Posts from 2021

Posts from 2021

Family Ministry Resources (Fall 2021)

The purpose of our family ministries is to glorify God by partnering with and equipping parents to lead children to embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior and pursue God with their whole heart.   Here are a few notable resources to consider for your family over the next few months. The following recommendations are all themed around learning to read and understand the unfolding story of the Bible. Be sure to check out our other recommended resources for families. FOR THE PARENTS Unfolding Grace:…

How Do I Get Involved in Church, Part 3

This is part 3 of a series of posts on how to get involved in church. Be sure to read part 1 and part 2. While it may seem unimpressive to those looking for high-powered and attractive programs, getting involved in church is really just a matter of simple, yet intentional relationships. It’s not that we are against having good solid programs – LBC has several programs that provide opportunities for you to help facilitate ministry on a weekly basis. But…

Trusting God in the Darkness

The thinking often goes like this – if there were a God, not only could He stop the suffering, He would want to stop it. Since there is still suffering, then the God of the Bible must not exist. However, for many followers of Jesus, it’s not an issue of God’s existence, rather it’s an issue of God’s goodness and greatness. If God is great, He would do something, and if God were good then He would want to do something. As a…

Family Ministry Resources (Summer 2021)

The purpose of our family ministries is to glorify God by partnering with and equipping parents to lead children to embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior and pursue God with their whole heart.   Here are a few notable resources to consider for your family over the next few months. The following recommendations are all about answering the tough questions about God, the Bible, life, and why we believe what we believe. Be sure to check out our other recommended resources…

How Do I Get Involved in Church, Part 2

This is part 2 of a three-part post on getting involved in church. It is based on our recent study of Romans 12. Be sure to read part 1 from last month’s post. In this day and age of church-attenders looking for flash, pizzaz, and excitement, “getting involved” in church the way in which we are advocating may seem a bit uninspiring. However, if we are committed to viewing the church in a Biblical way, then when we look to the…

How Do I Get Involved in Church, Part 1

“How can I get involved?” It’s a frequently asked question when it comes to church, and, in fact, is a great question! However, the answer to that question depends on what you understand “church” to be. If you see the church as a worship event, a preaching center, or some privatized religious service provider, then you might have in mind some sort of structured and scheduled program that you can help create, plan, organize, or facilitate. However, when you read the New…

What Is A Healthy Church Member?

This last Sunday, we saw in Romans 12 that a life shaped by the mercies of God is first and foremost corporately shaped, and apart from a committed connection to a Christian community, we will never rightly live out a sacrificial transformed devotion to God. Remember, when you came to faith in Jesus, God graciously gave you the capacity to function well as a member of a body (Romans 12:3-5). This means we have to rethink what church and church…

Running the Race

Life is hard, our faith is fragile, distractions are everywhere, and the pressure to give up and give in as a Christian is becoming greater and greater. In our post-modern, post-Christian culture, many followers of Jesus are haunted by the thoughts of bailing out altogether. Some wonder if it is even possible to remain faithful and make it to the end as a Christian. No doubt, there are those within our own church family facing this very struggle. So, how can…
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