Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"Can People Live without God?" (Romans 1:21-23)

“Can People Live without God?”
This Sunday, September 4th I will pick back up in our series on Romans chapter one, “Hope for a Prodigal Planet.” This week’s message is based on Romans 1:21-23, “Can People Live without God?” The Scripture passage is shown below.

While most people are not card-carrying Atheists, a great number of people are living their lives without any acknowledgement or honor of God. They are their own source of strength, and their faith is in people alone to solve the world’s problems. But increasingly, it’s obvious that living life without God is a bankrupt philosophy and it doesn’t deliver what it promises, well-being and happiness.

This message will explore Paul’s description of living without God and the fundamental problem with the human race that the Gospel addresses – the failure to acknowledge and honor God as God. What stops the natural and inevitable descent into idolatry is living a God-centered life found in Jesus Christ. This would be a great Sunday to invite someone who has questions about God.  

Come join us this Sunday at Carrollwood Baptist Church where all are welcomed! Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. and Bible study for all ages is offered 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 sharing the Word of life with the family of God this Sunday.

Pastor Joe
I thank my God every time I remember you.”
Philippians 1:3

Romans 1:21-21, NIV
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

New Series on Romans 1 Begins Sunday, August 14, 2016

Series: “Hope for a Prodigal Planet” (Romans 1)
Does it seem to you that our world is more out-of-control than ever before? That our world is moving in the wrong direction morally and spiritually? Each day brings fresh stories of violence, terrorism, shootings, and heartbreak. The dark evidence of living in a broken world is all around us and can easily overwhelm us. I have asked many times, as I’m sure you have too, “Why is the world the way it is?” And I’ve wondered, “What is the solution to our problems?” Repeatedly I have found perspective and hope from the first chapter of the book of Romans. Although Paul paints a vivid picture of the darkness of sin, he unapologetically shares the only hope for our prodigal planet – Jesus Christ! Over the next four weeks on Sunday mornings we will take a look at this theologically rich and relevant chapter that speaks God’s truth to our culture on many levels.

 This Week's Sermon:
“The Gospel: God’s Power to Make Right Our World”
16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed – a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’” Romans 1:16-17
Join us this Sunday and bring a friend with you. Looking forward to sharing God's Word of truth with the family of God this Sunday!
Pastor Joe
"I thank my God every time I remember you." Philippians 1:3

Thursday, August 4, 2016

"Standing on the Promises" Sunday's Sermon, August 7, 2016

“Standing on the Promises”

Scripture Reading: Genesis 50:15-26
This Sunday, August 7th we will conclude our series on “Becoming a Person of Integrity.” Our study of Joseph wraps up in Genesis 50:15-26 where we have the conclusion to the book of Genesis and the life of Joseph. Joseph, as his father Jacob, requested that his bones would be brought from Egypt to the Promised Land when God visited them (he was speaking of the Exodus). Joseph had spent most of his life in Egypt, but his real roots were in Canaan. Nearing the end of his life on earth, Joseph stood on the promises of God, especially the promise stated in Genesis 50:24, “I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land to the land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” (my emphasis).

In this final scene in the drama of Genesis we find some differing outlooks from Joseph and his brothers. What made Joseph a great man of God is revealed mainly in the attitudes that he displayed during his life. “Attitude is everything.” Through this passage of Scripture we will explore the kind of attitudes of faith that give glory to God. We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at Carrollwood Baptist Church 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 our faithful Lord this Sunday!

For His Glory, By His Grace!

Pastor Joe