Church Highlights – The week of March 19, 2017
On Mission Celebration – April 29-30
Every five years the Bay Area Baptist Association hosts the “On Mission Celebration.” On Saturday, our IMB and NAMB missionaries will share of their experiences in the field and how we can pray for them. This is at Sunrise Baptist Church (7221 N Jefferson Rd, Midland) from 9 am to 3 pm. On Sunday evening, we will host one of the missionaries at Crossway at 6 pm.
Community Group: Evangelism Kickoff – May 7
We will gather together as a church the evening of Sunday, May 7 at 6:00 pm to begin our next community group study on evangelism. Pastor Doug W will introduce our vision for our community group outreach as we seek to love those in our community and reach them with the gospel of Jesus Christ. If you are not currently in a community group, we encourage you to come and join us. This is a great time to get involved!
TOGETHER IN WORD AND PRAYER:
“You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.” (Deut 13:4)
Bible Reading Journey (Apr 23-29):
Lev 27, Num 1-6, Ps 34-41, Ecc 10-12, Song 1-4, Titus 2-3, Phm 1, Heb 1-4
Next Sunday’s Sermon Text:
Pray for the North American missionaries that will be attending the “On Mission Celebration”. Pray for perseverance as they plant churches in the US and Canada. Pray that the gospel is proclaimed clearly and hearts and minds are turned to God in repentance and faith.
The Southern Nasu probably originated in southern Sichuan and northern Yunnan many centuries ago. The name Nasu means “black people.” The color black is revered by the Nasu. They are polytheists who attempt to placate a wide array of spirits and deities. Some spirits are considered helpful while others are evil and cause death, sickness, and destruction. Today most Southern Nasu have no knowledge of Christianity. Much is needed in the way of models of Christian behavior as well as in formal instruction.
Christians need to build bridges of friendship and trust with these people. There may be 100 followers of Christ among this people group. Pray they will be adequately instructed in the faith, and will increasingly trust Christ for their lives, as well as for their salvation. Pray these people will be rescued from the control of evil forces, and will find full freedom in Christ.
“Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Your possession.” (Psalm 2:8)