The girls on the softball team had gone undefeated for the entire season. Opposing teams arrived at the games, knowing they would lose. These girls had made the practices, worked hard, improved their fielding and batting skills, and deserved every win they received. In the Western Branch community, that summer, they were as good as the Carolina Panthers are in their NFL division this year. After having coached several teams during the 1990s, the memories of that team are more valuable to me than the trophies we were given.
Israel had seven undefeated years in their history as a nation during the time of their invasion and conquering of the land of Canaan. Joshua records every battle, writes down the list of kings and cities which fell to the God-led companies of Jewish warriors. The wilderness wanderers became hope-filled homesteaders. They were so completely victorious, the historian wrote:
The victories won by the Israelites in their land are available to us today in our lives. We don’t war against Canaanites, but we do wrestle with discouragement, debt, disapproval and other teams of terror arrayed against us.
In January we begin a 16-week sermon study in Joshua together titled, “Unbeatable.” I will begin to share with you a vision for Blackwater and we will set the course for the direction we need to go. We will learn skills for defeating the enemy’s best strategies. My advice: don’t miss the practices (sermons)!
We're already 3 weeks into the new 2013 year, but we haven't slowed down a bit. It may be cold outside, but things are happening at BBC to keep everyone busy and warm! The calendar is getting filled with lots of events.
Right now there are 2 Bible Studies happening. The men meet Monday evenings to discuss the Book of James; the ladies are meeting Wednesday mornings to focus on Beth Moore's A Woman's Heart - God's Dwelling Place. . Everyone's having a grand time learning about our marvelous God and enjoying good fellowship at the same time!
The Youth are going bowling on January 27 and the church's fellowship dinner and business meeting will be that same evening.
February 3 is Super Bowl Sunday School and our 2nd BBC Blood Drive will be held on February 11.
Don't forget to mark February 10 when we have a Baptism after the worship service! And that evening at 6:30 John Savage will share his personal life-changing testimony! Both are sure to be a blessing to you!
There are tons of happenings scheduled. Check the calendar to see where you can serve or learn more about God and His love for you!
Wednesday morning saw no less than 10 participants at the new Missing Pieces Bible study by Jennifer Rothchild. The study meets in the Youth room at BBC and will continue each Wednesday @ 9:30am - 11am for 6 more weeks. If you are interested please don't hesitate to join the group next week! We'd love to have you!
BBC is a warm and welcoming family of like-minded believers who come together to worship our amazing God. Since 1774 BBC has served the Blackwater community and while steeped in tradition we also blend in a bit of contemporary to transition to an exciting future. We'd love to have you join us!