DBC Weekly Content 009

For the week beginning Sunday, May 17, 2020

We are praying today for the large wave of churches that are reopening for the first time this morning. Join us in lifting up our brothers and sisters as they take the initial steps to normalcy and fellowship. This is a difficult journey, and now 3 Sundays in, I am glad that we are nearing our next phase of reopening and can be a help to others on our mission field. The Lord continues to use DBC as a “Barnabas” among our sister churches and for that I am thankful. Our God is so faithful.

-Pastor David
⬆ FULL DETAILS ON REOPENING IN-PERSON WORSHIP GATHERINGS [TIMELINE & More]⬆

DBC Reopening PHASE II— NEXT Sunday, May 24th
Today is our last Sunday under full restrictions as we follow along with the State of Texas in a new phase of our reopening that will modify our restrictions and provide a more recognizable routine along with more amenities (including childcare during the worship service) predicting that Phase III will be initiated around June 3rd.


Sunday School

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Our view of the government often depends on our current circumstances. Paul dealt with the believer’s relationship to governing authorities. He called for submission to authority, balancing the government’s God-given right to rule with our submission to God, who alone holds absolute authority. Focus on Romans 13:1-14 and 9-18 in your Bible and the comments for session 12 in your Explore the Bible Personal Study Guide. Consider ways believers should seek to represent Christ well in their communities and world.

Adult— Explore the Bible (5/17/20)

When have you received stellar service? Good customer service is about doing what’s right and helping the other person. We have seen this played out during the COVID-19 crisis. People doing the right thing and helping others. When we’re talking about relationships, the principle still applies: we strengthen our relationships when we help and serve the other person. Serving is a tangible way to love others. Join us as we discover the biblical mandate to serve by carrying the burden of others.

Adult— Bible Studies for Life (5/17/20)
Youth— Bible Studies for Life (5/17/20)
Kids— Bible Studies for Life (5/17/20)
PreK— Bible Studies for Life (5/17/20)

ZOOM Sunday School classes:
8:00am Men’s Sunday School (taught by Scott)
8:45am YOUTH Sunday School (taught by Pastor David)
9:30am Ladies’ Sunday School (taught by Stephanie)

Email us for the meeting ID

NOTICE: YOU MUST BE RUNNING ZOOM version 5.0 (or higher) on your device in order to participate in ZOOM gatherings, beginning May 30th. MORE INFO

Worship Through Singing

CALL TO WORSHIP
[Psalm 4:1-8 ESV] 1 To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! 2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah 3 But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him. 4 Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah 5 Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the LORD. 6 There are many who say, “Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!” 7 You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. 8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

“Holy Holy Holy”
“Holy is the Lord (Waiting)”
“Psalm 34 (Taste And See)”

Worship Through Giving

In an effort to provide our church members and our supporters a convenient and consistent way to contribute, an online giving portal is now available. Thank you for your generosity!


Worship Through Ministering of the Word

AUDIO: Psalm 34:4-7


BENEDICTION
[Matthew 7:7-11 ESV] 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

How can we pray for you?

prayer@danburybaptist.org


DBC Weekly Content 008

For the week beginning Sunday, May 10, 2020… Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday School

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When have you sacrificed something important to you for a higher cause? We celebrate people who willingly sacrifice for a greater cause. Paul told the Roman believers that Christians were also called to live as sacrifices. Focus on Romans 12:1-2 and 9-18 in your Bible and read the comments for session 11 in your Explore the Bible Personal Study Guide. How does a person’s attitudes, actions, and desires demonstrate a commitment to Christ?

Adult— Explore the Bible (5/10/20)

How dependent is your forgiveness on someone else’s apology? How do we forgive someone who has hurt us? Can you forgive the person who infected a loved one with the Coronavirus? It’s hard and seems counter-intuitive but forgiveness is always the right thing to do. Join us this week as we take on this difficult topic.

Adult— Bible Studies for Life (5/10/20)
Youth— Bible Studies for Life (5/10/20)
Kids— Bible Studies for Life (5/10/20)
PreK— Bible Studies for Life (5/10/20)

ZOOM Sunday School classes:
8:00am Men’s Sunday School (taught by Scott)
8:45am YOUTH Sunday School (taught by Pastor David)
9:30am Ladies’ Sunday School (taught by Stephanie)

Email us for the meeting ID

Worship Through Singing

CALL TO WORSHIP
[Psalm 35:27-28 ESV] 27 Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, “Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!” 28 Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.

