Jesus said, Matthew 5:13 (ESV)- 13 " You are the salt of the earth, but if
salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer
good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.
Salt gets its value by being different from where it is added and by preserving and giving flavor.
In the ancient world, it was produced as a combination of dried minerals that included sodium chloride;
the sodium chloride could be leached out by water so that the remaining compound had "lost its saltiness."
It was then thrown on roads, and even today sometimes on rooftops, where it would harden the surface.
To accomplish its purpose, salt must maintain its distinctiveness, and it must be deployed.
If we as Christ's disciples do not maintain our distinctiveness, we will not preserve our society from corruption,
and we will not make people thirsty for the living water of knowing the good news of Jesus Christ.
We also have to "go to get out of this saltshaker."
YOU are the salt of the earth.
In Jesus we love, connect, grow
Sunday Morning Services
10:30 am - New Series on Ephesians
"Your Identity in Christ"
Wednesday Night Bible Study
6 pm, Parlor
Come and Join us
Every Sunday from 9-10 am
Looking for a date for Valentine's Day, come to the library where you could have a blind date with a good book.
For the whole month of February, you can come in and pick a covered book and see if the two of you match.
Sunday mornings at 9:15 am & Wednesdays at 6 pm
Family Life Center
February 15th, 6-8 pm at FLC
Bring a covered dish to share. We will also play games.
Youth Work Day
Fabruary 18th, 9-12pm
We will be separating items for the garage sale and pricing them.
February 19th, after morning service
Contact Pastor Brandon Kemp
Kids Ministry Bake Sale
February 12th, after morning service
The Kids Ministry will be having a bake sale after morning service. All donations will go towards preteen camp. Donations needed contact Alissa Griego to sign-up
February 24 and 25th
More info contact Alissa Griego
Sundays at 4:30 - 6 pm
Family Life Center
Contact Alissa Griego
Wednesdays at 7pm
Wednesdays at 6pm
Main Building, Room 216.
February 19th, 1 pm
"Join the Immanuel Baptist Church Adult Choir as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord this Easter season!
Whether you have a passion for singing or simply enjoy being part of a supportive community,
we invite you to come share your gifts with us."
Contact Leo Barros
Women's Bible Study
9:15 am - Fellowship Hall, Room 110 Sylvia White and Elizabeth Milne, leaders
The numbers for the shoeboxes are in. We had a total of 10,599,907.
How exciting is it that so many children will hear about Jesus this year.
It's amazing! I'm so overwhelmed with all that the people who contributed boxes this year.
I still don't have the total numbers for Mid Texas, but should have them soon.
After this week's conference I will have the calendar out for the year, be looking out for any updates,
for craft days and other dates. We have also earned tickets to Silver Dollar City in Branson for this year.
If you are interested in taking a vacation and going down there please let Cathy Scribner know at email@example.com.
We have also started collecting items for this year's boxes. Some of the things we always need are toothbrushes and washcloths.
This year we will need soap, like ivory. Please help us get a good start for the year.
Come and check out the new playground here at the CDC
Beautiful new fences have gone up around the CDC. Come check them out