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Sunday School 8:45AM
Sunday Morning Worship 10AM
Sunday Evening 6PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting and
DU Classes 6PM
3270 Lantana Road, Crossville, Tn 38572
Office: (93l) 788-2844 Fax: (931)788-5663
Web site: www.lantanaroadbaptistchurch.com
E-mail: [email protected]
LRBC FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
Issue 2 Volume 2015
"Love Gives"
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and
steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do
not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The light of the body is the
eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall
be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 No man can serve two
masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot
serve God and mammon. 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall
drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold
the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.
Are ye not much better than they?”. Matt. 6:19-26
February is "stewardship month" at LRBC and a good time for a heart exam. In the familiar passage above we learn two
emphatic truths: a heart follows its treasure and treasure follows a heart. That is, one loves what he values and gives all
that has value to what he loves. Amazingly the same principle is stated true for God and man. It is emphasized above that
because God loves His people, He will give to them abundant provision from His divine treasures. In fact verse 33 of the
same chapter declares that He will give us all He's got for all we desire, just to have a devoted relationship with us. It is
clear to see where God's heart is, just follow the money trail and see the wealth of heaven lavished on His beloved. He
spent Heaven's best on the world's worst, through the cross, becoming poor to make us rich (2 Cor. 8:9). In the above
passage however, God's heart and treasure are evident and assumed, it is the love of man that is in question. These verses
picture a man standing between two worlds, with a choice on which world to give his heart and treasure to. Listen to the
contrasting terms of these two worlds: earth vs. heaven, temporary vs. eternal, light vs. darkness, God vs. mammon. It is
clear to have both is not an option. It is also clear that the one we love will bring a hatred for the other, and the one we
embrace will cause us to despise the other. Be not deceived, examine your treasure and you will find there your heart's
choice.
---Bro. Scott
FEBRUARY ~ STEWARDSHIP MONTH
SUNDAY
1
5PM
Adult/Children’s
Choir
MONDAY
2
Prison Ministry
TUESDAY
3
9AM
Prayer Group
WEDNESDAY
4
6PM
Prayer Mtg. &
DU Classes
THURSDAY
5
10AM
Sewing Class
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
6
7
13
Youth: Winter
Jam:
Leave 1:30PM
14
Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s
Banquet 5PM
20
6PM
SAM’s Club
Game Night
21
8AM
Men/Youth Boys
Breakfast
27
Prison Ministry
28
Prison Ministry
5PM
B & G Mtg.
7PM
Deacon Mtg.
8
2PM
Nursing Home
Ministry
5PM
Adult/Children’s
Choir
15
5PM
Adult/Children’s
Choir
9
Prison Ministry
10
9AM
Prayer Group
11
6PM
Prayer Mtg. &
DU Classes
12PM-2PM
Crochet Class
16
Prison Ministry
17
9AM
Prayer Group
12
11:30AM
SAM’s Luncheon
7PM
Bread of Life
18
6PM
Prayer Mtg. &
DU Classes
Prison Ministry
19
10AM
Sewing Class
Prison Ministry
Business Mtg.
Church Council
Mtg.
22
5PM
Adult/Children’s
Choir
6PM
Project 6:23
Banquet
23
Prison Ministry
24
9AM
Prayer Group
12PM-2PM
Crochet Class
25
6PM
Project 6:23
Class,
Prayer Mtg. &
DU Classes
26
Prison Ministry
PROJECT 6:23
Hello Church family! By the time you are reading
this the first month of 2015 will already have come
and gone. I think we would all agree that time
doesn't slow down. Just as fast as 2014 zoomed by,
this year will be just a memory. With that being said
what will we do for the Lord this year? How will
we spend our time? Are we spending time in prayer
and Bible study? Are we faithful in our church
attendance, our giving, and serving? Are we
growing in our relationship with the Lord? Are we
taking opportunities to share God's Word with those
in our path? February brings the opportunity for
our church to use the time God has blessed us with
wisely. We are beginning a new semester of Project
6:23 and your opportunity is here to join us. Sign up
to learn how to take one verse from the Bible and
lead someone to the Lord. Class is held each
Wednesday night for 12 weeks with visitation
following class. We always have a great time in the
Lord and God continues to richly bless our efforts.
Please pray for our new semester of Project 6:23.
Colossians 4:3 "Pray for us, that God would open to
us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of
Christ." Will there be someone in 2015 that will be
glad we took the time to talk to them about the
Lord? May we remain faithful in sharing the
Gospel.
Joyfully Serving - Frank and Linda Lewis
WEEKLY HAPPENINGS
Adult & Children’s Choir Practice
Every Sunday at 5PM
Prayer Group
Every Tuesday at 9AM
Wednesday Night Activities
Prayer Meeting, Youth, RA’s, GA’s,
& Mission Friends 6PM
Church Library Hours
Sundays & Wednesdays 5:30PM – 6PM
GET INVOLVED
MEN’S BREAKFAST
Sat., Feb. 21st all men and youth boys
are invited to breakfast in the fellowship
hall at 8AM. If you would like to help
cook be here at 5:30AM.
BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRY
Service is Thursday, February 12th, 7PM
at the Bread of Life Mission. If you have
any questions see Ray Brewer.
SAM’S GROUP LUNCHEON
Everyone 50+ is invited to SAM’s
luncheon Thursday, February, 12th at
11:30 A.M. Bring a dish to share.
PRISON MINISTRY
Every Monday & Thursday night and the
fourth Friday of each month.
Newsletter to our CREW Parents:
Proverbs 4:5-7 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it
not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
6Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her,
and she shall keep thee. 7Wisdom is the principal thing;
therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get
understanding.
Wow the year is already moving fast! Our new year’s
lock-in was a blast and I know that it’s just the
beginning of 2015. February is always a busy month for
the CREW. This month we are going to Winterjam on
Feb 13th where our students will enjoy music from over
10 of their favorite bands (including Building 429,
Jeremy camp, and Francesca Batistelli) for just $10 at
the door! We’ll stop for dinner afterwards but it’s a long
time from lunch to 11pm so I’d encourage the students
to eat a heavy snack before we leave.
February is also YEC signup month. The Youth
Evangelism Conference is March 13th and 14th in
Nashville, TN and is an overnight re-charge for our
students. They will be challenged by the student pastor
of Liberty University, Clayton King and led in worship
by the YEC worship band and the Rend Collective
Experiment. YEC and summer camp are the two events
that challenge our students to live lives that impact those
around them with the Gospel more than any other trip
we attend. The cost for your student’s ticket to YEC is
$25 and is due Feb 18th. I pray that your student can
attend both events.
Our goal in the #CREW is to provide ample
opportunities for your students to gain wisdom and to
find understanding. Whether it is Sunday morning Bible
study, Wednesday night discipleship studies, or
conferences; our aim is always the same, to provide an
atmosphere and expectation to be challenged by God’s
word.
Bro. Adam
YOUTH WINTER JAM
Friday, February 13th
Admission: $10 & money for one meal.
Will leave at 1:30PM
WELCOME!
By Baptism
Nick Smith
Jacob & Brandi Brink
VALENTINE
BANQUET
Please plan on attending the banquet on
Saturday, February 14th at 5PM.
Come and enjoy a great time of
FUN, FOOD, & FELLOWSHIP.
Cost: $8 per person. Deadline to sign up and
pay is Sunday, February 8th.
Child care provided for ages:
nursery – 6th grade.
JOSHUA CODE
MEMORY VERSES:
February 1st: Romans 8:28
February 8th: Matthew 5:6
February 15th: Isaiah 53:6
February 22nd: Matthew 7:7
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