Bible Baptist Church
St. Charles Missouri
July & August 2018
Sweet Summer Fruit!
Our family loves fruit! Grapes, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, apples, melons, oranges, nectarines and just about anything in season is on the grocery list each week. I start every morning with fruit as a part of my breakfast and usually have some fruit snack during the day.
God likes fruit too! Though He has created a wonderful variety of fruit trees to nourish us physically, I believe that He prefers the spiritual variety of fruit that results from a closer walk with Him. The Holy Spirit longs to produce His fruit of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance in our character. If that kind of character is being produced in our life it is going to be as appealing to hungry souls around us as a bowl of juicy ripe fruit to guests in our home!
Beginning in July we will be looking closely at the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ found in Paul’s letter to the Galatians. I believe that God saved us on purpose for a purpose, in fact Jesus clearly stated in John 15:16, “…I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain”. On Sunday mornings we will examine, prune and cultivate the sweet harvest of godly characteristics in our life that the Lord is looking for!
In addition there are a lot of other activities going on this summer:
For the first time Bible Baptist Church will participate in the 4th of July parade in St Charles. Some of our members have built a float that announces “His Victory is Our Victory”. Other members will be walking in the parade and passing out candy along with invitations to…
A Neighborhood Block Party on Saturday, July 14th! We are planning games, giveaway’s, food, face painting, balloon animals, fire trucks, and just about anything else we can cram into the event. It will begin at 11 AM and go until 2 PM.
On Wednesday evenings, beginning July 11th we will be studying evidences for the Inspiration and preservation of the Bible. Many people question whether or not the Bible is truly ‘the word of God’ or just another ancient book. This study will give you some real answers for honest inquirers!
Our teens will be attending a week of camp from July 23rd through the 27th. They have worked hard to raise funds to go. Please pray for them to have a safe and a productive week, building relationships and learning more about God’s purpose for their life!
In August the men of the church are planning their annual trip to the Men’s Advance in Richton Park, Illinois. They will feed on the word of God (and some really good barbeque)! The dates are August 3-4!
All-in-all it’s a very full summer schedule, but somehow we always find a way to pack more into it, so keep an eye on the calendar page for updates as the summer progresses. We want you to feel free to join us in any and all of the activities and studies we have planned for Summer 2018! If you have any questions, or just need spiritual help, call the church office at 636-947-0367 and leave a message; we will get back with you as soon as we can.
Yours for a Fruitful Summer Season,
Pastor Steve Parks