It's like a new day, a fresh beginning, square one. Last week we voted in a new preacher; this week we started our new church life. And it was awesome! We had several visitors in the house today, and folks were still excited after the Fall Festival held the evening before. (Perhaps some visitors came as a result)?
We started with prayer requests followed by the congregation singing "Only A God Like You" which fairly pumped everybody up. Then we sang a classic hymn, "I Stand Amazed In The Presence." (Just thinking about that possibility gives one goosebumps)!
After the offering the Joyful Noise Choir sang "Revive Us Again," a fitting message for a beginning kind of day. Even Pastor Lynn joined in! What a blessing to have a musically inclined minister!
Then he presented his message, Our Church Values, or what we truly believe. He brought to mind that our first love must be purposely directed and that we should be focused on who Jesus is and what He has done. When we do that we will Love Him.
Pastor Lynn shared that love for Christ begins to fade when we substitute:
You can hear the whole sermon HERE
The service moved on as Pastor Lynn grabbed his guitar and we sang several songs of love to Christ. Then we sang a verse of "Just As I Am" for the invitation. The Hardaway family and Mr. Jordan came forward and joined the church. A rousing Amen from the congregation firmly sealed it. We're excited to see BBC grow and what is in store for us as Jesus takes us to a new level.
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!