Bible Baptist Church


St. Charles Missouri



   

  October 2017


   Global Issues / Biblical Solutions!



   There are a multitude of issues facing our world!

   With a growing population that is currently at just under 7.5 billion people, mankind is facing global problems at every turn. Natural disasters, threats of war, displaced people fleeing from their homeland with nowhere to go, need for clean water, hunger, human trafficking, and the list goes on.

    It’s enough to make a person shake their head and ask, “What’s this world coming to!”

   Those of us who believe the Bible would respond that ultimately this world is going to come to Jesus! He is truly the only answer for the overwhelming problems that confront us! The word of God assures us that one day He will come to establish His rule over this planet. In that day environmental problems will be solved. Hunger will not be an issue. Men will beat their swords in to plowshares and the lion will lay down with the lamb! That’s not just an empty campaign promise – that is the sure promise of God!

    But until that day there is something that you and I can do! Certainly we can’t do everything, but we can do something and the love of Christ constrains us to do what we can. It reminds us of the story of the man who found a little boy on a beach covered with starfish that had been washed up by the tide. As he watched the boy would pick up a starfish and throw him back into the sea. The man observed for a while and then said to the lad, “Son it’s no use! Your efforts can not really make a difference.” Without pausing the young man picked up another starfish and hurled him out into the water and said, “I made a difference for that one!”

   During our mission emphasis month we will be privileged to hear from some men and women who are making a difference for individuals in difficult places in the world. Would you plan to join us and learn about their efforts to impact a troubled world?

    In addition to our World Mission emphasis this month we will also be hosting a community event called Truth and Treat. This will be a family friendly and safe alternative to ‘trick or treating’. Our people will be providing a fun atmosphere for children to come and gather candy, play games and collect pieces of a ‘gospel puzzle’!

    We will also have separate men’s and ladies bible studies that begin in October. If you would like to learn more about these just call our office or contact us through the contact tab on this website!

    We would love to have you join us for one or all of our services.

     


Looking Forward to a Wonderful Autumn,

Pastor Steve Parks