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


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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
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    Luke 10:36-37
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    Colossians 3:12-13
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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 …

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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