We at Big Trees Community Bible Church Welcome You!
Hi: I’m Pastor Jeff.
I invite you to join us at Big Trees Church this Sunday when I'll finish my sermon series on "Jonah the Prodigal Missionary."
In addition, note the new information about our Easter and Holy Week services, our Youth Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, and our Summer Vacation Bible School.
It's coming soon: It may still feel like winter, but Easter is right around the corner. Join us this Holy Week!
Our Youth Group will hold its annual Spaghetti Dinner on April 27, at Murphys Diggins Clubhouse. This has always been a wonderful night. I hope you'll join us. All proceeds go toward our youths' mission trip to Mexico this summer.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 8 through 12, at Big Trees Church. Children from kindergarten to 6th grade are invited to attend. There's no charge to be a part of this ministry.
Registration information will be available later this spring. We want you to know its theme and dates so you can plan accordingly.
My Current Sermon Series
Some stories are childhood favorites; Jonah’s story is one of those. Its fantastic elements — like being swallowed by a big fish — grab our attention. To some, these elements also raise questions and doubts. However, Jonah's story is more than a fish tale. The underlying story confronts and challenges us all. Jonah was a missionary, in spite of himself. Reluctant to follow the call of God, he proved to be more of a prodigal son than a prophet. Yet, despite his reluctance, his rebellion, his bad attitudes, and his prejudice, God somehow used him to accomplish something amazing.
Like Jonah, we too are often reluctant to follow our God-given calling and dreams. We are sometimes too caught up by our prejudices to love our enemies. Sometimes, like Jonah, we are disappointed with God and his actions. Sometimes, like Jonah, we become self-focused and filled with despair. Yet, somehow God chooses and uses imperfect people—people like Jonah, people like you and me.
Perhaps God has a dream, a call, a mission for you to fulfill. Jonah brings the hope that God can use us all to bring good news to others—often in spite of our weakness, our fears, and our failures. Indeed we are all missionaries—sometimes even in spite of ourselves.
I hope I'll see you at many of these Big Trees Church events, starting this Sunday!