“Open the Eyes of My Heart”
“No Longer Slaves”

Worship Through Giving

In an effort to provide our church members and our supporters a convenient and consistent way to contribute, an online giving portal is now available. Thank you for your generosity!


Worship Through Ministering of the Word

AUDIO: “At All Times” Psalm 34:1-3


BENEDICTION
[Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV] 23 Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.”

How can we pray for you?

prayer@danburybaptist.org


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DBC Weekly Content 007

For the week beginning Sunday, May 3, 2020

“I don’t know what tomorrow holds.”

Pastor David
Welcome Back Walkthrough

Sunday School

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Think back to when you were a kid. When the time came to choose players for kickball, how quickly were you picked? Were you one of the first or were you one of the last to be picked? All of us want to be included. The good news is God includes all who come to Him in faith. Paul reminded his readers that salvation through faith in Jesus is available to everyone.
Read Romans 11:17-32 in your Bible and the comments for session 10 in your Explore the Bible Personal Study Guide. Think about how your relationship with Jesus affects how you view others.

Adult— Explore the Bible (5/3/20)

For many, these past few weeks of social distancing have provided extra time at home. Many are putting that time to good use by trying their hand at something new. Have you learned any new skills? Taken up a new hobby? Most times, the simplest way to learn a new skill is to watch someone else complete it. As the old adage goes: Some things are more caught than taught. And Barnabas is someone worth watching. By his example, he showed us three ways we can encourage others. Join our discussion this week as we dig into Acts 9 and 11!

Adult— Bible Studies for Life (5/3/20)
Youth— Bible Studies for Life (5/3/20)
Kids— Bible Studies for Life (5/3/20)
PreK— Bible Studies for Life (5/3/20)

ZOOM Sunday School classes:
8:00am Men’s Sunday School (taught by Scott)
8:45am YOUTH Sunday School (taught by Pastor David)
9:30am Ladies’ Sunday School (taught by Stephanie)

Email us for the meeting ID

Worship Through Singing

CALL TO WORSHIP
[Psalm 37:16-18 ESV] 16 Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous. 18 The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever;

Call to Worship + “Victory in Jesus”
“Great Are You Lord”

Worship Through Giving

In an effort to provide our church members and our supporters a convenient and consistent way to contribute, an online giving portal is now available. Thank you for your generosity!


Worship Through Ministering of the Word

AUDIO: “Trust the Lord” Proverbs 3:5-6, part 2


BENEDICTION
[Psalm 37:3-6 KJV] 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass. 6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

Benediction read by Rev. Mike Holman

How can we pray for you?

prayer@danburybaptist.org

[John 16:33 CSB] 33 “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”

“The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment”

― John MacArthur

DBC Weekly Content— 006

For the week beginning Sunday, April 26, 2020

“May God open your eyes, may you see hope, may you act in boldness, and may your freedom to see those things result in great anticipation that there are greater days to come.”

Pastor David
Draw Near Academy— The Holy Spirit Sessions
2 Corinthians 3:7-18

Sunday School

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People try all kinds of things to be right with God. In some cultures, sacrifices are offered to appease the gods. People bathe in sacred rivers and meditate on sacred mountains. Others bow down before statues and burn incense. Paul answered this age-old question. Salvation is available only to those who call upon Jesus. Our salvation is rooted in the incarnation and resurrection of Jesus and available only through His completed work on the cross. Read Romans 10:5-15 in your Bible and the comments for session 9 in your Explore the Bible Personal Study Guide. Consider what makes the idea of salvation through faith in Jesus being offered to all so wonderful and so difficult at the same time.

Adult— Explore the Bible (4/26/20)

How have you seen someone sacrifice for another in these weeks dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak? Likely, you’ve seen one example after another. In times of crises, we do what’s needed for those we love. Jesus is our perfect example of this kind of sacrificial love. When we seek to love others the way Jesus does, our relationships are transformed. Join our discussion this week as we study John 15:9-14!

Adult— Bible Studies for Life (4/26/20)
Youth— Bible Studies for Life (4/26/20)
Kids— Bible Studies for Life (4/26/20)
PreK— Bible Studies for Life (4/26/20)

ZOOM Sunday School classes:
8:00am Men’s Sunday School (taught by Scott)
8:45am YOUTH Sunday School (taught by Pastor David)
9:30am Ladies’ Sunday School (taught by Stephanie)

Email us for the meeting ID

Worship Through Singing

CALL TO WORSHIP
[Psalm 1:1-3 ESV] 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

Call to Worship read by Calvin Campbell
“Build My Life”
“In Christ Alone”

Worship Through Giving

In an effort to provide our church members and our supporters a convenient and consistent way to contribute, an online giving portal is now available. Thank you for your generosity!


