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CHBC Connect for August 25, 2023

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God’s Vision for CHBC: 3 Piers, 3 Pillars, and 3 Purposes

Purpose 2: Exalt Christ

“CHBC is not a building people meet together in, but a people who gather to worship Jesus Christ as Lord.” Is this just a quippy saying or something we sincerely believe. This is what we believe. The church exists to glorify God. To glorify God is to magnify the same thing He does.

 

God glorifies the Son. John 17:1 says, “Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You,’.” In order for us to worship God properly we must live all of life in exaltation of Jesus Christ. Through a personal pursuit of practical holiness, we honor what Christ has died for. Through corporate worship centered on the person and work of Christ, we encourage others to remain Christ focused. CHBC exists to exalt Christ.

 

 

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CHBC Connect for August 18, 2023

God’s Vision for CHBC: 3 Piers, 3 Pillars, and 3 Purposes

Purpose 1: Equip the Believer

Should the church be attempting to cater to the wants and needs of its constituency? Finding out what the desires of the community are and trying to develop ministries to meet those needs, or influence change for a better society? Many people think this is exactly why the church exists.

 At CHBC we believe the church exists to Equip Believers, Exalt Christ, and Extend the Gospel for Glory of God. These are not steps in a process, but cyclical results of each of the other purposes. As the church equips believers in the knowledge of God, Christ, and the Gospel, the church will respond in a truer worship and a more passionate extension of the gospel. As people come to faith in Christ, they will naturally respond in worship of the God who saved them, and they will hunger and thirst for more knowledge and greater obedience of God.

 Equipping Believers must be an intentional purpose for a New Testament Church. We are attempting to equip believers in the essential beliefs of the Bible, in essential virtues of the Christian life, and in essential practices for growth in Godliness. What a believer should know, be, and do. This guides our selection of teaching, sermons, and ministries. Equip believers and they will do the work of ministry to one another, and the world.

 

Midweek Ministry at CHBC
The Midweek ministries for the Fall, Winter, and Spring will begin this week on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. As we transition from our Summer schedule, find the place you and your family should be plugged in on Wednesday nights:

6:00 PM

  • AWANA (Preschool to 6th Grade)
  • Youth Ministry Worship (7th to 12th Grade)
  • Hispanic Ministry Bible Study
  • At the Table (Adult Ministry Bible Study)
  • Men’s Frat 1 (Men’s Ministry Bible Study)
  • Women’s Bible Study (The Old Made New) – begins Sept. 6

7:30 PM

  • CHBC Worship Choir Rehearsal

 

Other Weeknight Bible Studies (Contact the Church Office for Locations: )

  • Young Adult Bible Study – Tuesdays at 7 PM
  • College Ministry Bible Study – Thursdays at 7 PM

 

Women’s’ Ministry Bunco Night – Thursday, August 24 at 6:30
The Women’s Ministry is hosting a night of fellowship by playing Bunco next Thursday at 6:30 PM. The fun will occur in Solomon’s Porch on the CHBC campus. Come to this time of fellowship and invite a friend. You will also have the opportunity to find out more about upcoming Women’s Ministry events and the next Women’s Ministry Together in Theology.

 

Friday Night Men’s Basketball – Fridays at 7 PM
Enjoy playing basketball? Do you need some exercise? Do you want to make some new friends? Come to the weekly open gym night at CHBC on Fridays at 7 PM.

 

CHBC Resource Center
Visit the CHBC Resource Center outside the Worship Center. There are three featured books: The ESV Study Bible; Systematic Theology, by Wayne Grudem; and The Valley of Vision, ed. by Arthur Bennett. Our featured books are for sale and are books that we believe every Christian home should own. There are also several free resources.

 

Scripture of the Month - August
Titus 2:12, “instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,”

During 2023 CHBC will be saying aloud verses from the book of Titus 2. CHBC quotes Scripture aloud during our morning worship gathering. This is done for two reasons. First, we are commanded in Scripture to encourage one another with the Word of God. Second, we want to emphasize the spiritual discipline of Scripture memory. The goal of 2023 is for you to be able to quote the entire second chapter of the Epistle to Titus. Pick up your Scripture Memory card packs at the Resource Center outside the middle doors of the Worship Center.

 

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