You may be like me and love watching the Olympics. Have you ever dreamed of going for a gold medal? I can dream but know that I will never win an Olympic medal. I couldn’t even make the team. But that got me to thinking about my life as a Christian. God has already given me the privilege of joining His team and I’m told by Paul “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” Have you heard of the Olympic Runner, Eric Liddell, made famous by the Oscar winning movie Chariots of Fire? He won Gold in the 1924 Olympics but what most people don’t know is what happened next. He gave his life to be a missionary in China ultimately dying at a young age in obscure internment camp while sharing and living out the Gospel. Which Gold was greater for Eric Liddell? Which one should be more important to me? I may never win an Olympic Gold medal but I can be inspired to go for the true Gold by living my life to fulfill the Great Commission.
BBC is excited to announce that we’re going to be hosting our first ever game night this Friday at 5 p.m. All are welcome! Bring card games, board games, strategy games – bring your favorites! It will be on site (see directions) and the church will be providing snacks.
We hope to see you there!
New Sermon Series: Exodus!
We invite you to join us Sundays at 10:45 as we take a journey back to the time of ancient Egypt while we explore the second book of the Bible — Exodus. Follow the life of Moses as he liberates the people of Israel from Egypt, where they were being held in slavery. From Egypt, Moses leads the people of Israel to a new land that was promised to them by God. This is the same land that Israel occupies today. A timeless classic with answers to modern questions, Exodus is an excellent book that demonstrates the power, mercy, and provision of God in an accessible, relatable way. Is there something you need to take an exodus from in your life?
New Sermon Series: Genesis! Who Am I? Where did I come from? What is my purpose in life? Please join us as we go back to the very beginning of the Bible to learn about God as the Creator of all life, the foundation of marriage, the consequences of sin, God’s grace, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and the beginnings of human history and our relationship of faith in God. At Berean Bible Church, we use expository preaching, which means that we cover entire books of the bible, verse by verse. In doing so, we obtain a full understanding of what the original author, inspired by God, meant. We also avoid the temptation to skip over passages that are challenging or uncomfortable. While being thorough in our coverage of the holy scriptures, we also strive to make them understandable and applicable to everyday life.
Often I’m asked the question “Your church has a strange name. What is a Berean?” Our church gets its name from a Bible passage in Acts 17:11. In this passage the people from the area of Berea were held to be more noble. Why? Because of the importance they placed on God’s Word. It says that they read God’s Word eagerly and searched it daily. At Berean Bible Church. we aspire to have this same high view of God’s Word. All teaching and beliefs are directed to the Bible rather than man’s ideas. Our desire in being Bereans is to follow the Bible eagerly, daily and let it determine our beliefs and guide our lives in all that we do. In Acts 17:11, the Bereans were regarded as being more noble for seeking out God’s Word. Are you a Berean?