LGBC Schedule

Sunday

9:00 am
Reading through the Bible

9:45 am
Sunday School / Bible Study

11:00 am
Morning Worship Service

6:00 pm
Evening Worship Service
Youth Group
LGBC Kidz Inc. presents SNL - Sunday Night Live


Wednesday

6:00 pm
Prayer Meeting
Women's Bible Study
LGBC Kidz Inc. presents The Clubhouse


7:00 pm
Choir Practice

Latest Prayer Requests

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Pastor's Perspective PDF Print E-mail

BECOMING LIKE CHRIST

 

It is hard to believe that we are entering into a new year. 2014 seemed far off of just a few months ago. And yet here we are. I hope that the New Year brings you much joy and happiness. I also hope that you will experience spiritual growth as well!


From the beginning God has a plan to make us like his son, Jesus Christ. This means that God’s ultimate goal for our lives is not comfort but character development. He wants us to grow up spiritually and become like Christ. God is far more interested in what you are than what you do because you are not taking careers into heaven, but you are taking your character. The tool that God uses to make us like Christ is the Holy Spirit. The Bible says that His spirit works in us to make us like Him and to reflect His glory. If God wants to make us like Christ, the question becomes what is Christ like? Galatians 5:22-23 gives us a perfect picture of Christ. It says that Jesus is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness, and self-control. These nine qualities are known as the fruit of the Spirit. Therefore, for God to make us like Christ He has to develop these character traits in us. God develops these Christ like character in us by allowing us to be circumstance where we are tempted to express the exact opposite quality. Character development always involves a choice and temptation provides that opportunity.

 


For example consider the spiritual fruit of love. It is easy to love lovely people. God teaches us real love by putting you around some unlovely people. It takes no character to love people who are lovely and loving you. . Or how about joy? Joy is different form happiness. Happiness depends on external circumstances. Joy is internal, often in spite of circumstances. God teaches us real joy when we turn to Him in the middle of grief or depression. He teaches us peace by allowing us to experience storms or have days when everything seems to go wrong. He teaches us patience by making us wait. One of the most difficult seasons of life is when we are in a hurry and God isn’t. Each Spiritual fruit can be understood in a similar fashion. Once we understand that God is at work in our lives to make us like Christ, life begins to make more sense. When difficult, unexplainable things happen, we know that God is using them all for His purpose. Failure to understand this causes us to become frustrated in our circumstances. Think about it. Happy New Year.

 

God Bless and I will see you Sunday!

-Pastor John

 
The Clubhouse and Mission Friends PDF Print E-mail

Calling all Children Ages 4 through 5th Grade!
Join us every Wednesday night at 6:00 pm for The Clubhouse and Mission Friends. It is like going to VBS once a week! We sing, hear a Bible Story, watch a video and play a game or do a craft. We don't feel complete without you there!

 
Online Photo Directory PDF Print E-mail

The Olan Mills Online Photo Directory is updated with photos and addresses of new additions to our church. However, for security reasons, the photo directory is password-protected and you will need the password. You can call the church office to get the password.

 

Once you have the password, you can view the photo directory in a new browser window by clicking the link below. A permanent link to the Online Photo Directory has also been added under the About Us menu at the top of the page.

 

LGBC Online Photo Directory

 

 
Baptist and Relector PDF Print E-mail

The church will no longer provide the B&R for its members. The B&R is the official news journal of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. If you would like to subscribe to the B&R, the cost is $13 a year. You can call (615)371-2003 to purchase a subscription. You can get each issue online free by clicking HERE.

A permanent link to the B&R has been added under the Ministries menu at the top of the page.

 
It Can Wait PDF Print E-mail

Each of us has probably been impacted in some way by texting and driving, whether it be our own close call, witnessing someone else, or an unfortunate tragic event. The dangers of texting and driving are real. Did you know?

 

  • More than 100,000 times each year, people are injured or die in a car accident while a driver was texting and driving.
  • Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in an accident.
  • 75 percent of teens surveyed said texting while driving is "common" among their friends.

 

Please take the pledge to never text and drive and extend the invitation to your family and friends to join you in making this important commitment. Please click the link below to take the pledge and get informed.

 

It Can Wait

 
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