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Pastor Mark's Weekly Update February 1, 2019

 

Prayer

Church, I am calling you to pray for our nation as we have had several states accept or consider abortion up to the moment of birth.  If you did not listen to my sermon on January 20, regarding Sanctity of Human Life, please do so by clicking this link: Pastor Mark’s sermon, “Abortion is About God”.  And, please repent for our land, and ask God to graciously help us reverse the course of our nation.  If you want to think more about this issue listen to Albert Mohler on the The Briefing at this link: Albert Mohler, The Briefing.  This week is Rose Day, so send an email or a letter, or take a Rose to the Capitol on Wednesday and kindly request your representative to work to end abortion in our state.  As a pastoral staff we will be advocating for life at the Capitol this week in honor of Rose Day.  You can read more about Rose Day by clicking this link: Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Rose Day Rally.

 

Redecorating

As you arrive Sunday morning you will see that some redecorating of the foyer surrounding the Worship Center is taking place.  We appreciate your patience as this is a work in progress.  We are excited about the fresh new look, just know that the changes are not quite complete.  Enjoy the new look and the changes coming as we continue to try and keep a fresh look and welcome environment to our guests.

 

Super Church

Sunday is Superbowl Sunday.  What does that mean for CHBC and our schedule?  Nothing is changing.  We will have our regular afternoon and evening schedule which includes the 4 PM Power of Kids and 5 PM Equip Classes.  Join us, and then invite some people home with you if you want to watch the rest of the big game.  We are looking forward to another super Sunday of worship and fellowship.

 

Resolutions

January is almost over and I keep seeing these “New Year, New You” ads.  Rather than focus on a few changes at the beginning of the year, I am attempting to give you some things to ponder throughout the year. Do not leave the others behind, but keep considering each new resolution as a way to order your life around godliness.  From the pen of Jonathan Edwards, 1723.

“Resolved, to be endeavoring to find out fit objects of charity and liberality.  Resolved, always to do that, which I shall wish I had done when I see others do it.”

 

Voice of the Martyrs

Each year we take a team of people to experience global missions from our own backyard. Consider your family having the opportunity to learn missions, and serve an organization that is touching the persecuted Christian world every day.  How might this change your perspective and your children’s perspective on the world?  How might we see what is truly important in new light?  What might this do to spark a desire for Spiritual growth and spiritual hunger in you and your children?  See the information slide below, or visit the website to find out the details and register.

 

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Mark D. DeMoss

Capitol Hill Baptist Church

Equipping...Exalting...Extending

For the Glory of God

 

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Pastor Mark's Weekly Update January 25, 2019

 

Knights for Christ Men’s Retreat

I have been in ministry for 30 years and by far the most influential thing on my ministry has been the years I have been able to attend the Shepherd’s Conference in Southern California, hosted by the church where John MacArthur has pastored now for 50 years.  The preaching and training in those meetings has shaped my convictions, molded my heart, and informed my mind beyond any other training or reading.  California is hard to get to, but Falls Creek is very close.  This year on March 5-7 we are going to take our men on retreat to the hills of Falls Creek and live stream the teaching and training of the Shepherd’s Conference.  You cannot invest $75 in a better way.  If we truly have a vision to develop men who will champion the cause of Christ to our culture and for the next generation, then we must provide the best possible training.  I believe we will hear from some of the best preachers of our day as they challenge us to live for the glory of God and His kingdom.  You can sign up online by visiting the church website: Capitol Hill Baptist Church.  There you can find more information and a way for you to register.  You can also give payment to Brian Boone, or to Aaron Swain, Assoc. Pastor of Youth and Young Families; Mark DeMoss, Sr. Pastor;  or Jason Crosby, Assistant Pastor of Membership and Collegiate Ministry Director.  To find out more about the speakers and theme of the Shepherd’s Conference, visit their website by clicking on the name.

 

1 Church 2 Languages Marriage Dinner

February 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM will be our second annual church-wide marriage dinner.  The traditional view of marriage is under attack by the world, but celebrated in God’s Word as a picture of Christ and the Church.  You can sign up online or in the foyer on Sundays.  If you are a married couple in our church, engaged to be married, or you have friends outside of the church who are married or engaged you should attend and pay for your guests.  This will be a fun evening that will include a time to reflect on the true meaning of marriage.  Sign up by clicking the heading or this link: CHBC Marriage Dinner

 

Time for Church

I know the church is not a building or an activity, but instead is the people of God redeemed, baptized and in covenant relationship to fulfill the mission of exalting Christ, equipping believers and extending the gospel.  But, we still say, “It is time for church.”  And I do not think that is a bad thing.  In fact our children need to know that on Sunday at 8:45 or before it is time to leave for church.  It should be an expectation and anticipation that on Sundays we will be at church.  We bemoan how many 18 year old’s leave the church after leaving High School, but have we trained them in the habit of attendance?  Church is more than attending, but it starts with learning to obey the command to “not forsake the assembly together, as is the habit of some…” (Heb. 10:19-26).  Make church attendance a priority, and along with the Holy Spirit see what God does to transform your child and the next generation for His glory.

 

Resolutions

Have you been thinking about and endeavoring each week with Jonathan Edwards to live a life full of the glory of God?  Here is something to meditate on and pursue this week:

“Resolved, never to do anything but duty; and then according to Eph. 6:6-8, do it willingly and cheerfully as unto the Lord, and not to man; ‘knowing that whatever good thing any man doth, the same shall he receive of the Lord.’”  This will force you to go against natural inclination.  Because we always pursue that which is our pleasure, not that which is our duty.  The believer pursues that which is the pleasure of God, not self. 

 

 

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Mark D. DeMoss

Capitol Hill Baptist Church

Equipping...Exalting...Extending

For the Glory of God

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