7:21 (NLT)

Who Will Be King? Us or the King of Heaven?

This passage seems to go beyond the gift of salvation to the obedience of surrender. Going beyond knowing the right “church” words to knowing the sweetness of surrender and sacrifice – actually living the Sermon on the Mount. Pray for wisdom as we dig into this passage today!

A Time to Pray! Next Sunday Evening - February 21 

We will have a lay-led prayer meeting at 6:00 p.m., February 21, in the Worship Center. This will be a great time for us to join in prayer for our church, community, state, nation, and world. I look forward to seeing you "

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. – Hebrews 4:16 (NLT)

Pray for D-Now Weekend 

Students from CBC and several other churches will gather here February 26-27 for Disciple Now. This will be a great time of concentrated worship, bible study, and fun. Pray for Tim Hite, as he will be bringing the messages, and for Jared Whitworth from FBC Hillsboro, as he leads worship through music. Pray that God will use this special time in the lives of our students to equip them to serve Him with passion. 

Praying for Our CBC Children – What a Privilege!

Natalie is promoting a great opportunity to “adopt a child/student” for prayer. We are looking forward to seeing your eager response. 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Second only to our relationship to Christ (and very much intertwined) is our relationship to our spouse. Years ago, Denise and I heard Charles Lowery speak at a marriage conference. He shared the following acronym for couples – L.O.V.E. 

  • Listen – Not just the facts, but the feelings. 
  • Overlook – Most things that irritate need to be overlooked. 
  • Value – Acknowledge each other’s true worth. 
  • Encourage – Everyone needs appreciation and encouragement. 

Think about it… A salesman called his wife from a coin-operated phone in a distant city. After he finished the conversation, he said goodbye and replaced the receiver. As he was walking away, the phone rang. He went back and answered it, expecting to be informed of extra charges. It was the operator, and she said, “I thought you’d like to know just after you hung up, your wife said, ‘I love you.’”

Even if you have hung up on God, He says, “I love you.” Reminds me of another person, who, after He was hung up, said, “I love you.” – Charles Lowery