The Messenger COLLEGE HILLS BAPTIS T CHURCH Volume 1, Issue 17
August 3, 2011
What is your worth? What is your worth? I have seen people struggle all their life because of the incorrect way they determine their worth or value. I have seen lives wrecked because they were told by someone they love that they are worthless, that they will never amount to anything in life. I have also seen people who thought they were important because they were good-looking, or they have a lot of money, or because of their position of power. Some people who find their worth based on affinity or relationship to somebody famous. So, what is it that gives us our worth? The simple, Sunday
school answer is that because God created man, man finds his worth in that. This may seem simplistic, but it is actually a logical and biblical explanation for our worth. For example, if you realize that one your bosses is the son of President Reagan, you would be excited about this fact. The respect and admiration for President Reagan is immediately passed on to his son, whether deserved or not. Logically, in the same way, because God created man, our relationship to him, or more properly, his relationship to us-creator and creature -- gives us worth. Biblically, it is even greater than that. In the creation account,
Mark Your Calendar: God pronounced everything he created "good." On the sixth day, after he created man, he pronounced his creation "very good." The language of Genesis is even more telling: "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness...'" (Genesis 1:26). In the more detailed account of man's creation in Genesis 2, it says this: "The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." (v. 7) The word "formed" is the same word translated "intent" in Genesis 6:5. Cont. on p. 3
AUGUST: 6TH-DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING 14TH-DEACONS MTG. 21ST-CLT MTG. 21ST-LORD’S SUPPER SEPTEMBER:
Inside this issue: SUNDAY EVENING HOME GROUPS
MOVING FORWARD WHAT IS YOUR 3 WORTH? (CONT.) DAY OF PRAYER CVBA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
HORSE WHISPERER STUDENTS
The Messenger Sunday Evening Home Groups!
Join us at one of the following homes for Family Home Groups:
201 Churchill Blvd. (Sam & Tracy Torbett)
6706 Grand Canal Court (James & Nina Reid)
208 Edinburgh (Lakan & Kim Mariano)
30 Clare (Ryan & Kira Connel)
5833 Dearborn (Charlie & Becca Woods)
2102 Johnson St (John Bilberry)
Note: There will be no nursery during the summer. Bring your entire family with you to home group!
Given to date: $13366.00
The Messenger What Is Your Worth? (cont. from p. 1) So God "formed" man with a definite intention for his existence, which is to "image" him. Notice also in v. 7 where God was the one who "breathed into his nostrils the breath of life." God was not simply giving man ability for animation, but he was giving man his very Spirit, to allow him to fully commune and fellowship with God, and to enable him to "image" God. Of course, man sinned in Genesis 3, and man died spiritually, God took his Spirit away from man, and he also died physically
(Genesis 5, with the exception of Enoch). But even in fallen man, there are the signs of his original purpose. Man's exercise of his will, his creativity, his sense of morals and ethics (even some atheists insist that you can have morality and ethics apart from God), these all point to God, and to God's purpose in man.
and his resurrection. Jesus bought us with his own blood, his very life.
If you buy a new car and have it insured, the insurance people will ask you what is the "worth" of your car, meaning what did you pay for it. In the same way, a believer's worth is what Jesus Christ paid for him in the slavery market. Believers are Here is the beautiful pretty expensive part of understandstuff, not because of ing our worth. Jesus who they are and Christ paid for all of what they have done, our sins on the cross but because of what that we might be chil- it cost God to save dren of God. What us. was lost in the fall of man, Jesus recapLakan tured by his death
San Angelo Area Day of Prayer and Fasting Saturday, August 6th Hosted by College Hills Baptist Church Sanctuary open from 10AM-4PM Prayer Guides Available Leaders will read scripture and pray each half hour. You may stay and pray as long as you wish. Coordinator: Pastor Bobby Roger (Calvary Baptist) Page 3
The Messenger 2011 CVBA Bible Study Leadership Conference
“Transformational Church Goes to Sunday School” (Free Book for All Participants) Sunday, August 14th, 3:00—5:30PM Paul Ann Baptist Church 2531 Smith Blvd, San Angelo Author, Speaker, Teacher—Dr. David Francis Director Sunday School/Discipleship Lifeway Christian Resources, Nashville, TN Childcare will not be provided by the Host Church
Paul Daily of Wild Horse Ministries will share the gospel while he “tames” a wild horse. Date: Thursday, September 22nd Location: First Community Credit Spur Arena Time: 7:00PM Come early and enjoy the following! FREE burger meal FREE country music entertainment by Clifton Jansky Meal & Music from 5:50—6:50 (This special ministry provided by the churches of the Concho Valley Baptist Association.) For more information, call 653-4314 or 653-4898. Page 4
The Messenger Student Ministries FMI on Student Ministries, contact Ryan Connel
FMI ON STUDENT MINISTRIES CONTACT RYAN CONNEL AT THE CHURCH OFFICE OR 227-1778.
