We at Big Trees Community Bible Church Welcome You
Hi. I'm Pastor Jeff. Welcome!
I invite you to join us this Sunday, whether in person or online. I'll continue my sermon series.
The Transforming Power of Good News
Paul wasn't ashamed of the gospel because it's the power of God that brings salvation and transforms disciples and churches (Romans 1:16). Paul’s presentation of the gospel and its implications in the book of Romans has impacted the church powerfully throughout the ages. It plays prominently in the testimonies of St. Augustine, Martin Luther, and John Wesley. Romans' powerful impact on each theologian led to a church, which was challenged to rise from complacency and become revived and renewed as it returned to the transforming power of the gospel.
Find details and my weekly sermon schedule on this page.
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Our Prayers Are Very Important!
“When Christ ascended into heaven, all He left behind was a prayer meeting. The early Church didn’t have a prayer meeting; the early Church was the prayer meeting.”
— Armin Gesswein, Founder of College of Prayer.
“Lord, teach us to pray, . . .” — Luke 11:1
For nearly six years, we’ve asked the Lord to “Teach Us to Pray.” We’ve learned much, but it's time to take what we’ve learned and take it to the next level. After teaching his disciples to pray, Jesus called them to The Upper Room.
They went to the upper room where they joined together constantly in prayer (Acts 1:13–14).
Armin Gesswein wrote: “The Upper Room was Jesus’ master plan, which He masterminded to be the masterpiece and centerpiece of history.”
The book of Acts documents that a church lives in the presence and power of God, experiencing the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. It's a church born in a prayer meeting and devoted to prayer. Each success and each new challenge brought the disciples back to the upper room to pray. That's a pattern that we better not miss.
We'll ask the Lord to continue to teach us to pray and build on what we’ve learned. We'll worship and wait to experience his power and presence, blessing and ministering to each other in prayer, as we intercede. And we'll come with high expectations, eager to create a place where others will come with their needs and concerns, looking forward to finding a venue that overflows with grace and hope.
“God never made anyone who couldn’t pray . . . including you.” Armin Gesswein.
Please come to The Upper Room, Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. at the church.
You can also find my Daily Devotionals on my blog: "Pastor Jeff's Neighborhood."
More of our ministries have found creative ways to meet and/or function. for more information.
The elders and I are eager to serve and help you in any way we can. Feel free to reach out to us with any needs or concerns you may have. Thank you.
I hope you'll join us "indoors" and/or "online" at our Sunday worship services.