Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christ the Power of God 12/18/2014

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.  (1 Corinthians 1:18-25)

Dear CBC Team:

As we approach the end of the year let us prayerfully consider the glorious things that the Lord has accomplished in our midst. We have seen the Lord open up new territories for His word to be preached. He has moved us out of our safety zone to step into new streets and street corners. He has carried us through afflictions both spiritual (such as the seeming fruitlessness of our familiar venues) and physical (miscellaneous thorns and weariness in the flesh). He has drawn men from other churches into our company and we have been blessed by their fellowship and testimony.

But, most importantly, He has caused us to endure. He has empowered and encouraged and motivated us to KEEP GOING. Indeed, we have all grown in our steadfast desire to serve Him and to see the increase of His Glorious kingdom, even as the world has rushed headlong into rebellion and unbelief. He has used these things to sharpen our resolve and quicken our hearts. 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:3-9 ESV)


Don't forget! Lest we become complacent from too much hiatus, there are two more Saturday evening outreaches left in 2014. Let's make a strong showing this week and next.

The CBC Elders have requested from all the missionaries (that includes our team!) that they provide "media" for use in the weekly services, Missions Conference, and other places. This is for the purpose of keeping the church body informed about and inspired by the various ministries that CBC supports. As we all know, efforts have been made to shoot video during the past year. There is quite a bit of footage, but most of it has not been edited yet. Additionally, we have been taking still photos routinely. We see most of these posted on the blog. Thanks to Jeremy and Forest for help with the stills and the video. Due to various circumstances, these two guys are not always available. So, if you know of anyone at CBC who would be willing and able to help with shooting stills or video, even on a periodic basis, please contact Steve or Mark to let us know. We have all the equipment to capture picture and sound, we just need people to do the capturing! Thanks!


The Morning Shift

Recently the landscape of the NoHo Metro Station has been altered. A long berm has been installed and pedestrian traffic has been re-routed. It appears that there are big plans for the facility which may include the construction of a tunnel from the underground train depot directly to the bus terminal on the other side of Lankershim Blvd. During this transitional time we will be looking for new spots to preach from and new strategies for sharing the gospel with busy commuters.

Please stand with us on Wednesday mornings at 6:00 AM at the North Hollywood Metro Station on Lankershim Blvd. it's a great opportunity to share the truth with the thousands of commuters who pass through this area. Although we have been on hiatus, we hope to be back in action soon. Please watch for text announcements on Tuesday evenings. Please always RSVP if you plan to join us on Wednesday mornings.

Abortuary Duty  11/11/2014

You can join the effort at the Mission Hills clinic, 10200 Sepulveda Blvd., 91345, every Saturday and Tuesday morning from 8 to 10 am. No experience necessary.

News Items

Update on Colorado Bakery (includes video)

Apologetics Corner

Paul Washer: When God Breaks You For Ministry

John MacArthur: How Christmas Solves the Prophetic Puzzle

Join Us!

Please join us as we proclaim the glorious Gospel to a lost and dying world on the streets of Burbank, Glendale, Hollywood and beyond.

Maranatha!!  Merry Christmas!!

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