Outreach… Angelo State University move-in weekend begins August 19th. We will be offering our help to the students and also serving lunch. We need your help to accomplish this. We are preparing a meal of hot dogs, chips, and cookies for 300. Listed below are the foods we are in need of: Wieners Hot Dog Buns Chili Grated Cheese Hot Dog Relish Mustard Chopped Onions Ketchup Chips Water Home Baked Cookies If you can help by providing food, money, or your time please contact Ryan Connel or the church office. If you’d like to donate money, please place it in the offering or send/bring to church office, designated “ASU Move-In”.
Coming Soon 08-21: Parent/Youth Team Mtg. 09-07: Outbreak Kickoff 09-12: Saturation 09-18: Home Group Kickoff 09-28: See You At The Pole
On August 31st, we will be hosting the Wednesday lunch for the Baptist Student Ministry at ASU. If you can help prepare, serve, or clean up, please contact Ryan or Kira Connel.
Children’s Ministries News…. FOR MORE
Wednesdays this Summer— This summer the kids (Grades K-5) will have a great time learning about God and His plans for their lives. August Schedule: 3rd— Jesus Comes to Serve 10th— Redemption 17th— Back To School Celebration Page 5
INFORMATION ON THESE OR OTHER CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY MINISTRIES, PLEASE CONTACT PHILIP CROSS
Volume 1, Issue 17 Men’s Small Groups
Coming Soon to CHBC
Women’s Small Groups
08-06 Day of Prayer
For more information on Men’s and Women’s Small Groups, please check the website, the foyer information table or call the church office.
08-14 Deacons’ Mtg @3PM 08-19 ASU Move-In Lunch 08-21 Elder Affirmation Lord’s Supper CLT Mtg @4PM 08-22 First day of school
Fall Semester Study: Isaiah Pt. 2 Meets Tuesdays at CHBC Fellowship Hall 9-11AM (Nursery provided for B-PreK) Teacher: Candy Blackwood
Deadline for having money turned in for workbook ($20.25) is August 29th. If you plan to attend you must have a workbook. If you are unsure if you have paid please contact Denise Hatcher at 617-2132.
DEACONS OF THE WEEK
(These men are responsible for hospital visitation the month of August and are available to anyone who has needs.) Aug 07 Rex Stephenson…………. 942-9537 Aug 14 John Bilberry……………..942-1012 Aug 21 Jerry Walls……….……..944-1876 Aug 28 Bob Gilliam………………655-6067 Sep 04 Fred Rike……………….227-4208 Sep 11 Charles Harrison…………..653-4386
08-28 Elder Ordination Last Summer Sunday Evening Family Home Group Mtg. 08-30 REMEMDY: College Worship Partnership Kick-Off 08-31 BSM Lunch 09-07 AWANA resumes 09-11 Patriot Day and Picnic at Pecan Creek
Extended Session Teacher Schedule for August: We appreciate all our extended session workers! 2’s&3’s:
08-07 Rex Stephenson/Brittany Guevara Taylor Stephenson/Presley Fisher 08-14 Rutherford/Stephen Guevara Amber Minor/Jordan Fisher 08-21 Dalgliesh/Mackenzie Shanafelt Larmon/Blake Weber 08-28 Jessie Rike/Tye Weber B Haskins/Valton Lewallen NOTE: Extended Session Workers should be in their places by 10:25AM each Sunday. If you are unable to fulfill your obligation, please immediately contact Cathy Blair @405-496-5769. Thanks for your cooperation.
YOUR CHURCH STAFF Lakan Mariano.……………..Senior Pastor Philip Cross………....Family & Education Pastor Ryan Connel……….…..Pastor to Students Micah Mariano……………...….Worship Pastor Cynthia Hickey…..……..Ministry Assistant CHURCH OFFICE HOURS Monday—Thursday: 8:30 AM—Noon/ 1:00 PM—4:00 PM Page 6 Friday: 9:00AM—Noon/ 1:00PM—4:00PM
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