Worship Through Ministering of the Word

AUDIO: “Trust the Lord” Proverbs 3:5-6, part 1


BENEDICTION
[Psalm 37:7-9 ESV] 7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! 8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. 9 For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.

Benediction read by Jeanette Fricker

“Take one day at a time. Today, after all, is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”

― Billy Graham

[Mark 10:42-45 CSB] 42 Jesus called them over and said to them, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in high positions act as tyrants over them. 43 “But it is not so among you. On the contrary, whoever wants to become great among you will be your servant, 44 “and whoever wants to be first among you will be a slave to all. 45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

How can we pray for you?

prayer@danburybaptist.org

DBC Weekly Content— 005

For the week beginning Sunday, April 19, 2020

“God bring your God-ness here. Bring your righteousness your rule and your reign here to this place that is so steeped in darkness and death.”

Pastor David
Draw Near Academy— strategic church membership sessions
N.E.A.R.— Reward [STRENGTH] Matthew 6:9-14

Sunday School Material

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Unable to fulfill the law of sin and death, we were under its penalty. However, Jesus died on the cross as our sin offering, releasing us from the penalty of sin. Paul reminded us that we have no obligation to live according to the flesh. We are free to be guided by the Spirit. Read Romans 8:12-25 in your Bible and the comments for session 8 in your Explore the Bible Personal Study Guide. Reflect on the peace believers have in knowing their salvation is secure in Christ.

Adult— Explore the Bible (4/19/20)

What invention or innovation has been a “game changer” for you? It’s hard to imagine navigating these unusual weeks in the midst of a global health crisis without streaming TV, social media, and online conferencing tools like Google Hangouts or Zoom. These daily staples shape how we navigate our daily tasks. This week we will study the defining event of Christianity for two thousand years. Jesus’ defeat of the power of sin and death is truly a game-changer for our lives—now and forever. Join the group discussion as we examine 1 Corinthians 15:20-28, 54-58!

Adult— Bible Studies for Life (4/19/20)
Youth— Bible Studies for Life (4/19/20)
Kids— Bible Studies for Life (4/19/20)
PreK— Bible Studies for Life (4/19/20)

A ZOOM Sunday School class is being tested THIS morning by the Ladies’ Sunday School taught by Stephanie… pray for technology mercies as we research this option to make it available soon for Men’s Sunday School & YOUTH Sunday School.

Worship Through Singing


Worship Through Ministering of the Word

AUDIO: Minister Chuck Fricker Luke 24:36-49


Worship Through Giving

In an effort to provide our church members and our supporters a convenient and consistent way to contribute, an online giving portal is now available.
Thank you for your generosity!

How can we pray for you?

prayer@danburybaptist.org

“If you need encouragement, give it. If you need love, give it. Whatever you need, give it away.”

― Adrian Rogers

DBC Weekly Content— 004

Easter Sunday 2020

Sunday Sermon Series
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Special Member Content
Easter Sunday Worship SERVICE
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Response Song: “I Surrender All”

Pastor David Catoe, recorded LIVE for Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Danbury Baptist Church

DBC Weekly Content— 002

For the week beginning Sunday, March 29, 2020

We need to look at one of the hardest things in any strategy or mission— Are you ready?— it’s WHERE TO START… Matthew chapter 6 is going to tell us the FIRST thing that we need to be doing!

Pastor David
Draw Near Academy— strategic church membership sessions
N.E.A.R.— Eternal Things [SOUL]— Strategy & Mission Matthew 6:25-34

SERVANT Sermon Series

AUDIO: “Crushed” Isaiah 53:10-12


Worship Through Singing

How Great Thou Art: Paul Baloche

In Matthew 6:9-13 Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray.  We know that this prayer is a model to use when praying ourselves.  In that spirit let us begin our worship this morning just as we should start every prayer!  Let us bless the Father by singing of His greatness and the greatness of His creations.

You Are God And You Are Good: Austin Stone Worship

Our God is real, alive, and at works unceasingly from eternity past to eternity future!  As Pastor David often says from the pulpit, “God is not surprised by (fill in the blank)!”  This selection is a reminder that no matter where we are in our current circumstances, God is in control and is still good.  His ultimate goodness is revealed in His son Jesus.  

