Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Thomas Morrow and the Kazembe Orphanage Sunday, May 22, 2016

Thomas Morrow, Missionary to Zambia will be sharing with us this Sunday, May 22nd in our 10:30 a.m. worship service. A love offering will be received for the Kazembe Orphanage. Thomas will also meet with our children's Sunday School classes at 9:30 a.m. in the Life Center. Come hear about the exciting work going on in Zambia. And don't forget, we will recognize our 2016 Graduates with a special presentation this Sunday too.
Learn more about Thomas and Amy's ministry in Zambia at the following websites: and

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Living the Lord's Prayer" Sunday, May 15, 2016

Living the Lord’s Prayer
This Sunday, May 15, 2016 we will conclude our study of “The Lord’s Prayer,” based on Matthew 6:9-13. The main Scripture passage that forms our teaching is found below. We have been referring to this passage as “The Model Prayer” because Jesus is giving His disciples a “how to” on praying in response to their request, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Lk. 11:1).

So far, we have looked at the first two aspects of Jesus’ teaching on prayer. (1) Pray that God’s name is honored (Matt. 6:9b), and (2) Pray that God’s kingdom will come on earth (6:10). For the first two messages in this series, go to and click on “Sermons.”

In everything that Jesus has said about prayer through Matthew 6: 10, we discover that prayer is a relationship and the first focus in prayer is to praise and honor “Our Father in heaven.” Only after the vertical dimension is emphasized does prayer move in the direction of making personal requests. However, there is no question that we have many personal “needs” and our wonderful Father in heaven” has given us permission to ask Him to meet every need that we could ever have.

This third and final message in our series is definitely the most practical for our daily lives because in this section of “The Model Prayer” Jesus will teach us how prayer helps us to overcome worry, offers us an avenue of forgiveness, and gives us strength to resist temptations. I hope that you will join us this Sunday. Why not invite a friend for this practical teaching that can make an immediate impact on the life of everyone who will practice what Jesus has so plainly taught.   

If you don’t have a church home, we would love to have you worship with us at CBC where “All Are Welcome!” Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Bible study for all ages is held at 9:15 a.m. CBC is conveniently located at 5395 Ehrlich Road, 1 mile east of the Veterans Expressway and 2.5 miles west of Dale Mabry Hwy. For more information, check out our website at

Looking forward to worshiping the living Lord this Sunday!

For His Glory, By His Grace!

Pastor Joe

Matthew 6:9-13, New International Version (NIV)

“This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,[
    but deliver us from the evil one.[


1.     Matthew 6:13 The Greek for temptation can also mean testing.

2.     Matthew 6:13 Or from evil; some late manuscripts one, / for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.