Bible Baptist Church

11 Lakeview Ave.

St. Charles Missouri

What difference can just a ‘little’ make? Consider this at 211 degrees water is very hot, but at 212 degrees – just one degree more, water boils and when it boils it makes steam. And with steam you can power a steam engine and a steam engine can move a train! That’s a lot of difference from one little degree.

If you are a sports enthusiast then you are aware that a mere fraction of a second can make the difference between a gold medal and a bronze medal in Olympic track events. Athletes train for months (even years) to improve just ‘a little’.

How about us as God’s people are we willing to put forth the effort to improve our relationship and our service for Christ ‘just a little’. If we all do just a little more we might very well be surprised what an impact it could have on our walk for the Lord and our impact as a family of faith.  The challenge before us this year is to do a little more in 2024. We’re not asking for a gigantic commitment of time or energy (though God may lead you to do a bit more), we just want all of God’s people to set their sights a little higher this year than last.

Just think if you would commit to just ten minutes more time in prayer each day by the end of 2024 that would total 3,660 minutes (this is a leap year) or a whopping 61 hours. Do you think 61 hours of prayer might make a difference? That was a rhetorical question. OF COURSE IT WOULD!!!

For about $1.64 a day or $11.48 a week our church could support another missionary family to take God’s word to a foreign field. It’s hard to buy lunch at a fast food restaurant for $11.48 these days.

Just a little could make a big, big difference. If just twenty member invited one person a month to church, by the end of the year that would be 240 people would have received an invitation to hear the gospel. If just one of those people trusted Christ, Jesus says it would be worth more than the whole world!

It is my conviction that God saved you on purpose for a purpose! Are you investing in God’s work to discover your purpose? It might take just a little more.

To help you begin this New Year right we are going to begin a new bible study together on Sunday Evening at 6:00 called the Foundations (in Genesis). This will include a video message from Ken Hamm, perhaps the leading Creation Scientist of our day. I think that you will find that creation, far from being anti-science is completely scientific in nature. I believe it was A W Tozer who stated “if you can accept Genesis chapter on verse one as literal, then everything else in the Bible is not only believable but to be expected.”

We will also be engaging in a study of the book of Ecclesiastes on Wednesday night to discover the ‘Meaning of Life’. Taken together that is two major questions in our world today: “Where did I come from?” And “Why am I here”? The Good News is… the Bible has the answer! Join us won’t you?Check out the calendar page for updates or further additions to our schedule around the church, if you need more information feel free to call the church office at 636-947-0367 or send us anemia through the contact us tab.

April 2024

Lets bear more fruit in 2024?

God has a purpose for your life if you are a Christian; specifically it is to bear fruit! He said plainly in John 15:16 “…I have chosen you …that ye should bring forth fruit and that your fruit should remain!”

    That revelation brings up several questions. What kind of fruit does Christ intend for me to bring forth; how can that fruit ‘remain’ and perhaps the most important question is “How do we produce fruit that is pleasing to our Savior?

    Jesus gave the answer to those questions and more in his instructions to his disciples in John’s gospel chapter 15. Having just left the upper room and on his way to the Garden of Gethsemane the small group passed by a vineyard where Jesus used the grape vines to illustrate the ‘secrets’ of becoming fruitful for Him.

    Won’t you join Bro. Brad harris and Pastor Parks as they begin to unpack the ‘Secrets of the Vine’ during the Sunday morning worship hour on April 14th?

    Also Pastor would like to invite you to join him as he opens up one of his favorite New testament letters on Wednesday evening at 7:00; the epistle of 1 John. The title of the study is “What a Fellowship” and we will see that Church fellowship is more than a ‘potluck’ dinner! 

            There are several other events that provide opportunity for fun fellowship and growth planned for this month. Take a moment to check out the calendar page on this website for some of those events for further information feel free to call the church office at (636)947-0367. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Your's for a Greater Yield,

Pastor Steve Parks