Is He Worthy?: Andrew Peterson

In times of Joy, Sorrow, Hardship, or Monotony we should always keep eternity in view front and center.  Let us not forget that Jesus is worthy to enter the Heavenly places to advocate for our ETERNAL souls.  As my friend, Pastor Charlie Larson, once said to me, “This life is but a hands breadth compared to eternity!”  He said that to me when I was going through a tough time!  This encouraged me to always put our focus on Jesus above all other things.  This, brothers and sisters, is keeping our view on eternity-to look at He who is worthy!  

I hope these worship songs have been an encouragement and prayer for you this morning.  I am continuing to pray for you all.  I am patiently waiting for a time we can sing together again.  I love each and every one of you!
God Bless You,
~Minister Chuck


ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective immediately Danbury Baptist has postponed…

Lifeway: Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church


➡️Giving Info⬅️

At this time, we are finishing the setup of our online giving portal and beta testing will begin over the weekend. Pending any complications, you should have access to this new ministry resource next week at the latest.


“True wisdom is found in trusting God when you can’t figure things out.”

― Joni Eareckson Tada, 
The God I Love: A Lifetime of Walking with Jesus

DBC Member Submissions

Seek and Find by Rev. Mike Holman

Deuteronomy 4:29-30, “But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord Thy God, thou shalt find him. If thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the last days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice.”

How many times have you looked for God? Have you found Him or did He find you? In a time of trouble seek Him and He will hold you up. Maybe you just need guidance to make a decision. Again seek the Lord and hear His voice. So how do you seek the Lord? The Bible tells us to pursue Him wholeheartedly, diligently, continually, confidently and humbly. When you do, God will be there.

One other action must be prevalent and that means you must be diligent and disciplined in prayer. Speak what is on your heart and on your mind and he will hear you. Then be still and listen; God is talking. You don’t need to quote scripture; just talk to God as you would do with a friend, a father or mother or a very great counselor. God will listen, then He will guide you. Follow all of his instructions. I know you prayed and there still is guilt. Did you meditate with a receptive heart? Then look at all the circumstances. Do you need to make changes? Are you on the right path? Yes, we all have troubles and need help at times. Take a look at where you have been, where you are going and how you are traveling. Then maybe you need to have a change of heart.

God knows and sees all. He knows who you are, how you think and what you need to do. Open your heart and mind and seek God. When you do you will find peace, security, love, and comfort. He cares and He will provide for you. So seek Him, listen to Him and know in His time that things will work out. Trust Him. He knows who you are and what you need!

More by Rev. Mike
  • God Called a Meeting
    Jeremiah 24:6-7
    If god called a meeting would you come? Or would you just say I don’t have time? A meeting with God would be a great eye opening experience. Hearts would be opened and…
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  • Caring Opportunities
    Luke 10:36-37
    In Luke, Chapter 10, we see how men with many religious credentials did not know how to care…
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  • Compassion
    Colossians 3:12-13
    Who is caring and who is compassionate?  Some people appear to have both of these traits; while others don’t appear to understand what those words mean.  Could it be their personality?  Maybe…
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Choosing Contentment by Crystin Morris

I wrote and taught this study on contentment as part of a study of the book of Philippians in 2019. It challenged me at the time, as God’s Word always does, but I was writing and teaching it from a place of distance from the “trenches” of wrestling through the trials that I spoke of in the context of challenges to contentment in my own life. By that I mean that I had already been through the “worst” of my struggle with discontent in those particular areas, so I could speak about them with compassion and humility, but also with the perspective of having come out the other side. Fast forward to last week, and as I sat buried beneath my desire to control everything and my life-long battle with perfectionism, I came face to face with the idols that my heart is so efficient at creating, and I realized how tight the hold that discontent can have upon one’s heart. With new circumstances, new unknowns, new questions, new changes, and new difficulty, I found myself right back in the book of Philippians, letting God’s Word convict, change, and comfort my heart and turn it yet again towards contentment that is in Christ alone and not in the infrastructure of the world around us. I pray that these Scriptures, and notes, will encourage your heart in the same way. Praise God that our Hope isn’t in any of the things that seem to be crumbling around us. I love you all, and I am praying that the God of peace will continue to sanctify you wholly as you use this time to learn even more how to depend upon Him and that the word of Christ will dwell richly in you during this time.

In Christ,
Crystin

Crystin’s submission has been formatted into 5 sessions, and we want to encourage you to work through them at your own pace… all at once, a few at a time, one-a-day or whatever suits your schedule.


