Bible Baptist Church
St. Charles Missouri
The Trouble with Trouble!
‘Pressing on’ is the theme for 2018 here at Bible Baptist Church! That is our attitude, and that is our goal: to press on that we might know Him (our Lord and Savior) in a fuller way as Paul admonished us in Philippians chapter three!
The reason of course we are stressing the determination to ‘press’ onward is because of the reality that the Christian life is not easy and there are times when we must overcome difficulties if we are going to reach the prize that is set before us! I would be quick to point out though that it’s not just Christ followers who find that life is hard. Anybody that draws the next breath and has a pulse is going to encounter pain and suffering in this life.
The presence of suffering and pain often raises some hard questions in the minds of believers and non-believers alike! If there is an ‘all-powerful, all-loving’ God why is there pain in this world? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do prayers for relief many times seem to go unanswered? What purpose is served by suffering?
These and many more are valid questions that a believer must answer in their own soul and in turn may be called upon to respond to when asked by a seeker or skeptic of their faith. We are going to take the month of February to explore the ‘Upside of Down’. I believe that there is not only a reason and a purpose in pain; I see in the Bible that there is a profit in wrestling with the suffering we encounter in life and finding God’s presence in the struggle!
In our morning messages this month we will confront the problem with our pain, the promise God gives us in our pain, the provision available to deal with our pain, and the profit that our pain brings into our life to help others who are fellow sufferers! Whether your pain is physical, emotional, relational or spiritual the word of God has real answers, and it is my prayer that God will help us to see them this month!
The calendar seems to be a little less packed during February in regards to church activities but that doesn’t mean there are not some special times for worship, fellowship and refreshing to be a part of. In addition to the morning worship hour we look forward to an evening service that is designed to prepare us for the week ahead. At 6:00 PM we are taking a look at the letter of Paul to the Colossians and examining our spiritual root system for a stable and well-nourished Christian life!
On Wednesday evening at 7:00 we are continuing our trip on the ‘Romans Road: From Here to Eternity’! Romans is one of the most doctrinally rich books in the Bible, and the study of the truth we find there will strengthen your understanding of God’s wonderful plan of salvation for mankind!
There are various age appropriate activities planned as well. Please check out our calendar tab and if you need more information do not hesitate to call the church office at 636-947-0367! We look forward to seeing you in our services.
Yours for a Happy and Prosperous New Year,
Pastor Steve Parks