Sunday, April 29, 2018
Our blog has found a new home....
www.antiochbaptistliveoak.com is our new blog address.
The new place offers an easy format for visitors to find information about our church.
Regular blog posts will be posted there. Look for 'blog' on the columns on the left.
Come on over and take a look around!
Thursday, April 26, 2018
God is great. But what makes Him great? There is nothing impossible with Him, but beyond what He can do, is the powerful reminder of who He is. Here are a few amazing attributes of God to ponder.
1. God Is Infinite – He is Self-Existing, Without Origin
"And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together." - Colossians 1:7
“Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure” – Psalm 147:5The fact that God is self-existent -- that he was created by nothing and has always existed forever -- is perhaps one of the hardest attributes of God for the believer to understand. In our limitedness, grasping the nature of our limit-less God is like holding onto water as it rages down a river.
2.God Is Immutable – He Never Changes
“I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.” Malachi 3:6
God does not change. Who he is never changes. His attributes are the same from before the beginning of time into eternity. His character never changes – he never gets “better” or “worse.” His plans do not change. His promises do not change.
4. God is Omnipotent – He Is All Powerful
“By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.” – Psalm 33:6
Omnipotent means to have unlimited power (omni = all; potent = powerful). God is able and powerful to do anything he wills without any effort on his part.
5. God Is Omniscient – He Is All-Knowing
“Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please” - Isaiah 46:9-10
God is omniscient, which means he knows everything.Because God is all-knowing, we can trust that he knows everything we’re going through today and everything we will go through tomorrow. When we meditate on this truth, especially in light of his other attributes of goodness and love, it makes it easier to trust him with all we have going on in our lives, from the very serious to the silly and mundane.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
This Sunday is a 5th Sunday and we will celebrate with a 5th Sunday Night Sing at 6:00 PM.
All are welcome and encouraged to share a talent, testimony or favorite Scripture. May the blessings we receive be used to bless others.
Following the sing will be a time of refreshments. Please plan to bring a finger food or dessert to share.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Family Ministries Meal will be Wednesday at 5:30 PM. The menu will be Baked Ham, Sweet Potato Dumplings, Vegetable and Dessert.
Following the meal will be ministries for all ages: youth, children, ladies Bible Study and prayer meeting which begin at 6:30 PM.
We hope you will be a part of growing in the Lord as a family and part of the family of God.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Please pray for the family of Crystal C. She was removed from the ventilator this afternoon and passed away soon after that.
Her service will be Monday at Antioch at 11:00 AM with lunch to follow. Church family is encouraged to bring a covered food dish to minister to the family through food.
The baby shower scheduled for Tuesday night has been cancelled. If you have already purchased a gift, please hold it and we will make arrangements to get the gift to the family.
Thank you for your continued prayers for all.
Posted by Joyfull at 9:11 PM
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
A baby shower will be held on Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 PM in the church fellowship hall. We will be showering blessings and gifts for baby Amy Kay C. This sweet bundle of joy was born early and weighed 3 lbs. Please join us in sharing the joy of her arrival and blessing the family with needed items.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Family Ministries Meal for this week will be Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls and Dessert.
Meal begins at 5:30 PM. Ministries for the entire family begin at 6:30 PM. Come be a part of discipleship, fellowship and growing in the Lord!
Monday, April 9, 2018
In times past (the good ole days), weekly church attendance was much more common than in today's world. Many things compete for our time and attention and Sunday morning often becomes the battlefield. Regular church attendance is no longer gauged by how many weeks we attend, but rather how many times a month.
But there is great value and blessings in faithfulness to church attendance. Here are a few reasons to attend church weekly:
1. So You Can Enjoy Community
There is a reason why Scripture refers to members of churches and “brothers and sisters.” Church is not just a place to go to on Sundays, but rather a gathering of people who have committed to walking their spiritual journeys interdependently rather than independently.
2. So You Can Use Your Gifts
God has gifted each one of us not only with natural talents, like singing or playing an instrument, but also with spiritual gifts, that when used, build up the church body in unique ways.
3. So You Can Discover Your Purpose
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” God has a plan for all of us. He knows the hairs on our heads and has ordered every one of our steps. But finding out what that purpose and plan is easier said than done. As members of your church get to know you, they can speak words of encouragement and affirmation into your life. They can help navigate through the muddy waters we call life. Seeking wise counsel is one of the many benefits of being a part of a church, and something that is difficult to find outside family members and close friends.
4. So You Can Find Connection
We get the chance to meet and connect with people we wouldn’t have met otherwise if it were not for being a regular church attender. Being in relationship with people who are the opposite of us can be frustrating at times but it helps us work on making us better because of those relationships.
5. So You Can Worship
Worship can happen any time of the day and any day of the week. we can worship in the car, in our room or when we're feeling down. But there is nothing like getting together in a room full of other worshiper and singing our heart out to God with others who share that same desire. Our life is enriched when we worship with others and we can’t do that sitting at home by our self.
6. So You Can Learn the Word
When we go to church on Sunday, we get the opportunity to hear the Word preached in ways that help us understand it better and in unique ways we may not have seen studying on our own.
7. So You Can Participate in Missions
When we regularly attend church, we get to share the good news with people to whom the name of Jesus is foreign.
8. So You Can Practice Generosity
When we give money, we often think of how far reaching our money goes. Just imagine getting to heaven and meeting people we never met on earth whose life was touched because we gave to a missions. Where else can I allow my dollars to create such an impact on others’ lives?
9. So You Can Forge Lifelong Friendships
Scripture references church members as the body of Christ. Once you make friends at church, you are forever bonded to them through your desire to follow Jesus. Even if you don’t attend that church anymore, there is a special connection you share because of the Savior. Who can’t use another friend or two in their lives?
10. Bonds Formed Around the Table
Church dinners bring a sense of coziness and family like nothing else. Coming to church with a dish you learned from your grandmother and having the opportunity to share it with the people we love not only lets us practice hospitality but also share the intimacy that comes from sitting around a table eating and getting to know those around us.
Be encouraged to get in the habit of going to church regularly. The positives outweigh the negatives and you never know what opportunity God may present you with because of your attendance.
Posted by Joyfull at 10:13 AM
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Our ladies will be having a ministry work day this Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM. The ladies will be ministering to Crystal C. who is undergoing cancer treatments and a brand new mommy by helping do some spring cleaning in her home. Meet at the church by 10:45 to carpool over to Crystals house.