Session 1— Contentment

To Ponder:
What does contentment look like?
What do you spend the most time in your day in pursuit of?

To Read:
Philippians 4:10-23

To Know:
We find Paul here expressing his gratitude for the care that he has been shown, and for the provision that God has provided through the love of the Philippian church. He then goes on to speak about sacrificial giving, contentment, trust in the Lord, bearing fruit, provision, and need. It is his words about contentment that have been most often quoted, preached about, and studied from this section of Scripture. The full context of “doing all things through Christ” becomes as rich and full as it should be when kept within the backdrop of …

Continue reading on the NEXT page (includes 4 MORE Read/Ponder/Know sessions)

DBC Weekly Content— 001

For the week beginning Sunday, March 22, 2020

Our treasure is not in a storehouse filled with toilet paper… our treasure is in Christ, the son of the Living God, and in him is salvation.

Pastor David
Draw Near Academy— strategic church membership sessions
N.E.A.R.— New Life [Heart]— NOW WHAT? Matthew 6:19-21

SERVANT Sermon Series

AUDIO: “The Lamb” Isaiah 53:7-9


Worship Through Singing

GOOD MORNING!  I hope you and your family are well and zealous to worship our King.

The past several weeks have demonstrated that we live in an unpredictable and unstable world there are so many feelings of uneasiness and anxiety as we work our way through this difficult season.   Whether our employment is moving to non-traditional forms of operations or members of our families sick; there are myriads of new variables we are being forced to deal with on a moment to moment basis. 

The bible teaches that trials and hardships are a hallmark of the Christian life.  Even more it is these times of trial that refine us and strengthen our faith to completion (James 1:2-4!)  For non-believers there is no real respite from these awful times of stress and struggle.  For those born again, however, these times serve as a reminder of the goodness of God!  This goodness is both for this world and the one to come (Revelation 21:1-4).  We know and can be re-assured that our hope is found in someone holy, perfect, and faithful – JESUS!  Since we are the called out ones, the saints, and the redeemed let us sing to our Lord this truth.  During this time let us walk in a way that draws lost peoples gaze to Jesus.  Let our lips be quick to proclaim HIM and to live for His glory even now amidst the suffering of our present age!

Join with me in singing with those in your home this morning:

I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130), Shane and Shane

This selection from Psalm 130 is a great reminder that our God is faithful, trustworthy, and true.  It is He who we must cry when in need of help.  More than anything this worship song reminds us of the true pandemic that has only one cure, the pandemic of sin!  The cure of which is the grace we receive through faith in Jesus alone.   Let us not be short sited and focus only on our present needs but even more so let us focus on our eternal ones!

Hymn of The Holy Spirit, Pat Barrett

As a Baptist church we believe in the triune God!  We are also taught through the word of God that when we are born again Holy Spirit God dwells within us.  Christ teaches that He is the Helper and the Advocate.  Let us sing this song asking from our heart for the Spirit’s guiding grace.

Jesus Is Better, Austin Stone Worship

Regardless of our individual circumstances; good or bad, let us declare what scripture teaches to be true!  Jesus IS BETTER than anything we can imagine.

I hope these worship songs have been an encouragement and prayer for you this morning.  I am continuing to pray for you all.  I am patiently waiting for a time we can sing together again.  I love each and every one of you!
God Bless You,
~Minister Chuck


ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective immediately Danbury Baptist has postponed…

Lifeway: Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church


SUNDAY SCHOOL
Lifeway has provided a way for all Sunday School classes to access their lessons via Ministry Grid. Below are the “Easy Links” to your Sunday School curriculum.

Adult— Explore the Bible (3/22/20)
Adult— Bible Studies for Life (3/22/20)
Youth— Bible Studies for Life (3/22/20)
Kids— Bible Studies for Life (3/22/20)
Preschool— Bible Studies for Life (3/22/20)


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DBC Member Submission

A devotional by Rev. Mike Holman

In God’s Hands

John 10: 28-29, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

What does it mean to be in God’s hands? Let us first look at those hands. God’s hands crafted the heavens. With His hands, he carpeted the mountains and formed the hills and valleys. Filled the oceans and planted all the trees and flowers. From the dust of the earth, He made man in His own image and breathed into him the breath of life. God holds the entire world in His hands and has control of all that He has created.  His hands are filed with love and caring for the sparrow and every living creature on this planet.  Jesus said, “My Father, which gave them (people, my sheep) to me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” (John 10:29) Continued on the NEXT page